ryrpat (210) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant surprise here. Didn't know what I was gunna get but I like it. Aroma has a faint Oktoberfest German smell and it is incredibly smooth. Nice pilsner taste on the backend
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gregwilsonstl (1407) - 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.
Chad9976 (1421) - Albany, New York, 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. There’s also American malt in here as well. Whatever it is they’re going for, this is only an okay pilsner by my measure. It’s not that I’m a style purist, just that I don’t 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 that’s mostly what I’m 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 – it’s 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 it’s easily sessionable for more drinkers as it’s refreshing on the palate and finishes clean. A little more flavor and it would be more than just a thirst quencher.
hfmejias (1037) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours hazy, yellow with a huge white foamy head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is grainy, slight hops notes (grassy) and citrus fruit. Taste is bitter, hoppy, but with a nice malt backbone, citrus notes all over. Nice beer very enjoyable.
bennetporter (359) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy yellow from a bottle, some white head, retains, very fizzy. Aroma of some lemon, grassy biscuit. Nice saaz spiciness, with some good malt characteristics and a faint lemon aspect. Good beer.
damzz (345) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a long lasting white head. The nose begins with hops that changes to a light orange. The body is medium. The Taste is light dry malt with a slight orange that turns to a slight hop bitterness. The orange taste is not even close to a shandy at all but Interesting in a pilsner. 12 oz can Long Live the Can! That whole traditional can thing always bothered me. Kegs are metal!
Syzzer (616) - Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Drank from can. 4th of July with family. Light, clearish color with hay yellow tint. Carbonation like carb water. Light wheat, vague flavor. 2.05 bd. 8.5 bry drinkable. 8.8 dad smoothe and light
MarinEvelyn (684) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light citrus straw aroma and taste. Yeast. Light crisp and refreshing, not much to really say about this one.
beerbaaron (1681) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light gold, decent white head. After having a few pilsner lately lacking in hops... finally some adequate hops. Earthy hops. Mineral water. Cracker malt. Light peppery. Sweet but not overly. Nice and crisp. Refreshing and great drinkability.
r464 (2044) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Punchy, lightly malty. A bit of citrus and bread which leads to a nice, dry, hoppy finish. An altogether nice canned pilsener.
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. The look is clear, white head, and yellow in color. The smell is a grainy floral sweetness and straw. The taste is sweet, grainy, malt, and ok.