Trev (1996) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 From the bottle: Pours a medium gold with a large foamy head.
Biscuit aroma, yeasty. Didn’t really get much honey.
Musty earthy flavour with the honey flavor pretty low and not very sweet. Didn’t particularly enjoy it. Not what I expected from a honey pilsner.
Re-Rate: 3 months later.
Maybe I was just so dissapointed in this beer I was a bit harsh. Flavour is a bit less offensive but it’s still my least fav. Fireweed so far. amended from 1.8 to a 2.0
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer poured with a nice foamy head. Golden in color. Light honey smell. Beer was very cold and tasted refereshing but almost anything would taste good after this work week
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2005 While this beer had a nice head, clean aroma, light color and delicate taste...it simply was not what I would call a Pilsner. Filing this beer as a Pale Lager definitely suits the beer...and I think the upcoming name change should reflect the nature of this beer!
presario (4894) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Quickly dissipating head. Dark yellow. Faint clover honey aroma. Fair amount of metallic bitterness and light sweetness. Overall more like a macro-clone than micro-stretch.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark straw colour. Aroma is largely grainy, with some slightly sweaty yeast notes. Bland palate - hints of grain and earthy hop. Low bitterness. Sweetish, bland finish. No honey. No pilsner. Just boring, boring beer.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 A fair bit of the usual you’d expect from a real Pilsener plus a slight honey taste, not much but it’s there and it’s pleasant, medium hop aroma. Overall a nice light beer.
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A real interesting Idea and some people may really like this one.
on the pour:Very light gold,small white head,the nose is malt yeast and a back ground of honey.
on taste:Mild,clean and perhaps a little bland,the honey is really just nearly noticeable and makes for an unusual tasting pilsner.It is under-hopped,but only a little(hey they called it a pilsner,not a lager).the middle is slightly musty and then it drys out,no noticeable aftertaste.
Body: it is thicker then your average pil due to the honey,and they did not hold back on the bubbles.
I like it,kudo's to the brewer for trying something different.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden yellow with white head and some lacing. Crisp zesty hop aroma with faint malt. Slightly floral. Good malty taste and a crisp aromatic finish. Fairly thin bodied but still refresing.
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Loose head, very thin in aroma and mouthfeel, with very little hops, this beer may still be too green.
CapFlu (4762) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 (Bottle) Amber body with a medium, frothy white head. Slightly sweetened nose - likely the honey. Nothing special - an overly sweetened lager? Below average.