dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted just like any other American Pilsener.
Nate (3326) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big aroma of clover or buckwheat honey. Light citrusy hops and fairly sweet. Tinge of sourness. Golden yellow clear with lacing white thin foamy head. Vibrant medium fizziness and medium body. Light fruity hops, watery in flavor but had some sweetness to it. Finish is mildly bitter with sweetish bitter after. An OK pils but not as good as German/Bohemian style.
Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Rerate: A fine pils, as delightfully hoppy as they come, wonderful bready malt. Delicious - obtained very fresh in the spring. Original: Straight outta the Vintagecellar packaging and into my glass, and this is an interesting one. Very very crisp and dry, quite well hopped, malt touches on sweet but doesn’t get there in my book. I found the aroma to be strongly floral, not as any type of pilsner I know (certainly not a soapy, sweet, well-balanced bohemian type, something altogether different). Still a delightful brew, very snappy. Too bad I have only one.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well I saw this one at the distributor and desided to pick it up. So I took it home got it cold and took one out of the fridge. I slowly poured it into my glass, I was amazed at its rich goldish/tan color. Next as I finished pouring it I took a wiff, I was a bit unsatisfied at the lack of , well...smell. There really was only a faint smell which disapointed me. So what did I have but a beer that looked good and really did smell like....well anything. So, I then proceed to taste this odd brew. Well I was suprised, this time a good suprise. It was a very smooth, hoopy, pils. It was that type of beer that got better with each sip....but it did have a bit of and a bad after taste. So I would say if you see it around it is worth a try.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sort of a summer, spicy/floral flavor. Troegs gets great ratings, generally, but I’ve yet to discover quite why. And why do they have that umlaut over the letter ’o’? Questions, questions. Anyway, this pils is almost kolschlike in its crispness and light body.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good summer brew, from a fine microbrewery.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2008 2008: Whoops. Now the hops are lighter along with the malt. I am just not getting the light, wonderful lemony and berry flavors that I used to from this beer. What a shame. 2007: The malt is lighter this year, but the hops are the same. The lighter malt doesn’t hurt the beer at all. It’s still the finest beer in the world. If I had only one beer to drink for the rest of my life, it would have to be this one. 2004: Year after year this proves to be absolutely perfect. It is tough to remember liking any beer this much. The most quaffable, fun but still interesting beer in existence. 2003: It is rather amazing how much of this I drank this summer. Finally, in early September, I realized whtat the elusive magical taste was: blueberry. This crazy hopped beer actually has a blueberry quality that works perfectly. One of my favorite beers in the world.
2003: Very lively beer. The malt is strikingly similar to Victory Lager. The difference is in the terribly long dry finish. It’s hard to overstate how long this finish is, really. At any rate, maybe not for those who want a very bitter Pils (like DeGroens), but a real treat nonetheless.
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden with white head that provides nice lacing as it dissipates. Mild sweet hoppy aroma, slightly lemony. Taste is mildly bitter with little distinctiveness, until the swallow, when it turns moderately bitter, and lingers.
bunny99 (6) - USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I discovered this beer while passing through Harrisburg. Didn’t know they brewed a Pils, but I’m glad I tried it. Very clear(almost too), straw colored, nice hop flavor with soft maltiness. Finished a little dry with good bitterness.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great summertime pils. great aroma without being overpowering like prima. I noticed lots of hops (saaz?) mostly a nice subtle spicy taste but i didnt notice too much of a flowery taste like some others may have noticed. Very refreshing summer brew. Troegs does it again.