alexsdad06 (5412) - 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!
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shenandoah 2011. Pours a nice clear bright yellow with a big white fluffy head. Aroma is tpast, fresh pisl malt fresh herbal spicy hops, and some floral german hops, nice. Flavor is bready doughy pils with grassy spicy hops then some fruity flowery godnes then a clean crisp spritzy snappy finish. Refreshing. Good stuff.
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Merrifield location. Cloudy golden/yellow color. Aroma is sweet with a bit of grass. Frankly this is one of the better pilsners I’ve had in a long time (I’m not a huge fan and they usually leave a dry, unpleasant grass taste in my mouth). Perhaps it’s because it might not have been a "true to the bone" pilsner. I liked it.
Beerman6686 (4348) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours very clear gold with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is cereal malt, light sugar, and floral hops. Flavor is bread malt forward, some fruit esters, floral and earhty hops. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 wouldn’t seek this out unless I had known it was so good, this could be sessioned for days. Very drinkable and full of flavor.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Elwood (3176) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 isn’t 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.
17thfloor (2430) - 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!