Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with normal head. Tastes liike a heavier pilsner....or a bit like a light pale. Nice light fruit and malt. Very tasty beer...great for a hot summer Houston night.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Very clear golden with medium head. Bit of a crisp spicy aroma. A fairly tasty pils that may have hit the style they were looking for dead on. Nice refreshing beer that would be tasty on a hot day.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22 oz bottle: $3.39 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) This light golden and fully hazy brew poured with hundreds of large, subsurface bubbles clinging to the glass. Within a few minutes, they all lost their grip of the glass and joined their heady brethren atop the beer. However, the creamy, white head maintains a thin but complete layer for the session. It tastes moderately bitter and certainly hoppy enough to be in nice balance with the moderately flavorful pale malts. But this doesnít taste like a pilsener, which with the ale yeast, I guess itís not supposed to, but instead, it tastes more like a light bodied and fairly snappy pale ale. Itís a bit fruity and sweet, lacking the clean, dry palate of a classic pilsener, and thatís okay because it doesnít claim to be a classic pilsener. In contrast, the aroma is dry and grainy, with a little bit oí stinky feet. The more I drink of this, the more I think gently malty "pale ale". Itís tasty and enjoyable, but not enough to make me crave another bottle.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clouded yellowy amber appearance. Malty, citrus fruit aroma. Mild palate, lightly malty with plenty of hop citrus bite.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fan favorite at the Bellingham April Brewís Day. This alt beer is light and fluffy with fluttering of hops and a honey base. There are definite summer characteristics here that make it an excellent seasonal: fresh wheat, dry hay, and a subtlety that makes for very easy drinking. Very nice, and definitely a crowd pleaser.
Kwiskwis (11) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
A great one from Snoqualmie. Iíve got a buddy that lives in Snoqualime and we always buy it from the brewery in the growler to go. Fruity taste and a butter palate. Not my fav from Snoqualmie
IndianaRed (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Pours a hazy very light yellow amber with a huge frothy white head. Aroma was a very light malt with a healthy hops componant. Flavor was a fairly sweet doughy, taste, the alcohol was fairly obvious and there was also a slight hay and bubblegum hit. Body was very light and the feel was quite thin and watery.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge head on a golden body. Plenty of lacing. Malty aromas with some honey and sweet hops. For some reason, Iím thinking of limon when smelling this. The same holds true for the flavors. Along with that, there is a touch of bitter hops and a slight roast or caramel. Slight tang to the palate, finishing watery and bitter.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: very light gold, plenty of floaties and gusher type head and lacing. The nose is not very clean with notes of sour mash and lemons. The flavor is light and bitter with a light sweetness in the finish and some adjuncts. Not the best of beers, itís not summer anymore.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours light golden, medium white pancake batter like head, copious amounts of carbonation, small particles floating about, with fairly attractive lacing. † Aroma is sweet, somewhat candy like, with notes of pears and apples. † Up front I get an interesting bitterness, a bit metallic in some sense, yet slightly herbal in another (from the corn maybe?). † Not sure if the "alt style" is what I want in a Pilsener. † Finish is indeed dry with a somewhat pleasant hop bitterness and earthy tinge. † I applaud them for trying something different, but it just wasnít working for me.