kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is medium, the body golden. It smells sweet and malty. The taste is sweet and malty, later a little bit hoppy-bitter, boring, not very interesting. 9/7/8/7/12/8
sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just finished my first ever Summerfest 2015, packaged 03/06/15, (so just over a month ago). I poured a fairly cold 12 oz bottle slowly into a pilsner glass. Excellent carbonation but I only got a finger of white head. With an aggressive pour the head on this beer would erupt. A nice, light yellow, borderline amber color, (3-4 SRM). Lots of bubbles coming up. The head is a little frothy for a pilsner. The nose was spot on for the style, although maybe a little bit subdued. A very biscuity, yeasty, bready maltiness with just a hint of citrus. I got no floral or spice in the aroma. The taste was also dead on for a Bohemian style pilsner, but also a little on the light side. A light to light-medium body and mouth feel. Not watery at all. The grains also stand out in the flavor and the hops seem to be there more to hold the sweetness back than to add bitterness. I think the IBU’s on this are probably a little low for the style. The original gravity was within range but the final gravity was a little low, so that 5% ABV is a little on the high side. All in all a super refreshing great tasting brew. I only bought one bottle to try but I’ll be picking up a lot more of these this summer. So far I’ve been impressed with every Sierra Nevada beer I’ve tried. Torpedo was my go-to last year, but I’m thinking this could be this summer.
airrick2003 (619) - Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: very clear average gold color, medium off white head that dissipates fast,
Aroma: pretty faint, citrus, hard to pick up much else
Taste: very light body with some hop bitterness throughout, lots of hops for a pilsner, some spice,
Palate: soft carbonation, minimal bitter aftertaste, light mouthfeel
Overall: no doubt the best pilsner I've had up to this point, you can actually Taste a nice hop character in it, very easy drinking
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nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
18.1.2015. Slightly hazy yellow. Pilsener like lemonish aroma. Taste is refreshing, lemon, hay, grassy malts and hops. Still quite mild.
willisread (461) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Cloudy gold with an off-white head. Aromas of grain, fruit and citrus. Taste is more of the same. Nice carbonation and refreshing. A bit grainy but ok.
notayankee (21) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour into shaker. Nice thick white head leaves great lacing. Color is light golden. Aroma is faint hops and grass. Taste is lightly bitter. Texture is thin and fizzy. Finish? What finish? Clean and done.
This would be a nice beer out in the sun, on the lake or river, etc. Not too serious but a solid notch up from the large mass produced crap from A/B, Coors, etc.
mmahut (1362) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours in light hazy pale body with low head. Aroma has clean, light malty, noble. Taste has medium malty sweetness, medium noble bitterness, noble after taste little bit lower bitter. Body is medium to full, high carbonation. Nice.
Iznogud (1230) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 355 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Malty and grainy, sweet, light fruity note.
jice (154) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intéressante. Notes fruitées d’ananas, mangue. Amertume bien présente. Très agréable.
vipinvelp (2589) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow, white lacing foam head. Barley pilsener aroma and similar taste. Nothing outstanding. (Houston 201501)
olliejobbins (1203) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014, 355ml bottle. what better beer to have in the middle of winter? pours completely clear light gold with pillowy white head like a pale lager. aroma is weak hops, bread and not much else. taste is of very little not helped by the fact i drank this alongside some decent de molen beers. this is much akin to an average pale lager really.