argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crystal clear straw body with white head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, cereal. Taste is medium sweet, some grass, grain. Light body, some duskiness.
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap (sampler) at the Minneapolis location, June 2007. Mid gold colour. Thin, but complete, white head. Not a lot of aroma - just a touch of grainy malt. Sweetish initial impact on the palate. There’s a modicum of hoppy bitterness in the flavour, combined with a little bready malt. Has rather more backbone than the North Star premium lager sampled just before but doesn’t make a huge impact. Quite pleasant and drinkable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ Minneapolis Brewpub: Gold, light head and lacing. Nose of light chemically deet and crisp pilsner malts and noble hops. The flavor is thin, creamy but a bit lacking in hops. The finish is way too thin, just nothing there after the flavor fades.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at brewpub prior to RBSG’07. Pours a clear, pale golden brew with an average white head with nice lacing. Aroma of light citrus, breakfast cereal, and honey. Taste is lightly carbonated, medium bodied with some grassy hop bitterness. Finish is clean, sweet and crisp.
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very light, golden color pilsner. It does look ok, but not a very impressive head. There is a light hop bite and I do taste Saaz hops. On the dry side.
badgerben (4403) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold color with a thick head. Barely any aroma, but just a bit of grain. Massive raw grain taste and oddly sweet for a pils. Some floral hop on the finish that bitters it up just a bit.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis before the RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear golden yellow body with a small white head. Sweet honey and light grass aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with light grassy hops in the end.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub for RBSG 07. Pale yellow body with almost no nose. Faintly sweet grain body.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, golden hued, slim, sturdy white head.
Clean, sweet nose, crisp, lightly hoppy.
Taste: malt-dominated, tasty, light-bodied, dry finish. Bright flavor, with a little grainy texture, but overall smooth, easy-as you please.
Very likable, very drinkable pils, ....just right for 90 degree weather!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brew pub: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, yeast, floral and grassy notes. Flavor, pale malts, some slight floral hop notes on the end. So so.