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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bavarian81 (49) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Typical light to deep gold pilsner color. Plenty of carbonation which I like from a pilsner. Typical pilsner aroma of grass/bread/biscuit whatever... Taste is wonderful. It has a very distinct hoppiness you don’t find in other pilsners. Palate is wonderfully crisp. Great pilsner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 12oz bottle at Williams in Uptown, Minneapolis. Poured gorgeous, bright straw-blonde into a shaker glass with a small, creamy white head and a hint of chill haze that quite enhanced the color. Aroma is wonderful without being too obtrusive: crisp and lightly hoppy, pleasant teensy whisp of DMS. Flavor is bitter and fairly crisp with just the right faint touch of DMS. Bright hop bitterness but not quite the clean, spicy hop flavor I’d expect in a pilsner. There is a surprising rich maltiness but without sweetness. Finish is moderately long and dry, quite refreshing, with lingering bitterness. Palate is rich and velvety but not heavy, very surprising and quite nice (though it does make the beer a bit less quaffable than a traditional pils). Overall the hop flavor is somewhat lacking the classic pilsner character but the beer is otherwise superb.
After finishing the glass, I noticed "Enjoy By Nov 21 05" on the label, which may explain the missing hop flavor. I hope to try a fresher bottle sometime, because I was very impressed on the whole.
Subsequent fresher bottles have showed excellent spicy hop character. This is probably my favorite beer suitable for everyday drinking with food (sorry, Stone IPA!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 27, 2009
Tap @ Brasserie420 Pours a white persistent creamy head, very nicely carbonated with very small boubbles surfacing extreemely slowly. Gold in color with a green shine just like traditional czech pilsners. Floreal herbal aromas with a slight subtle sulfur note. Overwhelming hops for a pils stile, very grassy like at the start with a long resinous finish. Thin body, but still not too thin, carbonation plays a role in this beer. Well brewed and poured with a nice pils stile fat head. Great Beer!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2009
If a person wanted to purchase this product just for the smell they wouldn’t be wasting their $1.79. Grassy and earthy these hops are masterly incorporated into the brew; think wild clover, think freshly tilled soil or newly mowed hay in the morning glistening with dripping moisture or the lingering residual essence of vegetation on your hands after working in the garden, think summer and green leaves and bark on a sugar maple. I couldn’t get enough of putting my nose right in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2003
A good full pils, excites the taste buds and stays with you in just the right way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2007
I am rating this as a pilsner. Pilsners are not suppose to be bursting with flavor or aroma as far as I know, so I had to down-shift for this rating. Pours a medium-dark yellow, small-medium white head that resides somewhat quickly. Slight spicy aroma of hops. Subtle noble hops bite on the tongue which finishes strong. Leaves the hop bitter after taste. A great pilsner in my opinion. But it is not my style of beer I normally drink, so I had to "grade on a curve".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urraca (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Great, refreshing beer. Pours a hazy gold with a nice white head that dissipates. Unlike other Pilsners, this has a hoppy kick which makes it very unique, dry, and refreshing. It certainly gives this pils some characters. Has very sweet undertones that consist of some sweet fruits, maybe some citrus, and caramel. Sports a fairly heavy malt undertone as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kenbeer30 (44) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2009
12 oz bottle. This beer surprised me! I poured it into my lager flute and it produced a white foamy head that lingered, and left heavy lace. The nose was PILSNER. But weird. It was like it wanted to give a slight skunk... but NEVER did. The nose was strong pils with thick cut grass and astringency. The flavor is yummy Saaz hops with the german malts rising in the throat. This beer is dry, and has distinctive pils flavor. The Palate is thin, but not quite watery. The nice thick head adds to feeling of fullness. Very nice pils, infact, best I have had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Wow, One of the best Pils I have ever tasted. A beautiful balance of superior hops and malt. Very crisp and refreshing. Great Job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Pours golden with a white frothy head that disapates. Aroma is grassy with a bit of hop spiciness. Flavor is a classic Pilsner, a balance of hops and malt leading to a dry but not prickly finish. Thanks to hey_kevin for the bottle

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