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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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pale German style...crisp, refreshing and hoppy...golden color.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogface (12) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Not clear appearance body with white head. Aroma is sweet, lemon, Taste is sweet, and you can taste the hops, some lemon, and light bread. Leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste. Clean light body with some crispness that is quite easy drinking. Goes well with seafood.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft. Pours a hazy gold with a very nice, fluffy white head. This one leaves behind great lacing. Very light nose with hints of bread, citrus, and hay. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Bread and citrus rind on the palate. It isnít as crisp as I would like it to be, but that being said, it is okay. Finishes very clean with just a bit of lingering bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2008
From a wonderfully large and menacing growler via Kmweaver. Shared with my GF Cyn and likely a whole bunch of people later tonight. Pours golden sparkly clear with a nice big puffy white head. Really nice head retention, really nicely sealed flip top growler. Nose is sweet and light and pretty damn nice. Hoppy with a bright lemony citrus bite. This is really damn tasty and a little bitter and pretty damn awesome for the style, probalby wouldnít seek this out unless I had known it was so good, this could be sessioned for days. Very drinkable and full of flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Draft - Merrifield - Best of the bunch here in my opinion. Clear sparkling yellow, fluffy white head (great lacing). Fruity buttery florals and hints of grassiness rests on soft notes of white bread. Crisp hoppy lemony earth and touches of herbal pepper balance over soft sweet yeasty notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. A very nice rendition which is perfect for food pairing or sessions...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Fresh growler courtesy of kmweaver. Pours a brilliant gold with a nice white head. Smells of light lemons, perfume, straw, hay, dry malt, hints of sweetness. Tastes subtly dry with a dominant bitterness. Lots of biscuits and earthiness as the beer settles out. Mouthfeel is crisp. Some hints of fruit on the finish. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Clear straw body with a large, creamy white head that fades to a cover. Herbal/grassy hop dominated nose with lemon and light dough. The flavor is fairly dry, moderately bitter with lots of grassy and herbal hops, light lemon, light bread and a bit of hay. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. Finish is long with a clean, crisp bitterness. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Draft, Merrifield location. Pours a clear, pale golden color; bright white head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing; a gorgeous pour. Solid amounts of dry mineral bitterness in the aroma; yellow fruits, very nicely dry. Medium mouthfeel: tons of soft mineral and citrus bitterness; chewy yellow fruits and toasty malts; very creamy on the palate, while maintaining its dryness overall; very accomplished, surprisingly good pilsner. Lengthy finish: dry bitterness, mineral hops, and toasty malts; clean, crisp ending to a tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Draft @ Merrifield. Clear striking yellow with a firm Ĺ inch white head. Hugely grassy, hoppy, dry, IPA-ish hop usage in the nose, but with such an amazingly clean, yeasty, delicate funk as well. Again, IPA-level bitterness, with dried hop cones, dried weed, dried grass clippings, along with a huge yeast character Ė pillowy, starchy, dry, musky bread and fluffy whipped cream. An amazingly delicious and clean beer, one of the best overly hoppy pils Iíve had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Merrifield location. Cloudy golden/yellow color. Aroma is sweet with a bit of grass. Frankly this is one of the better pilsners Iíve had in a long time (Iím not a huge fan and they usually leave a dry, unpleasant grass taste in my mouth). Perhaps itís because it might not have been a "true to the bone" pilsner. I liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2006
on tap at the sterling location. cloudy golden orangey color, thin very light tan head. aroma is a bit grassy and refined sugar malt. flavor is bitter and a little earthy, doesnít really taste like a pils yet. some refined sugar malt appears, but faint. light bitter and grassy aftertaste.


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