DocLock (9245) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good pils. Pours gold with good head and lacing. Aromas of hops, citrus, and underlying malt. Finishes very smooth, slightly dry, with blasts of hops and slight citrus. Great pils.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Johnny Brendas for Happy Hour. The barman was upstairs, still the chef came over to pour a pint. Straight up Pilsner, one to make the Krauts proud.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral nose. Hoppy with a bit of corn (but in a good way) flavor. If this was my first Pils I'd like the style.
badgerben (4768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow with a medium head. Hops, hops, and more hops dominate the aroma and flavor. Typically, I am all for hops, but these hops taste like they were sitting in a sock drawer. It's a little on the dry side at the finish. I wanted to like it, but it just tasted like it was water that had hops sit in it for 10 minutes.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden color, nice head. Aroma is truly pilsner with a bit more hoppyness. The flavour od the german malts provides a strong backbone for generous hopping. Finish is dry, crisp and very drinkable. One of the world's best pilsners.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear yellow, good sized head ,median bead. Sweet hoppy aroma. Mildly sweet, strong hop flavor medium boded beer . A great Pilsener
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Hazy golden yellow with a medium diminishing white head. Mostly floral aroma with hints of light bread, honey, lemon, and straw. Medium slightly creamy body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Refreshing. Mostly bitter flavor of light bread, citrus, pepper, and some wood/pine. I usually don't like pilseners much, but this one is very good.
jasonp (1565) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 Pours a beautiful golden with a thick, fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy, floral, grainy, herbal and a tad musky. Flavor has notes of fresh grain/pils malt , lemon, grassy noble hops and a satisfying bitter hop bite. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with lively carbonation. My everyday "go-to" pils. I love this stuff.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden colour with dense and lacy white head. Sweet hop aroma. Moderate to strong hopy flavour with a good bitter kick to it. Bitterness attacks the palate but in a nice way.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy deep gold with a quick dissipating head.
Smells...mmmh hoppy, saaz hops all over the place with lemon and white grapes.
Taste is crisp dry saaz hops and lemon. Great crisp, dry finish.
Body is near perfect per style and quite refreshing. This a a brew I hold up as an example to macro-swillers that Americans actually make better lagers than the "king of beers", seriously, they need convincing sometimes.
Drinkability is great and the flavor never dissapoints. This along with Hacker-Pschorr Hefe are my official lunch brews.