adamjackson (1749) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Acquired in a So-Cal trade. Bottled 8/30/12 (9ish days ago). Enjoyed in a tulip at fridge temperature.
A - Nice fluffy 1 finger off white head. Fades to nothing after a minute or so. Sort of a cloudy tangerine color.
S - Very yeasty breadiness on the nose with light Simcoe and some piney notes. Some degree of citrus.
T - Mild bitterness up front followed by a muted light hopped Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Sort of a bready yeasty taste with honey and orange peels at the finish.
M - Light body, heavy carbonation.
O - This is a drinkable beer. For an equal effort, I can get Pliny so I’ll stick to that.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks again daysinthewake.
Pours a lovely hazed copper with a solid quilt of soapy light yellow foam. Smells of plenty of resiny and grapefruity hops with a slight lagered, english malt background. Taste is more malty than I had anticipated and the hops are present, albeit reserved with a very crisp and easy feel. The malt seems slightly oxidized, which would be better complimented with a few more late hop additions. Medium bodied with liberal carb and a slightly slick finish. I like this beer overall, although I don’t think it meets the usual standards of the RR lexicon of beers. I would drink this with a simple meal like barley soup.
Serving type: growler
ineedbeer (421) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated 08302013.
Aroma has a nice, sweet, pilsner graininess to it. Very faint esters and sulfur, no diacetyl or hop aroma.
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a moderately thick white head that recedes somewhat quickly but leaves behind moderately large amounts of lacing. No legs.
Flavor is full of sweet pilsner malt flavor. Moderate bitterness but light spicy hop flavor. Light fruit esters and very faint diacetyl. Slight sulfur note in the finish. Some lingering bitterness notes in the finish as well as some spicy hop notes.
Mouthfeel is medium light to light bodied with moderate carbonation; very crisp, dry finish. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a nice fresh flavorful pilsner. At almost 2 months old the beer still tastes young with a nice assertive bitterness that helps accentuate the dry finish. I like it but the bitterness is probably a bit strong for the style.
Nische (428) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from backlog. Hazy pale yellow color, scant edge head. Aroma of black and white pepper. Taste is moderately bitter straw. Nice.
dhunter151 (398) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a white head. Fruity, citrus, bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing. Pilsner is not a style that I typically like but this is well done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
danielecamo (350) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alla spina al brewpub. Discreta Pils che non convicne fino in fondo. Aroma di malto, cereale, grano, erbaceo, speziato. Al palato scorre via veloce con un sapore di cereale e un finale secco erbaceo ma non molto lungo e pulito
Fatehunter (965) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured two fingers of head on a clear, medium straw colored body. It looks great.
The aroma has a good dry grain smell with some honey.
The taste is moderate grapefruit bitterness throughout. There’s a sweet note towards the end, but the finish is a bitter bite.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An excellent beer.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500. Pours a crystal clear pale gold. Loose white head. Big toasty crackery nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, crackery, grassy mid palate. Crisp light finish. Delicious.
DYCSoccer17 (3156) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
10 ounce sample on tap at the brewery. It was listed on the board as a Pilsner (I have a photo to prove it). 4.63% ABV. The aroma is light grassy and lightly hoppy without really anything else happening here. Starts with really grassy, herbal, and snappy hop flavors. Nice cereal =-like pils maltiness as the backbone. Finishes really freaking hoppy with more grassy hop flavors. Really tasty stuff, but the aroma is lacking. Definitely not a saison.
robloc303 (253) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to my man Raiders707! Pours hazy yellow, disappearing head. Nose is heavy of flowers, perfume, citrus, lemon, and some grassy earth. Taste is bitter, a bit hoppy for a saison, almost like an IPA. Some lemon flavors, with a twist of orange. Very refreshing!
illidurit (1952) - Sonora, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery on Zwanze Day. Pours a nice orange gold with a white head that shows some filmy lacing. Great aroma of super fresh grains and noble hops, with a touch of sweet grape. Flavor is crisp crackery pils malt with a bitter herbal undercurrent. A really nice pilsner.