fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can via trade with tgenenbacher, Thanks Todd! Pours straw gold with a 1 finger, slightly chunky white head that fades to a thick skim and holds. Aroma is grain, nuts, toast, mineral and a light bread yeast starter. Flavor is very grainy malt up front, followed by toasted grain, dusty straw, grass, prarie flower floral notes and a hint of citrus to finish. Palate is suprisingly creamy, medium bodied, lightly carbonated and slightly dry/chalky, but still overall creamy to the finish, nice. I really enjoyed this brew, nice texture and mouthfeel.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 11/10/2008
Floral hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draft). Clear golden color. Medium white head. Light grain aroma. Light grain flavor with very light citrus. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours clear yellow with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, grain, meal), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough) with notes of butter and paper. Light bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Dutch70 (48) - USA - AUG 30, 2007
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I strongly dislike this style, so that is why my rating is this low....but anyway, for a pilsner it was pretty good, one of the better ones I have tasted....as I said, personal, don’t like the style.
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 tap. light golden pour. nice clarity. thin head. lime and hops aroma. nice carbonation. wheat, hops, grain, earthy and lime.
This pilsner has improved over the years. full body, big, pils. fresh and fullfilling.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden with a creamy-white head and nice lace. Crisp on the palate. Grainy malts with a cereal-like sweetness. Earthy and wholesome. Hops were spicy and herbal, with aromas of grass and flowers and earth. Nice level of bitterness took the sweet edge off; it cleaned up good. Nice pilsner.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice look .. golden, bubbly with a nice adhesive stark white head. Nice Saazy aroma. Citric and sweet, malty with a mellow finish. Decent; Pug Ryan’s best.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of lime zest and soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Surprisingly good from this brewery...bright floral hop nose and pretty clean. A little watery/flabby/sweet in the mouth, so needs improvement in that department...but overall pretty good stuff. Wish it was lower ABV too, 5.8% is pretty much bock strength, this could be a repeat purchase at 4.8% with a crisper finish.