aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The wonderful hop aroma made my mouth water. It is a beautiful, rich golden beer with a nice head. It has a very clean crisp taste and finish, yet the malt is still evident but very well balanced with the hops. This is a fantastic beer when fresh.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a thick-long-lasting foamy white head. Fresh saaz hop aroma (like a summer breeze); butter, flowers and minerals. Flavour is buttery and flowery with some notes of toffee. Nice flowery bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear straw colour with minimal carbonation? Short-medium sudsy head. Dominant saaz hop aroma with a hint of sweet caramel/malt. Initial sweet caramel flavour followed by decent amount of bitterness. Saaz flavour and aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely hopped but other flavours are subdued. Smooth body with some cookie and caramel notes. The original...but there are better ones out there...
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Okay, okay, I was surprised. I ventured timidly into the realm of the pilsener. It was medium-bodied and extremely clean. The bitterness was not what I expected-it didn't screw up my face, but complemented the overall taste very nicely. Well-done. I am impressed.
thegreenrooster (3453) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ah my favorite pilsner. Great golden color with a clean after taste. I love the hops used in this beer they are some of the best hops on earth. When at the store ask the salesperson for a 6-pack still in the cardboard box, the green bottles, if sitting out to long make the beer skunky. If you ever find yourself in the Czech Rep this beer goes for about 50 cents for a pint. A tour of the brewry though gets you no free samples
egajdzis (5514) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 Poured a clear golden color with a small white head that quickly diminshed. Some grassy and citrus hops in the aroma. Slightly carbonated taste dominated by hops, light citrus, and bread as well, with a lightly bitter finish. Damn nice on draft instead of the bottles.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a nice golden color with not much carbonation and a slightly hopped smell. Taste is slightly skunked and finishes slightly bitter. Overall a pretty poor pilsner.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the best beer I've tried but decent nonetheless. The price puts me off buying it regularly but every now and then I'll buy one.
Christian (11610) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 Golden with a big, frothy head. Hops-dominated nose of pine and grass with some malt. Rich hoppy flavour resulting in a long-lasting bitterness with a solid malt backbone. This is probably the one style where the original standard is still the most interesting version...