jgb9348 (5465) - 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 (6509) - 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
Dorwart (2497) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
White frothy head. BIG carbonation. Light, crisp lemon aroma with some hops. Lemony flavor that is light and crisp also. Bit of wheat and malt in there. Color is a light gold ginger ale color. Finish is bready and malty with some hops presence. A decent brew in the usually bad pilsner style.
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Pilsner pours a pretty light lemon yellow with a tall frothy white head. Clean Saaz hop aroma. Light body but the nice thing about this is it has a nice full round dryness that keeps it interesting. Very nice Pilsner worth seeking out.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light clear yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is mixture of hay and fruit. Flavor is nice and crisp with fruit undertastes and a slightly dry finish. Very enjoyable pils.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stoudtsberg. Pretty good pils. I like them a little hoppier but this was pretty crisp and clean. The pils can go from pretty good to HORRIBLE really fast for me so this gets my seal of approval.