superspak (2117) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/6/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, grape, cracker, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light honey, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, bread, cracker, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice pilsner style! All around nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw coloured golden yellow body with a thin, half centimetre tall white head. Aroma of malt, light grassy hops, alcohol, a touch of corn and some light citrus notes. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with a pungent alcohol and grain flavour, some rather bitter hop and medicinal flavours and a deep hay and barnyardie earthiness near the end. Aftertaste is quite strong, but showing some of the lighter side with some lemon and citrus notes and a very easy drinking (once you get past the bitterness) beer. Overall, a decent pils, but some of the stronger more pungent flavours are a bit off-putting. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s In Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.59 sampled at home on the last day of Summer, 21-September-2013.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2oz bottle courtesy of Strykzone . Poured a hazy light yellow with white head. Nose of floral hops. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is grassy and floral hops. Slightly bitter finish with some unusual aspects.
carlb (105) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very bright golden-yellow. Looks thin for a Pilsner? Totally white 1-inch, creamy, head forms. Nose is low on malt and hops, and suggests cut grass. Very light body and palate with lingering bitterness. The bitterness is similar to that of a German or Scandinavian Pilsner, but the body and flavor is not. Not quite Kölsch-like, although the hops and bitterness are consistent with a Kölsch. Too low on hops and malt for a Czech Pilsner. Rings of delicate Belgian lace form. I am not excited and will not be seeking this beer again.
wmubronco1992 (581) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light straw color. Small white head. Some lacing. Mild tart fruity aroma. Flavor is grainy with a doughy finish. Very easy drinking. Not wild about the doughy finish, but overall I think this is very well done.
nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. A nice hazy light yellow body, classic Pils color. Thinnish head, oily residue after a few minutes. Easy drinking, a little doughier and sweeter than a classic German example, but has a fresh, authentic feel that a lot of US Pilsners lack. The hops are a touch different, but still in line with the style. Doesn’t really have the most pleasant aftertaste, a little grainy and odd. Almost there but not quite a classic.
fattybladdy (415) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a light golden yellow. Aroma is decent for a pils, slightly sour grain with a bit of herb. Pretty light and easy drinking, grainy with some resinous hops and a little bitterness. As far as pilsners go, you could do much worse.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours pale yellow with a thin filmy white head. Nose is doughy pale malt, lightly honeyed with some subtle floral and herbal hops. Crisp, subtle, and pungent all at the same time. Taste is pale malt, rustic grain, a touch of corn, dusty yeast, and a bitter herbal finish. Yeast and hops linger in the mouth on the long finish. Fluffy, light body with ample carbonation. How does this beer have such low ratings? It blew me away--what a pleasant surprise!
akoeninger (319) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow color with white head and bubbles. Aroma of sweet pale malt and some grass hops. Some corn profile as well. Taste is light sweet pale malt and grassy hops. Again some corn adds to a nice pilsner flavor. Crisp and light with a long malt finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mittenator (1035) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow with a bright white head. Mild pilsner skunk and sweet hay. Crisp and smooth with some grass and sweet malts. One of my favorites of the style.