Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark golden color with a thin head that faded fast but left some lacing. The aroma was malty with some fruity overtones. The taste was malty and slightly hoppy, though there was touch of soapiness in the aftertaste which I did not particularly care for. Not a bad beer, just not a very interesting one. It's better than the average American Pilsner, but that's not saying much.
Ron (3170) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden color with a small amount of head. Great clean crisp taste with a slight hops aftertaste. A fine an enjoyable pilsener.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw hue with small head and some lacing, thin bodied. Saaz aroma, grassy and lighty fruity. Nice crisp and clean taste and mouthfeel. The aroma and taste is a constant reminder of my first encounter with Euro lager as a young man. Still among the finest of it genre.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light malty aroma. Pours a golden brown, nice creamy head. Creamy malt presence. Fruitiness and hops in the flavour. Quite hoppy actually. Satisfying aftertaste and quite refreshing.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/21/03, bottle, Berlin. I'm not a pilsner fan, but this is a good one. Golden amber color, thick white head leaving magnificent lacing. Characteristic pils aroma with beautiful balance to the smooth malts and spicy hops. Complex flavors, malts and citrus hops. Soft palate, medium body giving way to assertive carbonation.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don't think this was too fresh. It almost tasted skunky. Had a plesant bitterness but there were many undesired off flavors present. Overall not too bad. Hopefully I will be able to try one that is a little more fresh next time.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body. Light hop aroma, with a slight skunkiness. Light saaz flavor, good balance. I think this one wasnt too fresh, so it was a bit skunked.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best pilsener I've had; take that for what it's worth. Not bad at all, super clean and crisp. Just a touch skunky. Very interesting, if nothing else.
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Promises much and delivers most of it. This can be fantastic and can also be rubbish. It is clearly very effected by the draught system used and I have drunk this thinking it was crap and I have also had this marvelling at the complexity and clarity. Still, I am not a lager fan at all but this is one of the best no doubt. Great with fish. This is a real mood beer. Hot day, tight bikini's, scorching sun ... nothing better.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Upon opening, I smelled a certain striped desecrator of flavor on the nose. We all know, however, that drinking beer is about "image," and this "foreign-looking" green bottle is preferred by the trendy and sophisticated swillers of the world, apparently. Luckily, light hops restored their aromatic dominance (although they weren't exactly dominant), and the golden-colored body is flavorful, hitting the tongue with slightly spicy hops upon sipping, and opening to sweet, smooth malt and lemon flavors upon the swallow. From what I've read about this beer, I believe I escaped the brunt of my furred adversary's tail-based attack.