N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s not an extreme beer, they don’t sell tickets for it’s release party, and the name noble is a reference to the hops and not to some regal quality of the beer. Sure, the beer is well-executed and a great representation of the style. And I have confidence, partly inspired by commercials of Mr. Koch, that the choice to employ the marketing name "Noble Pils" is an attempt to educate and promote craft beer by reference to the select group of hops known as the "Noble Hops." I, for one, think the public should be more aware of the noble hops and their history. Like, for instance, how ’noble hops’ where named after the ’noble gases’ in the periodic table. And how they were so named because the noble hops also contain a full outer shell of valence electrons. In fact, scientists working in underground bunkers have recently discovered a hidden code buried in the symbols and atomic numbers of the noble gases. The consumption of noble hops played no small role in this discovery. The study will be published in the upcoming issue of "Drunk Scientist Quarterly" which I’m sure we all eagerly await.
growler6 (47) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2015 Savory biscuit with subtle spice, lemon and raw onion. Very crisp and clean. A nice representation of the style.
espenra (916) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35.5cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2014-12-01. Golden colour with a medium big white foamy head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is fruity with notes of hops, honey, pine and bread. Some spice and grass. Flavour is a tad rough, yet with some sweet notes. Grass, honey, herbal, spices. Not much hops. Some bitterness after a short while. Bit short aftertaste. Overall a suprisingly good beer.
alexsdad06 (6730) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle at home from notes. Pours a clear yellow/gold color with a larger white head that lasted. The aroma and flavor had pilsner malt, grassy hops, herbal notes, lemon citrus, straw, and pale malts. Light bodied, easy drinking beer. For what it is, not too bad, I am not a fan of the style though.
TBone (13710) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in San Juan. Golden color, small white head. Cut grass, light sweet maltyness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Grassy German hops in the flavor, light maltyness. So and so but probably goes with food well.
tombutlin (71) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty bland and forgettable. Perhaps it was old stock, because it was at a suspiciously low price.
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp and refreshing beverage but with a somewhat funky herbal and spicy hop character dominating the otherwise rather mild flavor and aroma.
Brandon1989 (416) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a amber color with a medium white head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. The aroma is floral hops, slight citrus, earthy, grassy, and some mild faint spice. The taste is more of the same and very well balanced. There is a very mild hop kick to round it out.
malvrich (86) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz brown bottle into a pilsner glass
A: Clear golden with a small head in the cold glass. Not much retention but great lacing. Not much visible carbonation.
S: Pine. Little else. Maybe a little cardboard malt trace.
T: Similar to the smell but pine not as dominant. Sour bread present to counter the piney herbal hop taste. Flavors meld very nicely. Pretty good balance and distinctive good taste.
M: Fairly thick or so it seems for a pils. Just enough carbonation to dance around the tongue.
Sticky and chewy and substantial. Maybe not as "sessionable" as you’d expect from a pilsner but so what? Very good!
O: Really good pilsner from Sam & Co. There’s stuff in there and quality stuff. One of the best I’ve had in the style. I drink this occasionally and will continue to purchase it.
Niko100 (2188) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, grain, & some spice; Flavor of some malt, rich hops, and light citrus; Finish is bitter; Nice hop flavor - I enjoyed it.
Hopmaestro (405) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pilsener... I think of my granddad when I hear the word. Does it taste like an old man? No. The aroma is modest hops, some chalk and grass. The taste is light bread, malt and a touch of lemon. Maybe some minerals in there? Overall though, a good solid drinkable pils.