ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has to be one of the best overall pilsners in the world. Perfect, good sized head. Flavour is wonderful.
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter afterbite, kind of surprising for even a pilsner I thought. Perhaps it is because I drank it after another very bitter beer... <hic!>
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the best pilseners. It's better than SAB's other "true pilsener beer" (Miller Lite).
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somehow this seems a shadow of the Pilsner Urquel I drank draft in Berlin; did they Americanize it? A deep rich clear amber golden color. Nose of dry floral hop and a little malt. I would have liked more malt and more bitter hop in the taste. Mouth is about right for a lager or pilsner, balanced, with spritz and bite. Drinkable, no flaws, no major excitement.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Light gold color, small lingering head. Malty, some sweetness, good deal of carbonation (not too much, but close), overall fairly tasty.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 Re-rate. I'm still annoyed that they put this in green bottles, but I've had enough quality samples now to warrant a re-rate. Faint malt in aroma, light floral and herbal hops. Pale golden color, thin white head. Flavor possesses a rich maltiness, just clean pale malt, with accents of Saaz hops, and a solid hop bitterness. Medium body. Crisp and refreshing, malt and hop flavors are crystal clear.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, despite warnings, I can only find this locally in the bottle, so I picked one up and gave it a shot. The flavor wasn't BAD by any means, but I've heard this can be much better from the tap. Nevertheless, at LEAST a decent pilsner.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not a big fan of pilsner beers but this Bohemian brew sits o.k. with me.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 Spicy, pungent hop aroma, Medium gold colour with a fluffy white head that doesn’t last long, and good lacing. Sugary sweetness followed by a lingering bitterness. Clean, crisp palate.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep yellow gold with a medium body and bitterness. Rich malty aromas are well complemented by tangy hop notes. Very flavorful and stylish. Great balance and substance.