mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
All hippies should toke up at 4:20 in honor of this beer, as it is the FIRST organic brewery in the world (or so they say). The brewer must have anticipated this, as one of the portraits on the label looks like a guy that roams Paia. A beautiful German beer.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale yellow. Light taste, medium body with subtle hints of tastey malts and very bubbly.
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.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a pilsner glass with a cloudy, obviously unfiltered, flaxen colour. The odour of freshly bailed hay, cut grass, and earth are instantly perceptible from this exceptionally well brewed lager. An often overlooked parameter, the water used here is so clean and smooth that it truly places the delicate malt and subtle hop aromas at the fore. From first sip to the last this beer is simply one of the best of the style.
Mmmmbeeer (14) - USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. What an interesting beer. I’ve never tasted one quite like it. It wasn’t what I was expecting. It was kind of sweet and buttery yet also crisp, however they manage that. I happened to be eating some Piave cheese with it and I’m telling you the two were made for each other. I’ve never been one to really think much about beer/food pairings other than in a general sense, but this was a dead-on lock. Try them together! Mmmm. I’m going to try the other Pinkus varieties now. I think Whole Foods had a couple others.
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma reveals rich bavarian malts and golden yellow in color. Taste is rich with malty sweetness offset by a bit of hops. Very nice balance and finish.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours with a large froathy pure whitehead. this sits on a very golden light hay colour body. aroma is a very floral, fresh fruit pear like,crisp with toasted grain. some wheat like aroam and touches of light honey. great. flavour is very clean and crisp, fresh fruit tasting of orchard fruits, flowery hops, honey and toasted greain. and a great sweetness in the malt. the perfect amountof bitter in the finish. about the best pils i have had so far.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cL bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with dense white foam that fades to a thin layer, very nice lacing. Fairly light grassy hop aroma, little bit of citrus rind peaks through also. Little hint of pilsner malt flavor comes through before the German hops overtake. Not overly hoppy, very balanced in fact. Very nice bitter finish.
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a foamy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly, a delicious looking beer.
Smellis is very malty, almost roasted smelling. Smells like fresh baked bread. It has I want to say a sweet raisin/prune fruit charicteristic as well. It doesn’t smell like a typical pils.
This is a very robust and flavorful pils, wow. Rich, deep malt and a spicy hop balance. There a subtle sweet fruit flavor as well. Its a really rich, and suprisingly heavy taste for a pils. It’s got a slight diacetyl trace. Not a huge amount of carbonation has a nice smooth mouth feel. There is a nice row of lacing left behind after each drink.
This is a very, very superb more robust pils, similar in style to a Gouden Haven, but much better.
yackery (165) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 7/22/11: Straight from the bottle - last in the store or I would’ve gone back for more.
Best tasting pilsner ever. Very complex and every bit enjoyable.
Aroma=7/10 Appearance=3/5 Taste=8/10 Palate=3/5 Overall=18/20 >3.9.
11-15-11: Bottle like the picture in flute glass. White head dissolves instantly to a sprinkle drop of head. Only lacing is at the ring and quite fast. Body is very hazy, foggy pale yellow pilsner.
Aroma is of citrus and allspice and cinnamon. Fresh but subtle.
Taste is medium sweetness and light salty.
Palate is medium / full body, thick feel, and appropriately average carbonation that lasts down the hatch. Lack of finish makes this a thirst quencher.
I still think that this is a great beer and give it an extra point for craftsmanship with organic ingredients.