KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light aroma, on the hoppy side; color a slightly hazy gold with a light wispy head. Carbonation is rather low, which allows the balanced substance of this pils to manifest itself immediately. Hops are crisp and moderately employed, while malt provides well-rounded body but only subtle flavors. It finishes dry and clean with a slight tanginess. This is a decent lager, but just doesn’t have a distinctive quality in its profile that particularly recommends it over more memorable offerings from several continents.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It might as well have been a Heiniken. I expected more and got a micro’s mainstream version
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderately clear light gold. Zippo head with the thinnest white edge tracings. Light carbonation stemming from the center of the glass. Pale/pils malt aroma with light herbal and citric peel hops. Medium-full body, light crispness. Toasty malts and light herby hop bitterness. Nice bitter finish and aftertaste. Very full for a pils, which is great. Easy drinking. Light sweetness. Finishes clean and well balanced. Definite Pacific coast twist on the pils theme. If this looked better it’d be a winner.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very macro-German-pils-like. Very carbonated looking and grainy/farmy nose. Super crispy taste that ends with a dry hoppy bitterness. Very good.
BillKismet (3602) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This tan colored lager is rather bland overall, but is better than many macro selections. It has a seemingly feint--hint of honey in the aroma, a sweet, corn-like flavor and the american standard mouthfeel--with a bit of a sour finish.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Champagne color; Average head; Heavy Saaz aroma. Very dry palate. Lots of Hallertau and Saaz. Easily the best American Pilsner that I have tasted. Very close to a European Pils.
joet (2434) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 3, 2001
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Near noseless. Less effervescent, sweet dry silky smooth, roasty light body.