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RATINGS: 2408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Slightly sweet, barnyard aroma. Pours a light amber with active carbonation but a rapidly dissipating head.First sips reveal an initial sweetness that rapidly is overtaken by the bitterness characteristic of the style. On the palate, the carbonation displays a refined liveliness. The finish is bitter but not long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a gold colour with a fluffy white head, light aroma with some fruit, taste is bitter and fruity with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1202) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
0.355l botte thanks to Cristobal37. Golden body with a thin white head. Aroma of bread, orange zest, honey and a decent amount of grassy hops. Taste of bread, grains, orange zest and grassy hops. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from K&L Wine in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is honey, slightly floral, grassy and herbal. Very drinkable. The classic pils motif.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cagou007 (1049) - FRANCE - MAY 8, 2016
Pours hazy pale yellow with thin white head. Nose is sweet malt. Aromas are sweet malts, herbal and flowery hops. Average carbonation, medium body. Medium sweet and grainy finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBrain (160) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle to glass. Aroma: honey and slight herbal. Appearance: crystal clear light golden yellow. Small white head. Taste: sweet-dry lemon rind. Palate: light medium body, moderate prickly carbonation, considerable lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2016
Aroma is light, dry, sweet malt, earthy hops, great for the style. Appearance is golden straw, white head, mostly clear. Taste is earthy hops, bitter, sweet malt, corn, wheat, like a pilsener. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, creamy, crisp carbonation, lots of corn in the aftertaste. Overall, this is decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils (thanks to Jim for this bottle!)

AROMA: Spicy, slightly piney hops. Lightly sweet malt character akin to crackers. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Darker gold color; clear and effervescent. Average, white, foamy head. Good retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: More bitter than most of the style. Strong spicy hop flavor with some piney/resiny character in the finish. Malt is light and blonde with some graham cracker taste in the background. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body; consistently crisp. Refreshing while in the mouth, but hops linger with a dry, starchy sensation. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Rare to see an American brew this to-spec for the style. Would be better in cans rather than bottles. 8/10


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
westknife (81) - USA - APR 13, 2016
Motherfuckers, this is a very good and delicious pilsner. I could drink about a million of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 11, 2016
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [210316]
Golden blonde, clear, frothy white head
Aroma - soft floral, light sweet, hint of lemon, soft sweet floral hop, light nose
Taste of sweet pale malts, soft floral hop, spicy peppery, bit unusual for a lager, quite sweet malty
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, bit oily. Finish is slightly dry with a fairly bitter linger
Overall - Nice lager hops in this, more hoppy than usual for a lager, like it

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