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RATINGS: 2256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: 2 row German pale malt; Czech Saaz, German Northern Brewer hops.
Heaps o’ hops are hiding under the full, frothy head of this elegant Pils. All German malt subtleties linger beneath a long dry finish of this classy quencher. One of Michael Jackson’s 500 Classic Brews


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1057) - Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Hazy (from being served too cold) golden color with white foamy head. Decent hop aroma of spices, mildly floral. Light body with plenty of carbonation gives full mouthfeel. Bitter flavor of pepper and grapefruit, slight malt taste is non-remarkable. Hops stand out from beginning to end with lasting finish. This beer is thirst quenching, but not as dry as advertised. I'm just not a pilsener fan.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2968) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Definitely an American take on the style with its strongly aromatic hop presence. Citric and earthy. Bright, clean, delicious, and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Light yellow with a big frothy head. Looks like your average American pilsner but it sure doesn't taste like one. This baby has hops galore with the malt background to support them. A well-balanced beer that is both flavorful and thirst-quenching. Would make a great Summer beer. The Bud and Miller crowd should break ranks and give this beer a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2003
A nice pils but not in the league of many european pilsners Ive had. Flavor is hoppy with little complexity to back it up. It does not offer the creamy texture I like in a good pilsner. A good beer considering the style but not anything I will seek out.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
pissy yellow color. smells like someone was playing basketball in 100 degree heat and then squeezed their sweat in a glass. tastes like skunk. i was not impressed with this beeer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Golden color and impressive hoppy flavor with grapefruit. Not my style, much better than I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
This is a great pilsner. JZ brought this one to the 2003 Beer exchange. Pours with a decent head and great carbonation. Lacing hangs on for a long time and color is a perfect light gold. Nice and bitter, but with a clarity and brilliance most pilseners miss. This would be a great summer beer when the sun is shining hot and you need a good brew. Decently dry and biting as it finishes with a light mouthfeel. Not as hoppy as some say about this beer, but definitely a keeper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden color with a huge white head that diminished leisurely. Sweet and spicy aroma, nice malts with lots of floral and woody hop notes. Wow, flavor is good with the typical pils maltiness to start, then a whole bunch of spicy hops coming on giving way to a long dry finish. Light body and mild carbonation make this a fine drinking brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Finally, we get Victory here on the Left Coast! Whoever thought of putting this much hops in a Pils is a genius. It's not quite to style, but *damn* is it good. Pours a beautiful light golden color with just the right amount of head and a wonderful lace left on the glass. Smells...like pine! Very hoppy pine! Tastes wonderful. I'm still getting the pine sensation, but there's grapefruit and, of course, lots of hops. Interestingly, though, it's not out of balance at all. Mouthfeel is light and crispy with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability is amazing. I wish this was more available, it would definatly be a summer staple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Very clear golden yellow body, mild carbonation, and tight pure white head that gradually caved and left some loose lacing. Fresh grassy European hop aroma with some nice pepper as well. Nice even bitterness with hints of butter, honey, salt, ginger spice, and pepper. A great pils.


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