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RATINGS: 2337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6474) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9625) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkobes (2142) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Aroma of mild sweet malt and soft floral hops. Taste of doughy malt and soft floral hops. Nice palate not to thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2003 Golden color with the typical white foamy head of a pilsner. The flavor, however, is not typical at all. It has the crisp hoppiness of a US pale ale, with a nice smooth maltiness underneath. A great beer; by far the best pilsner I've ever had.

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