Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. As soon as I popped the top, the enticing waft of earthy hops made it to my olfactory glands and made me want to dive in! It pours with an equal sexiness, topped with a pile of heady foam, glistening and golden beneath. This drinks with a distinctly complex flavor for a pils, rich with the aforementioned earthy hoppiness, bolstered by a smooth, hearty malt backbone. This is one damn good pilsner! (#4353, 11/6/2011)
superspak (1892) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce can, best by Sept 29,2011. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with great retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Some decent lacing clings to the glass as well. Aromas of honey, bread, lemon, grass, citrus, and a bit of spiciness. Very nice and inviting aromas. Taste of big breadiness, with lemon, grass, and citrus. Finishes with a grassy and spicy hop bitterness that is decently strong and lingers for a bit with lemon and citrus sweetness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body. Nice crisp and refreshing finish, as expected. Extremely drinkable and delicious stuff with no alcohol in the taste or finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Outstanding stuff, and a perfect summer beverage I would drink on a hot day.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden straw pour. Nose is great. Loads of bright Saaz and a bit of zestiness. Soft pilsner malt. Quite bready with some light toastiness. Zesty and very well-balanced with a nice light lemony hoppiness. Bright, fresh with a nice hoppy finish. Count me a fan of this one - their best lager to date.
ladnewton (1234) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn NY on 27th July 2011. Clear gold with virtually no head and no lacing. Berry fruit aroma. Richly fruity and spicy in-mouth, notes of fruitcake, cheese, alcohol. Fruity finish with a developing bitter note in the aftertaste. Thick, full-mouth engaging texture, rich mouthfeel. Excellent.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Prime 16. Pours gold with a generous whote head. Smells of dry pilsner malt, some floral undertones, lightly grassy. Tastes full bodied with upfront bitterness, dry malty undertones and a floral finish. Enjoyable.
pinkie (315) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw gold with perfect clarity, champagne effervescence and exceptional brilliance. A creamy two finger white head that fell fast but left gorgeous lace, a ring and cap. Nose is outrageous simplicity. Outstanding malt, spicy hops, yeast and a touch of lemon. Subtly floral. Clean. The malt is deep and strong but not sweet. Bread and grain. Taste is is terrific. Crisp like the name suggests. It has a slight bitterness, a bit of pucker from the lemon but no sour or real fruitiness. The malt is outstanding and playful. It adds a grainy bite of itís own to go alongside the hop bite and the carbonation and really shines. Deep & full but not heavy it offers just a little honey to keep it soft on the palate and to keep the palate interested. Finishes dry with some oil and bitter, a good lingering aftertaste. Body is a touch watery but smooth and slightly herbal. Earthy and flavorful. Easy to drink. Uncomplicated.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can .. pours gold .. light hops and leaves .. is quite crispy .. . tasty stuff, but more enjoyable with some chill on it .. . . Iíve had enough of your lip!... Ooooh youíd like my lip wouldnít you, right around your bell end. YOU BUMDER!
SSSteve (3550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can. clear gold with a very large, fluffy white head. clean, not overly sweet, very light fresh hop note in aroma. clean grassy bittering hop note with a hint of pineapple. very light body. lower in carbonation for the style.
fmccormi (21) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight pour from 16oz can to full-size tulip / imperial pint, best by date of October 12, 2011 printed on underside of the can (BEST BEFORE 12OCT11)
Appearance (4/5): Gorgeous orange-gold color, slightly hazy, with a solid three fingers of bone-white head, leaving some thick lacing on the side.
Smell (7/10): Some moderately sweet pale malts up front, with mild, grassy hops behind it. To be fair, this can is a bit old, so the hops have worn off a bit, but I actually like it in the place itís at nowóhop presence mild to moderate.
Taste (8/10): Bitter grassy hops first, followed by a light, sweet malt base. Light as day, nothing dark or thick about it whatsoever. Malt profile is light and crisp, and the hops actually become a bit more pronounced as you go. Very tasty, nice and crisp (zing).
Mouthfeel (4/5): Smooth, light and dry. Quenching, the dry finish begs for another sip.
Overall (16/20): This is good. Real nice and solid, this is a good pilsner thatís exactly what I want a pilsner to be. That said, itís not exactly rocketing into my top 10, but if Iím looking for a pilsner you can bet Iíll be coming back to this one. Good job, Sixpoint!
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Fresh 16 oz. can - Pours a deep golden with some minimal white head which quickly disappears. Some lacing when swirled. Aroma is light malt, and a big nose of grassy/earthy hops. Taste is slightly sweet malt upfront, then huge hop punch in the back-end. Although itís only 42 IBUS, with only a little and light pale malt to hide behind - the bitterness comes through huge. While I would definitely say this is "not to style" or an "Americanized" verison of the style - at the end of the day it is still an awesome, easy-going, hoppy lager. If you are into German or Czech Pils and are looking for a really nicely priced session with a hop punch this is highly recommended.
Having this beer again - Itís almost September and this beer went "Out of Date" in June. Iím really convinced that is one of if not the best pale lagers on the market. Dry, bready, semi-honeyish malts upfront - even being this old (although clearly fading/faded) this brew is still grassy, green, bitter, herby with a clean dry finish. The only beer comparable to this in my local is New Belgium "Shift" - Crisp not only blows it out of the water (even out of date) but also costs $1 less! This beer deserves more respect.