Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An average lager from this great brewery. Beer combined with the word summer normally are a piece of shit, but this one is, however, a pleasant lager.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold color with a moderate head, fair lacing and a nice grassy hoppy aroma. Medium bodied and dry with faint citrus and yeasty notes, and a good hoppy bitterness in the finish. I thought this one had a certain European flair to it, more so than most American pils I’ve tried anyway. First class.
OldGrowth (2752) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2004: Ok nose. Lemon, sourdough, grass. Lite golden yellow color. Good head that disappeared quick. Sweet, crisp, bitter flavor. Lemon, Toasted grains come to mind. Smooth, sour bitter finish. Very tasty. Now if more lagers were like this...
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
light lagar style beer, well presented and very fresh and clear looking. Decent hop aroma and some good bite towards the end of the taste. A very drinkable brew, much like Henry’s Private Reserve.
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color with good head, aroma is hoppy. Taste is of hops and some malt in between. Full-bodied, this is an outstanding beer for being a lager when it’s more of a pilsner. Great beer from a great brewery.
cubedbee (10) - USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden yellow with thin head that fades fast. Citrusy hops aroma. Crisp with sweetness up front fading to a bitter ending. Good for a summer beer
Padron4KM (562) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a thick, fluffy white head, that disapates rather quickly but leaves a stcky lace behind.
Aroma was grassy, maybe a little citrus.
Flavor was light and crisp. a light bitter finish.
It was 110 degrees here today, and this was a very refreshing beer.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-straw body with mild carbonation and a clean, sudsy white head. Aroma is nutty, citrusy and buttery. Flavor is grassy with a lightly bitter finish. Fizzy but crisp and about as refreshing as a beer can get. Good summer beer, as billed. This may be the perfect gateway beer for stubborn BMC fans.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice foamy white head head with a golden body. Very crisp with a citrus sweetness and a bit of a hop bite in there. An enjoyable refreshing beer.
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 For the most part, this is not great. Taste is one notch above Budweiser, corn taste and all. I would hope SN could put together a competitive pilsner like Prima Pils.