BrianG (44) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very golden color. Average head that lasted a few minutes. Had an aroma that was rather skunky, but the beer tasted good. Strong flavor.
ABUSEDGOAT (2584) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Definitely a fresh only beer. I’ve really grown an appreciation for this beer. It’s dangerously drinkable and has enough there to keep me interested. Golden bronze with a large pillowy white head. Aroma is grassy hops and sea air, bread, flowers. The mouthfeel is buttery, but the hops dance on the tongue. Dangerously drinkable, probably my favorite pilsner.
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden yellow with a tall white head and good lacing. Aromas of citrus and hay malt. Flavors of citrus and hay, much like the aroma. Well balanced with some bitterness in the finish. No skunk, this must have been a fresh bottle. Medium body, almost creamy. So this is what a pilsener is supposed to taste like?
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp taste, contrasts to the rough malt flavor. Very drinkable, goes down nice. Slight bitter, but otherwise, very little otherwise in the taste department.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The classic pilsner. Benchmark for the style with color flavor and mouthfeel. NIce spicey saaz hop gives an evergreen crispness that balances the sweet moravian malt perfectly. The only thing wrong, a slight skunk on the nose courtesy of the green bottle. Why the hell does Europe export beer in green and clear bottles?!?
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with a white head, clear sparkling body. There was a kind of heavy sweetish aromoa. The taste started malty and ended with some nice hop flavor. Refreshing.
hefevice (72) - Brisbane beer desert, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle with 7 months to go until use by date. Poured clear light gold with a small head which disipated very quickly despite giving the pour plenty of air. Suspect I have smelt my first skunk (we don’t have any of that particular animal over here in Australia, other than in some of our beers) - first aroma was unpleasant to say the least. Picked up a little grass under the skunk aroma, but not much else. Felt somewhat watery in the mouth, and the taste was dominated by astringent bitterness. Either I got a particularly badly light affected bottle, or I do not like the Pilsner style. Will be definitely seeking out some pilsners on tap to make sure it is not the latter.
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a great golden color. Looks a lot better than I expected. Aroma of baked bread and hops. Nice malt and hop flavor with a good dry finish. One of the best commercialized brews around. Perfect for tailgating or other activities which condone drinking a number of beers
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 this is a great pilsner. bright color with a subtlle flavor and a very dry finish for me.
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Bottle: This world-class brew belongs to the small number of victims of the "velvet revolution 1989"! Still extremely good, but in the dark age of communism - believe it or not - this Pilsener was better and the best way to forget the daily frustration.....
Dark golden colour, thick, creamy head; good balance between the dominant beautiful hop aromas (herbal, floral, grassy) , caused by first class Saaz hops, on one side and a smooth, malty body on the other side. Compare it to a watery german (or dutch or belgian ) "Mock-Pils" and You’ll know, what a good beer is like....From the tap (In the Urquell-Vatican "U zlateho tygra" Prague): perfecty served, very moreish, very deceptive; the long, highly aromatic aftertaste will cause You to order a next and a next and a next one....... (08/2005) Re-rated after several tests at U hrocha, U jelinku and U dvou kocek in Prague: Palate 4/5, Overall 20/20 ! Superb stuff ! Ceskemu pivu zdar !