barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from DocLock. pours a very pale yellow with a white foamy head. Pilsner is probably my least favorite style so with that in mind I will try to rate according to the style and not my taste. plenty of carbonation and the finish is dry and clean. a very good beer for the style, it’s just not my style.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very flowery aroma, sweetness abounds. Extremely pale color, almost looks like water in low light conditions. Nice amount of white head, laced along the sides of the glass. Very bitter from beginning to end, closer to an IPA type flavor than what I expected from a pilsner.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear light golden color with a decent head that laces very well and leaves almost a blanket on the sides of the glass. Nose is straw, hay, floral, with a little sourness thrown in, but all in a positive spin. Nice flowing medium body and great carbonation. A little maltier than a lot of Pils, but I really like the balance with the hop bitterness that is not quite as pronounced as in Victory’s Prima Pils or Pilsener Urquell. This is a very nice beer and it goes down easily but makes you recognize it has lots of character.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a crystal clear golden straw color with a large fluffy white head. Very effervescent. Aroma of floral hops, dough, and malty. Flavor has light malt up front and ends with some notes of lemon and spice/pepper/hop bitterness. Light bodied, crisp, and dry. Refreshing.
jgb9348 (5616) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear yellow golden coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of stale, cardboardy malt. A slight hoppiness in the scent, but nothing pleasant. Light-bodied; Tart and metallic maltiness up front with a subtle citrus taste and nothing else-no hops or sugars. Aftertaset shows a bland cardboard taste. Overall, VERY lacking-this one was way worse than expected! I’ll stick to the 765 mL bottles. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 07-December-04.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear yellow with some nice bubbling and a one-inch head. Good floral hop aroma. Flavor is quite malty with a crisp hop finish. A great pils, but still one step below Troegs Sunshine.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Sunshine yellow with spirals of microscopic bubbles. Scant frothy head leaves finely beaded lace. Spicy scented hopsin the nose- floral/perfumey/gingery (a bit of orange and pear fades along with the head); and toasted pine nut malt, which intensifies with warming. Malty flavor with zesty floral hop and a drop of honey. Crisp and more filling than expected. Perfect pinpoint carbonation. Finishes with a solid bitterness that is also floral and nutmeggy. Outstanding effort. Reminds me of excellent dry gewurztraminer.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via DocLock: Pours to a straw hue with a small but mostly lasting head a good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and floral hops (Saaz for sure), pale bready malting, light lemon and apple esters, a just a hint of allspice. The taste is what makes this beer so good. A crisp bitterness greets you and keeps you wanting more. There is a citric nature throughout and a grainy aspect too. The feel is lively and crisp, refreshing and that all you can ask of a pilsener. Overall, this is a good example of a fine German styled pils, recommended.
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good commercial discription. Straw yellow color, small white head. Aroma of Saaz(grassy and very earthy). Althought the hops dominate, it does have a crafty malt body. Well made and a pilsner that is classic for the style.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Had the chance to get this on tap at the brewery a few weeks ago but I declined to try some other rarer, newer brews instead.
This is a pretty good pils, got some hops goin on with a nice malt balance. I am absolutely in love with Stoudt’s