slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WAY better than average for a pilsner, but in the end, it’s still just a pilsner. malty, crisp, slightly sweet...clean and refreshing. a good session beer."
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of bread sourdough, crackery malt and grassy earthy hops. Pours golden nice creamy head. Flavors of sourdough bread crackers and grassy hops. Bittetness is moderate to strong for style lingering crisp bitterness clean well carbonated pils. Good.
That1Guy (2032) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed at a Pizza Port beer dinner at Lyons Fork. One badass pils. Light yellow pour and very sticky. Excellent hop presence and an incredibly dry and delicious finish. Tasty and sessionable. Great beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Standout pils from the guys at PP Carlsbad. Super clean with bright and herbal/floral hop aroma and flavor over a lean but substantial malt base. Perfect session beer.
jredmond (6043) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Pizza Port Carlsbad with Linh. Pours a clear yellow body with nice white head. Aroma is standard pils. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with notes of German pils.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Mild, grainy, grassy aroma with a bready finish. Taste is bread, bitter, clean, light butter, grassy and delicate. Very drinkable, light and dry. A well made pilsener!
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a pale straw color with a short lived white head on it.
S: The nose is quite bready and lacks the usual (and unwelcome) sulfur/skunk/lager aroma. A nice bit of floral and spicy hops to it, and we’re off to a good start.
T: The flavor is similarly enjoyable. A good bread malt base with a moderate bitterness and good (but subtle) hop flavor in the form of spice and earth.
M: The body is fairly substantial for a pilsener as well, and the carbonation is right in the middle of the road.
D: A very good pils, and one of the better lagers I have come across in recent memory. Certainly a good choice for the non-IPA fan in your crowd.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on tap at Port Carlsbad: Pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, grassy and grainy. Light sweet start is a little friuty followed by a refreshing hop bitterness and a light dry finish. Light-medium body is crisp with lively carbonation.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Poured a clear yellow with a thin white head leaving little lace. Grain, biscuit, cereal in the aroma. Soapy hops, Saaz hops, some white sugar to balance. Dry palate.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Rerate 11/11/11 @ Carlsbad and 11/15/11 from growler. Looks the same, head fades to a thick film after a while. Aroma is much the same, though the hops seem a little brighter, even adding a light citrus note. That said, it’s only getting a 7 because the aroma is quite subtle. Flavor has the hops getting fairly floral towards the finish, which was dry, bitterness peaking at a 4 at the back corners of my tongue. Palate was the same as last time. I’m sure my tastes have changed, but it still seems like a better beer now as compared to a couple years ago. Who knows. 7-4-8-4-15--3.8 Old rating follows. On tap @ Carlsbad. Clear pale golden with 1 1/2 finger white head. Aroma is biscuits, cooked pasta, light grass. Flavor adds a bit of grainy, low bitterness. Light body, light to mod carbonation. OK pils. 7-4-6-3-12--3.2