Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is probably the best pilsner I’ve had, except for the czech microbrew beer I had when I was there.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not good. Way to biting. Nearly killed my mouth. I had to stop drinking for about a day. Which, if you know me, is a big deal.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a pilsner lover, I always find this one to be a pleasant surprise. It is flavorful without being bitter. It has a clean, but fairly complex, palate that is fun to dissect, if you’re paying attention to it, but easy to just drink and enjoy. FAR superior to your typical American pilsner.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im not a big pilsner fan but I just wasn’t all that impressed. I had it off of tap so there were no skunkage issues. I just didnt’ thing the flavor profile was all that broad.
jonas (5276) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Citrussy saaz aroma.
Golden, low carbonation and head, some residue floating.
Light malt base. Hops hide well, slight bandaid.
Bready aftertaste, light hop dryness.
Even in Europe the taste seems to vary considerably
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2003 I have not noticed consistency problems in the bottles. I have drunk many, many of bottles of it too. For the past two years it's been really cheap for some reason at my neighborhood liquor store. It's nice on tap too, although i've never had it at the source. My hands down favorite campfire beer, especially since they stopped putting the foil so far up the neck of the bottle.
kebu5299 (5) - Laurel, Mississippi, USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The ’original’ pils. Need I say more.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Never thought I would rank a pilsner this high, but this is a prety good beer. Has a decent flavor, unlike most pilsners you can tell its a beer and not water, I like that.
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sort of reminds me of a mellow Heineken. The smell is rather nice, but the taste is nothing spectacular, and perhaps the sour taste comes a little too late to be apprechiated. A little less substance than I like, but perhaps that’s more the nature of this style. There is a sort of satisfying dry wheaty flavor that settles on the tounge.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight hopiness in smell and taste. Like every pilsener, the bland yellow color dosen’t entice. Has an interesting syrup-like quality, perhaps from the malts, that sets it apart from other thin pilseners. Not bad, especially if it truly was the very first pilsener