cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home... Amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft grassy fruits nose... Dry metalic fruits malts... Light bitter herbal malts
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear bright golden yellow color, thick whitebhead, solid lacing. Aroma of white and black pepper, hay. Taste is bitter lager. OK.
Scopey (11745) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Taps, Kl. It pours golden-amber with medium white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, grassy, light tropical fruits and dough. The taste is crisp, bitter, grassy, citrus peel, light soap, toasted grain, dough and a touch of pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Balanced, crisp and crushable. Very nice pils.
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, lemon, toffee, taste is dull toffee, sweet.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This crisp and delicate Pilsener murmurs herbal hop bitterness and honeyed haystacks for optimal drinkability.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear pale gold.
-Even though this is obviously well crafted, it fails to create much of an impression in this bottle.
-Carbonation is lightly prickling, emulating mostly German-style Pilseners.
-Not sure how old this bottle was... the citrusy hop flavors they talk about were really not "exploding"...
3fourths (9014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From draft and bottle. Clear, still body, gold with a short white head. Minimally hoppy aroma for what they call a New World Pilsner: starchy popcorn (sans butter), pasty / yeasty notes, notebook paper staleness, saltine cracker malt with some raw graininess. Medium bitterness, tart, dry, medium-light body. What hop aroma is coaxed from the glass after it warms a bit suggests German Noble variety (lemon, spice) mixed with a NZ fruity pineapple / gum sort (later confirmed to be Riwaka). Overall it’s a plain Pilsner that suffers from a starchy / husky texture, the bottle I opened later was even rougher, carbonation was higher and more coarse like seltzer water. Not a flawed beer, just very simple, sitting in the low 3’s for me like many of their other products.
KyotoLefty (8907) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Lemony nose, nicely hopped in a very new world way. Deep golden, clear, low head. Decent hop flavor, some biscuity malt sweetness. Body is rather full and a bit oily. Decent, though comes across more like a golden ale than a true pilsner.
gunnar (7591) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours almost clear golden with a small white head. Grassy hop aroma . Taste is dry, clean and crisp pilsner, lingering bitter, a good pilsner On the hoppy side.
czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. pours hazy if not cloudy pale yellow with a small bubbly white head, some retention and lacing - some particles. pils and lightly spicy grainy cereals, husks, lemon, herbal-grassiness. average carbonation - slightly foamy, light body - slightly watery, dry clean herbal-citrusy finish. malt-lacking - slightly above average pils.
jmgreenuk (7076) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head and a little lace. The aroma is dry yeast, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with light hoppy, light pepper spice palate and a little citrus in the finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not a bad Pilsner as far as Pilsners go.