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Having this beer again - Itís almost September and this beer went "Out of Date" in June.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 The only beer comparable to this in my local is New Belgium "Shift" - Crisp not only blows it out of the water (even out of date) but also costs $1 less!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.
Chudwick (1552) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can - pours cloudy deep gold with white head. Nose is lemon peel. Sips adds floral notes. Bitter for the style with orange sweetness in the finish. Not what I expect from a pilsner but pleasantly surprised.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can @ Duckfat: This one pours a hazy, darker golden color. There was a somewhat frothy off-white head on it. It didnít linger long or leave much lacing. The nose is OK, but a bit bland. Faint earthy hops and some malts. The taste is much better than the nose. Bit of bitterness, some malts. Very smooth.
Ron (2189) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this right after raking leaves and cutting lawn. Pours slightly cloudy gold with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is faintly bready and malty. Taste is a pretty decent balance of malt and hoppiness with some light citrus. Light bitter hop finish. Light and crisp and drinkable.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, with a best before of 11Jan2014. Pours with a hazed gold and lasting white head. Aromas are all over the place: mild malt, wet dog, cidery, pear flavored baby food. Flavors are bitter (medium), mineral, apple esters, odd malt, medicinal. Grassy and odd. Lively carbonation with a medium body.
TheLevi4000 (47) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís a session beer from a good craft brewer. Might be a little expensive to be a session beer. Aroma is some what lacking, hay, straw and beer. Clean crisp goes down easy. All day drinkable.
ReggieDunlap (2781) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a light hazy yellow with a medium white head. aroma has fresh leafy hop notes of spice and greenery. flavor follows suit...good bitterness with spice and fresh greenery/grassiness...some sweet pils malt beneath. mouthfeel is light and the finish is fresh and spicy/grassy...dry. solid pilsener.
Pyrmir (2425) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from can @sbwf13. Hazy deep golden with white head. Aroma is of pale malt, grain, detergent and soap. Oily texture and soapy notes in the taste.
merc7186 (1479) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours great with a nice mildly hazy straw color, a mild white head with nice lacing on the glass. The smell is decent with a crisp, clean grassy scent with a mild lemony finish. The taste is average with a crisp pilsner flavor, mild grassy flavor but a bad bitterness on the back end. The mouthfeel is decent with a clean flavor and well carbonated beer. Overall, a decent pilsner but nothing that blows you away.
armando629 (2324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned as a gift.
Poured pale straw yellow with a small froathy white head. Aroma of yeast and some malt, balanced herbal hops. Easy bodied, a bit empty palate with some sweet bready malt, powerfull herbal hops in the dry finish and aftertaste.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy white head that leaves a few clumps of lace. Smells of grain and grass. Taste has a touch of biscuit, up front, with the grains and grass dominating the flavor. Light to medium body with crisp carbonation.