Ernest (7323) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft (Tria Taproom, Philly).
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (honeysuckle flowers, herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A very enjoyable nose on this one, very German without any American give-aways. Doesn’t excel quite as much in the other departments, being a little watery and lacking in head retention and less than lip-smacking (but still well-balanced), but it’s a really nice quaffer that holds up to a lot of authentic Franconian lagers (and is better than plenty of them too). Nice stuff.
tomer (2906) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, smallish head, clear palish yellow color, aroma of honey and vanila with hints of spice and wood., aromatic honey flavor with a medium herbal bitterness and a light sourness. Simple pleasant pilsener, nice to drink.
bytemesis (6731) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Spalt Hallertau version. Says it’s a Keller on the menu. Pours lightly hazy golden, small off white head, great lacing. Aroma is grassy, hints of citrus, grain, bread. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, citrus kick over grass and grain. Light body.
Bebum (767) - USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light body with matching faint flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, long palate.
Crisp, dry and very bitter.
Yeasty, hoppy, touch of honey in background.
Victory makes better pils.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BroadestTom (386) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance golden, clear, frothy, white foam, white foam,
Taste light sweetness,
Palate light body, soft carbonation,
Overall nothing great but not bad I would not suggest this beer to a friend
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golden body with a frothy white head. Aroma of grass, toasted grain, biscuit and a touch of canned vegetables. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Taste of grass, straw, grain, floral hops and a hint of DMS. Clean, crisp, though it leans toward the hefty side, but not as much as Prima Pils. In fact, I liked this better than Prima which I need to revisit.
ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. pour at Holy Grale. Aroma: Thoroughly grassy and a little peppery; semi dry crackery malts are pretty dialed back. Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow pour with lively carbonation holding up a rocky white head; the head settles into a thin skin. Flavor: Very grassy up front with cracker playing a bit bigger role; cracker fades towards the finish, which becomes more peppery and very dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: An excellent American pils; definitely one to try if you see it on tap.
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spalt Select. Very earthy, a bit heavier body and more lingering bitterness than prima pils.
ClarkVV (5804) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught usually at Deep Ellum, over the years, most recently at Brava, 7/2/15
Clear, straightforward light-amber/gold body has a medium amount of fairly well-retained whtie head.
Noble hops! Wow. An American brewer still brewing a beer with non-American hops?? Hard to believe. Nicely attenuated pils malts lend honey and very light bread, while the spicy, leafy, fresh, herbal hops are neither over or underdone. Clean, straightforward and elegant with no flaws or alcohol.
Flavor provides snappy, spicy and herbal hops with a moderate amount of bitterness stretched across lean, but not too dry pils malt that give off honey and very light crackery/doughy flavors. Hay, straw, grass; all the delicious flavors of old world pilsners and every bit as clean and dry. Much less bitter/resinous/punchy than Prima and I almost always immediately order this when I see it. A real treat in its simplicity and freshness. Medium to medium light bodied, with a soft, yet well-carbonated texture.
skmikeg (1753) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light orange-yellow with a one finger white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of freshly baked bread, freshly cut grass, pine, floral hops,pils malts, light honey, and some sweet malts. Taste is pils malts, grassy hops, bready malts, pine, herbal hops, honey sweet malts, and some citrus. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a excellent, world class pils that is my new favorite of the style .