PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2004 Rerate Still a damn good pils, but notice a bit less sweetness this time and a little more saaz bitterness/skunkiness. Still very smooth and refereshing though. Original 3.9 At first blush one thinks it is a Becks/St Pauli/Heineken clone - but it is much more than that. Nice, even light malty aroma, tight, bubbly pour with a moderate lacing white head. Golden appearance that has "classic beer" written all over it. Not a pilsener lover but if I am going to have one - this is how I want it to taste. Nice sweet undertones accentuate the classic dry pilsener flavor. Stays strong throughout. Glad I finally found a place that sold a single of this!
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was quite good, especially for a pilsner. I’m glad a pilsner buddy made me try it, I’ll probably have this again a few times.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 One of my go to beers. Extremely refreshing. Very light, with tasty hop flavors. Easy quaffer. It can’t get high ratings because it’s not complex; still, it’s a good beer.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap here in America. Seems like a good idea to me. Less likely to be monthss old. Dark golden color, with hints of amber. Crystal clear body, much darker that I expected. Very light, crisp malts, mildly hopped. Real clean! Smells like some cereal grain is in there too. Wow, lots ot barley And grainy taste. Kind of fizzy, but that should be expected, I suppose. Mild notes of subdued hops on the sides of the tongue. Certainly deserves It’s reign as the "gold standard" for a pilsener!
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5882) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). -for me Budweiser is better
jp311stud (9) - St. Bonaventure, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice golden color, very crisp, but slightly bitter. it is a very refreshing beer.
whooh (13) - mt. holly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
simple:pilsner urquell ;all pilsners are compaired to this pilsner.taste of hops perfect.head medium, adds to taste.golden,perfect beer.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is a bit off at first. head retention poor. i prefer the hoppier german interpretations of the style better. with that said, the overall flavor grew on me and the soft malt finish kept me gulping more. not bad overall and priced well at this time- $5.99 per six and $10.99 per 12 at Osco.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of head, dark golden pilsner like color. As the bottle says, it’s the original pilsner. The one all are based off of. Aroma was skunky as expected from a green bottle import that had no doubt been on the shelf for a while. Oakes is probably right that if this beer were fresh, it would be superb. The palate on this beer was not very fulfilling to me. Left an empty dry feeling in my mouth with a metallic finish. This beer’s flavor was very full. Lots to be found in this beer, unfortunately, most of it was covered up by the skunky taste. Overall a very drinkable pilsner that I will consider in the future. MUCH better than some of the american pilsners i’ve had.