madmitch76 (21191) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th April 2009
Hazy gold beer, frothy white head. Palate seems a little soft for the style but I like it. Starts with a sweet fruitiness but then some bittering hops kick in. These run through to the crisp finish and beyond providing a bitter aftertaste. Unusual mix of sweet and bitter.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home .. thanks Blair ... golden amber ,,, small white head ... soft dry grassy hop nose ... soft fruits ... dry bretty finish ... dry grass ... bitter almost grapefruit pith
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a hazed golden orange color with almost no head; just a thin ring of white foam.
S: There is a pronounced sweetness to the aroma which is consists mostly of apples. A fair amount of malt and bread to it with a light yeastiness and some floral hop notes. There is a bit of biscuit malt that comes through on the back end.
T: Floral and spicy hops with a slight bitterness to it and some grass. Green apple peels and a mild sweetness. There is sort of an aspirin aftertaste to it, unfortunately. Some light citrus notes come through, too.
M: Light to medium in body with a low to medium level of carbonation.
O: The aroma was quite nice, but the flavor fell short, especially with the bitterness and aspirin notes.
jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very complex "lager." Orange amber pour. Pilsnerish nose. The taste is in three distinct stages: Initial peppermint spice followed by bitter hops, orange peel and barley and an extremely long sour mash malty finish. This is one you’ll either love or hate.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium spruce hoppy and malt aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Crystal clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some spice/grass, light honey, melon. Taste is moderately sweet, grassy, melon, some alcohol, honey. Sticky medium-full body. Strikes me as an Imperial Pils, and a pretty good one.
Lubiere (12543) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden pils keller with a thick off white head. In aroma, faint grainy malt. In mouth, a good grainy malt with good saaz hops, smooth and rich. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.
jcwattsrugger (12010) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours a white head and cloudy/hazy yellow color. Aroma is spice/grassy hops, some yeast. Taste is lots of grassy/herbal/wood-cedar/floral/citrus-orange rind hops bitterness, seocndry light/medium malt, yeast. Alcohol. A lot going on that doesn’t quite mesh.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 22oz bottle. Poured a medium and lighly hazy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of grass, hay, and light citrus. Tastes of grass, hay, citrus, and some honey sweetness. Grassy all the way around.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… GSRARO Throwdown… Cloudy, light yellow lager with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Excellent retention. Sweet, grainy aroma - lots of pale and medium roast malts, mead and honey with a supporting cast of vanilla and spicy hops. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with humble carbonation. More bitter than sweet, although there are some very nice pale malt characteristics. Acerbic, tannic hops provide ample bitterness for a true pilsner experience. Mid-length, bitter finish with only a whisper of acidity. Kudos to GodOfThunder for sharing the bottle!