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 (11181) - 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 (5076) - 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.
Amber1 (32) - USA - JUN 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours nicely with big upfront hoppy aroma as a pilsner should, I’m guessing czech hops. subtle bitterness and hints of caramel malt. very good pilsner.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t mind this pilsner too much. Citrusy (lemony in my opinion) finish, and definite grassy or flowery flavors that really werent that unappealing. Decent summertime beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold with hints of orange. Very hoppy for a pils. Hops are very, very grassy in nature. Not a whole lot of crispness or fruitiness in here, mostly grassy hops with a toasty/nutty finish. Seems kind of like ale yeasts were used just from the finish on this one. Not bad, but won’t get this again.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2002
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Super-clear gold w/frothy white head. Has a strange ’flower’ taste. And I don’t mean ’hoppy-flowery’. I mean ’flower-flowery’; as if you were munching on a bitter rose petal. A little rough-tasting up front. Strange off flavors: soapy bitterness / burnt malt / cardboard / synthetic, plastic-like flavors. I respect Tröegs, and I wonder if this is skunked or light damaged. But it just came out, and the beer store I got it from takes care of their beer. If it isn’t ’damaged,’ this is one whacked out beer that went off course.