Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re Rate 5/29/02--What the hell was I talking about the first time I rated this. This is great stuff! Nice grassy/floral hop notes with a nice dose of sweet malt that balances it out. Wonderful and certainly my favorite pilsner.
A good domestic example of a pilsner, but Im just not a huge pilsner fan. The Saaz worked for me though.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with an impressive white head over a yellow body. Huge nose of malt and freshly cut grass (with a hint of horse manure). Flavor is intensely hoppy--dominated by bitterness and pine notes, somewhat out of balance to its relatively delicate malt nuttiness.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty pislner, very frothy head. A little carbonated for my liking, but goes down smooth with an excellent finish.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 How can ya hate Pils??? Why, oh why do so many people here not like Pils. Methinks they've been drinking too much Heineken... Stick with the German stuff. Anyway, this is NOT a classic German pils, more reminiscent of an American IPA. Though good, very good. Wonderful floral aroma with a hint of citrus fruit, pours a light golden, slightly cloudy color with some lace and a nice hoppy smack in the face. Great beer, though I don't think it really belongs in the pilsener category. Aber trotzdem isses Prima. Prost!
ToadMan (558) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a general rule I hate pilsners, but this one isnt bad. Tastes more like an IPA. Lots of hoppieness and fairly bitter, and like the description says it has a dry finish. Probably my favorite pilsner ever, but its still a pilsner and thus not all that great.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great pilsner. a little more hoppy than i expected. crisp and spicy.
Nate (3326) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From draught. Small head that dissipated but left some lacing. Weak hop aroma. Nice golden color and smooth palate. Slightly sweet and nicely hopped. Slightly bitter/hoppy finish. Crisp and refreshing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2005 Additional comments: Noble hops and mild vanilla and malt nose. Lots of hops. Late malt flavors are lightly buttery. A cross between a czech and german pils. A little to hoppy to set and enjoy a bunch on any given day, but a good one for just a single or two night. Original Comments 5/8/02 - I decent german pils. A bit overbalance hops of Saaz and Northern Brewer. Nice clear straw color with good head and lace.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flavor is much better than the aroma. This beer smells like a wet dog that has been smoking dope. Flavor has a hop bite, citrus and flower. Not a bad beer, but I don’t like it as much as everyone else.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My least favorite style of beers are pilsners. Even craft bewery’s usually dissapoint. That being said this is one of the most refreshingly delicious beers I’ve had since the first time I tried Pete’s summer ale. It pours like a weisse beer and smells somewhat similar without any of the citrus notes. Pour vigorously and you’ll be rewarded with a full creamy head that will stand for a solid five minutes. Taste is crisp and complex with the perfect balance of hop bitterness and golden malted roundness. My girlfriends gonna go bonkers for it. Re-rate 4/28/02 Anyone else taste grapefruit in the aftermath? Man what a great light brew, one of the most refreshing beers ever!