Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a frothy ivory head that sticks around for a while. Crisp, malty aroma has a strong and somewhat sweet fruity overtone. Flavor is crisp and malty like a proper pilsner, with a fruity undertone and hoppy and vegetable hints. Firm, smooth texture leaves a subtle but lasting fizz. Vive les collaborations!
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Solid hoppy pilsner. Light body with a big hoppy bitter kick in the finish. Crisp and clean, just like you want from a good pils.
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear golden colored body.
The aroma is biscuits, grains, toasted malt and lemon.
The taste is moderately bitter with a touch of honey sweetness and a dry bitter finish. Great balance and flavor.
The texture is light and crisp.
Doofgoblin (413) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really tasty pilsner with a bit more hop flavor. Aroma is a bit hoppy with a lagerish touch. The taste is faintly fruity hops with really light malt note and a very crisp finish that is refreshing. My only wish is that a little more toasty malt flavor was paired with the hops. Overall, good for a pilsner.
tomciccateri (1028) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-ounce bottle. Pours a deep gold color with white frothy head and constant bubbles. Nice floral hoppy aroma. Medium body, mellow hoppy flavor balance. Even sweet/dry balance. Mellow maltiness. Hoppy crisp finish. Very pleasant.
BucannonXC5 (1034) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass: Pint mug
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $25.99 for the variety Beer Camp Across America 12-pack
Purchased: Oct. 17, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 19, 2014
Misc.: Collaboration with Firestone Walker Brewing Company; Packaged May 29, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.
Poured yellow, golden, straw, hazy color with three fingers of creamy white rocky head. Cleared up as it went down. Saw some bubbles coming up at different parts of the glass, but nothing crazy. Good sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled boozy corn malts up front, immediately followed by hoppy pilsner notes. Grassy hops, Kix cereal or Corn Pops, sourdough bread, honey, peppery spices, herbal hops, New Zealand spices and light floral hops. More pilsner than hoppy, but pretty nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.00)
Tasted a lot like the nose. Still more pilsner than anything else, but more bitter than the smell. Sharp corn cereal (Kix and Corn Pops), grassy hops, sourdough bread, hay, honey wheat, New Zealand hops, faint floral hops, herbal notes and slight citrus zest. (Taste - 3.75)
Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Lively carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. Got better as it went down as the beginning was a bit rough. (Feel - 3.63)
I was all over the place on this one. Initially I wasn’t a fan, but it grew on me a bit as it went down. Definitely more pilsner than hoppy. (Overall - 3.75)
3.79 85 B+
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Straw hue with fizzy white head that settled. Aroma is lemon, straw, sulphur, grassy. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a bitter hop following and a slightly sulphur finish. Overall this is decent.
Oakes (13271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Real Gastropub, Honolulu. Hazy blonde. Mellow earthy hop aroma, quite fresh. Sweet pale malts, light bitterness, with soft continental hops. Very good.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: GG, Bottle 355 ml.
Aroma fairly dry feel on golden malt base. Decent but I can’t say I love it.
Top: medium, fine creamy white top.
Base: pale golden, clear.
Palate : softer, gentler carbonation , pleasantly rounded.
Taste: soft helles like base with new wave hop feel. Thankfully not overly hopped. Finish somewhat chalky.
Other notes refreshing pilsner that is hybrid of hoppy Americano with Munich hells.
Mittenator (1559) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy hay with a white head. Sweet pils, slightly sour and fruity. Fruity and light with some pine.