durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool enough looking bottle from Samís in Durham, and a decent price to boot... this is a love-it-or-hate-it style for me, and I canít say this one impressed me. Pours bright deep gold with a lovely head, so Iíll give it props for looking good. Nose of honey, Saaz hops, and too much malt that steals the crisp grassiness from the Saaz. Tastes similarly sweet, with some notes of cheap orange candy. Palate is full and rich, but that, the label, and the look is about all itís got going for it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from Samís, Durham. Nice to see the Uinta big beers in town, but this one wasnít any great shakes. Itís a tough style to pull off without compromising the lightness and elegance that go into a classic pils. And Uinta fell short of the mark to me, with this appropriately dry and hoppy beer that comes across as papery at worst and simply anonymous at best.
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bohemian pils aroma. Pours golden yellow. Stong but nicely balanced with a sweet start and a nice bitter dry finish. Overall a nice version of a classic style
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 11/05/2010. Very clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet pilsner malt and spicy hop aroma with some caramel. Big pilsner malt flavor with some caramel on a spicy hop background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
hirigalzkar (2295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This taste like a really good malt liquor... if there are such beers. Spices and alcohol in a saison vs. vodka kind of way. Nah... more interesting than good/enjoyable.
finol (2169) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bishop arms.
smooth hoppy taste, the positive aspects are some saisonlike qualitys
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, corked ní caged, from Samís Quik Stop in Durham, NC. Pours a mostly clear bright golden color with a one-finger white head and some lacing. Pretty nice aroma, standard for a pilsner but amped up a bit, with sweet maltiness and a grassy hop character to it. Good pilsner malt on the flavor with grassy hops and not too much alcohol, hiding the 9% very well. Medium-plus bodied and somewhat syrupy - but not overly so - on the mouthfeel. Pretty enjoyable overall. Underrated a little if you ask me.
wedgie9 (1990) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 2/16/11 from a 750mL corked and caged bottle purchased at Lush West Town. Pours clear golden-orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thin, even lace and a lace collar that is a little thicker. The nose is very fruity with zesty tangerine and somewhat tropical with mango along with traditional pilsner malt, spicy noble hops, and a hint of dill. The flavor is more straightforward pilsner with the malt and spicy noble hops taking the forefront, and the fruit still present, but very much underlying. The body is medium with a somewhat oily texture, lively carbonation, and a long nutty pilsner malt and spicy hops finish.
Dorwart (2377) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
About a 1 inch thick head of fine and dense bubbles but is a bit sloppy on top. Very cloudy brew. Much more cloudy than I expected. Strange aroma! Peach syrup, fruit nectar, wet dog, soft and sweet malts. Color is a golden orange. Rather thick and malty flavor. Lots of sweet malts, ripe fruit, a hint of spicy hops and some corn? Very thick and syrupy for a pilsner. Expected more of a lighter, crisper, more clear brew. OK but not really anything special. I can already feel the alcohol going to my head.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden lager with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, chalky smooth malt with light herbaceous notes. In mouth, a clean sweat grainy malt with light German hops, honey, not bad. Bottle at Boston Beer Summit, Jan. 15 2011.