cgarvieuk (17007) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft sweet grainy grassy nose ... grainy malts ... crisp light lager ... yeuch all told ... i should have known better than to buy pilsner ... an expensive coking beer
PaperKnife (82) - - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear straw color and a wispy head. Sweet, grassy aroma, clean hops. Dry and spicy.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of Pils malts, grains, yeast, and a hint of hops. Poured yellow/gold in color with a tiny, loose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of Pils malt, grain, hops, light yeast, and some caramel. Light to medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Pils malt, hop, grain finish is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, and medium dry.
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I just can’t stay away from these 8 or 9 dollar Rogues. Prolly cuz they always deliver tasty brew. Almost invisible beer with a giant ass bubbly white cap that fizzles down very slowly and leaves very cool artistic molecule like bubbly lacing everywhere. Decent aroma: warm tasty aroma of grains, bit of grass, flaky cereal removed from the warm milky mess of a forgotten breakfast, bread crusts with seeds baked on. The quiet fruity side only hangs around dark alleys and an outside casual sniffing, semi sweet, slight spice. Damn easy to drink and enjoy. Grainy and cereal stuff collides well with light spice and rolling hills of medium bitterness, gets rich here and there and has floral flavours.. actually the richness holds up. Running out of beer yet the flavours have not left the ’well blended’ platform - I dig it all though. Brewed as it should be. Perfect carbonation, leaves a notable mouth coating that when sucked on gets really, really bitter. Faint fruit and spice on the finish. FInishes very well. Might fine beverage, yo. Just discovered Dr. Octagon - this is awesome shit - album is stellar!
574deadzone (1192) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Double deuce for the superbowl. I’ve been exploring session beers lately, and this is flat out awesome for such an occasion. Pours straw golden, effervescent, with a decent white head that hangs around. Nose is hay, grassy and lemony hops and freshness. Taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate has a nice snap to it, a solid lingering bitter finish, and a nice light body. I can’t say enough how I enjoy a really well put together pilsener, and this was top notch. You can tell they put a lot of care and attention into crafting this.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden, almost green, decent head. Soft and sweet pils aroma. biscuit and cracker-like. Rich melanoidin pils malt flavor, very clean, soft mouthfeel, carbonation cleans up with a smooth bittnerness. Definite pils malt sweetness, rounded and smooth. A bit of hay and a slight bready cerealness. Finish is fairly clean however a just a tiny bit of an artificial sweetener-like aftertaste and a bit of citrus which is distracting in the finish. Some German Pilsners either have a slight tobacco malt note or a grassy note, this one has neither. Very drinkable beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.
Pours a clear golden color with a decent white head. A bit of retention and lacing. The nose carries quite a bit of diacetyl. Butter is by far the dominant character, though there is a touch of pilsner base there somewhere. Flavor has a bit of hop component, but is mostly still diacetyl. Light body. Meh.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden color. Aroma is awesome for a pils. Good malt hops mix. Lively carb. Great head of beer with nice lacing. Flavor is hops and light malt grassy notes. Bitter fruit and hops . Light and refreshing . Reall great !
presario (4884) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale yellow ith fair head. Light scent of grain and faint hop. Flavour is not Victory. Soft body nice hop not on background malt. Nice but not aggressive. Like a cleaner Urquel perhaps.
ben4321 (4629) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/1/12
Aroma: The nose is somewhat floral and grassy, with some pilsner malts, and a little spice
Appearance: A clear golden-yellow color with a thick and foamy bright white head and heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste has a nice fresh hoppiness to it, lightly sweet and light-mid bitter, grassy and floral
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a soft carbonation, a rather clean and fresh feel to it, and a dry finish
I really found this one to be an enjoyable pilsner. It has that clean, fresh feel to it that I like in this style, with a nice hop presence, a good drinkability. I’d drink this one again, and it’s quite (at 5.2, close enough for government work to) sessionable.