N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís not an extreme beer, they donít sell tickets for itís 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 ínoble hopsí where named after the ínoble gasesí 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 Iím sure we all eagerly await.
tombutlin (24) - 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 (365) - 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 (384) - 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 (53) - 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 youíd expect from a pilsner but so what? Very good!
O: Really good pilsner from Sam & Co. Thereís stuff in there and quality stuff. One of the best Iíve had in the style. I drink this occasionally and will continue to purchase it.
Niko100 (2116) - 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 (293) - ÷rebro, 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.
bavarian81 (64) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A typical pilsner. Gold color, good amount of carbonation etc. Typical pilsner aroma of bread and grass. A very mild hop bitterness. also a little sweet and tart. A decent pilsner
60minuteman (938) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well balanced pils of citrus hops, spices, I think peppercorns, toasted malt and barley. Sticky, sweet and bitter finish creates an impressive pilsner after the hop kick. Clean and enjoyable. Good session beer.
slowrunner77 (6278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
what a pleasant surprise here. lots of hops for the style, but i sure ainít complainin...best pils iíve had in a while. i loved the delicate hop aroma and flavor. always there, but not too agressive. still has a classic crisp malt backbone. SA nailed this one."
ndfreak77 (117) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Pours light yellow, with a white head that desolves quickly. Has a grassy and malty aroma. I tasted some grassy and citrus hops, not extremely hoppy with a slight malt balance. A light bodied beer with a slightly bitter finish. I will definitely have this beer again.