ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Location: Draft at Zeppelin Hall, 4/1/11
Aroma: The aroma is floral and grassy mostly, some spice, it is rather crisp and clean
Appearance: The pour is pretty clear, golden colored, with a white head
Flavor: It has that classic pilsner flavor, crisp and clean hops and malts
Palate: It is fairly light and (I’ll say it again) crisp and clean, the drinkability is extremely high
I’m actually a little surprised that I have never rated this one before, as it is probably my favorite of the pilsners from the big German breweries. It’s a great example of a crisp, clean, highly drinkable pilsner. I know I may have been a bit redundant in this review, but it wasn’t intentional, it just kind of happened.
RexTalionis (2003) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Viktualienmarkt in München. Poured clear golden in colour with white creamy head. Malty and slighlty buttery aroma. Malty and light hoppy in taste. A bit bitter in finish.
Willem (7) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unmistakable taste of noble hops. Crisp, clean finish. Excellent Pilsener overall. however, I have found that different batches dont always taste exactly the same. Maybe they need to be quite fresh- I suspect the less-satisfactory ones Ive tasted could have been older batches. However, my overall experience (for over 20 years) has been really good. And its the one beer where the second beer tastes even better than the first!
scarletfire65 (829) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle into a fluted pilsner. Slow pour by the bartender left no head. Nose was weak, some hints of straw and corn. Flavor profile was the same. Definitely not the freshest bottle. Had some flaws on the finish - tasted slightly "cooked" like it sat in a warm warehouse or delivery truck. Probably would have rated higher if it had been fresher, in general I’m not a fan of the style.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Poured a clear light amber with a super thin head. Nose is grassy with a hint of malt. Cleaner lines might have helped. But fairly crisp mostly malty finish.
Nikiel (831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear piss yellow with quickly reducing foam. Is possibly the best imported Pils I’ve had, with crisp flavors and a hop bite.
Bierkrug (1984) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Part of the Great Munich Beer Raid 2010. On tap in Germany. Light golden colour with a large foamy and shortlived head. short sweetness wich is overwhelmed by the beers bitternes. Light to medium body, with lots of carbonation.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lucent gold, thick white head, light body, medium carbonation.
Aroma: lots of noble hops.
Taste: lots of noble hops, diacetyl, and a light crackery pilsner malt background.
Very nice pilsner. Clean and balanced with a focus on the noble hop character.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow. Aroma of noble hops with with slight caramel. Well balanced noble hop taste.
DeanF (1621) - Nunavut, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very bright, almost clear yellow body, modest carbonation and huge solid head. Aroma is almost entirely hops, some alcohol. Taste is smooth with a ghostly hoppy aftertaste, easy to drink but there’s not much there. Still if you like your beer to be easy-going, this is okay.