DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow, moderate head. Aromas of pale malt and soft honey. More true malt flavour than macro pale lagers, a little sweet with some gentle hop character. Nice for a pale lager.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of honey and blossoms. Gold with good fluffy head and abundant lace. Some light malt and honey in the mouth, quite sweet in fact, but the best part of this one was the aroma.
Trev (2023) - 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 (4903) - 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 (15664) - 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 (470) - 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 (165) - 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 (9267) - 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.