TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 Pale blonde. Rapidly dwindling fizzy dirty white foam. Zingy, spicy laced aroma with lemon zest, minerals, grass, and straw. Beautiful carbonation: expansive and fluffy. Full straw-like, bready malt flavors capped by a lightly coarse, floral tinged bitterness brushing the back of the throat. Lingering metallic notes accompanied by traces of dough. A simplistic, yet flavorful pilsner.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pale straw color. Nose of light corn and cereal grains. Sweet and floral hints as well. Exceptional cleanup. Lots of clean, smooth maltiness.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
grainy honey aroma, kinda cloudy, weak honey flavors not enough crispness or hop presence
beerguy101 (5357) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty. A medium bodied pilsner. Fresh and clean. Nice spicy hops, with a mild malt backbone. Pilsner are not one of my favorite styles, but this one is very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well-built pilsener and unlike the typical American micro interpretation of the style (Victory, Tupper, North Coast). This adheres rigidly to the German Pils framework. Tasts much like Einbecker or perhaps Bitburger. Fills out its frame marvelously. Would like to drink this in quantity.
666seth (229) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
uhhhh, one of the best Pilsner beers brewed in america! Got to visit those guys in Davis! nnice malty taste with dry hoppy finish! Love it!
Crit (3809) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Think it was called Lager when I had it
Sparkling dark gold. Malt nose and taste
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little aroma and only a vague malt flavor. Made for the Bud drinkers I guess. Good light pils but without distinction.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 25, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mainly clear dark straw. Small, compact white froth. Very slow carbonation. German hop aroma met with wet grass and bready malts. Sharp, tingly and bracingly crisp. Nice initial hop charge of spicy Hallertau. Lemon rind aftertaste. Light body. Quenching, dry malt flavor of toasted white bread. Gentle slickness. Clean, fresh tasting with no residue. Finishes with mineral hints and a toasty counter to the hop bitterness. Very nice.
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Acrid aroma. Mellow taste with a bit of the back of the mouth bitters.