ThisWangsChung (747) - 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 doesn’t 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. It’s properly light, but the hops don’t 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.
maekchu (2059) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from 99 Bottles (Federal Way, WA). Meaty, chicken stock nose, or maybe cat food, with lots of yeastiness. Pale straw color, big creamy head. Heavy grassiness, yeast, and some assertive bittering, and more yeast. Thin-medium body. Tastes like a grassy meat stew with some candy mixed in. Overall, not really as bad as that sounds. Way too yeasty.
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours clear gold with a small, white head. It has a grainy, cereal malt aroma. It tastes of sweet, grainy malt and mild noble hops bitterness. It’s a decent light bodied beer, but not something I’m likely to look for again.
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pilsener. Why? Well, its a pilsener by style, why would it be in any other glass.
The appearance was a slight hazy yet tried to have a slight transparent yellow color. Light carbonation was seen rising to fill a two finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace.
The smell was somewhat grassy/yet grainy with a light sweet malts.
The taste was basically the same and it left a quick dry sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and came across fairly sessionable. The carbonation finished smooth and crisp and felt exactly like a pilsener should be.
Overall, good job Southern Tier, I’d have this again.
kenter2000 (41) - , Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, smooth, and a flavor I can’t quite place. IS the flavor a genuine lost ingredient? Some grain forgotten by the ages? Some morsel from a garden that never was and a soil that cannot be? What are those lost tastes? And WHERE ARE THEY? Do they fall out of existence like crumbs in the cracks of a cushion?
I searched out this beer. I remembered it fondly from a cold basement in February. The beer was paid for by someone else and I sipped the beverage as I also fiddled on my yellow gibson les paul. 6 months later I stumble into a random liquor store and suddenly remember it as the only place in town that carries the eurotrash. Perhaps I wanted to go back to the cold cement basement? Perhaps I wanted to venture beyond that, to that realm where forgotten flavors float just out of tongue space?
Blairgus (2588) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
27 July 2014, bottle. light yellow, clear, some bubbles. nose is skunk lemon pils hops. thin/med body and mildly fizzy. skunk pils hops and mildly sweet cereal malt. skunk finish. meh.
Whatup14 (704) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 355ml. Couleur dorée translucide, mousse blanche fuyante laissant une légère dentelle. Arôme de malt pils, citronné, herbes. Goût de malt, céréales, citron, légère amertume. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-faible.
Jimsal27 (232) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. A very nice, light but flavorful pilsner. Sessionable. Will drink again.
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold with a white head. Light grass and malt aroma. Flavor is a very subtle grassy hop note with some dry and stale malts. Unimpressive.
TXBadger (1336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I picked this one up simply for the name. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose without much else; same for the palate. Finishes fairly clean.
Hanuta06 (320) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: light hop and malt.
Appearance: very small, white initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, medium-yellow body.
Taste: lightly sour, citrusy initial flavor and lightly sweet finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: not bad.