ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I usually have a draught pint or two of this stuff every time I go to Hop Devil in NYC. Most recently had it on 1/12/07 there.
Frothy, stark white head is full and shows moderate retention, providing low to moderate lacing. Lots of carbonation in the clear, copper-golden liquid.
Dusty, peppery hops indicate some type of Saaz or Kent goldings, seemingly. Dry, not overly aromatic and only lightly herbal-grassy (very dry, yellow grassiness). Highly attenuated soda bread-like malt notes, carbonic acid and a very clean, mildly crisp yeastiness on the finish. Warming allows light honey, but it’s pretty few and far between. Little bit of cardboard/paperiness in the aroma as well.
Wet cardboard and paper are strong in the filtered, extremely light body. Seltzer water and some white bread with a slight bit of honeyish malts are the extent of the main flavor, with strong pepperiness from the hops. Light stints of bitterness provide a cleansing, crisp palate, but it could be 100 times hoppier and still not be overdone. Acetyldehyde present in moderate, but noticeable quantities, giving it that strong, blanding paperiness and light sour apple-like flavor. Highly carbonated, too much so probably. No alcohol evident.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Very pale straw colour, thin white head. Aroma is quite grassy. Thin bodied with light pale malt and grassy hops. Even a bit of adjunctly character. Hop flavour is okay, grassy and floral. I don’t think I’d revisit this one.
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale gold, heavily carbonated to slowly collapsing, dense white head. Grain and a bit of seawater. Weird nose. Dry (pale) malty taste, with a slight sourish edge; no doubt this is just the CO² coming through. Slightly fizzy, quite slick all the same for a pils. Aftertaste is slightly sweetish, even a bit maize-like. Not a bad pils. The brewery is very sympatico, maybe it reflects on the beer somehow?
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Hop Devil Grill,. Clear yellow with a small head. Aroma is light lemon with some corn. Taste is light and sweet with a sort of dull carbonation. Nice light hoppiness in the back, this stuff isnt too bad at all. Tasty.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 25 cl) A name that promises a lot... Pale golden beer with a decent head. Rather watery body with a creeping, slow bitterness in the palate. 051297
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla and butter aroma. Pale golden color, white head, good lace. Light sweet, hoppy, butter, very sparkling. Strange pils and technically probably not the best but I like the strange butterness and other flavors in this strange pils.