rallison (116) - USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beachwood BBQ.
All in all, a rather good beer. For the czech pilsener style, the malt seemed a little too strong and leaned a bit too much toward a caramel sort of flavor. Other styles comments? The hops also seemed strong for the style.
That said, I liked the beer. Strong, crisp hop flavor against a caramel-y and slightly grainy body. Possibly a touch of vegetal notes (Iíd need to try it again..wasnít really concentrating..might have imagined it). Finishes decently dry.
Not super complex, but pleasant, refreshing and tasty. Maybe not stylistically good, but good, nonetheless.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This blonde beer poured with a thin off-white head and a light floral aroma. Itís slightly sweet with just enough hop bitterness. Itís not bad for a pilsner.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz. sample @ brewpub - pale gold and clear, but pretty fizzy going down; aromas mainly of yeast, some sweet hops and banana; earthy too; drinks sweet and dry; one the bland side overall with slight spice in the finish
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce sample on tap at Lamppost Pizza in Davis, CA. Aroma is nice, grssy, spicy with plenty of noble hop character. A little metallic is detected in the nose as well. Pretty quaffable. Transparent golden body with a frothy white head and nice lacing present. A little herbal, spicy hop flavor to start. Becomes quite grainy and and biscuity in the middle. Finish has some more metallic hop flavors. Pretty good stuff...wish it was a bit more crisp, though.
Taverner (1076) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brisk, watery and Corona-ish. Nose is yeast, a metallic smell and light hop. Pours yellow with not much head.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. You really cannot beat a well made, fresh pilsner consumed at the source. This one pours golden with a very nice white head. The aroma is grainy with hints of lemon peel and noble hops. The flavor is outstanding. Nice and crisp with potent earthy hops that remind me a little of a eucalyptus grove. The finish is very strong. Theres some nice European sourced pilsner malt complexity as well without a hint of sweetness. Very dry and enjoyable. Nice job!
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow gold color with a decent head. Light bready sweetness in aroma and flavor. A good amount of bready notes with grass and peppery hops. Nice and hoppy, with a crisp finish. Nice pils.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 I had this on tap. Itís a nice, aromatic pilsner. It is golden with a fairly good white head that lasts a bit. It has aromatic grain and light bread in aroma and flavour with mostly citrusy hops backed up with some grassiness.The light sweetness accents the dominant but smooth bitterness and it has a strongly aromatic grain finish after the hop bite. Itís nice and reminiscent somewhat of Moonlight Reality Czech, although not quite up to that level to me.
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours gold with little head. Slight floral/grassy hop aroma. Flavor is mildly bready and thereís enough noble/grassy bitter to make it pleasant. Bitter lingers into the finish. Washed down the chili right well.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: July 06, 2009
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light spicy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice cereal character, light floral hops, well balanced bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20