TylerGreenDC (294) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Lots of classic pils stuff going on here. If you like your pilsners hopped up, and I do, this underperforms the US standards.
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Matchbox in Rockville, 5/23/14
Aroma: This beer has a light aroma of grassy hops, pale malts, and some bread
Appearance: Pours a clear gold color with a small head and some average lace
Flavor: The flavor is light sweet and light bitter, similar to the nose and clean flavor-wise
Palate: The body is fairly light, it has some crispness, and a clean, lightly dry finish
I thought this was a solid pilsner, but not a top-of-style offering. It doesn’t quite hit the level of crispness that I look for in the style.
mjhall89 (36) - - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wheaty tasting. I don’t understand why this has such low grades. Not a bad tasting beer, just a little flat bitter taste.
BrewBoxer (2003) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the growler NYC, pours a cloudy orange color with a light crisp taste and wheaty backbone. Light and drinkable with a flavorful taste
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ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-hazy golden color. There’s about one fingers worth of rocky, white-colored head. It actually has slightly better retention than I expected, and leaves some lacing behind.
S: One has to really bury their nose in order to find the aroma. Some faint lemon exists along side a touch of pale malt, with little else. Nothing is really bad about its nose...but neither is there much good.
T: There’s a better showing here on the taste. It starts off with some faint noble hop bitterness, quickly growing into a sweet (and actually slightly juicy) lemony finish. Touches of apricot and peach also exist; also somewhat like sweet tea at times. This is the best part of the brew, even if it’s a touch too sweet at times.
M: Way too astringent. Of course, that means it’s nice and dry, but I could do without it choking my tongue into submission. In spite of that, it’s light weight, well carbonated, and easy to drink.
O: This wouldn’t be my first choice for a pilsner. If I saw this in a fresher state, I’d pounce on it more easily. It’s at least held up well for it to still be decent as is.
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty decent pilsner, seeing as it is post holidays—though pre-New Years—I am fairly sick of all the wonderful, though heavy, holiday ales. This was one of the only options at the bottle shop I frequent that caught my eye AND was not an ale. Quite decent, hits the spot after a long work day.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft->shaker at new Bonchon-Arlington. Light gold with small white head. Grass, grains, cracker. Typical pils.
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of grassy hops and crackery malts. Clear, pale gold with a mostly fading, white head. Dry and balanced, with the hops slightly out in front. Light and clean.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Boundary Stone. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head with light lacing. Aroma is Pils and straw malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Open City, DC. Aroma of hay, cracker, light noble hops. Appearance is royal gold with a sticky, 1/3 inch white head, spot-on carbonation. Flavor matches the nose; crackery dry, light/moderate noble hops and a dry, slightly fruity finish. Palate is medium, bubbly and very soft. Very well done.