Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at East Village Tavern, NYC. Pours a mostly clear, yellow-gold with a strong, fluffy white head. Pungent aroma, punctuated by a considerable hop presence. Flavor is lightly sweet with faint grass and grains, but mostly bitter. Light to medium in body with fine effervescence. Finishes extremely crisp and short. Really nice beer.
bhensonb (13611) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours lightly hazy gold with a slight white head. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and grassy hop. Med body. Flavor is slightly grapey and pretty grassy. It gets a bit more grapey with time. Finishes on the bitter side. Very nice.
Tmoney99 (13068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
IBG Summer Fest. Poured hazy amber with a large creamy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Good floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced hop bitter sweet flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks egajdzis. Medium white head atop lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw/hay, light biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, straw/grass, light biscuit. Light, crisp, quite drinkable.
mcberko (12416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of very dry grassy hops, some wet horse blanket, fresh baked bread and some yeast. Flavour of dried grassy hops, freshly baked bread, and some yeasty notes. Finishes on the dry hoppy, bready notes. Very refreshing and well-brewed pilsner.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa Weekly Gathering @BT WesleyChapel-on tap-pours a retaining white head and hazy straw/yellow color. Aroma is light malt-hay, some fruit. Taste is light malt-hay, some fruit/spice hops (tettnang).
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy hops with Pils malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 once bottle at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. I’m not 100% sure who brought this but it surely wasn’t Butters as he thought it was a totally different beer. Oy! Pours a pale straw yellow color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of pale malts, some grainy notes, bread and a nice lightly grassy finish. The taste is grainy malts, apple and a grassy finish. Very dry. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 17, 2010
Source: Mac McGee’s
Appearance: hazy pale yellow, creamy white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: dry spicy cereal aroma
Flavor: dry cereal flavor, big crisp hops, lots of spicyness, light bitterness, long bitter finish
Overall: a damn fine pils
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
crossovert (10759) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have had some fantastic Keller Pilseners in Franconia but I still want to give American Brewers a chance because I ove the style and want to find a comparable brew in the US to the Franconian lagers.
This one pours a bit hazier of a color than most keller plseners. Even though they all are unfiltered the German ones seem to prefer a pale brightness that I don’t get with this beer. It is a monotonous almost whiteish gold.
The smell is more on par with a true kellerbier. It is grassy with some lime and a nice mineral water/malt body.
The flavor is pretty nice as well, doesn’t hold up to the Franconian beers but as a US beer we have a winner. Nice and bitter with an herbal, grassy bite, but a balance of pilsener malt and a nice water character.
Hats of to these guys for producing a quality lager unlike a majority of craft brewers.