shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grainy aroma with straw and subtle grassy hops. Pale straw color and hay with a thin white head. The flavor is light up front, has some Puls and biscuit malt in the middle and finishes very crisp, clean, and dry with a nice grassy hop bitterness. Light to Medium-light bod6, crisp and smooth. Overall, this is avery impressive hoppy Pils. It’s drinks like an authenic Pils with just a touch more (not too much more) hoppiness than expected.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
PKGD: 05/29/14 - Pours hazy pale yellowish with a small white head. Aroma of earthy notes, crisp malts, hay, citrus and grassy notes. Taste is earthy, grassy and crisp with notes of bready malts, hay, citrus, butter, fruits and floral notes. Finish is crisp, earthy and bitter with some hay, butter and grassy notes. Interesting hop profile, feels almost like a kellerbier. Quite good despite it’s not very fresh anymore.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 29.05.2014
Kellerbier-like aroma with peaches, some fruity malt and hayish notes. Also orange. Flavour has orange, hayish notes and some mint. Finishes with grassy and herbal hops. Generously hopped kellerbier, I was surprised by how german this was.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light yellow with a nice white head. Aroma of light grain, hay, grass, light lemony citrus. Taste is lemon Pez, dusty, doughy malt, and cracker. Light body and light bitterness. Nice crisp pils with a good hop component.
RRistow12 (503) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear gold with soapy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is lemon, grass, grains and some herbal spiciness. Taste is lemony with some floral notes and grass. Light to medium bodied. Crisp mouthfeel. Excellent pilsner.
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Johnsense (1077) - - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a hoppy pils. Pine, cereal, grass in the aroma and taste with hop bitterness at the forefront. Gold pour, decent sized head. Wouldnt mind this being a regular seasonal release
hackobock (2432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
December 19, 2014. Bottle at home.
Light hazy golden with a medium sized dense white head. Aroma is floral honey notes, apricots, grain and pine. Taste is light sweet grain notes, light bitter citrusy pine, crisp. Finish is crisp cereal with floral honey notes, light bitter. Light bodied, average carbonation.
kevinator (1552) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. It’s beers like this that are changing the face of the style. Nice pale malt and pine hop aroma. Nice clear golden color with a good white head. Average palate with strong cabonation. Bold flavor that was refreshing with a strong hop presence but not too harsh to take away from the style’s subtleties.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had over facebook chat. This beer pours with some haze and is white golden. A nice frothy white head. A pleasant aroma of bright citrus and apricots. The flavor begins quite bitter but that fades. A lot of the same flavor the aroma brings. Citrus and apricots but with some grapefruit and lemon, too. A bit of honey appears later. This is really nice. It is another example of this series blowing away styles and making very tasty beers.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a lemon gold with a long lasting white head. Nose of grains, some apricot and white grapes and flowers. Medium body. A very smooth and clean mouth feel. The flavor is rich and greets you with a blast of fruit, lemon citrus, and an earthy bitterness. The finish is a lemony bitter and dry. This is a really nice beer and wonderfully drinkable. .