WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd rating, tap at the Brewpub. Pours lagery yellow with a tan ring. Nose didnít have much for me. Taste is sweet and hoppy, slight bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 5/17/2008 Total Score: 3.4
At Seanís Tasting last night, 12oz Bottle, that was left over from CBC pours gold with a bright white head. Nose is sweet and light. Taste is sweet, balanced and overall quite nice.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brick Store as part of the 12th Anniversary festivities. I believe this is the version with Tettnanger hops.
Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with tons of bubbles streaming to the top and feeding a fluffy white head that shows very good retention and solid lacing.
The aroma is textbook pils with a light toasted grain aroma with some sweet light malts and some floral and grassy hops. There is an underlying spice presence in the nose as well.
The taste follows the aroma very closely with a solid backbone of sweet pale malts, toasted bread and the light citrus and grassy hops that show up in the front. The finish is dry and very crisp with a hint of the hops lingering in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is perfect for a summer day, light bodied, crisp and dry.
This is the definition of refreshing as I could drink this all day long on 95 degree summer afternooon in Atlanta...like today. Extremely drinkable and one of the better pilseners Iíve tasted recently.
JAXSON (529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Draft at the brewery. Clear straw pour. Pleasant, subtle nose of light grassy hops and cracked grains. Just a beautifully balanced and clean flavor expression. Slight hop bitterness with a little bit of woodsy, grassy twang, and an absolutely beautiful, long finish that is really hard for me to describe. I was so impressed with this and itís the most perfect example of the style Iíve had. Amen, brotha.
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thanks to Greg Koch for the treat.
Select Pils: A yellow beer with a slight green shine under a white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it notes of grass. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and grass. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5
Tettnanger Pils: A light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and caramel, leading to a dry bitter finish. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at maxís; they didnít specify, but Iím assuming that this is the current Tettnang Pils. Yellow body with a slight haze and a creamy head. Sweet malty aroma with really fresh, green, oily and fruity hops. Smooth and spicy flavor with fruity, green, oily hops, clean, light and bready malts and a smoothly bitter finish. Medium-light in body with a wonderfully smooth feel. Quite hoppy overall, but perfectly balanced and smooth in comparison to the more rough prima pils. might be the best pils (or keller?) that Iíve had yet.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tettnanger Pils, on draft at the brewpub. Sparkling gold in color topped by an inch of everlasting head. What an amazing head, that thing didnít lose a bit of heft over the course of the half hour that it took me to finish my .5L glass. Aroma and flavor are much more like a traditional German Pils than Victoryís other offerings. Cereal, craker, light herbal hops, and a touch of honey sweetness. A decent beer but nowhere near as impressive as some of their other offerings in the Pilsner department.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tettnanger Pils, i think its a bit odd that these beers are being listed as one beer... Clear golden pour with wonderful head, this brewery knows german style beer... Aroma is a bit fruity and bready... Taste is a bit less crisp than i would expect but a nice floral hoppy flavor nevertheless....
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.5 liter mug at Victory listed as their Tettnang Pilsner. Pours a nice beautiful golden clear modest carbonation and a fluffy tacky white head and great lace. Aroma is a bit sharper with spicy tettnagn hops and just overall hoppier than the Saphir pils- malt is a bit more subdued but still fresh and delightfully bready. The tettnang is insanely fresh- killer spiciness, and a touch of floral character with some hints of fresh cut flowers and grass. Flavor is a nice crisp clean pils malt backbone and the hops take control with their fresh spiciness. Crisp and clean finish with a lingering hop tackiness.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Greg Koch at our stop at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on 08/03/2008 on day three of RBSG.
Very clear light golden body with a small off-white head. Big floral and grassy hop aroma. Sweet grassy and floral hop flavor. 7/2/8/3/15 - 3.5
Clear pale golden body with a small white head. Floral hop aroma. Sweet floral and slightly grassy hop flavor. Light bitterness lingers in the finish. Light body with medium high carbonation. 7/2/7/3/15 - 3.4
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Tettnanger Pils)... RBSG Ď08... Lightly hazed, straw-colored lager with a small, creamy, white head. Very spicy, cat piss-like aroma. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with supple carbonation. Pleasantly sweet; sufficiently bitter. Finishes bittersweet and then dries out big-time. Thanks to Greg Koch for breaking this one out for our table to try!