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RATINGS: 2249   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2003
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (6748) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2003
not unlike a high quality german lager. has the same honeyed hay aroma and pale golden appearance. a full and lingering bitterness. quality stuff

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steview (1021) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2003
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Very clean pilsner. Very good. Had it off a fresh keg and it was so good. Very crisp and refreshing. Hoppy. Light in color. Pours with a nice head. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2003
A very pineapple color to it with a nice head of foam. Why oh must you snoop through the hood like every body from the hood is up to no good. word.Has a boring weak ass wannabe belgian aroma. Good beer, refreshing and worthy.


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