SudsMcDuff (4672) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on Tap @ The Boulevard Grill in Johnstown,PA .. deep clear yellow .. . awesome lacing .. . spot on bitterness .. . nice aftertaste .. . quick clean finish .. . thumbs up, a very good pilsener .. . . Best part of "Lincoln": Montage of Abe trying funny hats (porkpie, deerstalker, sideway baseball cap) ’til he puts on stovepipe & Mary nods.
tia (755) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Very pale with a nice white head and some lacing. Smells like honey nut cheerios. Pretty balanced between the sweet and the dry. Light bodied with a light dry finish. Palate cleanser comes to mind.
hivemind (657) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Food Emporium (6-pack). Poured into shaker. Pale dull glossy gold color with little to no head. Mostly transparent. Light grassy floral notes in the aroma and a little bit of hops. Very light hoppy flavor with sweet floral notes and a subtle but distinctly fresh hop bitterness on the back end. Almost no aftertaste. Clean and refreshing.
snownirvana (70) - - OCT 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snifter from bottle. A: slight hop, slight bread. App: bright gold, half a finger head that very quickly dispersed. T: crisp, apple on the front and middle. Hops on the back. P: medium bubbles. Lingering aftertaste of earwax and hops.
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden with small head. solid pils with hops and bitter bite. crisp.
thicksuds (345) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decent pils, lacking a little in hops and comes off a little metallic. A little too bitter and metallic for my taste.
rlgk (7440) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Pale golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, citrus, grapefruit, peppery notes, some pear, some hay. Hoppy floral flavor, peppery, grapes, citrus, biscuits, hay, some herbal notes. Decent pilsener.
SamP01 (357) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale yellow with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma and Taste of citrus, grains, some biscuit malt, yeast and a bit of peppery spicy hops. Palate is a crisp medium body, with good carbonation. Finish is biscuit malt, yeast, citrus notes with a good amount of peppery spicy hops bitterness, seems a bit on the bitter side. Overall not the best but an ok summertime pils.
MarkSachon (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Not quite the pilsner I was hoping for. No similarity between the superior European equivalents. A disappointing effort from the usually outstanding Troegs.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Pours a medium straw color whose clarity is broken up by small yeast floaties grouped in a hazy manner. The head is a two finger white color with thick bubbles and low retention, but there are streaks of sticky lacing on the glass.
S: Rather strong for a pils, it’s has a surprisingly rich zestiness to it, with hints of butter in the background...but it seems stale and off to me. Disappointing, but not at all without merit.
T: Welp, my worst fears were confirmed - this is an old pilsner, bottle in 2011, not 2012. Oops. There’s a watery note right in the midtaste that kind of ruins everything, but it gives way to a zesty, crisp finish which redeems things somewhat. In addition, a sense of staleness pervades the entire beer to an extent. At least I can tell this was a good pils fresh.
M: Goes down like water, with a faintly tannic aftertaste and lots of carbonation. The oak tannins threw me off to the point of being slightly detracting, but otherwise it drinks like a pilsner should.
O: Moral of the story: look for bottle dates when buying a beer, especially when it’s a pils. The age has really made this one watery and stale - luckily, I’m still finding it spectacularly drinkable in spite of its glaring issues. Put it like this, it’s bottle conditioned well enough that I don’t regret purchasing it. I’ll try to re-review this one fresh.