ADesenberg (382) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a nice orangish yellow with a fizzy yellow head. Aromas of grassiness and some pine needles. Nice solid pils flavor... Clean grassiness with just a slight bit of bitterness. Exactly how a pilsner should be in my opinion... This is a great example of the style and went down way too quickly. Delicious.
AirForceHops (2367) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to queenholly. Slightly hazy gold with thin lasting head in a lager glass. Nose is sweet malt and a weak grassy hint. Flavor wise it’s nearly as good as you can find in a pilsener. Mild bready dough yeast, hay and grassy bitterness in the finish. Thin mouthfeel with a lingering grassy hop. Clean grain bill. Very good for the style.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bubbly, clear light gold with a tall white head.
Grain and hops aroma.
Taste is lightly bitter grain malt.
Very solid pils.
changeup45 (1668) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Golden colored with a nice, full eggshell head. Scattered lacing clings to the glass after each sip. Nice appearance. My first impression from the aroma is of cereal, bread, and earthy hops. Shortly after, there’s notes of corn too. Certainly smells like a Pilsner. The flavors follow that, for the most part. There’s some sweet grain mixing with bready malt, earthy hops, a touch of grass, and maybe even a little citrus. The sweetness upfront dries out towards the finish with some bitter hops. It’s definitely hoppy, but not over-the-top, so it’s rather refreshing. Very un-Three Floyds like of it. Nothing too special here but a solid offering. I wish I had more than just the one bottle as this is a great beer to sit back with in the warm weather, as it still is in Florida.
jbrana (247) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready, bitter, and not very interesting. Has some piney / resinous flavors with a rather sweet body.
MrHangover (1790) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a clear golden beer with a medium sized white head on top. Aroma is very soapy and grainy. Flavour starts off mild and watery, ends fairly bitter. A bit unbalanced and heavy for a pilsner. Some soapiness in the flavors as well. Ok brew.
msnelling09 (72) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a nice, golden yellow with orang highlights. It pours with a little head of tight, eggshell white bubbles that, unfortunately, fizzle away quickly… I’m not sure if it’s my glass or the beer. The beer’s body is clean but a little hazy, it muddles sights on the other side of the glass. On the nose, this beer expresses its Noble hops as soon as the cap pops, with big herbal spiciness. As I put my nose in it, the beer smells clean, crisp, and a little like apple skins, which is scent I get a lot in pilsners. The malts are nice and crackery, giving light sweetness to the scent while the hops give bursts of lemongrass and spice to the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. This is definitely one of the bitterest pilsners I have tried, but the malty sweetness stands right up beside of this and the acidity is lightly tart, which makes this a very nice beer to sip. Right as the beer passes down the throat, the sweetness gets a touch too much, but other than that the beer has some great balance. The beer feels on the light side of medium in body with a nice, clean crisp mouthfeel, like most pilsners. There is a little more malt weight on the tongue than you usually find in the style. In taste, the beer begins surprisingly fruity as light lemongrass and sweet cracker, but the bitters thread beautifully into this with grassy and herbal characters, and the malt dries out a bit on the mid-palate, providing a dry-cracker flavor before dipping slightly towards sweet apple juice with a touch of wheat malt. The finish is light as sweet apple juice, mellow grassy hops, and light cracker malts. The aftertaste is clean and slight. Overall, this is a nice pilsner, and one I prefer to many others in the style. It is a little too sweet in places, but the extra malt gives some nice character to the beer. This is a nice twist on a classic style, and a good intro to Three Floyds for me. If you can get it regularly, I would advise this beer for a session, but I wouldn’t go whale-hunting for this one.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. From notes. Lemon and grains with a good dose of biscuity malt. Enjoyable, but not super special.
kryon (1032) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with low white head
Aromas of lager yeast, corn, malt syrup
Taste is quite stingy, typical pilsner taste, ok balance and obviously not the best Three Floyds ive had
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rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mikkeller&Friends bottle shop, Copenhagen. Clear golden beer with a nice white head. Malty biscuit aroma, caramel, hay, floral notes. Nice malty biscuit flavor, bready, spicy notes, floral, citrus. Well done pilsner.