tapthis (88) - Baytown, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poor, minimal head and decent lacing. A very bitter pilsner that is crisp. I would recommend it if you wanted to try a different style of pilsner.
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours light golden, with a medium white head. Aroma is clean noble hops, light malts. Flavor is much the same. Very clean taste, nice light spice through the hop/malt balance. Slightly bitter, just right. I love this one.
robzilla (86) - - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cereal and hoppy. A lot going on with this one, cant really put my finger on it. Dry, pleasantly bitter, lasting finish.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Noble hop aroma (Saaz) and pale malt in the nose. Very clean as it should be.
Appearance: White head when poured, which quickly disappeared. Looked like a flat lager after it set for awhile, no head held at all. Clarity is very good, gold color.
Flavor: Hop flavor in the forefront supported by a toasty malt flavor which is just too lip-smacking good.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, with a crisp hop bitterness that is refreshing.
Overall: One of my favorite beers, I'm glad this is offered year round.
kenko (85) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a small off white head. The aroma is of grassy and citrus hops along with bready malt. Taste is minimal on the malt side with a big hoppy bitterness. Drinkability is very good.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of hops, and a little bitter. A pretty good beer, but nothing amazing.
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quality to be sure. Pushes the pils to the limit. Not exactly what I was expecting considering the high rating. Hops are grassy and subtle. Not over the top at all. Taste is light yet satisfying. This did not take long to drink, 5 or 10 minutes or so. Quite quaffable. Not a ber that I would ever seek out, but may try again when I’m older and have diminished taste buds. Overall, great for a lager, but just not my style. Doesn’t compare to a good hoppy ale.
aetheon (83) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 hazy light golden yellow, white head and light lacing. nice aroma with the hops coming thru, Flavors are mostly moderatly strong hops and a fairly clean finish. medium bodied with notes of pine, grapefruit and lime. Overall a decent pils with a little extra bite. - Addendum: after drinking this a few more times it has become perhaps my favorite pils, and I am upgrading the score from 3.1 to 3.5
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Some hoppy aroma and typical pils sulfury notes. Color is light golden with thin white head. Flavor is bitter with some metallic tastes. Not as much malt character as I would like to taste. I’m not a fan of pils so don’t take this rating too harshly.
matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden color with a snow white head that disappears quickly. Some citrus and hay in the nose. Crisp hoppy taste, not long on sweetness or bitter. Fizzy carbonation and a crisp, slightly astringent finish.