envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold with a white head. Starts off intense IPA like bitterness, but mellows out halfway down. The malts a very clean and lagerish. This isn't a bad beer, and is nice for a change of pace, but I feel inside this overweight 9.9%er is a really good 5%er struggling to be free.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lighly hazy deep gold, very nice lasting white head. Very clean when chilled, but a light DMS creeps in as it warms. Also a very nice floral hop aroma w/ some underlying maltiness. Clean of esters from fermentation. Falvor seems well balanced, but definitely to bitter, slightly harsh and not rounded for pils style. Lightly spicey yeast bite/flavor, also some herbal hop, although it seems to have a grassy hop aftertaste. Still no esters from fermentation. Low carbonation, fuller bodied, alcohol warming but well hidden and dry m/f. Although not "true" to a pils style, this is a very good, drinkable beer. Slight off aromas/flavors take away from it being clean, but still cleaner than a lot of true pils of normal gravity.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden color with no head. mildly sweet. not much like a pilsner at all. it actually brought to mind a barley wine
guzzler67 (1639) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden, slightly hazy appearance. Floral, fruity aroma. After the first sip you'll realize this is not your typical pilsner. A good, hefty body with a balanced sweet malt and hop taste. Dry, bitter finish.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Golden color & crystal clear. Fruity and sweet, with a strong hoppy presence. Alcoholic and acidic. Not sure if I'd call this a pilsener, but it was certainly unique.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a yellow/orange hue with a thick, frothy white head. I couldn't really pick up any aromas other than a slight yeasty/strawy smell. Flavor is full of flavor on the palate. Sweet on initial taste and quick dissapearing. Tastes like pilsner urquell on steroids.
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Wayside Tavern in Cumming, GA. Golden color with a moderate head. Flavor was hoppy for the style with a nice malt profile. Suprisingly it had some citrus and caramel present in the flavor. Probably the most complex pilsner I've ever had. A very well balanced beer. The experience surrounding this beer was also wonderful. I toasted in my #500 rating with many other fellow ratebeerians who were also sampling this beer on the Atlanta Pub Crawl.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden with a quickly dissipating head. Really big bubbles with a pungent if not stale noble hop aroma. Sweet on the tip of the tongue with a bitterness at the back of the throat. Warms as it reaches the stomach. A ligering sweetness prevails making the beer taste less like a pils and more like a helles bock. Very one-dimensional as well. Should have added some light munich and had a lower mash temperature to achieve better attenuation with less residual sweetness. Not bad but I would have expected more from Rogue and from a beer that costs $11 a bottle. JEEZ MAN!
Suttree (5856) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 Er, its in my notes, so I must have tried it. I apparently liked it quite a bit, too. Shame I can't remember. Sampled (very late in the evening) at the Great Atlanta Pub Crawl, 2004. Re-Rate, May 2004. Tried again, this time sober. Old Gold, decent head. Full, oily palate lets you know right off the bat that this is no ordinary pilsner. Spicy aroma, herbal and floral flavors. Big hop flavors in the finish. Very intriguing brew.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Summits Wayside tavern in Cumming, Ga. This one was a big hit at the Pub Crawl. Poured up a hazy yellow color with a nice white head. Flavor had a good malty presence but the hopos put me in mind of IPA. Very tingly mouthfeel. Excellent rogue