viverlee (18) - - FEB 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Got a sixer on a friend’s recommendation, and I couldn’t be more conflicted. Everyone other one has been highly drinkable or borderline poor. The diehards will say you can’t get a good pils here, that the only place it’s good enough and fresh enough is Eastern Europe. I won’t concede that they’re right, even if this is a pint in their favor.
STYLE: Czech Pilsner
LOOK: Clear gold, easily one of the most transparent beverages I’ve ever seen. I wasn’t able to generate a head, but it was interesting to see bubbles cling to the outside rather than rush up the middle, tornado style.
NOSE: Pizza dough, buttered corn stalks, unpopped popcorn.
MOUTH: Daring to be unimaginative. Canned vegetables, mostly corn water, which speaks more to the lack of freshness than the taste. I feel like I just drank a single blade of grass. It’s difficult to drink slowly, so thin and light. The style, I know. But there has to be more to do it for me. A little white pepper on the finish helps.
Beeradvocate Rating: 79
ratebeer Rating: 48
Hayward Abbey Rating: 77
Taboada (389) - Compostela (Galiza), - NOV 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 mml bottle tasted on the 04/11/2014. Hazy yellow-golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grains and malts. Taste is light with presence of cereals and lights hops. Aftertaste is dry but poor. Next one please!
tnkw01 (1195) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden color with a medium head. Aroma and taste was a well balanced smell and flavor. Not a bad beer.
angel77 (1097) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 33 cl en el momento el 15-09-2014 en la plaza de la catedral de Oviedo. Una pilsner con saborea maltosos y cuerpo medio de 5.2 vol con paso por boca suave. Refrescante.
gschrade (778) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste grain, grass, lightly sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog rating on 8-24-2012 (Bottled on 01/18/2012) This beer’s appearance is a small smooth white head that mostly diminishes, transparent yellow body, extremely fizzy, fast rising carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is grainy, malt, grass and floral hops. The flavor is lightly bitter, grassy hops, grainy, and malt. The mouthfeel of this beer is moderate carbonation and this is a light bodied beer. This beer is easy to drink, but the flavor did not leave me wanting this beer again. It is not a bad flavor, it just needs more of it.
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5589-20130715] Bottle. Grainy wet cereal fruit aroma. Slightly hazy, light yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Wet straw cereal flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3+/7/3/13) 3.2
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-24-23-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance –Pours a deeper yellow- golden colored brew with a one half finger pure white head. The head fades rather slowly, leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – A musty and grainy aroma create the base of the brew. Mixed with these smells are a lighter grassy and herbal smell as well as a little bit of a papery aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly grainy flavor with hints of a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances the sweetness fades more, with a slightly herbal and grassy hop flavor coming to the tongue. The hop flavors remain relatively light, but persist to the end of the taste, where the grassy flavors then grow a bit stronger, leaving a lightly bittered and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –For a 5.2% abv. pilz ,the body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thickness takes away from the refreshing nature ever so slightly (very slightly), but accentuates the more herbal and grassy hop flavors of the brew. Overall it is a pretty decent feel.
Overall – A decently easy drinking and refreshing brew. Nothing too flavorful or special, but good for what it is meant for; a somewhat crisper, easy drinking, and refreshing brew to drink while sitting and conversing with friends.
maekchu (2300) - 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 (3611) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - 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.