philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2010 Tried this on tap at the Sam brewery open house. Very flavorful, with flowery and citrusy notes. Finish is surprisingly sweet. Not my favorite style, but this one shines above most other pilsners.
update: I have enjoyed this beer so many times over the past couple months because of it’s broad distribution. places all over the east coast have had this on tap along side the fizzy yellow garbage, and I have enjoyed this hoppy gem every time. I am sad to see that this is now being phased out in favor of the boring sam summer ale. hope they bring the noble pils back next year
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent bright golden with a well-lacing froth of clingy white head. Aroma of fresh noble hops and some lightly sweet pale malts. Starts with pretty good fullness for the style and a well-dissolved carbonation with some light grainy maltiness and soft noble hop flavors before a crisp, bittersweet, refreshing finish. Pretty true to style and quite drinkable. Would make for a nice session beer.
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hard Rock - Detroit. Bright golden and quite active with a nice head. Rich and malty with a biscuity character. Nicely balanced with a European bitter bite. Nice. (#3815, 1/24/2010)
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a clear pale yellow/golden body with a medium sized white head with little retention and some nice lacing. Aroma is crisp fresh hops, malts, grassy and lemon cirtrus. Flavor is also citrusy, light hops, malty. Not bad in the least but not that great either.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is pretty muted on this. Pours an almost orange mostly yellow. bubbly and burp inducing. nice cereal taste but then a really cloying bitterness lingers and lingers
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper body with a white head. Clean crisp, light spruce, grass, some bitter hop resins, a light pine, and earth y and herbal tones. A light bread y body with a squeeze of lime, some mild citrus rinds and a modest bitter lively hop bite. A very nice pils i must say.
ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is very grassy and citrusy, with notes of lemon, pine, and light malt. Drinks very light and refreshing. The noble hops dominate the palate, but balanced well with malt. A very refreshing beer. I can definitely see myself drinking this on a hot day. Not bad.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was exceedingly hoppy but in a nice and crisp way. The aroma was very strong and the flavor followed through. Very nice mix of the noble hops. Nice and enjoyable for a hop lover like me.
tblfan04 (2) - Clearwater, USA - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Less than impressed was hopeing for a little more hop taste but with a pils you dont really get that so better than bud but won’t buy again
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got to vote on this beer at the 2009 Blues & Brews in Akron. I was pretty exicted to see it pop up in all the major beer outlets in the area. The aroma is floral hops. The pour is a rich golden yellow with a medium sized white head. The taste nice and mild hoppy. The hops are not over powering, but give nice floral, citrus and some pine flavors. The finish is clean and dry. This is a very enjoyable beer.