jcp23 (52) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light, clear, golden pour with thin white head. Nasty aroma of every crummy lager Iíve ever smelled. I guess this just isnít my style. With all the build up and hype I had heard about this beer, I was really expecting something more. I donít get what all the fuss is about. The "heaps oí hops" are definitely hidden...umm; why have hops if you are going to hide them? But I sure get a heap oí lingering German malt unpleasantness on the back of my tongue. Like licking an ashtray. For all you folks who like this stuff, knock yourselves out. Iíll take a nice a pale ale or IPA any day.
CapnJazz (52) - Binghamton, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Entered from backlog, drank one right after a Troegs Sunshine Pils. Medium gold with a nice gentle white head. Really nice, gentle hops, crisp, fresh pils malt. Light malt backbone. A lot different than the Sunshine Pils, this was more hoppy and more bitter. Preferred the Sunshine a bit.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I recently posted a thread on BA asking people about their favorite "flagship" brews. This one came up a lot, and with good reason. Iíve had this pilsener many times, but not in a while, and Iíve never reviewed it:
Ap: Sunflower yellow/gold, with about a 1/2 inch head and moderate carbonation.
Ar: Victory hop profile and then some! This is just pure malty, yeasty, flowery goodness!
T: German hops are present, and the beer is mildly sweet, with a slight bitter hop finish. No unpleasant lingering - everything is great!
P: Smooth as silk; Very "clean" beer and nearly flawless in regards to mouthfeel related to style.
O: I think I drank this one in about 2 minutes!
Quite simply, the best pilsener on the market!
mrkipling (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kinda generic pils/lager. More depth of flavour than your average carbonated macro-bumph I guess, but overall not that impressed.
mingo1968 (51) - phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. This was great. It poured a clear golden color with a thin head. The aroma is of hops with a floral notes. The taste is just the right bitterness with real clean crisp finish. A must try!!
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured with a big white head; clear yellow/gold in appearance. Malty aroma with a little hops. Lightly ibtter, very floral and lightly malty in flavor, with bitterness lingering. Best pilsner I've ever had.
dpbhoosier (51) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy straw color. Light hop aroma and hop and malt flavor. Not as hoppy as I expected. Crisp, balanced finish. Very little bitterness. Very easy drinking.
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. musty aroma. golden pour with white head. flavor is bitter hops, slightly watery with a sour finish.
millstadtguy (50) - Millstadt, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2006
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The best thing about this beer was the aroms which was very sweet. Other than that I just didnít care for it. I like hoppy beers just not this one.
VVilliam (50) - USA - APR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Overall a really good pilsner. Pours light yellow with small head and large bubbles. Smells of lemon and grass and hops. The taste is a great mix of citrus of hops which goes down smooth yet fulfilling.