SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aroma is a bit stinky and grassy with a touch of green apple and peach. grassy and slightly bitter flavor with a dry, bready pale malt base. Finishes with lingering grassy bitterness. Seemed a little harsh on the palate at first, like a little too much tannin or acid, but I got used to it. Continental blond ale? Almost lagerish, really. Not bad but not worth the same price as a bottle of Pliny or Pig.
Crispy34 (462) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is hoppy and dank. Appearance is light with a creamy head. Taste is a hoppy dankness that lasts. Palate is dank as well. Overall, this is one of the hoppiest "pilsners" I have ever had. It is more like a light pale ale. Would drink more though.
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BadWhiteShark (5) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Stevo’s Pre-GABF Tasting (Denver, CO). Pours a lively lemony golden hue, bright and fiery with some decent haze. Frothy whitish head atop with nice ringer, laces ok. Aromas are distinctly tart and fruity, firmer pineapple juice with touches of straw, bread, gentle dough. Lively green apple, some richer citrus and pineapple juice. Gentle dryness, subtle yeastiness and spice. Initial is a bit dry and mellow, touches of gentle bitterness, a bit metallic with subtle tropical fruit, bread and gentle citrus. Pear, apple, some cobwebs. Straw, gentle hay and mellow spiciness. Backend is dry, light with just a subtle bitterness, earth, gentle floral and faint spice. Dry bread, some faint soap, touch of lilac and tropical fruit. Quite crushable, a bit mellow and soft on the backend. I could certainly drink a lot. The hop character is pretty nice overall, bitter and dry on the backend but lacking character. Touches of gentle tropical wafts, bubblegum and dry bitter quality. Nice stuff.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Cory (371) - , California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Fresh hoppy aroma tropical fruit, mango and lemons. Smells great and nice light body with a dry finish. This goes down very easy, I wish it came in a bigger bottle. There is something to be said about having a beer with high drinkability.
slowrunner77 (6878) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
session pale ale may be the closest. this is the kind of beer that keeps me appreciating subtlety, as much as i love big beers. at first the aroma seemed uninspired, but the nutty, slightly floral, slightly sweet taste above the light and refreshing body was nice right away. and a couple degrees later, the aroma followed suit. it’s a very light, but very interesting beer. i appreciate what they were going for and will get it again if it becomes more readily available."
drainpour (30) - Santa Rosa, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, courtesy of Felipe. Thanks man! Pour is clear golden with a big white head and sticky lacing. Lemony, orange peel, grapefruit, grassy, biscuit, light straw, floral, and dough aroma. Taste is lemony, orange peel, light grapefruit, grass, straw, light weed, and minerals with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Solid beer, although I don’t know how much of a pilsener it is.
popway (94) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this on an early Fall evening. Light and refreshing hop profile. Lovely scent, fronthy head on the pour. Light brown color.
VinegarStroke (338) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, light golden honey. Light head and no lace. Very lifted fresh pine, tropical hops. Clean. Hoppy. Dry, fresh palate. Not sour but with moderate bitterness. A west coast pilsener. Clean. Light to medium weight. Very refreshing.