LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2003
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Retched aroma reminds me of BMC with a higher hop content. Pours to a very light yellow/gold with a large firm head. The beer is rough on the palette with overpowering bitterness. Flavors, with the exception of hops, are understated. Once you get used to the bitterness, there is a malty smoothness that is somewhat refreshing.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Hoppy smell reminiscent of an IPA. Clear gold in color with a good head of varying sized bubbles. Taste is like no other pilsner I've ever had. Very, very hoppy for a lager. Tastes more like an IPA than anything. Finally found a pilsner I like.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Very very golden, maybe a bit of orange haze. Very clear though, bubbly, decent small white head that lasts. Typical hops profile, a little bit of sourness. Good even lagered taste. Surprisingly smooth and soft texture, quite sweet for a pilsener, almost like it has honey, but then the peppery hops flavor kicks in and the carbonation adds more of a spicy flavor. Very good bitterness on the finish, good aftertaste, medium light body, but great for what it is. I just couldnt get used to the white grape juice meets light apples (is that a tropicana twister flavor?) that seemed to prevail upon the body.
motelpogo (6304) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not unlike a high quality german lager. has the same honeyed hay aroma and pale golden appearance. a full and lingering bitterness. quality stuff
steview (1018) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
really light yellow, clear pour. a bit murky pale golden colored body. huge, very pretty, white pillowy head that's filled with peaks and valleys. mmm yes! sweet and a bit spicy/lemonpepper with dry finish. crisp, good, a bit bitter. refreshing.
egajdzis (5267) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Poured a clear golden color with a small tight white head. Hoppy earthy aroma, including hints of lemon as well. Smooth hops balanced nicely by malt, very refreshing.
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw hue with a good frothy white head and lace. Hoppy nose for sure (pine, grass, grapefruit, lemon). Additional aromas of grain, toasted malt, doughy yeast esters. Nice crisp and twangy taste with a very hoppy character. Good undertone of malt for balance. Good body for a pils with a dry and lively mouthfeel. Unique among American pils, sublime complexity offered from this aggressively hopped beer. Among the finest pils offered on this side of the Atlantic, prost!
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I guess I'm just not a fan of this style, but this definitely has more character than most. Very sweet with a nice dry hoppy finish.
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. This is one of the better Pilseners I have tried (along with Schell), and leads me to wonder why so many other ones are so bland and tiresome. The beer is a lightly cloudy pale gold color with medium white head that lingered quite awhile. Lots of small bubbles and thin lacing. The aroma is zesty hops. Light-bodied and crisp with a peppery hops flavor throughout. Some malt is evident as well. The finish is dry and hoppy. The Pils style is nowhere near my favorite but I can see this beer being the standard by which to measure others.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden straw body, adequate carbonation, a tight, glossy white head. nice musty/earthy hop nose, dry grains and a hint of alcohol. fairly strong for a pils, very hoppy for one, at least initially. It then sweetens and dries a bit. somewhat oily. not necessarily what I'm looking for in the best pilsner around.