Sweetwater Tavern Yellow Devil Pilsner
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
pale German style...crisp, refreshing and hoppy...golden color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Draft at the Sterling location. Yellow color, small but thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of lemon and white pepper. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Crystal clear straw body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, some lemon, bread. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some lemon, light bread. Medium bitterness that leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste. Clean light body with some crispness that is quite easy drinking. Paired well with the BBQ Pork sandwich.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Tap at Falls Church location. Pours clear straw gold with a medium, frothy and bubbly white head, medium retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is straw, cereal, and husky malt with spicy and herbal hops, corn notes, and a clean lager character. Flavor is crisp and hoppy with malt support, some dry corn notes and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Growler thanks to EricE at Shenandoah Throwdown. Pours a crystal clear, bright yellow with a small, bubbly, white head. Nose is massive black peppercorn. Taste is quenching with black peppercorn explosion. Clean palate. No soap, no diacetyl. Finish is mildly lactic and fatty sourdough. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
Sampled at RBSG Grand Rapids. Deep golden pour. Bright fresh saaz hop aroma. Crisp and clean with a bit of very chewy fresh aroma. Softly fruity and herbal. Dry but bright. The malts are a little it crackery. Light-bodied (but after that last one what wouldn’t be). The flavour doesn’t quite match the aroma, but it’s pretty nice stuff nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Draft @ Merrifield. Clear striking yellow with a firm ½ 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 – pillowy, starchy, dry, musky bread and fluffy whipped cream. An amazingly delicious and clean beer, one of the best overly hoppy pils I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
At the Sweetwater Tavern, Sterling, VA 21/9/2014. Pale lager with a touch of grassy hop, some fruitiness and a decent, bitter finish. Fine.

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