OlJuntan64 (1265) - 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 (2360) - 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 (9737) - 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.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 dandelion honey tea aroma which is very full. soft smooth texture. it becomes extremely bitter without disappearing in the mouth. almost aggressively soft and smooth if such a thing is possible. i don't think i've ever had a beer i found too bitter but i was pleased that this beer went towards the edge of my bitterness tolerance
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry and crisp with plenty of hop aftertaste. Doesn’t work as well as other beers from this brewery.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
well, this is good; light golden, small head but it stayed for the entire ride along with good lacing. light sweet malts and some hops, not enough to make it crisp and clean though. Well made, but an average pils.
pilsnerrogge (2554) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean-tasting with a nice, herbal, long-lasting bitterness.
Ernest (6425) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, good lacing, mostly
lasting. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of metal shavings and soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. Promising hop nose, but marred a bit by the industrial characters.
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Revision 3/25/02: Okay, I just tried out Victory’s Prima Pils, and given where I rate that, and considering that as a Pilsener this doesn’t really come all that close, I’ve got to downgrade it a few points. Original review follows:
While Pilseners aren’t the typical choice of the sophisticates, I’ve developed a liking for some of them, and they rank among my favorites of the lager-style. This may well be the nicest Pilsener I’ve tried (though the Saranac Pilsener deserves a plug, too). Nice, strong, hoppy and, on the whole, enjoyable, as a Pilsener (or any beer, for that matter) should be. I’d drink this again.