esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly hazed pale straw yellow with a large fading off-white topper. Aroma is of a bag of corn chips right out of the gate and mostly just grains, earthy hops and a touch of lemon. Taste is uninspiring and I’m getting way to much corn here. Noble, pale with a touch of fruit, some burnt malt and a bit of fruit and a mild bitter finish. I guess it’s what I’ve come to expect from Sprecher.
nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500ml bottle. Hazy, unfiltered yellow-tan. Thin, creamy, steady white head. Harsh, garbage aroma. Butter, putrid sourness. Holy crap this beer is infected and disgusting. This might be the last beer I ever buy from them..this is god awful. Like a beer from a bad Ukranian brewery, this one tastes radioactive and supremely off. Cheap and easily accessible but absolutely disgusting. Only the most hardcore tickers shouldnt avoid this offensive swill.
Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from the brewery. Great summer beer, refreshing after a very hot Milwaukee day. Nice foam head retained on mellow yellow body. A little cheese but mostly pleasant aroma. Easy mouthfeel and a good drinker.
BVery (5152) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Sprecher tour/reserve tasting. Light orange pour, clear, with a white head. Saaz hop/sweatsock nose. Bright palate with carbonation. Great taste of grain and hop, very clean. Paired it with 10-year cheddar, very nice.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a creamy white head. The aroma was sweet and bready, with some lemon zest accenting.. a tad skewed toward the sugars, but solidly presented. The flavor found more honey than bread at the core, with lemon and earthy bitter notes around.. a little spice and tanginess worked well on the back-end.. again too sweet to be refreshing. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. grainy at times.. aiight overall.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Ah, how I had hopes for another session beer to dial up regularly during this infernal summer. Uninspiring pour, a clearish gold with a disconcertingly low level of carbonation. Nose is initially a bit dry but soon reveals the Sprecher house malt profile, slightly more assertive than one would like. Mouthfeel a bit bland and watery, with just a wee tickle. Palate is a bit slick. The flavors don’t alter this impression too much. While there are certainly noble hops detectable, and decently pleasant, there’s a bit too much balance here (maybe we should think of "proper ratios" as a more appropriate term than mere "balance") for the true pils quality to get an airing.
Nephilium (1222) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild hop aroma to start off. Pours a clear light straw, with a fluffy white head. Slight crisp taste, with a bit of sweet malt. Hints of corn and caramel. An easy drinking beer, not bad, but there are much better pilsners out there.
TURDFERGUSON (3759) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden with a small white head. Nose is grainy and malty, with some light butter and herbal hops. Flavor is grainy and buttery. Damnit.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a couple single 16-oz bottles at Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a decent and well-retained off-white head that leaves behind some thick lacing. Aroma of golden grain pils malt, a hint of spice, light citrus, and soft lager yeast. When served cold, it has a more Bohemian Pils aroma. As it warms up, more of the Saaz hops comes out. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of noble hops, golden grain malt and a hint of citrus zest. Finish has a spicy nobel hop aftertaste comparable to an American Pale Ale followed by a lingering bitterness. A touch more nobel hop spice than I am used to which hides some of the Pils malt. Surely it can please both the pils and hophead drinkers alike. One of Sprecher’s better newest beers in quite some time.