DocJitsu (597) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, light golden color. Pure white, thin head that dissipates quickly. A very distinct banana aroma. A medium-bodied mouthfeel. A mild flavor, but certainly a classic pilsner. Just dialed back a notch or two. It finishes a little more mild than your average pilsner. A good balance of sweet and bitter while avoiding offending the palates of those who would otherwise dislike pilsners. I like this one.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Nice hippy nose of floral hops, some citrus peel, and a hint of pine. A nice malty sweetness to the nose, too. The flavor has a moderate malt sweetness along with a strong hop profile. Tons of tangerine and floral hops with just a light pine bitterness on the finish.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the West Coast Brewfest. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is spice and bread. Flavor is bready and fairly much noble hop.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 3/29/2011. This pilsner pours a slightly hazy light gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, spicy and sweet. A medium to lighter bodied pilsner. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are slightly spicy. Good carbonation. A touch of spiciness and a bit of residual sweetness. A very drinkable pilsner. Would be nice on a warm summer day, or while mowing the lawn. Nothing wrong with a good lawnmower beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the China Peak ski resort, formerly named Sierra Summit, formerly China Peak. I was looking for the rarity in this tick, and the beer was a pleasant surprise after a day of skiing. Pour was light amber-yellow. Nose lager yeast, light grass/hay and hops. Taste was lightly sweet and a nice bitter crispness and bite. Great beer to finish a sweaty day of exercise.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
This crisp but uneventful Pilsener manages to juxtapose pils malts to winking spicy hops, but the nearly silent personality gets boring quickly enough.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the clear golden.
-The aroma is rather quiet, even for this delicate style.
-The finish does promote spicy hops to a herbal bitterness.
-This is very clean, but it is highly forgettable.
On tap at the north Fresno location.