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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   ABV: -
Silver medal winner at the GABF 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3294) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Pilsner glass at Yard House. This is a really clear lager, as one should expect. A tall head forms atop the deep gold body. It’s got a decent hue to it, even in the narrow glass. The aroma is clean and crisp with a good realization of Noble hops. The palate has medium high carbonation and is fairly light. I get a faint hint of buttered corn, but given that this is intended to be a traditional take on a German lager, that’s certainly acceptable. I’m impressed with the malt character, it’s delightfully bready and full. Honestly, I was expecting a poor Coors Banquet knock off, but this is something entirely different. No sugary-sweetness here and no green apple flavor. It’s just a well executed classic lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2167) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2016
On tap at yardhouse, pours a clear golden with a large white head. Sweet malty aroma. Balanced light sweet malt, mild yeast, trace of hops. A Coors dressed up as a German import. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (5204) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
On tap at the Table Mountain Inn in Golden, served in a footed pilsener glass. Pretty crisp and easy to drink, decent at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 4, 2012
8/14/12 notes: draft, JAX. Pour is golden, small head. Aroma is fresh, doughy. Flavor is clean, zip from hops, soft bready finish with very mild bitterness. Well crafted but not particularly memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap at The Falling Rock in Denver, CO. Pours a crystal clear, deeper gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bready pils malts with a light lemon floral. A light honey sweetness as well. Flavor is similar. Bready pils malts with some honey sweetness and a light floral note. Finishes dry and clean with maybe a hint of grass before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a moderately fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty simple and unexciting pilsner with some honey sweetened pils malts and a light floral hopping. Eh...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Draft at Falling Rock. Clear deep yellow with a white head. Aroma of toasted grain, biscuit, lemon with a hint of grass. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Clean, crisp. Just enough bitterness in the finish to balance the sweet, toasted grain on the front end. A mild beer for sure and not as flavorful as a Noble Pils, but a nice drinker.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2011
one of the better pilsners i have had. not watered down light beer. more full flavored and bodied. it is an enjoyable beer to try. the lager yeast is also a bit more forthcoming inis one. very crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2010
draft. filtered clear sparkling yellow, white head. mild saaz hop nose, exceptionally clean, letting the aromatic hops and light honey/biscuit malt sweetness play. quaffable and refreshing with a mild toasted malt character. sugar is low, acid is nonexistent, hop bitterness is mild for the style but pleasant. appears somewhat neutral and transparent when consumed along with or after something more bold and flavorful, but nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at a bar in downtown Golden, CO. A pleasant surprise in Coors Country. I realize that Barmen is a Coors product but it is actually a good beer. The bartender told us it is "unfermented and takes 8-10 minutes to pour." I doubt the unfermented part but she was right about the long pour. Chances are she could have sped it up but it was actually worth the wait. Golden straw color with a super thick white head that could have been mistaken for whipped egg whites. Decent nose for a pilsner, faint bitter hop fragrance. The taste was crisp and had a strong presence of bitter Euro hops. Mouthfeel was somewhat slippery. This was a really big, bold pilsner if there is such a thing. A little more malt and it would have been easy to mistake this for a pale ale or ESB. Good beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Tap at brewpub, Coors Field.
Pours a watery cloudy yellow with an aroma of corn flakes and malt. Flavor is corn mash and corn flakes. Watery mouthfeel. Hey, at least the Rockies won, beating the Cards 4-3.

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