heemer77 (5211) - 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.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Poured clear, golden with a white head. I was not a fan of this one at all. Aroma of chemically enhanced hop flavors. Very floral and fruity. The beer was way too dry - it gave me one hell of a cotten mouth though. It’s like a Blue Moon with a lager yeast. A mess of perfumy hops, spices, and an unbalanced finish. Perhaps in transit to the west coast this beer lost its prime.
haddon90 (1575) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with an impressive white lacing head. Light, malty aroma. Hint of some pine. Odd, I know. Nice balance in the taste. Also, a little hops as well. Pretty impressive beer coming from Sam Adams.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Best by June 2010) Why hasn’t Sam made a beer like this for the last 10 years? First and for most since this beer is very fresh I am unable to detect any off flavors caused by pasteurization. The nose is hoppy/flowery. The palate is clean and crisp with a nice level of co2 that makes this beer refreshing. The finish is dry with a mild grassy bitterness. My only beef is that I would like a little more hops on the bittering end. This beer reminds me very much like Stoudts Pils.
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
BLAND HOP AROMA AND NO NEARLY NO HEAD ON THIS BUBBLY CLEAR YELLOW BREW. SLIGHT HOPS BITTERNESS WITH NO SWEETNESS, THERE MAY BE 5 TYPES OF HOPS IN HERE BUT NOT VERY MUCH OF EACH. STILL ITS NOT TOO BAD AN EASY DRINKABLE THROW DOWN BEER.
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a nice sized white head. Currently have a cold so no real aroma. Flavor is a bit spicey with a lot of (of course) noble hops saaz, halaertaur. Standard pilz fair but this one has a nice bite as well. Very refreshing pilsner and well crafted all-around brew.
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours pale golden with little head and good lacing, the aroma isn’t much, some sweet citrus. The flavor is crisp and refreshing with a mild hop presence, this is an allaround chugging beer, not bad.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was expecting a dark color, but was surprisingly shocked when I noticed how clear it was. It has a smooth, soft flavor of hops, with a slight citrus tone to it. Virtually no foam around the rim.
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a medium to small sized soapy white head. Heavy notes of grass, cheese, honey, grains, and catty ammonia. Good example of the style.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber from Total Wine. pours a clean golden with little white head... really would like a bigger head on this one... a nice soft quarter inch white head when you give it a swirl... big spice, grass and citrus hop nose... medium body with a very nice bitter quality from front to back... somewhat oily feel... nice finish with more hops that stick with you longer than the average pils - this is a really nice hoppy Pilsner that is the perfect afternoon beer. very drinkable and enjoyable. Plus the perfect price - I think I’ll be drinking lots of this....