ThisWangsChung (638) - 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.
tbopslt (248) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale straw pour. Lemon aroma, this head with good lacing. Good balance of sweet and hops taste. Very drinkable. Very good.
eelbasher (204) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow/gold pour with just a ring of white lace. Lemon and grain to the nose. Easy drinking with lemon, bread, toast, and slight grain for the flavor. Everyday brew here and enjoyable
strongpieman (1322) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy straw with tall foy head. Mild aroma with assertive pilsner taste, medium body and tasteful finsh. Good pilsener.
Ed5388 (1262) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Really old ass bottle (best by 3/17/13) thanks to dmac! Pours a hazy light straw color with a finger and a half of foamy white head. Aroma of grain, lemon Lysol, and lager yeast. Fizzy carbonation. Taste of light citrus, lemon peel, sweet grain, grass, earthy hop bitterness, and yeast. This bottle was 8 months past its prime and was still pretty decent.
HonusWagner (1053) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp clean grassy biscuity pilsener. Effervescent, extremely drinkable, thirst-quenching even. The sometimes brilliant side of Smuttynose shows up again.
Tmoney99 (9646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear pale color with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Medium floral hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer just met my expectations.
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy pale lager looking thing. Slight metallic aroma without any skunkiness in there. Taste is a little sharp with the associated pilser bite. Alky presentation is not bad overall. Few manners but none can be acquired. Skummy pond scum for a head. Finish is acceptable for a sharp pilsner style beer.
wlajwl (3345) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and flavor is grains and light citrus and a dry finish. Among the closer to the source German Pils I’ve had.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at 1808 American Bistro. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a thin white head that dissipates gradually. Spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Minderbinder (1320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours blond with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of pils malt, grain, wheat, some citrus. Taste is of pils malt, grain, wheat, fair bitterness, slight citrus, alcohol. Palate: Light body. Crisp. Overall: Well executed. Nice crispyness. A good beer.