502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 Bottle. This is one of the best pilsners I’ve ever had. Nice hay yellow body with solid white head. Very crisp, lots of hops for a pilsner. And yet, its super balanced and smooth. Just a perfect summer drinker.
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy yellow color with an enormous white head. I don’t know if this was over-carbonated, but the head is way too big. Aroma has lots of pepper and oranges. Some cereal notes as well. Taste is smooth, but a little watery. Good malty flavors with oranges and spices in the finish. Some hoppy notes with some dough and grass. I’m wondering if I got a bad bottle because this tastes different from most of the descriptions on here.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whole Foods Market, DC 4-pack ($11): I just got this because I wanted a pilsener and I hoped that this would be passable. I was pleasantly surprised to find a beer geekish treat. Anyway, it pours a golden colour with a nice white head. Aroma has got the lemon, lemon soap, grassy hops, a few more hops here and there, oh and some hops. The different hop varieties play off of each other in some a clear and clever way in this beer that it is worth mentioning. Different kinds of bitterness are present from start to finish and the hop flavors undergo a veritable transformation. Leaves some lasting aftertaste and a smile on your mouth.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with a white head and a small white head. Aromatically light hop tones. Some grassy and light citrus hop tones. Mild soft herbal body with a bread y soft body. A hint of lemon grass and a soft body. Nice pils.
brokensail (9130) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: This one pours a fairly clear straw color with a finger of white head and some sticky lacing.
S: Quite an impressive nose. Lots of hops, surprisingly citrusy, but there’s nice spiciness and floral quality to them as well. Sweet bread and toffee make up the malt component of the beer.
T: The flavor is good, but not quite as nice as the nose. Sweet fruits followed by grassy and bitter hops. Quite herbal with minimal earthy qualities to it. A little bit of citrus, particularly of the peel variety.
M: Light to medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
D: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. The nose was quite nice, but the flavor wasn’t half bad either.
unclemike (2067) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a creamy white head. Interesting aroma and flavor of fruits, spices and butterscotch with a bitter finish. Light to medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. A good and original pilsener.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a light off white head. Nice saaz hoppy aroma, with grassy and lemony notes on a light pale malty base. The flavor has fresh grassy hoppy notes on a pale malty base. Nice.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: cloudy, creamy gold with a white head; minimal lacing. Aroma: grassy and peppery with notes of lemon zest. Taste: hoppy and spicy, with notes of pepper, lemongrass and hay over a nice creamy malt backbone. Finish: crisp, bitter and dry. Notes: On the hoppy side for a pils, with a nice crisp palate that is also creamy. Very refreshing.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Bright yellow color, a touch of cloudiness. Beautiful hop aroma. A bit of white pepper, grassy hops, and pale malt. Flavor is crisp, bright and hoppy. Characteristics of a hearty Pils, pale malts, grassy hops, spicy bitterness. Perfect all around character. Very well done and extremely enjoyable.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Even though Travlr recommended against this, I am going to call bullshit. The pour is a clear, light amber gold with a healthy, dense, white, rocky head with great retention and little swathes of lace. Aroma is quite outstanding: muted, relaxed, but heavy on tropical fruits, rich island breeze, fresh florals, orange blossom. Taste up front is excellent: there is a heavy oily mouthfeel and rich, quenching, fresh maltiness balanced by the fruity Mt Hood hops and dried out by the Saaz hops. Fresh lemon and juicy citrus add to a much fuller body than one would expect. Mouthfeel is oily, rich and then goes a little too soapy and suddy but not anymore than I would expect from a Saaz pilsener. Really refreshing and better than most IPAs!