MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 My Bottom Line :
This classic German Pilsener’s sturdy body is the setting for zippy spicy hops, crunchy pils malts and a lovely grassy, herbal bitterness to sculpt a quintessential example of the style.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the shiny pale yellow, drawing no lacing at all. The poor haed retention is the only disappointing aspect of this Pilsener.
-The body is slender, but never thin.
-Spritzy effervescence does not overtake the firm flavor profile.
-This is a great bottling job, but I can’t help but wonder how good this must be fresh on tap, or gravity cask.
-This is obviously quaffable and süffig to the maximum. One bottle is clearly not enough!
Moravius (1048) - Beijing, CHINA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flasche von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Goldgelb, klar, reichlich sahniger Schaum. Schlanker, aber keineswegs dünner, hocharomatischer Antrunk mit zitronigem, harzigem Hopfen. Darunter sattes aber nicht süßes Malz. Vielleicht eine Spur milder als andere Spitzenpilsener, aber nicht weniger gut gehopft. Bitterer, hopfenaromatischer Abgang mit saftigem, zitronigem Aromahopfen. - Ein schönes Pils, das sich mit den besten tschechischen Bieren messen kann. Und soviel Genuß für nur 4,8 %!
omhper (22896) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden, minimal head. Dryish and well rounded. Quite soft with some hay and grass. Buttery and grainy with pleasant notes of diacetyl. Long bitter finish. Flavourful and with lots of character.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 50cl. Pale yellow with a remarkably tall mountainous beautifully lacing head. Incredibly inviting nose- great hop profile (Hallertau?). Biscuity pale malts and resiny spicy hops in the taste. Vanilla throughout. Gooseberries sneaking in. Clean and without any flaws. Good bitterness. Medium bodied. Dry finish. Incredibly delicious.
3fourths (9017) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery cold room, best by February 2015. Clear gold with a white head.
Bright aroma is floral and lemon-y, Spalt-like. Clean fermentation profile, malt is lightly toasty and baguette-like. Soft touch of calcium and good sulfur. Medium body, effervescent with high bitterness... maybe one of the most bitter beers to be found in Franconia... seemingly dry, minerallic, hoppy and bitter. Wonderful stuff, a complete surprise to find such a characterful Pilsner, in good shape, from the bottle.
hembryggaren (45) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden pils from Kemmern. Nice but not theres best but fine foam and good after taste. Makes you to want to have one more.
EithCubes (5460) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle by 22.02.12. Very sweet nose, sweet hop juice with sweet citrus and malt. Clear golden pour with a soapy white head. Taste is mostly dry and very bitter with a little sweetness sneaking in with the grain. Earth and celery, very lightly grassy Hallertauer under the citrus. Medium-light body is nice and lagery, soft but full of life. Palate cleansed. Enjoyed a ton, and this brewery is getting better by the bottle. Total, totaaal süffig!
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty golden beer with white head and a chill haze. Yummy balanced Frankenbier aroma with pure grain, farm, and grassy hops. Clean palate. Juicy Hallertau flavors are floral with some chrystanthemum. Not too sweet at all, the grain backbone is sturdy but thinner and not as bright as it is in the aroma.
Oakes (14971) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a light head. The aroma is thick with hallertau hops. Herbal hop taste with clean balancing pale malt. Dry, hoppy character in the finish. Nice brew.
JulienHuxley (5512) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the keller. Lemony grainy aroma, light graininess, much cleaner than the keller, very citrus forward, light metallic notes as well that you don’t find in the kellerbier. Taste of light dusty hops, flour, bready notes, pretty tasty pils.