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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!" Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard! Cheers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drainpour (30) - Santa Rosa, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Don’t think I would classify 2o14’s as a pilsner, and I like that. More like a hoppy session ipa. Supreme nose, appropriately bitter and a small.dose of mAlt. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Hazy gold, thin small bubbled white ring. Dry, lightly toasty, husky nose, ton of citrus with a lightly woody sage spice that pulls malt back in, very integrated, soft with complimentary grass, dry earthy hops. Flavor is doughy malt, lightly dusty with more grain, faintest honey and hop bitterness but right amount, never masking, malt a bit dustier than pilsner but softness is sublime. I would bathe in this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Hazed yellow pour with a white head. Drank with Joet and others. Hoppy as heck! Tropical fruit, crackery malt. Bitter, grassy. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Very lovely herbal hop nose, light doughy malt. The taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter, tons of awesome hoppiness, the malt is doughy and soft. With more of a crackers malt profile this would have rated even higher, but it’s awesome regardless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephen’s 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours gold with some bubbles. Aroma is nice soft hops, delicate pils malt, so drinkable. Taste is awesome dry, soft pils malt and nice fruity mosaic-like hop notes. I would love to session this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadWhiteShark (5) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
VERY nice pleasing aroma, not subtle but not overpowering. bubblegum and vanilla smells! Appearance is the definition of a pilsener - golden and bubbly! Nice taste, very refreshing. Mouthfeel is a little biting, not extremely pleasant - not bad obviously. Quality beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Growler from the pub courtesy furioudman. Thanks Derek. Vinnie brewing lagers? Probably the best lagered beer I’ve ever imbibed. Nose is mango, papaya, floral, and a hint of pine. Can I be sure it’s not a session IPA and actually fermented cold with a lager yeast (said very LOL). Maybe I should send a correction LOL, Crystal clear gold with a big white, heavy lacing head. Flavor is moderately bitter with a hint of caramel. Vinnie went BIG with this one. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 27, 2011
bottle. aroma of earthy, lightly skunked, doughy, crisp cracker malts and bright grassy, farm, hay hops. dry. refreshing. great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3371) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2011
500mL bottle shared at a tasting. They made it clear this beer should not be aged (why anyone would want to in the first place is silly). Color is pale clear yellow, very pale. Has a nice large head. Aroma is netral hops, maybe a bit apple like and some cut grass. Flavor is very easy on the palate. Its very dry and has a soft bitter kick at the end of the throat. Clean, crisp, and a good hop bitterness. I really liked it, 8 dollars a sixer would be sweet for this beer.

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