Braudog (6249) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Golden, but visually solid even with its little head. Stiff aroma of solid grainy malt. Robustly charactered, there’s a pile of alcoholy warming on top of a big malty base. Burns the belly. A big yellow beer ... nice! (#3021, 7/15/2007)
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Square One. Pours a deep gold with a white head. Nose is quite clean, moderate sweetness from pilsner malt. Earthy and herbal/grassy hops. Noted alcohol. On tasting, really bitter. Clean malt, pilsner sweetness and a sharp alcohol note. Clean hop flavor on finish. Pretty dry for the style. Solid.
Dogbrick (11168) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear dark golden-orange pour with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Piney hops aroma with notes of malt in the background. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has notes of pine and grainy malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Not necessarily what I would expect out of a "Double Pilsener" but it kind of works. Pretty good overall.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#1065, on tap at the brewery enjoyed with my Dad when he was in town visiting. Just a note. I LOOOOOVE the style and am always very excited to see when someone gives this a shot. Golden slightly hazy with a medium white head that hung around for a while. Nose is sweet, present with a big kick of sugar alcohol and hops. The taste has some seriuoous malts and alcohol, fresh crisp and clean. It sours later and warms to more of an IPA presence. NICE.
phaleslu (9252) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear, bright yellow gold with a small white head and lace. Aroma of crackers, pale malts, grass, hay, and paper. Flavor of pale, sweet, and bready malts, crackers, straw, cereal, and booze. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a malty, boozy mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
wxman (1725) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours a clear bright yellow with a nice thick small bead white head. Aroma is bready and grassy. Taste is sweet pale malt, bread dough and mown grass. Slight hop bitterness. Very good, for what’s basically a ML.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 7/23/2007. From the brewpub. Filtered and deep golden hue. Skim white head. Mild nose. Good body and moderate palate. Thick yet smooth. Good light malts. Dry and sticky. Good mix between smooth and dry. Mild yet noticeable burn. Not too bad.
vyvvy (5529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with a bone white head. Very faint aroma, I’m only noticing a sweeter version of pils malt. The flavor starts rich and fruity with a light spice kick, some alcohol warmth and only a bit of the traditional pils traits from the malt. The finish has harsh spice and some hops that are more on the earthy / woody side that would be expected. The body is quite cloying. This tastes like the strongest abv beer I’ve had at Square One. An okay beer, but I like others from the brewery better.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery, served in a shaker. SODP pours clear and brass-colored with little to no head. The aroma is very subtle with a touch of sweet grains. The body is slightly soft as a Pilsener should be but the hop bill is most un-Pilsener like. The finish is long and grainy.
musinj6 (496) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light gold clear with small head. Bready malt aromas with lineup hops. Medium bodied. A little chewy. Small carbonation. Very long finish with well controlled bitterness. Good but not in the clasic pilsner sense. More of an ale.