peteinSD (958) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Light yellow color with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light toasted malt with biscuit and some background herbal hops. Taste is clean with biscuit, toasted malt, minimal sweetness, and light bitter hops. Clean mouthfeel. NIce beer.
essexcalf (170) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle brought back from the US, by a friend. 12 fluid ounces. Clear, light straw yellow. No head, just a few clumps of bubbles. Moderate carbonation. Aroma - Typical pilsner, but with some unusually fragrant, floral and lightly citrussy hops. Clean, light, lagery malt. Lightlly yeasty. Taste - As expected from aroma. Typical lager, but hoppier than usual and with more (dry) citrussy flavours. Light bitterness. Slightly dry finish, with some light noble hop aromas lingering. Medium-light body. Crisp, clean, refreshing. A decent lager, with some good hop flavours.
DrSilverworm (2732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Bottled 5/21/12. Clear yellow color. Thin white head. Some ropes and dots of lace. Nice, crisp lighter carbonation. Tasty peppercorn aroma. Lightly spicy hops, some multigrain malts. Definitely a spice - leaning pils, but I don’t mind that. Nice light bitter taste. Very satisfying. Would recommend. Didn’t care for the DIPA, but these Starr Hill guys make a nice pils.
Suttree (4453) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright yellow, with a thin white head. Grainy, grassy hop aroma. Nicely sweet at first, then grass, biscuit, and a nice crisp hop bite. I think I’ve gotten hung up on the word "grassy" as a descriptor. I never used t use it, but now I say it all the time. Weird.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is standard latex - hay hops with a corn like malt and exactly to style. The appearance is golden with a clumpy head. The taste is like the aroma and yummy, The palate is average. Overall a perfect example of the style.
tvazteca (18) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alot about this beer disappoints. It doesn’t have a strong Hop (saaz) aroma that I love from my Pils. It’s not pretty at all. It’s a little heavy on the Carbonation. But in all honestly, it drinks so excellently. The taste is crisp and refreshing and it leaves a nice hop bitter aftertaste. Approved!
ben4321 (3003) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Capital Ale-Innsbrook, 11/21/12
Aroma: The nose is malty, with some cereal/grains, some grass, spice, and a little fruit
Appearance: This one pours a golden color with small white head and some light lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, but the malts and hops are a little more crisp and clean
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a clean/crisp mouthfeel, and a lightly dry finish
Between visiting a few Breweries/Brewpubs and making an effort to drink local, I managed to make this one my 25th VA rating of my Thanksgiving visit to my original stomping grounds, increasing my VA ratings to over 80. The local RVA (and the rest of the VA) beer scene has really improved from the days of Legend Brown and not much else. As for the beer, I thought this was a decent Pils, but it wasn’t a whole lot more than that.
PotjeBier (960) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, gift from Bierkonijn, thanks Jan! Clear pale golden color. White head with not much retention. Aroma’s of grass, grain, malty sweetness. Flavor has malty sweetness with hints of grassy hops. Light bodied. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish, could have used a bit more of a hop-bite. Decent pilsener though.
mansquito (2506) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Giant : Pours golden with small head. Aroma is German hops, grass, and a hint o skunks. Taste is bitter, and the bitterness is sustained throughout. Nice and crisp. This was way better than I thought it would be.
jefcon (1205) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy and crisp, with a light palate and some malt. Fairly forgettable, but a nice summer companion pils. None of the cardboard mustiness of more-poorly-made pilsner.