CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muchas Gracias to Durhambeer for sending this long-wanted Classic German Pilsner my way!
Pours a pretty pale golden color with a medium sized white head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is a touch sweet, with some cidery and light fruity hop character.
The flavor is very crisp and nicely dry. Plenty of noble hop character to go around, very herbal, a touch peppery with a big bitterness. The beer has a touch of cidery sweetness and some crisp and husky malt flavors.
jackl (5823) - 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 (508) - 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. FŁr ein Pils viel zu fruchtig. Geschmack ebenfalls eher wie ein Pale Ale. Etwas muffig.
gueuze (642) - - 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 nachhšngend, aber sonst gut getroffen!
Kinz (3527) - 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 (218) - 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 Iíve had, that wasnít an imperial pilsner. There are still many that I havenít 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 (730) - 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 Glenís Garden Market, in DC. Pours a golden colour with small white head. Very decent pilsner. Refreshing.
Travlr (16434) - 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 (110) - 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 Iíll 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 Iíve 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 Iíd buy it regularly.
rondphoto (2942) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Clear medium amber with a full white head cover, streaks of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that is countered by medium hops on the swallow, with both parts lingering in a medium finish. In one sense, a basic brew, but oh, so very well done. Balanced, low abv, tasty, perfect for relaxing or sessioning. Recommended.
joejames (366) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow, two finger head, some lacing and retention. Aroma of hay and Saaz hops. Taste is wonderfully balanced between the noble saaz hop bitter and the light malts. Light bodied, lively bitterness and crisp mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter and clean with notes of honey, light citrus, wildflowers and grass. This is a great pilsner!