jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 (bottle from Cheers Liquor in Colorado Springs, rated 1/26/10). Clear golden color. Medium off white frothy head, which is lasting. Grassy hop aroma and flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish with light bitterness. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.
Original rating 9/12/09; overall rating 2.8 (bottle). Clear golden color. Small white head. Light grain and lemon aroma and flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
BuckeyeBoy (2335) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Boise Beer Fest Pours out a light syraw topped with a small head. Aroma was of light sweetness along with some toast malts. Taste was more of the malts showing up. Not a bad one.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light gold with a tight white head. The aroma has lightly sweet pils / lager malt and some minor spicy hops. Has a medium crisp body that is lightly on the watery side and has sharp carbonation. The flavors starts like the aroma, but there is more spiciness from the hops and is quite crisp. A decent pils and easily the best of the two in the 2009 beer lover choice contest.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 Poured a golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet toffee, honey malts, citrus fruits, some toast, and grass. Taste of sweeter toffee, lemongrass, toasted malts, and a dry finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 12 oz. bottle as "Noble Pils," Best before May ’10. 6-pack from Dominick’s. In fact, opened with the steel Sam Adams opener they handed out when testing in August. Looks most like a plain ol’ beer of any Sam brew. Golden pils color, a head with big bubbles that disappear in seconds. Smell has more of the hop spice that I missed last time, some noble hop pepper. Trouble is, when the malts are this light, it’s a little hard to find them in your nose. Taste improves somewhat in a full bottle. malts remain pretty light; just a hint of biscuit and honey. Hop bitterness is fuller and leaves more behind in my mouth. At least there’s no off flavor like so many American beers in this style. I drank it right down. With megabrews that pretend to be pilseners, I have to stop and wonder why I’m bringing the onset of diabetes ever closer with that slop.
Sampled at Sam’s Wines, Downers Grove as "Samuel Adams Pils." Aug. 21, ’09. Rating: 5-3-4-3-10=25 They should not have given out tastes of SA Boston Lager as a palate cleanser. It had the result of making this Pils seem pretty weak in comparison. Decent enough pilsener appearance, but smell was faint, and the taste did not show any nice hop spiciness. Decent enough malts, but next to their flagship beer, I would not pick this one.
Ratman197 (8514) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, bread dough and spicy hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, straw and spicy hops with a crisp lightly bitter finish.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2011 A better than average pilsner. Well carbonated. Aroma has a little yeast and crisp malt with some hops. Medium bitter flavor, lager yeast, and pilsner malt. A solid beer, and a decent attempt at a difficult style.---Had two cases of this beer this season because it is awesome, maybe the best bottled pils I can get. Great hops and malt, and a dry finish. Big white head on top of a golden beer. If it was available all year, I would drink it all year.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample "B" @ BBF - Pours golden with a small white head...aroma is clean, dough, citrus and some grain, floral...flavour is similar, yeast, spice and grain with some light bitterness and a malty finish...decent, won my vote over the alternative, but that doesn’t say much...
MmmcKay (1039) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2010 Sampled at Music City Brewers Festival. Bud like....meaning not good. Crisp and clean but that’s the nice things I can say. Wasn’t a bad bottle just not a good beer. Get a little more creative next time Sam Adams. This years taste off was a disappointment.
2nd tasting: OK not nearly as bad as it was last time. Actually had some decent hop character. Pretty good little pils. Not even close to as good as prima pils though.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear medium golden color with a small white head that left decent lacing. Nose of sharp herbal and citrus hops with some Euro malts. Very crisp refreshing flavor with some of that German Pilsener funk, decent stuff.