DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from can at Standard Market, Westmont. Not much tops a really fresh pilsener, even out of a can or bottle. But the style is very delicate and demanding, which is why there are not many small brewer versions on shelves. This one has a sharp, peppery nose of Noble German hops, pale yellow, with a welcome beer fizz. taste is clean, with light malts working hand-in-hand with those hops.
johndoughty (3859) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. From JD Wetherspoons at Merry Hill. Golden with a small head. Some citrus with other flavours floating around in the background. Refreshing and quite impressive.
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows hay, spicy hops, grassy notes and light grainy malt.
Flavours are very hop-focused. Big spicy, floral, citrus-y and grassy notes. Little else. Some light malt.
Nice high carbonation.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a plastic cup (I was at a BBQ). Lite golden in color with a nice aroma. I was surprised by this beer. Not normally something I would like. They are doing it right at Sixpoint.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can at the rooftop bar at 21C. Pours a somewhat cloudy lighter goldwith a small white head. Notes of lemon, pine, grass, pale and pils malts, and sugar cookie. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp, clean mouthfeel. May not have been totally fresh, but it worked for a hot early evening in the sun.
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crisp clear golden color with white head. Cereal grain mainly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean. Pretty one-dimensional.
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow/gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma has quite a bit of lemon and other light citrus notes. Nice body and carbonation. Some pilsner-esque flavors, bready with some dough and grain. Straw/hay aftertaste. Finish is crisp, just like the can says.
hockeybeerguy (1503) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a two and a half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and left a really nice looking intricate speckled lacing coating the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice crisp settling aroma of Germany malts blending super nicely among some light spicy hops.
The taste was basically balanced well between the malts and hops.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability running about it. The carbonation is crisp but not harsh.
Overall, this one lives up to its name as it’s everything one could ask for in a Germany pilsener.
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can at West Kirk, Ayr - clear golden, good lively white head, floral aroma with something spicy, irregular lacing, yeasty, malty, hint of resin, very high carbonation
Frank (2736) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is no real name for this sort of beer yet but there’s definitely getting to be a good number of beers quite like this, lagers that either pretend to be classic European styles or just plain lagers. They are basically something along the lines of a Czech pilsener but w/ a distinctly American hop character. This one in particular pours a slightly hazed yellow color. It’s head is white and of fine bubbles which remains as about a quarter inch ring for most of the glass.The nose here is bright and lemony with a soft touch of pine in the background. Flavor has a bit of sweet cookie dough malt which helps bring out some tangerine flavor as well. This little bit of sweetness is well match by a firm, resinous bitterness in the finish that seems to cling to the tongue and beg you to take another sip. This is a medium bodied beer I’d say but doesn’t feel heavy on the tongue due to crisp carbonation which makes for a very nice drinking beer indeed. I definitely recommend both lager fans and hop heads give this a try.
greenmanalishi (462) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yeasty, biscuity flavour with a foamy carbonation. Some spicy/floral hints in teh aroma.