unclemattie (4358) - 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.
GT (9918) - Oceanside, 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!
Travlr (20228) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown. Very pale clear yellow, does not look like an unfiltered beer. More weak and watery than a keller ought to be.
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
light pale yellow brew with touch of gold and white soapy head. taste first of superior body then hops. ivy, touch of grapefruit it is mildly sweet and with a finish that lingers. backround bit of wheat (to bad all wheats can’t be like this) pith and slightly caustic finish to keep the body in check. perfection of body and taste. slightly slick.
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle
I must have been nice because this was tucked away in my 2010 Secret Santa delivery. A light and easy going pilsener this beer was fresh and bright. I don’t know if Tupper / St George fly under the radar but they seem to know what they are doing. I look forward to their bigger beers (like the imperial stout that was also in the box).
Aroma / Appearance - Semi-transparent golden bubbles surfaced like a clear sunrise. A stark white head was the color of fresh snow. Lemon and citrus glazing over shortbread cookies brought the beer into immediate focus. The wheaty smell of Wonderbread would have been bad in many other styles but was perfect here.
Flavor / Palate - The sweet start of honey and lemon extract tickles the tongue. Following next was a piney transition to a oaky finish. Moist on the throat it provides a nice refreshing experience. Solid and well rounded it does not try to be too much. Neither, however, is it timid. This is the ideal way to brew a sessionable pils.
BeerandBlues2 (11824) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a large, frothy and bubbly white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, meal, cereal, straw), average hops (spicy, earthy, grassy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of peaches. Flavor is heavy malt (grain, meal, cereal, straw), average hops (spicy, earthy, grassy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of dust. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation, with a dry finish. This Pilsener has a nice, sweet malt backbone with adequate spicy and earthy hops to balance.
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchkey. Hazy straw color with a one finger white head. The aroma is great and interesting, slightly funky with straw and floral notes, along with some pale malt. Excellent flavor for what this is, funky and crisp with grassy hops and hay. Not very sweet with a good dry bitterness. Medium-light bodied with a dry mouthfeel and medium-plus carbonation. Hell of a beer, great for the style.
ChainGangGuy (4720) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a 2.99 4-pack from Bullocks’ Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy, dim-looking, orange-gold body with a hearty, churning, barely off-white head. Wispy lace on the descent.
Smell: Biscuit-toned, yeasty nose, a touch of dried nectarine and with an aromatic dry hop scent of German hops giving a big whiff of spicy grassiness.
Taste: Malts tasting of fresh-made biscuit dough with a very thin trickle of honey sweetness cut with still mineral water. Pronounced spicy, peppery Continental hops with a staunch grassiness like unexpectedly taking in a mouthful of sun-dried hay and a mite bit of dehydrated citrus peel. Medium-plus bitterness. Particularly long, particularly dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s been a loooonng time, Tuppers. How’s the family? How’s the wife? Paired fairly well with a bowl of lentil soup with andouille sausage.
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: There is a slight floral smell which isn’t overpowering, but little else.
Appearance: Poured pale and cloudy with little head--not what I’d expect from a Pilsner.
Taste: Medium bitterness accentuated by the hops aroma, but just a light sweetness underneath.
Body: Medium body, again not what I’d expect from a pilsner, with soft carbonation and long finish,
Overall: It’s a very solid, flavorfull beer, but with too many elements that remind me of lighter, hoppy ales. Obviously the name "hop pocket" should warn the drinker of this, so it’s to be expected.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a nice white head. Plenty of lacing and good head retention.
S: Nice grassy notes alongside a bit of pale grain. Somewhat of a fruity edge in there as well.
T: In addition to the grassy malt and slight fruit presence, a bit of a floral hop taste comes in with accompanying bitterness.
M: Light-bodied and somewhat creamy. Good carbonation.
D: Highly drinkable. This will certainly become part of my regular summer rotation.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-03-2010