eczematic (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 this is the sort of beer that most ratebeerers don’t like, i.e. delicate and dry. has super-attenuated green-yellow colour, and familiar pencil shavings and herbs aroma of good north-german pils - strange coming from a bavarian beer. dry, woody, husky barley grain flavour, herbal hop flavour, then a very long, lemony, dry and bitter finish. the bitterness increases throughout the finish and gradually coats your mouth. definitely a classy pils. rer8: bumping it up a bit. quinine bitter finish! aniseed! oregano! pencil shavings! gives you honey malt sweetness then takes it away with pepper dryness. when you get it fresh this one’s a winner.rer8 again: stuff you all i still love this beer. gin and tonic in beer form. rer8: a bit of metal lurking in finish unfortunately - still great stuff otherwise
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale pour with a small noble hop aroma. One of those easy drinking summer beers that down my part of the world is not quite appropriate at the moment. This is the sort of beer that a non serious drinker would say is not a bad beer.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2004 Slightly hazy yellow with a large, creamy white head. The aroma was full of bread, grass, peppery, and some hops. The flavor was on the sweet side...bread/yeast, grass, perfumey hops bite, and even a slight hint of cocoa (?). Slightly thick feel, yet very crisp and refreshing. Nice.
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head, yellow color. Sour malt and aroma hops. Very intense flavour. Interesting.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice dry pilsner with incredibly long bitter, almost minty aftertaste. The foamy head is a masterpiece as well.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly hazy light lemon yellow in appearance with a large rocky head. Crisp citrus hop aroma. First sip is mildly pleasant but after that it taste of cardboard. A waxy bitter aftertaste. Bleech.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Interesting appearance: PGC with very faint greenish tinge. A large erectile lasting fine bubbled creamy white head tha generates some blobbly ring lace. Faint mild hops and albumen aroma. Very faint hint of sweet floral nectar as it warms. Soft smooth medium fullness body. Decent sharp bitter hoppy start but it's downhill from there. A short characterless light sweet middle and finish. Aftertaste is a tad harsh bitter and chemical tasting. Somewhat disappointing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy straw color with a tall white 7 minute head. Aroma of light honey and pilsner malt. Lacks true pils hops aroma. Silky feel. Cardboard flavors, truly oxidized (I really dislike old samples). Thick chunks of head stick to the glass. With the age, seems more like a helles than a pils. Very gassy. Compaired to their other brews, this one is not nearly as clean and satisfying.
Schroppfy (2353) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good pils, quite clean till the last remains. Never too sweet, fairly bitter, pleasant beer. A bit unusual, in that it has that surreal light straw color.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is a bit yeasty and lightly malty. Notes of citrus, honey and apple.
Moderately malty and lightly sweet up front. A touch tart, sweet and bitter on the backside. Medium-bodied with a slightly oily, but mostly watery mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, mostly dry and grassy finish. Drank the beer at about 65 degrees. Probably about 10 to 15 degrees too warm. At proper temperature, the finish is probably much more crisp and clean. Just a guess. Not a pils fan, even in the heat of Summer. Fairly pleasant drinking... which is as far as the style allows me to go.
This crystal clear, straw colored beer has a large frothy white head that is mostly diminishing. Leaves a great lacing.