Jow (3276) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home for patriots game. Surprised I havenít had this before I think I always assumed I did o didnít pick up. Fine cloudy pale yellow with white head. Nose is faint grass and yeast. Tastes of grass, bready, light lemon citrus, corn, yeast, some light pepper. Fine crisp palate. Very crushable.
Nocturne (1716) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Font, Chorlton. Pale golden shade. Two fingers of white head. Aroma of honey, lemon, green apple. Tastes of the same elements. Mildly bitter with a slight dryness. Pretty good. A bit distinct from a typical pils but no worse for it.
egajdzis (5959) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of straw, pils malt, grass, and bread. Taste of toasted dough, bread, light grass, and a dry finish.
jrodooo5 (1442) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best by 1/25/14. Pours bubbly gold w/ a foamy white head & spotty lacing. The aroma is of bread & malt. The taste is cereal, bread, & malt. It has an ok mouthfeel & overall is less than impressive quite possibly due to the age of the beer.
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Mitchers The Pilsener poured a clear gold color with a nice 1 inch head and mild lacing. The aroma was mild sweet malt. The pilsener had a light body with soft carbonation. The taste was like a wheat beer, Not sure this is the formula for a good pils. The IBUs seem to be too low.
JEFE79 (6) - Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma floral, de aspecto algo extraño para ser una pils, al final agradable.
JulienHuxley (5520) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from Winooski. Hazy gold pour with lacy creamy white head. Aroma is light, super fresh, lemony, light floral notes, bready aromas, lightly perfumy. Taste is grainy, really nice mellow malty sweetness, enjoyable grain flavor. Palate is light, good carbonation, nice silky body yet quite dry, Łber refreshing. Tasty.
vyvvy (5470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Elijah Ps - really nice pilsner. Pours clear yellow with a white head, The aroma has doughy pale malt, low hops, cream and very clean. It has a light smooth body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with clean dry bread, light grass, smoothness, mild fruit and a touch of sulfur. The finish is clean and some spicy hops added.
gregwilsonstl (1899) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly clear yellow. This is a solid super drinkable beer. Corn and crisp. Thx vyvvy.
ChadPolenz (1631) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I doubt anyone other than BJCP sticklers will care, but Smuttynose Vunderbar! Seems to be an attempt at a German/Czech pilsner hybrid. The name and marketing clearly indicates a German heritage, but the use of Saaz hops is indicative of a Bohemian (Czech) style. Thereís also American malt in here as well. Whatever it is theyíre going for, this is only an okay pilsner by my measure. Itís not that Iím a style purist, just that I donít find a lot to enjoy here.
I poured a 12oz can into a pilsner glass. It had a best by date of 9/5/15 and cost $2.60 ($0.22 per ounce).
Appearance: Pale gold hue to bright yellow. Cloudy body but fine carbonation is always visible. Pours to an average-sized, white, foamy head which retains and laces fairly well.
Smell: Very faint nose with only trace amount of the usual pilsner scent. Virtually odorless, otherwise.
Taste: Pilsners and pale lagers tend to have a certain base taste to them and thatís mostly what Iím getting here. Try as I might, I cannot find a lot of unique characteristics. A light taste of pale malt throughout the majority of the palette with only a bit of spicy hop sensation on the finish. I pick up minor lemonpeel and other spicy character as well, but again Ė itís entirely too faint to appreciate. I will say there are absolutely no off-flavors or flaws and what I do taste is fine, I just need so much more.
Drinkability: Pilsner should be light and refreshing and Smuttynose Vunderbar! is both. The mouthfeel is thin, but not watery; though it did seem just a tad under carbonated to me. At 4.9% ABV itís easily sessionable for more drinkers as itís refreshing on the palate and finishes clean. A little more flavor and it would be more than just a thirst quencher.