EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft a Max’s. A reasonable, though not spectacular pilsner. Very pale, clear straw-yellow pour. Strong cereal aroma with grassy hop notes. Not quite has good a flavor as the aroma suggests. Yeast and cereal dominate with a moderate hop finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt nose, just a touch of grassy hops. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, some lemon and grass, light honey. Decent.
goozen (3753) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,25ltr: Also one of the better Belgian Pilseners, clear golden colour and an well balanced sweetbitter taste.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks the part; gold water with an uneven tuft in Octo’s glass, a clumping white slick in mine. Aroma has banana, Munich-like honeyed biscuit, rubber, Hershey’s peanut butter cups squirted with lime- odd for a pils, but not without charm. Paper and almond flavour with an attractive, lingering aftertaste of egg custard and nutmeg like Badger. Off-kilter Belgian pils, and an unexpectedly pleasant experience.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft atBlue Monk, straw colored pour. Light aroma. Flavor is grassy hops, grains, saaz. Decent pils, decent beer
Jerre (3089) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap byvisit the brewery 03.07.2010.
Clear yellow color, with white head.
Aroma sweet, grain-malts.
Taste like an regular lager, bit sweet, malts, and little hops.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BXL. Pours a clear golden straw yellow with a large white head. Crisp grain, light citrus. Light and grainy, crackery. Smooth and gently sweet. Quite crisp. Ends with a little more grain and cracker.
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Sunswick, during Belgian Beer Fest. I’m surprised this beer doesn’t get more love; I found it to be an excellent Pilsner. Poured clear gold with a soft, white head. Nose of crisp malts and light sugar. Flavor was crisp with mild sweetness and pleasant bitters on the tail. Light to medium in body with refreshing carbonation. Everything I would want from a Pils.
Slipstream (2423) - USA - MAR 8, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was on tap at Spuyten Duyvil, and it was not a very exciting beer. Pretty light, sweet, biscuity pilsner. Not much hop action, and it is similar to East European brews.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Max’s Belgian Fest, called Strubbe Pils: Pours a bright transparent golden with a thin, stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh saaz hops and clean pale malt. Starts with good fullness for the style and nice, fresh noble hops with a clean, smooth finish. A good, true to style and very drinakble pilsner. From the looks of the other ratings, this may not actually be the beer I had.