ketchepillar (1051) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG Tasting. Nice corny, grainy pils. More hops in the flavor, unfortunately. A little too much canned corn.
alexsdad06 (5246) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a growler shared by ryan @ RBSG. Pours a clear yellow/golden color with a small creamy white head. The aroma is floral, herbal and lightly grassy hops with a pale, bready malt base. The flavor has a pale bready malt base with a hefty dose of herbal grassy hops. Light citrus notes throughout. Moderate bitterness, fairly dry, medium bodied. What a great way to start the grand tasting off; easily the best pilsner I’ve had. Thanks ryan!
deyholla (6483) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled thanks to Ryan at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured a clear gold with a thin white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a bit of pine and grass hops with some caramel and grain notes. Flavor balanced perfectly with some pine hops in the start which became grassy and melded nicely with the light caramel and grain notes.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ryan at RBSG GT! Growler. Pours a crisp very clear lighter yellow. , fizzy. Aroma is dry, floral, very grassy, chalky biscuity. Flavor is quite amazing, perfect attenuation, very dry, extremely drinkable, and has a unique noble hop flavor, the malt base is really what makes this though, a perfect platform to showcase the floral noble hops, light breadiness with surprising depth. Super clean and full flavored, very delicate, refreshing and quenching. I think I should go buy a lawnmower just for this beer! Thanks ryan!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely hoppy and crisp, great bready malt profile with grassy, slight herbal hop aromas. Nice sourdough flavors. Fuller in the body than the classic Jever, with a slighter heftier body and a little sugar in the flavor - not as much mineral as other Classic Germans I’ve had. Insanely drinkable as most great pilsners are. Thanks Ryan!
Beerman6686 (4169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma was grassy hops, some sweeter malts, and some stale bread too. Flavor was a bit stale bread, lemony grass, german hops, and pilsener malt.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear yellow pour with bubbly white head. Lots of flowery and piny hops. Bitter malty grain flavor with lots of herbal and floral hops to finish. Bitter, dry and easy drinking. Fantastic pilsner and the best beer I’ve had at sweetwater.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sweetwater in Merrifield. Transparent filtered amber with a frothy white head. Nice herbal hop aroma, no sweetness or alcohol detectable. Tastes extremely dry, with a great herbal hop flavor that makes me think of the way thai basil smells. Reminds me of the Stillwater Stateside Saison, which is a huge compliment! I could drink this forever, after having a glass on tap I was compelled to buy a growler.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap and from a growler at Sweetwater in Sterling. Pours a striking clear deep golden with a thick, billowy white head - picture perfect. Nose of fresh pils malt, light yeasty dough, a whiff of soft pretzels and a huge presence of herbal, zesty hops. Nice fresh bread-like pils malt base, with notes of lemon, light dough and then a blast of fresh hay and grassy noble hops. Has that striking, satisfying true pils bitterness which provides a nice bite in the finish. Medium, smooth body with lively carbonation - extremely drinkable. Just a beautiful pils - the ideal session beer.
jefcon (1354) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A crisp pils with a fair amount of grapefruit, lemon and herbal hops. Full nose, light palate. Even provides some lacing in the glass. The key to keeping it quaffable is balance, and there is sufficient dry malt here to give the beer some heft.