ElDesmadre (1361) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark golden with moderately big, sustaining head. A bit skunky in the beginning, afterwards smell of basement, rice, soap and hops. After some time it became thankfully better but still not satisfactory - sweetish, hoppy in the background, with a bit of a sticky malty fruitiness at the front. Fortunately it tastes much better - full-bodied malty, unexpectedly fruity for a pilsener (apricot), with some honey and a moderately high bitterness coming from herbal hops. Sweetish at the front, quite bitter at the back. Great Czech pilsener that took me by surprise.
estpiwo (1222) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color, ehite head. herbal aroma. taste is quite hoppy, malts also in flavor. Aftertaste isnt so powerful, but nice hoppy.
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small yellowish head over clear light-copper beer. Very good, noble hops’ nose, rounded with honeyish malts and hay. "Herb" taste, excellent balance with the malts setting in, followed by a long bitter (noble) hopsflavour, and more springblossomnectar in the background. Feels more carbonated than it looks, slight slickness, slightly more than light bodied. Definitely amongst the better Pilseners - many thanks to Peter V. (but that is not quite the same country, is it?
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, from Bratislava. Clear deep golden, rich head. Evident oily Earl Grey tea aroma with some sweaty hay. Mid sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Richly hoppy but rather shallow. Marked sweaty bitterness.