DrnkMcDermott (2960) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, first beer from my shipment from DocLock! This may not be the right time to rate this, after my writing down my impressions of St. Pauli Girl. But here goes. Pours very light straw color, with a nice foamy head. Chewy, grainy malt taste gives this much more oomph than any major beer in this style. I could not find the expected Saaz hop profile this needs, though. There are some ticklish hops down the back of my throat, but just not quite what I’d have thought to find.
JPDIPSO (5153) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 Re-rate, from last of the six pack. Hazed liquid this time. Smells similar, but in a plain lager way. Fell is thin and flavors start to get watery. Now a cross between a german pils and any of many pale lagers. Bright straw color with a thick dense head of ultra white bubbles. Light sweet malt coupled with a lightly floral/herbal noble hops nose. Perhaps a touch too sweet. Nice sweet malt profile up front. Lightly thin in the middle. Bitterness comes in the finish to keep things in czech. Hint of alcohol and pale malt in the linger. A refreshing brew. A cross between a classic german pils and an pre pro lager. Thanks DocLock.
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 Pours a very pale golden with a big frothy white head. Lightly grassy herbal aroma. Taste is crisp, refreshing with that pleasant grainy pils malt character and then lemony herbal noble hops. Moderate bitterness, not super-assertive. Mouthfeel is medium and drinkable with lively carbonation. Good head retention and lacing.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am not really a Pils man, but this was good. Traditional look, but a much batter brew then ten your typical pils. Troegs is a name to trust
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, spicy hop aroma, fresh, lemony and slightly minty with some lightly buttery, pale, doughy, sweet maltiness underneath. Light golden color, slightly cloudy, with a white, creamy, lasting head and copious amounts of lacing. Hoppy, leafy, citric and moderately bitter throughout, with a twinge of sweetness emerging late. Very juicy and refreshing, plenty of hop resins here. Body is light-medium, mouthfeel is appropriately effervescent for the style. Quite summery and drinkable, appealing flavor profile. Excellent Pils. Cheers, Bill!
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pilsener pours with a pale golden body topped by a thick, foamy, lasting white head with a good amount of lacing. The flavor is sweet, flowery and slightly yeasty with slight fruity notes and a nice maltiness. The flavor is sweet and flowery yet bitter and woody yet well balanced with a touch of fruit. Lightk, crisp, smooth and slightly tingly.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
average pils in my opinion. a very bright yellow color with a short-lived white head. No real flavor that i picked up until a small charge of hops after taste
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond body with a medium white head. Aroma is tart and citrusy with some grassy notes. Taste is semi-sweet with orange and lemon blending withmalt and grassy, crisp hops. Nice surprise! Palate is silky smooth with a pleasurable citrus and grassy finish. Nice beer! Very drinkable!
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Pale gold with a decent fluffy head that fades to a thin solid layer. Aroma is tart and grassy. Flavor is of grassy hops with a slight tartness in the finish that may be a very slight skunking of this sample but I am not sure. Finishes clean with a mild slightly tart grassy aftertaste. Nice but not my favorite pils.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a really good pilsener. It poured a golden color with a nice white head. The flavor was not overly hoppy, but just balanced enough to make for a really crisp and enjoyable beer. Recommended.