joeneugs (5248) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very effervescent clear yellow color with a disappearing white head. The aroma is very floral and minerally. The flavor is the same with a nice noble hop presence and a clean palate. A little bit of aspirin in the finish that throws it a bit off for me. I’m not sure if this is the new version of their old Pilsner, but I liked the previous one better.
Earlier Rating: 5/27/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Pours golden yellow with a nice white head. The aroma is bready/grainy with some sweet corn and some grassy, noble hops. The flavor is pretty big with a full body and some bread and corn. Strong noble hop presence offsets the sweetness. The finish is nice with some earthy bitterness and a touch of sulfer. Overall, a nice flavorful pils that’s just a little too sweet for my tastes.
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a decent pils, but not outstanding. Crisp but not a real distinctive to the flavor otherwise. Still, impressed with Sudwerk.
GenDV138 (5077) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as part of a flight at Sudwerk in Davis, CA. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light skunk, corn, wheat. Tastes of pears, citrus, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
cheap (5071) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
If sudzy is trying to imitate that flavor of pilsners from the old country, they did it. Everything from the slight veggie aroma to the pilsner bitter bite. Not terribly over the top.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grain, corn, and a hint of hops. Poured pale yellow in color with a small, white head that lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of grain, corn, and some hops. Light body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt and hop finish is lightly bitter.
RobertDale (4958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and citrus. Taste is malt, corn, lemon, and grass. Pretty good.
AshtonMcCobb (4811) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with only very gentle bubbles and a nice fluffy head. The nose is quite shandy-ish with notes of sweet malt and lemon. The taste has sweet pale malt and lemon again. The palate is medium bodied with a nice tangy texture and a fresh finish. Overall, not a typical German Pilsen in my opinion but well made.
johndoughty (4725) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and clear with low carbonation. Pleasant dryness and a medium body makes for a well balanced and pleasant pilsner.
hayduke (4420) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The came from BevMo in Vacaville, CA and cost $7.99 for aixer. From a 12 oz bottle this poured a clear bright orange with a nice white head. Good lacing, unusual color for a pils. Nose is caramel malts and citrus and floral hops. Medium but clean mouthfeel. Flavor shows lots of the citrus hops and the finish is bitter. Nice drinking.
FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Date of 07.18.07, Sampled September 2007
Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, lightly tanned, white colored head that sits atop a brilliantly clear, gold colored brew. The aroma is fairly grass-like; the hops mostly accentuate this character, but even the malt contributes to it. Other aromatic notes of lemon grass, soda crackers, crushed pale malt and a touch of something like fresh cut weeds / wild flowers are also found in the nose.
Crisp, with a nice hop bit. The beer tastes quite dry up front, but does pick up a touch of malt sweetness towards the middle. The beer finishes with a clean, biting bitterness that really cuts through the palate. Touches of herbal hop character join with a hint of lemon zest, but I definitely feel like this could use a bit more late hop additions to round the beer out a bit. This is quite in line with the German style of Pilsner though. The malt character is fairly simple and plays a supporting role here; a touch of soda cracker malt character, hints of biscuit notes and wisps of honeyed malt sweetness. This is nice and light on the palate, and with its light body is quite easy to quaff a couple.
This is a pretty decent version of a Pilsner, one which I will be happy to drink again. It just seems to not hit the level of a great Pilsner though; something is a bit lacking.