Salmoniform (477) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tallboy can to glass. Straw hue with delicate white head and suspended particulates. Aroma is cereal, straw, sulphur, corn, floral, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a floral sulphuric following and clean finish. Overall this is a nice Czech-style lager.
stevoj (2018) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice thick and chewy pilsner, lots of suspended articles in this deep golden brew. Initial abundant airy head fades, but lasts to the bottom. Aroma and taste of malt first most, hay, grass, light hops. Slight hops tanginess on the finish.
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has a lot of corn and grains in there, and seems like an average lager. Taste is fairly dry for a lager, and has relatively little substance to it. Meh.
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon.
Aroma: light floral hop.
Appearance: small, frothy, white, initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, medium yellow body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: light body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent pils. Great flavor.
tatinek (40) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, pours pale yellow to slightly orange with one finger white head which held fairly well. It is crystal clear in my glass. Well balanced slightly sweet taste though I would prefer it to be a bit more hopped.
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bpreo (1520) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A delicious Czech Pilsner brewed in the United States. Great aroma, solid taste.
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pils et I ever had in a can - crisp and refreshing with an unusual amout of flavor for a pilsner - nice fresh grass and hop bite - delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nealblind (690) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear yellow pour one finger head. aroma of grapes, honey, malt, ozone, fresh linen. Flavor is wheaty, grapey, sulfur, bitter finish. Some nice crisp yet creamy palate going on.
ericdevin (673) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and can at 16 Tons Taphouse. Lovely example of the style. Pours a light golden color, good amount of head. Slight maltiness and hop aroma. Very lively, finish has a lovely complexity, hops and then sweetness. Best beer I’ve had from SOB.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 1/8/2013. After the first bottle of my shipment was flat, I was wary of the other two. But this one looks a lot more promising in my glass...
22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color with surprising haziness for the style - it appears fairly clear until the light refracts directly onto the glass, actually. There also appears to be a few yeast particles floating around. The head is a nicely creamy one finger white color. Okay retention is featured here, but I love the textured lacing left behind on the glass.
S: Rather sweet for a Czech pils - hitting on the fruitier, almost citrusy malt and ester qualities. Beneath that is a layer of zesty, grassy hop funk. Decent, but I wish it had more hops and less malts.
T: That’s weird, this tastes a bit adjuncty...not a massive presence, but it does seem to feature a bit of corn on the opening flavors. Ah well, some pilsners DO feature a small fraction of corn/rice in the mash, so I can’t char-grill it too much. There are a lot of bready, grainy malts (in slight conjunction with the subtle presence of yeast and corn), as well, while the finish has touches of grassy hops. Given a stronger hop bill, this could be great, but instead has to settle for ’fairly good’.
M: Not as clean and dry as I like my pilsners. The finish is a bit on the sweet side, and it generally sits on the tongue too heavily. Drinkability is solid, but it lacks the "OMIGAWD I JUST CHUGGED A PITCHER OF BEER IN 1 MINUTE" qualities the best in the style feature. Middling carbonation.
O: I prefer a crisper, bone dry pils (see: Prima Pils, Pilsner Urquell when it’s not skunked), but this one’s fine for what it is - though it comes across more like an American pre-prohibition pils than a Czech one. The problem here is that it seems to shoot for having some complexity instead of just being simple refreshment...and falls short at both. Still, I’d use this to wean newbs on to craft beer, if I lived in Oregon that is.