Frank (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2003 Hazy orange yellow. Weak head. Sweet aroma. Malt flavor is almost like an unfiltered wheat-beer. Nice bite from the carbonation. Medium body. A bit of pleasant sourness in the finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good malt, slighly sweet, quite fresh. Yeasty, but not sour or weird...it just adds some heft. Nice subtle hopping keeps it crisp at all times trhough the bottle. Good.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2003 Big pretty head and perfect sticky lacing. BIG (almost Wolnzacherian) Hallertauer nose with great malt and hops balance in the mouth. Terribly long finish, in the tradition of great Pils. Gets better with each sip. If I ever had to give one example of German Pils, this would be this. I find that I keep buying this, and even its relatively high price can't keep me away. Swell beer.
bierkoning (9757) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hops and hay in the aroma. Hoppy tatse with the orange flavor that is typical for Pinkus. Dry hoppy finish.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first thing that hits you with this beer is the aroma! Nice bready/yeasty whiffs wafting toward your nose. Yogi_beera describes them as "sweet farty" smells, so not everyone agrees with me that it’s worthy of such praise. Anyway, the taste isn’t quite as rhapsodic. Although I’ve gotta give props to anyone who brews a CLOUDY pils (organic, no less), the flavor is muddled and crisp. Good, but not great.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw colored, heavy carconated. Aroma to the maltish side. Lightbodied, but ok balanced and with a slight malt aftertaste.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - AUG 19, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pleasant grainy nose that is straw-like. Certainly attractive – gold color with a decent head. Weak taste that is dominated by a gritty, sticky bitter finish. Very thin body. Overall unbalanced. Go for that Pinkus Spezial or Alt Beer instead (see my ratings).
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2002
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Organic beer or not, I don’t like it. First of all sweet farty aroma blows out of the glass with this boring looking, watery tasting beer. How is it coming, that after some good Pinkus beers this is coming out?
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Bottle (looks like a new batch, label has changed dramatically).
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), moderately yeasty (dough), with light notes of detergent and DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Barely above industrial swill...very husky and clunky. Drain pour.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to take back the clear gold and replace it with a cloudy gold, I guess the ’Organics’ take time ’Hook Up’! Generous white head and decent lace. Nose is malt, crisp and clean, as a ’Pils’ should be. Front is malt, the top light, the finish has a nice bite, also dry and quite refreshing. Maybe a bit more body than most pils, I might even finish this beer. Ranks #690 on my master beer list.