camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really light and crisp. Cereal and citrus on the palate. Little bit to sweet and one dimensional for me
UDBeernut (868) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw yellow capped by a white head. Nose of cereals and hay. Taste is a bit more sweet than I expected, some cereals followed by earth and straw on the finish. Body is light and crisp.
unclemike (1888) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Lots of grass and rough grain. A bit of paperbag. Doesnít seem overly fresh. Medium bodied. Short dry bitter end.
Elwood (2493) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a nice gold color with a small white head. The nose seems true to itís name with a good bit of euro lager mixed with a little honey sweetness and solid dose of grain. The flavor is malt heavy with a bit of noble hops. Slight grass, floral, and sweet malt notes. Decent yet lacking fulfillment.
nuplastikk (3284) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Alchemy. Slightly hazy yellow tan, hint of green. Thin, steady off-white head. Brewhouse bohemian aroma. Nails it stylistically, doughy yeast tones. Mellow easy drinker, valiant effort from ST. Not insipid, certainly has character. Not overly hopped, but quite present. A little sugary sweet, but to style I suppose. Solid offering.
adnielsen (6187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home thanks to jcnielsen. Pours a clear, golden yellow appearance with a small white head. Fairly spicy, lemony fruity, vanilla, floral, pils malty aroma. Somewhat bitter, husky grainy, floral, a bit earthy, lemon flavor. Ok.
Crash_the_dog (16) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful golden color, with a nice foamy head - great lacing. The nose is very German, with a crisp hoppyness reminiscent of old world pilsners. It's not a hearty craft beer, but it is a really, really solid homage to the German classics.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
topherh (1861) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet grainy malt, grassy notes. Flavor is sweet malt , straw and grass, some hoppy bitterness. Clean, but middle of the road and overpriced everywhere I have seen it.
ExpendableHero (656) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden beer with a thin, white head. Aromas are metallic and skunky. Tastes of barley, some wheat/citrus, and mild hoppy funk. Lively carbonation is easily noticed. Very crisp, light bodied, and refreshing. Lingering citric finish. I can see the appeal to this beer, very session worthy but overall it is quite average and one dimensional.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated 3/21/13. 12 oz bottle poured into a Kostritzer pilsner glass.
A: Pours a golden straw color typical of the style. The head is a one finger white shade. It fades quickly, nor does it leave much lacing on the glass.
S: I really like how hoppy this one is. Tons of zesty, grassy noble hops bombard my nose with only a modicum of malt sweetness coming through.
T: The flavor doesnít come across quite right; it seems to be heavy in both buttery and vegetal components. It has that green bell pepper quality I tend to dislike in some pilsners. Some sweetness builds on the midtaste which slightly wrecks the balance.
M: Not as crisp as I like in the style. Itís properly light, but the hops donít really cleanse the sweetness particularly well.
O: Merely an average pilsner; the vegetal character really hurts it. Not bad, but there are much better lagers out there.