fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC
Blond color. Nice aroma of Saaz, with hay notes. Some malt and a lot of hop, crispy. Quite good.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hop Devil. Aroma is vegetal, thick, beets and radish. Ugly yellow pour with no head. I noted german hops in the flavor, a touch of breadiness, grime, unripe fruit... at once too thick and too thin in the mouth. Came across more as a german pils to me.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Southhampton. Deep yellow gold in color with a little white head. Hoppy malty aroma. Hoppy and malty flavor. Crisp and refreshing. Smooth tasting. Finish is malty. Full bodied. Easy drinking. Very nice beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the publick house. Damn. Phil knows how to make every style very well. This one poured a very nice crystal clear medium gold with a nice lasting white head and good lace. Aroma is very bready, with lots of malt- like liquid bread, and a lot of spicy continental hops. Flavor is loaded with saaz- spicy and floral, with a gread bready malt backbone. Full bodied for a pilsner and is very smooth and easy drinking. One of the best czech style pilsners in the world.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at SHPH. Gold with a small head Wht they serve beer at the brewpub in cold pint glasses is beyond me, but that’s a whole different story. Taste is rich with quality grains and nicely hopped. Starts off smooth and perfectly carbonated and stays that way throughout.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Very clear, golden coloured beer with a thin but sticky white lace. Aroma is lightly floral and Saazy. Somewhat light, but still there. Some fairly light bready maltiness, a bit of diacetyl, but nothing out of the ordinary. Flavour is well-hopped, fairly assertive bitterness, flowery hops and light pale malt. Good hoppy flavour but the malts lack that distinctive decocted richness that makes it truly bohemian. Still decent.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Publick House. Clear, medium golden color with no head at all. Light bready malty aroma. The commercial description aptly describs this brew as crisp and clean. Super smooth and very easy to drink. A really good pilsener.
desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden body with no head. Aroma is full of Saaz-y goodness and bready malts. Flavor more of the same, with a lot of grassy and herbal character and a good dose of Saaz bite, finishing off sweet and clean. A truly good pilsener; right on the money!
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice, malty, crispy pilsner. Perfectly balanced breadiness with a hint of sweetness. Very full-bodied, and really just a great pilsner, in the Czech style. The grains linger on the palate, and the hops are very light in the background. True to the style, very smooth and very refreshing.
notalush (5393) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewpub - this is, quite simply, the best pilsener I’ve ever had - perfect clarity, with a nice head retention - extraordinarily floral aroma, almost saison-like in that respect, but the distinct pils hop aroma is there, along with a light, bready malt - the flavor is mildly sweet and quite buttery, with the floral character of the aroma really coming through, along with some very nice light fruity esters (mostly berries) - everything ends with a crisp, hop bite and lingering sweetness on the tongue - really great stuff.