MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 Oz bottle poured into a flute, nice lasting head with some lacing, bread, hay, citrus, dough, lightly hopped, could drink all day
trapped (1526) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Albion. Clear bright yellow with small off-white foamy head, malt aroma, high carbonation, crisp malt taste, abrupt finish. Very nice specimen of the Pilsner category.
phillybass (52) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the best Pilseners in America and holds its own against the best European Piseners. In my opinion this beer is based on the Stoudts Golden Lager but with more hops.
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Monks. Brilliant gold pour with a creamy white head. Nose of lightcut grass. Peppered straw. A bit of biscuit malty sweetness. Pleasant, easy going flavor. Lemon zest accents. Light bready malts. A touch of slightly peppery noble hops. Dry finish. Pillowy carbonation. Good.
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Starkes Hopfenaroma. Für ein Pils viel zu fruchtig. Geschmack ebenfalls eher wie ein Pale Ale. Etwas muffig.
gueuze (661) - - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hell, klar. Geruch leicht malzig mit leichter Hopfennote. Bitter zum Ende. Leider ein bisschen nachhängend, aber sonst gut getroffen!
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think I had this long, long before, in a pre-Ratebeer life. On tap at Philly airport. Poured a clear light gold, nice head. Aroma was lightly of Pils malts, spicy and grassy hops. Flavor matched, good balancing bitterness. Wish the hop flavors had been a bit more pronounced, but a solidly made brew. Very clean.
Jabah (222) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very smooth crisp beer. One of the best pils that I’ve had, that wasn’t an imperial pilsner. There are still many that I haven’t tried, especially from Europe, but as far as American microbrews are concerned this is spot on. Has a pale yellow color, clear light texture. Tastes of wheat, barley,, very light hops. Highly recommended if looking for something on the lighter side.
MarkoR (776) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Glen’s Garden Market, in DC. Pours a golden colour with small white head. Very decent pilsner. Refreshing.
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear tellow color. Aroma of peppery straw. Taste is citrus and straw. Decent.
malvrich (122) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Brown bottle into pilsner glass.
A: Lightly golden brightish yellow with a good finger of jagged, well lasting head. Decent lacing. Carbonation seems to lesson quite a bit after a couple minutes.
S: Definite bready malts with a spicy note that I attribute to the hops but maybe sort of toasty too.
T: Much like the smell but the spicy hop character is much more fleshed out. The heavy bread/toast flavor has not died out though, creating a balance that I find both unusual and pleasant. There is a bottom note that I do not get in the nose, Which I’ll say is pleasantly surprising.
M: Light as expected, but surprisingly "there" with a slight bitter oiliness that turns dry at the finish. Carbonation is a bit light but certainly passable.
O: Impressive! This is what I’ve been enjoying finding in the pilsner style. Straight simple and refreshing. Quite distinctive beer but not much to overcomplicate or muck up the taste. Refreshing as hell but way too good for the lawnmower! Too bad this is so expensive at $12/6 or I’d buy it regularly.