maneliquor (3116) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Fantastic clear amber pour with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is all zest and spices with a touch of doughy malts in the background. Taste is very buttery and citric. Loads of lemon zest with a touch of buttered biscuit and doughy bread. Bitter finish turns to a dry lengthy finish on the palate. Very good pils
omega (698) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Consider this beer a good gateway beer to better things. Not overly hoppy, but enough for people to get a taste of what a good pilsner should taste like.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Moderate hoppy. Huge, frothy, white head. Good lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear, light yellow body. Heavy bitter and very hoppy flavor. Medium palate.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle, no date from College Liquors in Grand Junction. Hazy light golden with a one finger white head, fair retention. Biscuit malts and yeast dominate the nose, hints of grass at the end with a tinge of lemon--mainly biscuity though. Flavor adds some old dusty malt, but the biscuit still dominates. This may have a bit of age on it, as I’m having trouble with any hops here. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 4-5. Lowish creamy carbonation with a light body. If this wasn’t $5 a bottle, I’m sure it’d move off the shelves more quickly (and in effect be tastier)--kinda like Mikkeller’s $6 pils.
gnat2006 (12) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An altogether perfect pilsner, and has been a regular in the fridge this spring. Nice lightly-hopped crisp citrus aroma, hazy in the glass and remaining cloudy with a nice head. The flavour has a beautiful balance with fruity citrus hops up against nice outdoorsy grassiness. Would choose their APA over this any day, but this is a nice compromise now the APA not available for a while.
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The colour was pale amber brown, and there was a medium creamy white head with medium carbonation. There was a crisp citrus bitter aroma and a smooth malt fruit taste with a medium bitter hoppy finish. This is a pleasant clean crisp style with light fruit balance, and medium body.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Crisp citrusy to grassy hoppy aroma, light whitewine touch. Fruity, citrusy and whitewine hops flavoured. Solid bitterness going into a rather dry and bitter finish.
gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hay. Flavour is fruit, malt, hay, grain. Medium body. OK beer.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz ticketty-boo bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours slightly hazy light gold with a large fizzy-foamy white head (3+). Smells quite pleasant - heather, honey, very light grain and slightly pungent grassiness to mellow out the sweetness - quite clean. Taste - a bit metallic, sadly, but grassy and no corn, booze, weeds, poop, anti-freeze or any other detractors - and frankly the "metal" was gone in a flash, leaving me to think it might have been my palate adjusting to a surprising amount of pungent grassy hop bitterness - pretty solid, actually - and all the way from NZ? Average body, crisply carbonated, starts a tad sweet, but finishes dry with a hint of bitter astringency ... if the LCBO were to stock sixers of this at a reasonable price, I would buy it - frankly it is better than the Sam Adams Noble Pils, which I am finding too sweet now.
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noble fragrant perfumy slightly citrusy spicy hop aroma, with underlay of sweet pilsner malt. med to high body, sweet malt again, brisk spicy bitterness, slight hoppy aftertaste. Good solid pilsner, spot on to the style