iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewpub, chalkboard states 5.7% and 33 IBUs. Hazy golden straw with creamy one finger head, great retention. Floral and grassy hops in the nose, with some sweet biscuits and fresh pasta as well. The flavor adds just a hint of citrus hops. The finish is dry with bitterness at a 4. Medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Excellent lacing. A very good pils, but I still prefer Reality Czech.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery during RBSG09. Hazy yellow with a lasting head. Super fresh citrus, spicy, and lightly grassy hop aroma. Clean pale malt flavors with lots of green, grassy, citric, spicy hop flavors and a dry, bitter finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Not a classic Bohemian hop profile, but very nice and hoppy stuff.
illidurit (1643) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG09 on tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy light dirty gold color with a wet filmy white head. Scent of oranges and lemons with some interesting spicy hops. Cereal grain flavor with orange peels, and lemon meringue. Almost tastes ale-like. Lightly sweet with a dry finish.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle from IrishBoy. Golden with a thin white head. Aroma is light citrus, with some hoppiness peaking through, and malts. Taste is malty, nice hoppiness showing through, nice depth with the malts that were used though.
randomgarbage (1320) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bonus hand bottle from irishboy. Ummm, you already sent some pliny for no reason! Shared among a few, we all appreciate it. Pours gold with a nice white head. Aroma is as expected, wheaty, yeasty, a bit of funk. Flavor is similar with a nice hop profile going on. grassy, grainy, some malt. Finishes a bit boozy, I put this around 8% having known nothing about it. This is probably the best beer of this style I’ve had, just not my thing.
Odeed (1751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(hand bottle from irishboy.thanks man!light orange body with a small white head.the aroma blends up melon,hay,and a tiny wiff of hops.the flavor is dominated by biscuits type malt,and is followed up by some melon,hay,and again a small hop presence.overall pretty solid.full flavor for a 5% beer.
ChillCoat (1030) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. VERY pale yellow color with a white head. Toasted malt aroma with a hint of hops. More toasted malts in the flavor. Tons of hops. Pretty unlike any other B. Pils I’ve ever tried.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Russian River. Poured a clear gold color with a large white head. Floral hops and a light sweet malt make up the flavor. Crisp bitter finish with a light body and a medium length to the finish. Semi-sweet. The aroma was floral and citrus hopped.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/3/08 with BikesandBeer, 9th Brewery of the trip, 2nd of the Day. Finally got to come here. Pours yellow clear with a bright white ring. Nose is light to non existent. Taste is very nice upfront, with a nice balance of bitternesss and a nice sweetness.
IrishBoy (3620) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Brewpub; Big nose of grassy hops; clear gold with a big white head; flavor of mild hop bitterness along with some graininess! An excellent Pilsener with great hoppiness!