StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, pale yellow in color with a creamy, tall, frothy white head. Aroma reveals spray starch, dryer sheets, crisp lemons and spruce trees. Sweetness prevails in a sugar bread formation. Lemon shortbread cookies help pronounce a decent balance of pils hop levels and malt profile. Finishes like lemon biscotti. Formidable.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light golden color and white head. Some hop aroma and a light taste. Not much malt flavor and some hop bitterness.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very pale straw gold with a tall fizzy white head. Very crisp grassy grainy aroma, nice sharp hops. Very nice carbonation keeps this very crisp and refreshing emphasizing the hops in the finish.
Cornfield (5521) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a very pale yellow, well carbonated body with a short-lived bubbly white head. The aroma is faint and consists mainly of herbal hops. Medium-to-light bodied, it’s got a light sweet malt taste with a fairly crisp, dry hoppy finish. Drinkable, but not very exciting.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hoppy nose, very herbal. Light yellow colored body, small white head. Light hoppy flavor, quite thin and watery.
hawkeye720 (3) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2005 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This full bodied beer has a bitter yet appealing taste. Recommended during social gatherings
felsenpils (117) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
O.K., so it’s overpriced and being pushed as an import in a green bottle with German writing and very little reference to CA. Even to the point that retailers put it in the import section. But the good news is ... this is an outstanding European Pilsener! Wonderful appearance with tight carbonation and great foam characteristics. Nice bouquet of hops and malt without the typical US-micro characteristics. Ample bitterness and crisp clean finish. Better than the American competition, at the top of European Pilseners. A real treat which deserves great recognition. Don’t believe me? Get on an airplane to Germany and try all the thin, highly attenuated, lackluster Pils beers. Herr Braumeister, Sie haben mit diesem Pilsener Spitzenarbeit geleistet, und ich möchte mich bei Ihnen bedanken, daß ein solches Bier nun auch in Amerika gebraut wird!
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The bottle poured a light golden yellow polished beverage with an ample white rocky head that lasted a good long time leaving nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was the typical pilsner skunk with some light malt undertones and floral notes. If it weren’t for the cost, this would make a great lawnmower beer. The mouthfeel is watery and the initial taste is unimpressive, good, or bad. The middle and end are crisp and clean leaving a memory of hop bitterness but just barely.
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suddenly, this beer seems to be in every print ad on every airplane I travel on. It’s a decent pils, but nothing great. It’s pricey also, so i wouldn’t use it as a lawnmower beer either.
beerbus (20) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical of a N. German Pills. Nice aroma upon opening bottle. Brewed in CA. Slightly sharp taste to my palate.