ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First pyramid product didnt know what to expect. Opened the bottle, swirled and began pouring. Great aroma, mildly spicy hops, and some softer yeast aroma. Very hazy amber with some deeper orange/gold hues at the bottom. Just right on the white head. Good amount of sediment; bottle conditioned! Starts out with a fresh lightly bitter hops flavor that is in the background. Up front I find a good amount of honey flavor that is quite delicate. As it progresses there is a creamy texture, good medium body and a wonderful wonderful wonderful clear hops finish, something like Goldings, or tettnang. I wondered if it would hold up as it warmed and to my surprise the hops flavor was magnified and the body remained medium. Good carbonation level, only a touch wateriness in the middle, very very fresh flavor. Could use a bigger bolder flavor, but it is great for what it is, a nice delicate lighter pilsener. No trace of any metallic flavor in this bottle.
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought in the 12 oz Pyramid stubbie brown bottle.
The appearance is of a deep golden coloured beer that is slightly hazy.Good carbonation is present.It has a slight pure white head.
The beer has a very sweet malty aroma for a pilsner, though the hops can be detected in the background.
This beer surprised me with its taste, a nice honey sweet, fresh hoppy taste a very nice pilsner in my opi ion great sweetness with a well balanced small bitter "kick" at the end.
Feels very nice on the tongue..not cloying and not too dry like some pilsners I have had..very nice.
A most drinkable pilsner..will have again.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent head with a golden pale color. Faint citrus hoppy aroma. Flavor is a step above a lawnmower beer. A slight bitter, mellow mouthfeel that leads to a crisp aftertaste. A refreshing clean beer but nothing to write home about.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I mean, it's a pilsener, which just isn't my favorite style. But not bad.
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very pale, sparkling clear, straw-colored lager. Small, fizzy, quickly dissipating head.
The aroma is bisquity and chicken brothy. A tad floral.
Well- bittered for a pilsner. Lightly citrusy with a touch of honey.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, clean finish.
I’d continue to pass on this one while at the beer market.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet initial flavor with kind of a acetic finish. Very strange beer.
3fourths (8099) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
smells soapy, like old, wet vegetables and rotten socks. somewhat crisp flavors of rye, grass and straw mixed with a small tone of citrus.
PorterPounder (5589) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the Pyramid Alehouse across the street from Safeco after the Mariners game. Has a light golden appearance with just a little bit of head. The aroma has a bit of a sweet honeyness to it. Very refreshing light hoppy flavor with some undelying honey sweetness. Good solid moutfeel. Good domestic Pils.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold, with a sub-standard head; sulphur and mild butterscotch on the nose, with some spicy, evergreen hopfen und malz underneath. Tastes a little old, but hey, I'm close to the brewery and I think this just showed up on the shelves, it shouldn't be off...not bad necessarily, but not great.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden with small dissipating off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, fruity (berry), light toffee, light grassy. Taste is mildly sweet and malty up top, lightly toasty, some apricot fruitiness, before finishing with a combination of grassy/earthy bitter and fruity sweet. Also some toffee as it warms. Medium body, fairly acidic/carbonated, though not especially crisp.