notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bobbique - perfetly clear golden, with a gigantic, foamy, well-retained head - grassy, herbal aroma, with notes of lemon zest, light peppery/spiciness - mild honey sweetness and a bit of lemon at first, but no apparent pilsner malt qualities - actually, not much malt presence at all, leaving the beer a little thin-flavored in the middle - a slightly higher hop profile than your average pils (no suprise from these guys) swells up near the end, along with some light grassy character, leaving the finish dry and crisp - overall, mildly sweet/fruity, ending with dry hoppiness, lacking the character and complexity of some of the better examples of the style - quite drinkable, though.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the South 4th Bar: Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin white head. The aroma is very pleasant. Very lively, bready, fruity (subtle lemon notes), grassy hops. This a very creamy, and hoppy Pilsener. Starts with some straw notes, then a solid hop flavor is evident which gives off a nice fruityness of light lemon suggestions. The malt is subtle, but it’s presence is a perfect balance. Gives it a slightly doughy background. The finish is dry, slightly flowery and bitter. An extremely well crafted and quaffable Pilsener.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Waterfront Ale House (a few weeks ago). Slightly hazy gold with a frothy head, leaving spotty lacing. Aroma of grassy to lemony hops, with like a ’polleny’ dandelion scent. Honeyed grain flavor, lemony hops and a trace of apple/pear fruitiness. Medium bodied and mostly smooth. Mild carbonation. Pretty good pilsner from guys who only brew ale.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Boston EBF 2007 (new offering from the brewery). Slightly cloudy yellow body topped by a large and long lasting white head leaving good lacing. Very crisp beer that is more intense than the average pilsner. Lots of hay, a bit citrusy, generously hopped with a very nice dry bitterness of medium intensity (officially 47IBU). Somewhere between a hefeweizen and a typical pilsner. Very nice. Lucky kids, in my family I it’s Poppa’s Molson Dry.