zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler shared at RBSG’10 grand tasting - yellow pour with really nice head. Amazing hay, grassiness. well balanced, cool thin bodied. light and refreshing. touch of spice. Finishes with a touch of back bitterness.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at the Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a clear yellow gold. Hay and big crisp lemon and grain. Crisp grain, lightly sweet. Long slow grain finish. Well done, just not for me.
ketchepillar (1172) - 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 (6399) - 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 (7449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (2435) - 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 (4944) - 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.