ToadMan (559) - 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 (2411) - 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 (3557) - 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!
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light golden/yellow,slightly hazy, awesome fluffy head and lace, loads of german malt in the nose along with a substanial floral hop presence. Tasty, a well defined almost sweet malt, subdued spicyness, grassy and light citric notes all show themselves on the palate and is then flushed away beautifully by a huge slap in the face of addicting saaz hops. Very sharp, clean and refreshing. Fanastic brew.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Long lasting head with heaps of lacy foam and a rich floral perfume. In this case, florality is florality - it really does smell like a late summer garden, when the air is heavy and an exquisite drowsiness buzzes over all. Tatse? Well they get more out of their Saaz than anyone else, that’s certain, and the rest of the beer is almost grand enough to pull it off.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 - a clear golden color, highly carbonated with a nice head, aroma is nicely hopped with a malt presence; very smooth, hops are highly present along with a malty flavor, not even a bit watery, has some fruity characteristics - a truly great beer