Strykzone (6645) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in a trade from jdb288. Golden and hazy with a little white head. A floral and fruity aroma is not big but interesting. First sip brings passion fruit with a complex hop profile. Noble hops that have some sulfur, tart citrus hops. They are also spicy. So much hop complexity in a style that is usually not very exciting. Some yeast is tasted and a little honey. This is about hops and they are all over the place. By the time it hit 50 F things smoothed out some, or my taste buds were fried by the noble hops. And by 55 it was fruity and spicy hops. What a fun beer that definitely bends the style definition. It is almost an Eastern European version of an IPA.
merc7186 (2904) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours decently with a nice orange hazy color to it, not much of a head to it, more of a lazy white ring around the top with almost no lacing. The smell is decent with a nice yeasty, grassy, floral smell to it. It is potent yet well balanced at the same time. The taste is good with a nice yeasty taste, some mild bitterness, a mild grassy, floral taste that lingers on the back end. There is something else, a touch sweet that I can’t place over the bitterness. The mouthfeel is very clean, crisp, and a tad bitter that sticks around. Overall, a great pilsner with a good taste.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright cloudy gold with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly.
Lots of malt smell. Some biscuit with a little touch of honey and just a slight spicy hop presence.
Taste follows the nose. Sweet biscuity malt with a touch of honey and finishes crisp and very grassy/floral bitter.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with good carbonation levels.
I like the finish, but the middle of the palate is too sweet for me. It did grow on me a bit as I got through it, but nothing exceptional.
BrewBoxer (2567) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the growler NYC. Pours a hazy bright bronze color. Taste is yeasty and sharp with a slightly hoppy and crisp palate. Very flavorful as smooth
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charule (2148) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Voodoo. Poured clearish yellow orange with light white head. Real honey aroma. Quite smooth with honey forward hop finish.
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Pale yellow color with a white head. Not as hoppy as I would of expected. Not my favorite.
CzarMike (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First taste very hoppy but mellows to the pilsner name. Almost a Kolsch taste. Keller beer with an intense hop that mellows. Taste like an old age beer. Doesn't feel like a 7+ alcohol. Good beer.
---all in good suds.
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw yellow color with an aroma of grain and citrus, Grain flavor with citrus, and hops at the end. Very nice.
JStax (5095) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent yellow with a bubbly white head of foam. Aroma is very faint but still remains grainy. Sort of medicinal. Very light and a little weird.
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Institute, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is resin and citrus, along with some bread. When I was drinking it, I didn’t realize it was a pilsner, mostly because I misread the name of the beer. Hoppiness and bitterness is strong. Good.