GT2 (9359) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL thanks to Travlr fresh from NZ! Pours a clear straw to gold. Medium foam. Nose is raw grain, candy corn. Taste is quite awesome though- snappy and crisp grain, mild lemon, mild soap. Rustic, sourdough crust, grapefruit rind in mouthfeel. Really improves into something great.
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Lax bready malts and bitter hop spiciness ride this brew’s unrefined mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy beige blond.
-Carbonation is quite high, which in this case seems to increase the level of roughness.
-The aroma is timid without any clear hop or malt expression.
-A touch of diacetyl seems to be tied to the flavor profile.
-This bottle was flabby at best; no brightness at all, no crispness either. Definitely tastes like it’s past its best, but how was I supposed to tell without a date to be found on the bottle?
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at House. Clear golden color, thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of fruity whitenpepper. Taste is similar.
ShaneJ (727) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Bottle from Plonk. Clear yellow/amber, lasting tight head, citrusy/grassy hops, nice malt flavour, very well balanced, clean and crisp. Very nice.
Re-rate April 2015 - bumped up rating, a very underrated pilsener.
Rangi (640) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From what I remember this was a standard pilsner. Clear, refreshing but nothing more really. Went well with the superb fish dish I was having at the time.
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pale yellow pour with a small white head. Nice light citrus and sweet malts in the aroma. Taste is much the same nice citrus hoppy presence. So easy on the palate. Perfect session beer
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Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow. Mostly fruity aroma. Citrus and moderate bitterness, and with light pale malts. Heavier, wetter finish like damp grass is a bit ale-like.
Leonardus (46) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best pilsner I have tasted brewed here in NZ, so far. Have tried this brew before, and chose it again, as lately I have been disappointed with some other pilsners I have tried that have been brewed overseas (eg Samuel Adams Noble Pils). I love the grassiness of the saaz hops and the slight citrus flavour of this drop. It is a very refreshing well engineered beer.Nice.
mansquito (4117) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods, Bowery 33cl ($4): Pours orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma is a bit of sugar, grass, yeast, and something akin to bread. Taste is quite nice. Nice amount of bitterness throughout. A few particular soda-ish type notes. Some minor sweetness. Very crisp and smooth. Some minor complexity.
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a lightly hazy bright white yellow gold, medium sized white cap. Warm cereal malts, sweet green gummy candy, lemon zest, mild spice, touch of citrus, nice thick fragrance. Every sip is highly enjoyable. Malty and hopped pretty heavily. More cereal malts that really carry the taste well, long mellow spice and some zip, mellow citrus has died off and given way to the spice. Leaves a dry mouth. Really good stuff!