psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale golden color with a sharp crisp aroma. Nice bitter hoppy taste that is balanced well. NIce summer beer
closey22 (246) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale yellow with foamy white lasting head; aroma is sweet yet sharpgraina be hops notes true pils aroma; Flava is truly pils grain hops with some slight sweetness dissipating into a dry hoppy crisp finish; quenching feel as it is light in body and fizzy
SSSteve (3379) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. clear pale gold. lemony aroma. zesty, lemony lime saaz type hop flavors. clean and lightly sweet finish. hop forward pils. belongs with the best of em.
watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma has straw and light grass...mildly grainy. Flavor is grassy and slightly sweet with grains and a touch of straw and corn. Mouthfeel is medijm and silky/oily with a dry grassy/earthy dry finish.
Chad9976 (884) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. The bottling date was smudged but appeared to be 3/15/13, which would make it a little less than two months old.
Appearance: It’s beers like that that can make a "fizzy yellow beer" appealing to the eye. An almost glowing banana skin hue with a crystal clear body that’s highly effervescent. Forms a good size, bright white, frothy head which is slow to dissipate and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
Smell: Mostly a typical lager aroma but with slight cracker notes and a hint of citrus.
Taste: I don’t think I’ll even find a standard all-malt pilsner that will blow my mind, but finding one that’s just plain good is a rarity that I appreciate. That’s Tröegs Sunshine Pils in a nutshell: a true pilsner that’s flavorful and highly drinkable; and that’s good enough for me.
There’s a slight starch or cracker-like flavor throughout the palate. Imagine Saltine crackers sans salt. Also riding shotgun is a dry bitterness, the kind find in old world pilsners. I taste a subtle lemon character on the back end, which makes for a nice change of pace and adds some hop flavor without distracting from the main palette or deviating from the style. While I wouldn’t say this is a terribly delicious palate, for what it is it’s pretty darn good. I can find no off-flavors here. If every pale lager were this good the world would be a different place.
Drinkability: Though technically quite bitter at 45 IBUs, Tröegs Sunshine Pils is still a refreshing and easy to drink beer. The body is of course on the lighter side, but the mouthfeel doesn’t feel particularly thin or watery. The carbonation remains constant throughout. At only 4.5% ABV it’s quite flavorful for the weight and would meet my criteria for a session beer, especially in warmer weather. You could probably make a good shandy with this brew.
tarjac75 (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->shaker. Very pale yellow with faint white head. No discernible aroma. Taste: oranges, citrus peel, coriander, grains.
conway (570) - - MAR 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Too thin. Biscuity but not much else going on.
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shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy barley malt and hay aroma. Pale yellow with large white head. Mildly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice beer.
queenholly (1851) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet barley malt and light soap hops aroma. Clear gold with a large white head. Sweet barley malt and grassy hops flavor. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.
Aniela (1490) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Darught at the Gingerman NYC sept 2012. Very pale clear beer with a small white head. Fruity and a bit vinous aroma. Sourish, fruity flavour. A bornig thin beer.