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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A pilsner style beer. First wort hopping, pale and Munich malts make this smooth, lightly hopped beer tasty and easy to imbibe.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear light orange color. The head was white and left some lace behind. Smelled of Saltine crackers, grass, and whiffs of pear and honey. Light bodied and dry. Tasted of fresh cereal grain and grassy hops. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Grassy aroma. Bready, grainy, grassy, malty flavor. Medium body. Grainy taste lingers with light malt, light mineral, and light citrus notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1245) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2008
On tap at the brewhouse. A solid pilsner. Good malt flavors, light hopping. Dry finish. Good, but doesn’t really take any chances either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 10, 2008
Pour is a dark blonde. Looks are normal with a thin lacey head with gaps. Very light on hops but rich malts. Goes dow quit nice, a well crafted pislner

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Blonde-bronze. Standard looking for the style with a broken lakes head. Feint hop aroma and crisp light hop and malt flavor. Almost antiseptic tannic, bitter-sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2008
From June 2007 tasting notes, sampled at Thirsty Bear. Attractive clear golden with a white head. Very faint, barely noticeable nose, a hint of grain and grass. The flavor is much more pronounced than the nose - pleasant light pils malty base, noble hops, lemon zest. Crisp and refreshing. Medium yet smooth/silky texture and proper, lively carbonation. Good beer, just needs some aroma hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Dry, saltine cracker aroma. Juicily malty, bright hops, strongly bitter. Lightly husky, but still bright finish. Rather simple, but crisp and to the point.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auto (163) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
its a fukin pilsner i dont even know why im drinkin dis shiet. its not bad actually. its like one of the better pilsners ive had in my life. of course the appearance isnt great but i like the flavor. im kinda feeling the flavor at this point because its like light and sheit.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: August 22, 1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: dark yellow, whispy head
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: very light flavor, very bland, no real hops, not near enough for a pilsner

Date: July 09, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, spicy hops
Body: creamy body
Overall: sweet malt aroma, light spicy hops, light bitterness

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *+/4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Light Yellowish pour, smell of hops, yeast, and is quite bitter for a pilsener. almost IPA like bitterness. Definitely not one of my favorite pilsners, and I didn’t really care for this much. One of my least favorite of the 9 or so I tried from the Thirsty Bear in SF. Mine had a lingering aftertaste I didn’t care for as well.


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