ContemplateBeer (1755) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of bread, lemon grass and light hops. Appearance is golden with splotchy head. Flavor matches the nose, with bready malt and hops the main focus. Palate was bubbly. Decent for the style.
OzarkElmo (303) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle to pilsener flute glass. Pours a clear golden color with sizeable white head, mostly diminishing. Good lacing sustains through finish. Aroma is refreshing with citrus, honey, pine hops. Well-balanced with great taste and a good malt presence in the dry finish. A very good offering by Sam Adams and would definitely buy again - Cheers!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice, lively yellow with a two-finger thick head that quickly settles to 1 cetimeter thick. Aroma is a light, buttery hops with hints of rose, honey, and sweet biscuit. Flavor is up-front hops tapered off by a sweet, honey-like biscuit lightly splashed with freshly squeezed lemon. Lively on the tongue. A great pilsner; I’ll be drinking this again.
arminjewell (8632) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow with white head, aroma is full of noble hop character that is grassy and slightly fruity. Taste is nice and hoppy up front with the grass and floral hops, with a spicy and dry finish. An excellent example of what a pilsener should be like!
milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good tasting pils, but light on aroma. Taste is light grain, with modest hop bitterness and aftertaste. Pale blond color and thin body. Thin head.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden body with a soapy white head that disipates quickly. Citrus and pine hops dominate the aroma, which invites you to take a sip. Medium mouthfeel with some bright carbonation towards the end. The taste starts with just a bit of malty sweetness. This is quickly pushed aside in favor of slightly suraged grapefruit and a punch of pine. Nice, smooth aftertaste. Good brew!
pkbites (720) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very average looking (piss yellow with *BRIGHT* white head that dies quickly). Floral and hoppy aroma. Some citrus and citrus peel on the palate. No malt detected. Not as hoppy as I expected. Rather dry. There is no question this is a pilsner. The palate confirms it. Fair, but unimpressive.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pourr with white head. big aroma of hops, and clean lager malt. Flavor is strong, dry, leafy hops, and pils malt. Finishes hoppy and malty. Hops dominate this one for a lager. Pretty impressive compared to their former crappy spring beer.
tatinek (45) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was disappointed with this beer from Sam Adams. It is marketed as a seasonal beer. It showed up on the shelf in January and I see ratings from Aug. Color and pour just average. I detect a citrusy aspect, maybe from the hops. A bit thin. This beer could benefit from a bit more malt. Maybe it is just Sam’s inroads into the light flavored beer craze.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright gold colored body with a fluffy white head. The nose was largely citrus and apples with a nice fresh dried hay background. There was also some potato hint, but it was subtle. It’s like smelling an orchard next to a hay field. The taste is a little bit of a let down after the nose. While it is pleasing and clean, it is still a little light, even for the style. I get some apple core dryness along with a little bit of wood and some orange peels. The only problem is that the flavors are muted. A nice effort, but it needs the character of the flavor profile kicked up a notch to be great. There is also a little bit of soap in the finish. Still, though, congrats to Sam Adams for at least trying a Czech style pils.