cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in a lager glass. Pours clear pale yellow with a short white head. Soft aroma of sweet corn and peaches. Medium sweet flavor. Light-med body, thin creamy texture, average carbonation, and a crisp, light bitter finish.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy off-gold body with lots of initial carbonation fizzle which mellows after a few minutes. Head is pure white and a centimeter thick. Nose of lemon and cinnamon. This is a real enjoyable beer, slightly bready and I enjoy the marriage of the crispness of the hops paired with the sweet, silky unfiltered yeast.
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle (4,9%) @ home, BBE 11/2012
The beer started to foam slowly out of the bottle. Aroma has butter, hay grassy hops and hints of grain. Flavour has grassy hops, some butter and grainy malt in the finish. Somewhat strong carbonation. Refreshing, quite typical German Pilsener.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample bottle for review. Pours a bright, if a little hazy, yellow pils color. Lots of bubbles in the glass, and a big head up top. Smell carries a little skunk and oxidation that tapers off once it’s been in the open air. Taste is clean a light pilsener malt, with a touch of the same water composition. Some peppery German hop, but I suspect there is a lack of availability and variety for organic hops so far. Dinging its nose when it’s travelled so far seems unfair, but that’s how it comes to me. I think it marks up better than most other organic beers I’ve had.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo drank at Sandy Lane, 30/08/12. My Californian/Hawaiian nelson. Misted-to-cloudy straw with a slim, clumping foam. Hints of lemon sherbet, grass, parsley and white wine aroma. Taste neutral, grassy, slightly lemony with little malt presence. Refreshing but underwhelming.
JStax (2338) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a refrigerated bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a thick white head of foam and some yeast sediment floating around. The aroma is light and bready with just a hint at something a little funky. Taste is light pilsner grainy notes with some tartness coming through behind some bready notes in the finish. This beer really caught me off guard with how good it was. Really an enjoyable beer that I could drink a good bit of often.
deanso (4094) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from ekoplaza.
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Clear crisp taste. A decent pils.
jmohno (963) - Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a frothy head into a Zatec glass.Slighty hazy mellow yellow.
Aroma has some herbal citrus lemon,slight sweet grainy.
Taste is about the same,its smooth,mildly creamy,slight sweet,with mild tart lemon,some grassyness,with a lemon citrus finish. A somewhat tart Pilsener.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with lots of chunky yeast floaties in the body. Carbonation doesn’t appear to be very vibrant. The head is a one-finger eggshell color with good density and thickness, but poor retention. Not very aesthetically pleasing by any means.
S: There’s a nice dank earthiness to it, and the maltiness smells crisp like it should be. There’s also a note of banana and lemon esters as well, hinting to its unfiltered nature.
T: The fruit esters (banana, pear, lemon) from the yeast help give this a bit of a twist from the usual crisp, earthy pilsener qualities. Call me crazy, but I also detect a light nuttiness near the finish. It’s not complex (then again I don’t penalize pilseners for that), but it’s hella refreshing, so its a success in my book.
M: Crisp finish like a pilsener should feature, but slightly too heavy for its own good. Doesn’t have the stinging carbonation like some of its brethren.
O: I like a good pilsener every now and then - and this is easily a good pilsener, therefore this is pretty damn enjoyable. Only thing is, I like my pilseners to be more well hopped, but now I’m just nitpicking.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is what a pilsener should be. People don’t appreciate the style as well as it deserves, and the people who crafted this beer obviously have an appreciation. It is well-hopped, but not over hopped. It has a decent body, but also maintains the refreshing, summery quality that a pilsener should have.