TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 Bottle. Light amber with a small white head. Nose is hoppy and grassy with minimal skunky notes. Some light soughy malts as well. Taste is much the same. Light grassiness and hops with doughy malts and some faint citrus. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation feel. Finishes with grassy hops, hay, biscuits, and light buttery notes.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a Pils drinker, but a good intro beer to those moving up from Bud to a quality, flavorful beer.
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent, drinkable beer. But it was a let down for something considered the ’Original’ Pilsner. I have had better. Maybe its all subjective, but this is another one from across the pond that is highly over-rated. And I like Pilsner. I may try again, but I won’t pay for it. Re-rate: Tried this again. I must have got a bad batch the first time. Crisp, clean, nice hop bite. An all around excellent beer.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best Pilsner I’ve had. A Czech friend of mine says the version we get in the US is hoppier than the original; I find this difficult to imagine, as the hops are so subtle in the first place that they aren’t the main focus of this brew. For some reason, the lunkheads at the pub I frequent most list this in the menu as being German. May the ghost of Josef Svejk haunt them until such time as they repent this error... Rerate 9/5/02: I had one of these from the bottle and it was even better than I remembered; like sticking my head into a sack of Saaz hops, all grassy and herby. I take back what I said about subtle hops, but won’t change the rating otherwise.
Panzuriel (1409) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 The Original Pilsener. A great beer if you can find a fresh one. Mine was skunked out. Good flavor and crispness despite the damage the light had done. I am still searching for a good one.
Jayb0 (1084) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a classic and rightly so. Crisp and spicy, subtle malty sweetness late and a clean, hoppy finish.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Either I got a skunky six, or I just don’t care for this pilsener. Bitter and skunkish, but with no redeeming aftertaste or complex palate to balance it out. I’m going to hope that my bottles saw too much light.
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good pilsner. Tried on draft. Found this beer crisp and refreshing, but I wasn’t too impressed with the hop profile - I was expecting more. Also a little thin for my palate but still easy drinking.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suffered from green-bottle stinkyness, but tasted ok, and is a pretty good yardstick when rating other pilsners.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer to eat pizza or cheese with. Nice flowery bitterness but still with a good balance. Gorgeous dark golden color. One of the best pilsners yet.