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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Bohemian-style pilsner brewed with Munich malts and "noble’ hops, fermented cool with traditional lager yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
This is the beer that my future wife had while we were on vacation in San Francisco and stopped by the Thirsty Bear. For a Pilsner, which I’m not really a fan of lagered beers, it was very good. Aroma is of light malt with light citrus notes, not something I typically associate with the Pilsner style. Appearance is cloudy golden with a decent head. Taste is very crisp, somewhat pronounced orange and lemon in the aftertaste, not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
Pale golden straw pour. The nose is soft and quite hoppy. Lots of light lemony Saaz hops. Fresh and dry with an assertive hop bitterness. A bit of grassy straw flavour and some light pale malt character. Surprisingly assertive pils, actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - MAY 4, 2010
On tap at Thirsty Bear
Appearance: Clear amber with no head or lacing
Aroma: Pale malts and yeasty
Taste: Pale malts and bitterness in the finish
A nice light pilsner

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7432) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy golden hue with a large white head. The aroma is sweet malts and bitter hops. A rich lemony hop biter with sweeter biscuit. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Sampled at Thirsty Bear. Light soft hops aroma, with neutral fruity notes and some mild pils malt sweetness. Beany. Golden clear body with thin white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Starts with medium hops bite, light pilsner malt sweetness and some carbonic fizzy acidity. A little dull to be considered crisp, but is fairly refreshing. Finish is floral bitter hops, on the harsh side, with lasting bitter chalky character on the tongue. Muted bitter beany after.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
on tap-pours a retaining tight white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is mild lemon, grain. Taste is orange zest/spice hops, light malt/grain. Some lemon at finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
Tasting tray sample at the brewpub. Pale golden with a sticky white head. Not the most pleasant aroma-- sweaty, wet hair, grains. I suspect the lines ned clening. Flavours are decent pale malt with low leafy hop biterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Faint sweet malt aroma and a vanilla malty taste with grain finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Light grassy to cornish aroma. Mild fruity and slight cornish flavoured. Bitter and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Willibecker pour at the brewpub. Color is dark golden/light amber. Has a sticky lacing on the surface and a visible carbonation through the body. Aroma is muted herbal hops, which are bitter and clean and a white bread maltiness behind it. Flavor is very "poppy" on the hops and still that clean white bread maltiness behind that. It is a bit heavy on the malts, or a slightly dull malt flavor for the overall structure of the beer.

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