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Having this beer again - Itís almost September and this beer went "Out of Date" in June.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 The only beer comparable to this in my local is New Belgium "Shift" - Crisp not only blows it out of the water (even out of date) but also costs $1 less!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.
David_87 (116) - - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very clear, slightly more color than just straw. Nice hoppy aroma with lots of noble hops shining through, nice malt tones as well.
Taste follows the same path, an amped up pilsener is what comes to mind, if anything i would have loved slightly more earthy tones. Some american hops maybe. Still very good for the style!
Bottle from SB.
StueyD (1467) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy mid golden orange coloured beer with a frothy white head. Quite a light aroma, definitely hoppy, grassy and piney plus citrus fruit. Dry mouthfeel. A mild bitter hop taste, zesty citrus peel and grassy, the. A light biscuity malt flVour soothes the bitterness. The finish is long and hoppy.
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, grassy, heb, citrus and hints of hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a nicely balanced finish.
Yonny (46) - - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Upstairs. Aroma of citrus (grapefruit, maybe pineapple). Taste of citrus, somewhat refreshingly so. No bitter after taste. Decent pilsner.
zacgillbanks (3347) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from The Punch Bowl pub, York. Very pale straw coloured with a thin white head. It has a grassy and citrus fruity flavour, malty and sweet toffee notes followed by pine and pineapple on the gentle, smooth finish. Pretty good.
redtechnj (265) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance- Clear medium Yellow with a white fizzy head. Not long lasting but good lacing.
Aroma- Malty and hoppy with grass and floral hits.
Flavor- Bitter hops, slighty sweet middle with a crisp bitter finish.
Rustyham (1805) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great sweet and juicy pilsner. Goes down so easy. Body but not heavy. Very delightful. Perfect
tillmac62 (448) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BBD 3/18/15. Golden pour with a very slight haze. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of citrus hops (tangerine, orange) over biscuit with hints of lemon and a very subtle spicy herbal note.
Light body with a bit of smoothness in the texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, not very complex and well balanced. It begins with a blended hop flavor (herbal, lemon) that slowly separates into orange towards the middle. A crisp bitterness emerges in the middle over a balancing biscuit. The finish is slow bitter fade with a bit of a pucker and is semidry.
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can in Wetherspoons at Stansted Airport. Pale amber, clear and with a medium white foam head. Nose is sweet malt, grassy, lemon, little sour sherberty, fresh cut straw. Taste is bitter, grassy, barley malt grainy, straw, bit of menthol, touch of pine, crisp dry lager yeast. Somewhere between a lager and a golden ale.
jonnybgoodie (35) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like hey, grass with citrusy notes. Tastes medium bitter and crispy dry on the palate. FInishing with dry citrus. Nice take on german pils.