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Having this beer again - Itís almost September and this beer went "Out of Date" in June.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 The only beer comparable to this in my local is New Belgium "Shift" - Crisp not only blows it out of the water (even out of date) but also costs $1 less!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.
BLADT (60) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Pours a pale, clean yellow. Thin white head. Clean, grassy smell with some lemon zest and faint sulfur back notes. Taste is grassy with some cracker flavor from the malts, but mostly bitter and sharp. Hits the back of the tongue hard and lingers after swallowing. Think of this as Pilsener+ with everything heightened past expectations. This amplifying is mostly to the beerís benefit, but the added bitterness might turn away style purists.
madmitch76 (12977) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th March 2014
Jack is back tasting at Bruceís. Can liberated from Spoons by Paul - cheers. Very light haze on this gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and airy and slightly dry. Fine carbonation. Floral start goes well with the lagerish malt. Touch of dry violets. Light dry finish with mild bitterness. Quite a floral pils.
Scopey (5267) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at Bruceís. It pours pale gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, doughy, citrus peel, candied peel, floral and light must. The taste is doughy, light bitterness, grassy, light buttered bread, metallic twang and some grain with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Alright.
SarkyNorthener (1300) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can@the avion, aldridge. Had this while chatting to the brewer about his beers, nice guy who was passionate about his beer. Golden amber beer with medium head. Aroma is floral with pale malts. Taste is hoppy, floral and dry malt. Crisp on the palate as the name suggests. A very good pilsner.
AshtonMcCobb (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Alexander Graham Bell.
Appearance -cloudy golden with a sea froth head.
Nose - grapefruit and cream.
Taste - creamy grapefruit sorbet. Something reassuring in the metallic note at the end.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - itís good even if it tastes more like an ipa.
allmyvinyl (1777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can at White Lady JDW. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Good pils nose, bready and lemony. Taste continues the theme. Crisp finish. Good.
RichTheVillan (1892) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at JDW Briar Rose; golden amber pour with a foamy white head, sweet and biscuit malt aroma, malty, grassy a hint of zesty citrus, decent pilsener.
jjsint (415) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Dark yellow with big proud white head. Lively carbs. Smell is a bit skunky. There are some nice grassy hops mixed in but they canít rise above the skunk. Taste is overall bitter with fleeting specks of fruity sweetness. Bitter as hell finish in the back of the tongue. There isnít a whole lot to separate this from some of the better US/UK macro lagers. I canít recommend.
mR_fr0g (1764) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at moon under water jdw. Aroma is lemongrass, earthy, rubber phenols and some Nobel hop. Some sulphur in the aroma as well. Clear pale golden straw colour with a big lasting white head. Flavour is crisp clean pils malt, earthy wet grass Nobel hop. Slightly metallic bitterness in the finish. Some belgian yeast like phenols. High carbonation and slight sweet grain finish. Not great this.
harrisoni (12424) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at Samuel Peto Spoons Folkestone. Clear gold lasting ivory head. Itís a thinnish metallic lager. Some odd lemon. Hmmm this isnít great. Not sure I would want to drink this again. Odd lemon lime flavour. Not much hop. Too carbonated.