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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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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!


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
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.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (342) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014
Poured from a bottle by campfire. Great frothy head, not huge but long-lasting. God lacing, creamy, tart citrus, pepper flavor in the back of the throat.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (867) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy yellow color, small white head. Mild apricots and clove aroma. Light hops and pepper flavor with a mild finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (614) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014
Aroma of pepper and spice, cloudy caramel with a small head. Taste of black pepper with a spicy palate

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Wasn’t expecting a pilsener, but damn i did like this .. . Straw gold .. Medium head, lacing .. . Hay, crisp leaves, and straw . . Pretty well balanced, maybe a touch sweet .. . Enjoyable pils .. . . Where’s the bathroom? ..down the hall

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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 10-25-2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (698) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (669) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Rated from backlog. Hazy pale yellow color, scant edge head. Aroma of black and white pepper. Taste is moderately bitter straw. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (530) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (405) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
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.


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