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RATINGS: 2272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 19, 2014
12oz bottle poured into pilsner glass. Beer is clear, bright golden yellow with a white two-finger head that drops down some, but hangs on for the duration. Sticky lacing clings in patches to the glass. Aroma is more assertive than typical pilsners with herbal and citrus hop notes underpinned by bready malt. Taste follows the nose - strong spicy, herbal bitterness with light bread and grainy malt sweetness. Surprisingly medium in body, light and crisp texture, lively carbonation, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (188) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle from the Sheffield Tap. Decent aroma of Orange peel. Taste is nicely bitter, herby with some citrus coming through. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (412) - SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Straw coloured, with a foamy white head. Hops, light malt. Light oily texture, medium carbonation, crisp, dry finish. Refreshing. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2281) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2015
[from notes]. Pours a light golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is as expected for style, if a bit hoppier. Taste follows aroma but is even more hoppy, especially in the finish. Long lasting and moderately bitter hop finish and after-taste. Hints of sweet malts. Nice medium, light body with medium, high carbonation imparting a crisp feel. Semi-dry finish. O - a pils for hop-heads; this one is more hoppy than most pale ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3167) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
355ml bottle at home, source unknown - clear golden, lot of bubbles, big creamy off-white head, grassy, floral hop aroma, poor lacing, hoppy lager, high carbonation, dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CzarMike (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Like it a lot. Grassy nose and lovely goldenrod color. Clean. Would buy again. Flavor good at cold cold temperature. ---all in good suds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edin88 (3) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
It’s good. Hoppy but lots of Sweet malt. The problem is I really like pilsners and I don’t need them to be hoppy like this but I still like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours clear and golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma of bready pale malts and floral grassy hops. Tastes clean, sooth, mildly sweet taste of pale malt and well balanced floral hops. Clean, dry finish. Not overly bitter, very well done pils! I could drink a lot of this. A great sessionable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (35) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
brown bottle poured into a pilsner glass a: Clear golden yellow with fine light to average carbonation. A gentle pour yields a finger of white head that dissipates after about 5 minutes leaving a decent amount of lacing which holds nicely to the glass. Pools of foam also tend to remain on the surface of the beer. s: Nothing sticks out. A little biscuit balanced by a subtle floral hop aroma. t: Again, well balanced with a slight but noticeable hop bite. Smooth maltiness provides a hint of chewiness to the beer. Hops on the finish which is appealing as it lingers however I’m not getting floral as in the nose. Not nearly as hoppy as some have opined and definitely not citrusy. Maybe slightly more piny or herbal. m: Very light body with the bubbles providing a slight tingle. Again I notice a "fine bead" quality to the bubbles. Doesn’t look like much but I kind of like it. I think this works nicely against the malt too, tying the flavor profile together. I would like a bit more more carbonation in this beer. o: Have to say I’m a bit disappointed with Prima especially after reading that it is among the absolute best in the style. Very nice of course but doesn’t really impress me in any way. Certainly nothing bad to report but while interesting, also a little underwhelming though I wouldl buy it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutch23mp (286) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Aroma much like hay which is not what I call pleasant but a very smooth light taste that lingers. Good balance of hopes and malts and very refreshing on the palate. A good beer but IMHO not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden and dry.Slightly malty and left lots of lacing.Medium body and easy to drink. This was one of the late Michael Jacksons top 500 beers.Cant think why. Its pleasant but not that outstanding.

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