ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 5.2% indicated on bottle.
A: Pours a lightly hazy straw color and a two fingers high white head. Its retention is good for the style, settling at one finger, and leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Even better is its creamy, frothy texture.
S: There are some nice zesty, grassy, even mildly sulphury hops here. Behind that lies a bit of cracker-like malt and even some sweetness. Typical but likable.
T: At first, I pick up touches of mild grassy hops, and later on the finish. Sandwiched between the two is a vaguely sweet malt backbone and even some citrusy qualities. Though the flavor profile doesn’t stick out, it’s certainly a well made and enjoyable version of the style. I could use even more hoppiness, though.
M: The dry finish helps balance its sweetness some, and is generally very easy to drink. I’d also call the carbonation level ’spot on’.
O: A solid pilsner. Hops could be more pronounced, but otherwise there’s little to complain about other than the lack of uniqueness - which isn’t a big deal, either.
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Miles, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours straw with a white head. Aroma is light hints of grass, bready malts, some German hops. This is a very mellow pilsner. Not too much in the way of bitterness, but plenty in malt complexity. The beer shines especially in terms of drinkability and subtlety. Not overstated, but excellently balanced. Quite nice.
gripweed57 (600) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pale yellow gold color. Big fluffy white head. Pleasant light grain nose has hints of grass and citrus hops. Dry malt flavor is light in body and depth. Tasty, yet lacking. Could use a bit more maltiness. Finish is dry and lemony.
aracauna (3039) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely hoppy, but this one would improve a little bit crimping up the malt flavor. It’s a little muddy where it should be drier.
sturmthis (360) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pale straw color with little head. Smells of citrus and malt. Taste slightly like lemons and grass. Solid Pils.
lesifflebiere (1201) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une blonde un peu trouble et à la mousse blanche résistante, et dotée d’un nez en malts blonds et en Saaz. En bouche, c’est un peu plus fruité et sucré que prévu, mais plutôt du côté agrumes, une touche d’acidulé conclut l’affaire. Désaltérante et fraîche, c’est quand même une pilsner atypique, malgré cette version qui se veut teutonique ; au final, c’est une inclassable qui possède des caractéristiques de ce style, et en cela, elle est tout à fait réussie.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of pale malts, grains, citrus and grass. Flavor of sweet pale malts, lemon peel, grains, grass, earth and had a crisp dry refreshing finish
fishonmyplane (411) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smutty always does a great job with classic Old World beer styles and this is no exception. Light bitterness with crisp Saaz hops. Nice malt balance which gives it a German character and rounds out the palate, similar to a Dortmunder. Carbonation is pretty high.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Haxed pale gold, huge white head that lingers. Smells like... saazer hops. Flavor is dry, balanced, slight sweetness, this nails the lager style on all levels, Wonderful, where have you been in my life?
Thebullshornbar (72) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a delightfully flavorful representation of a pilsner that pours slightly cloudy. The nose permeates the senses with noble hops and a slight bit of maltiness. The herbaceous minty hops sweep though the palate coating the inside of my mouth while an almost unlikely sweetness subdues the initial impact of the hops. This sweetness dissipates and gives way to a pleasantly dry finish.
maddmatt639 (210) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light retention and slight lacing. Smells of lemon grass and malt. Tastes of lemon grass with a little bit of bitterness.
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