Cornfield (5497) - 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 (112) - 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 (7912) - 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.
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. This is a very ordinary pilsner... good thirst quencher but no bitterness and just nothing all that exciting.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden with a small white head. Extremely light grainy malt aroma, very faint. The flavor is also very light; hints of grain, grass and saaz. Moderately sweet, couldn’t detect any bitterness. Nice full, round smooth body with lively carbonation. No lacing, decent head retention. Not really bad or offensive, but it needs more taste.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Jo & Joe’s Downtown in Durham, NC. Beer pours a clear yellow color. Has no significant aroma to speak of. Nearly flavorless and boring as hell. This is the kind of thing that gets popular in America because it’s imported and not because it’s good. I swear I had it once in a bottle and thought it was a little better.