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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Gold Medal, GABF 2000, 2007; Bronze Medal, GABF 2003. A Northern German style Pilsner brewed with imported German Pils malt and hopped with German and Czech hops. Light in body, light straw in color and dry. Brewed with imported German Pils malt and hopped with German and Czech hops. OG 11 ļP / 44 IBUs


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrJ1963 (2) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2007 does not count
Classic Czech style. Great Beer along the lines of Victory Prima Pils. A close second.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Finally! An American pils that can rival its German and Czech counterparts. The perfect balance of malt and hop makes the drinker feel like she is in the old country. Even better than Prima, Brooklyn, or Lagunitas. Every beer lover should drink this brew because Iíd let it go head to head with Mahrs, Kapuziner, Koutske, Urquell (depending on the venue), High and Mighty BOG, or anything along the lines of crisp, balanced, flavorful beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Canned. Huge sticky head with great lasting power, slightly cloudy golden body, terrific Saaz nose. Superb balance, hoppy, tasty, outstanding example of the style.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Poured a bright golden color with a small white head and left light lacing on the glass. Toasted bready, and a dry malt aroma. Very doughy taste, Very light citrus (lime), light toasted malt and low hop bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Can. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of lemon and orange peel, honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. The 3.4 average here is ridiculous, but not surprising. I had it at GABF for the first time this year and from the first whiff I knew I had to have more. I traded and got six cans. Iím going to be out of cans before a week passes (this is my second already). This is easily one of the best German-style pilsners that Iíve ever had. And yet itís very authentic, not an American revision. Incredibly clean, vibrant, wonderfully balanced, great appearance. There isnít a single thing about it thatís not to love. Unless you donít like pilsners, of course. The quality and authenticity of some of these Sly Fox brews (e.g., Saison Vos) is just jaw-dropping.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maybrick350 (4) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
My second favorite pils. Itís always consistent. Great balance and make a good session beer too. Nice balance between the mal and hop finish. The only other pils I can say is truly better is Victory Prima. If you find this buy it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigcheeks (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006 does not count
Pours clear gold yellow w/ bone white head that lasts until about halfway through the glass, leaving faintest lacing on itís way down. Smells of grassy green slightly bitter citric hops...mostly Saaz, though there must be a few others. Itís a great mild, yet assertive smell--perks the nose right up. Crisp Crisp peppery hop bite up front. Tongue gets a little nipping, and then itís a crispy smooth washing across the tongue of fresh-cut green citric goodness, followed by a soft bready malt backbone. After the liquid has passed the mouth the tastes dissolve into a dryness with an ever-so mild bitterness. Wonderful dry finish. Body is medium to low, making it light and airy-effervescent in the mouth. Drinkability is enormous due to the hoppy addictive taste, the slim but substantial body, and the wonderful dryness at the end of each sip make this one highly quaffable. My current favorite pilsner.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2006
05.02.06 12oz can. Unimpressive to the eye, the pale straw beer settles down quickly with a slight film of white foam, slight lace, and little visible carbonation. The aromas are right on the money for my taste with mild grasses, lovely soft malts, parisian bread. The body is fantastic, not at all as the appearance foretold. Full and creamy pilsner with very fine but ubiquitous effervescence. The hops are crisp and dry, a nice melding of the german and bohemian styles. This beer has somehow combined my favorite qualities of my favorite pilsners, Bitburger and Victory. Iím enthralled and any pils lovers should be rushing to get their hands on some of this beer. I canít wait until this stuff is finally gracing the shelves of NJ stores this month!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Cloudy yellow pour. Is this baby unfiltered? Head is rocky white big bubbles. Aroma is dusty hops and lemony citrus. Flavor is lemony with some nice bitterness to the finish. Tasty. Body is right too. Different but very nice.6/4/8/4/17

RERATE: After drinking this beer a few times, I feel obligated to change my rating to reflect how I really feel about this delicious brew. For a beer as light as a pilsener, this one is about as complex as it gets. The pour is a hazy gold with a huge head of chunky white and lace that lasts throughout the entire experience. The flavor is the same as I remember, which is top notch and the body is perfect for a pilsener. This really deserves more respect.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
(On draught at the brewery) I really liked this beer a lot. A great example of a German Pils, with the bitterness and aroma thatís very nice. A great American example of this style and I wish I could get this locally. Do yourself a favor and seek this beer out.


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