sawbuck (399) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of earthy saaz hops, with some notes of grains and sweet corn. Deep yellow color, clear...with a nice thick white head that lingers. Sweat malt up front. A little too much sweetness up front. Peppery bitterness from the hops cuts in next, but doesn’t balance the sweetness enough. Not off putting but noticeable. peppery bitterness dances on the tongue on the finish but is mild.
Scipio (749) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, watery looking yellow with an average white head. The aroma consists of bread, floral hops, some grassy hops, lemon, and some light graininess. The taste has a mild bitterness to it, with the flavors mirroring the nose. The floral hops and lemon are most noticeable. The breadiness is very light, while grass is the most complimentary impression. This is light in body, a thin, slightly fizzy texture, and average in carbonation. I’m not very impressed with this one.
crossovert (8585) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml embossed ebottle. Clear golden pout, foamy, semi-quickly dissipating head. The aroma is on point in the pilsener style, to the point where this is one of the few american examples that recalls an actual pilsener fresh in Germany or the Czech Republic. Definitely Germanic in the approach and I waould say bavarian with a slight bohemian touch. Has a bready grain note, herbs, floral, noble hops, slight pear (which is slightly unique). The flavor is more american-oriented, solid noble hop flavors, plenty of spice, nice bitterness, this reminds me though of plenty of fresh pilseners I have consumed, so I love this one.
Frank (3218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is hoppy in such a way that I’d probably call it an APA based on taste regardless of the yeast used but what do I even know? It is nice clear pils yellow color w/ a long-lasting head of mixed bubbles. I am not sure what hop varieties are used in this but they seem to scream American hops, albeit in a slightly unusual way. They are very fruity and bubble gummy w/ a slight clovey spice to them--not sure if that is yeast or hops. (Lager yeast can get quite spicy when stressed.) This is nice and dry, with a bit of sweet orange citrus w/ crisp carbonation and firm bitterness in the finish. Overall, I really tasty beer if you ask me but it does not seem to resemble its purported style. Perhaps it is a happy accident. I dunno but I like it.
HonkeyBra (3637) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice golden with a medium white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is hoppy with bready pils notes. Flavor is bitter forward with nice sweet bready malt flavors. Medium bodied with above average carbonation. Nice pils.
monkeychugg55 (940) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a small white head. The aroma is bready pils malt, with a touch of noble hops. The flavor is similar, with a decent bitter finish. Not bad.
phaleslu (7173) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square, served in a pint glass. Pours a clear gold color with a small whit ehead that laces the glass. Notes of grassy hops, straw, celery, pale and crackery pils-style malts, and some lemon zest. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. Great balance. Nice pils.
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think the brewers description sums it up pretty adequately, minus the trip to an alternate reality. Bohemian style, Pilsner Urquell like bitter background with the classic Saaz hop character and some other floral hops. Very crisp and refreshing beer worth trying in the nicely bitter Bohemian style.
zickbeer_ye (327) - Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bready slight corn aroma and some metallic scents.dark golden body and foamy white head. Veggie hop flavor and dry metal flavor. Crisp on the palate.
Emeister84 (1380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of berry candy, grass, mild cracker, very fruity. Clear yellow with a fairly lasting white head. Dry, hoppy, kind of spicy. Light bodied, crisp, pretty refreshing.