Braudog (5455) - 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 (2115) - 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 (8167) - 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 (1301) - 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 (6322) - 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 (393) - 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 it’s 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 (5644) - .....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 .. . . I’ve had enough of your lip!... Ooooh you’d like my lip wouldn’t you, right around your bell end. YOU BUMDER!
SSSteve (3631) - 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 it’s at now—hop 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 that’s exactly what I want a pilsner to be. That said, it’s not exactly rocketing into my top 10, but if I’m looking for a pilsner you can bet I’ll 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 it’s 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 - It’s almost September and this beer went "Out of Date" in June. I’m 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.