jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark gold with good, creamy, white head / Musty nose of hay and wildflowers / Medium body, creamy and fat, hint of sweetness, with good balance and long, lightly bitter and hot, finish / Flavors of hay, grass, violets, resin, bread, and honey / I always struggle with these, as their massive nature contradicts the purpose of a pilsner. Given that, this is well done.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
multiple bottles shortly after release in az.
rich straw yellow colored pour with a thick white head and lasting film.
big pils aroma along with notes of straw, lemon, grass and spiciness.
the flavor is the same... imperial pils! it is a touch on the sweet side (this disappears as it ages) but it is clean and dry on the finish. it is rich and lux with a nearly full body yet i could drink this all night.
(this pairs really well with an assorted cheese platter)8/4/8/4/17++
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first rating. I have drank many, many, too many beers, but we have to start somewhere on this board. Corked bottle. After a few sips i tasted the "wet dog" Most of the time the taste was fine. Goes to your head pretty quick.
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 (1303) - 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 (2378) - 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 (2270) - 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 (3587) - 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.