deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured clear gold with a white head that was bubbly and dissipated quickly. Aroma had notes of grain, bread and hay with a bit of grassy hops. Flavor was similar, mainly grains with just a bit of grassy hops.
DocLock (9984) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow in color, with aroma of slight malt and corn. Tastes rather bland, but a slight notch above BMC stuff. I can’t believe that this used to be the "beer snob" favorite at many Penn State parties.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, light yellow with a minuscule white head that diminishes quickly. No lacing. Corn, hay, metallic aroma. Taste is sweet corn, metallic astringency. Seltzer water body. Lively carbonation. Quick, sweet finish.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Clear yellow color. Bubbles on the side of the glass. Minimal white head. Good crisp and smooth not-overdone carbonation, drier finish. Very easy to drink, refreshing lager. Good bread aroma, light bit of hayish barnyardy hops. Inoffensive taste, just a very light bitterness, good sweet taste. Solid pils. Great to enjoy with mac and cheese.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 BOTTLE: Ugg - green bottle pilsner. Pours straw yellow, mild head. Skunky grainy aroma and taste. Drain pour.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A classic euro-lager-- pale yellow, big foamy head, green skunky hop edge and a dry finish. Many find them boring, but I like ’em!
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle from a German junk-shop, 35.5cl) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond fluffy foam. Papery and slightly sour-doughy malty aroma with notes of grassy hops. Mildly bitter and sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest if not flat carbonation. Strawy and doughy pale malty taste with notes of cheap and grassy hops; moderately dry and slightly bitter hoppy finish with grassy notes and a bit of cardboard. Dull. 06.VII.12
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Northside Tavern. Pours a clear pale gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of malt, mild hops, grain, cereal, grass, and straw. Flavor follows suit, with just the lightest bit of funk- and this I appreciate because so many other German macros have an unmistakable, unpleasant funk to them. I’d rather have that dialed back, and SPG does so. Light mouthfeel, active carbonation, crisp finish and minimal aftertaste. Nothing special, but not awful for the style.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Mmmmm, skunk. Damn you green bottle and your hop-sullying ways. Pale gold, thin white head. The aforementioned skunk, some pale malt still pokes through though. Flavour probably used to be good. Nice malt backbone and enough bitterness left to almost distract you from the smell of a polecat’s ass (but not quite)
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear yellow with white head, aroma has notes of some grass, biscuit. Taste is nice hoppy up front, some biscuit and pils malt, finishing slightly bitter. Fairly nice, drinkable.