Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely an American take on the style with its strongly aromatic hop presence. Citric and earthy. Bright, clean, delicious, and refreshing.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color and impressive hoppy flavor with grapefruit. Not my style, much better than I was expecting.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jonas (6179) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2015 Re-rate from bottle. Pale golden, big bubbles, lacing foam. Fresh grassy and citric hop nose. Medium light body, sparkly, Very pleasant and fresh.
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A bit soapy aroma.
Low head, straw golden.
Flavor is a pleasant hop composition based on citrussy notes.