motelpogo (6288) - 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 (2460) - 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 (6148) - 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 (634) - 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.
omhper (19212) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow. Dry and crisp with good bitterness.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A touch imbalanced in bitterness, but all in all, not a bad pilsener.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This isn’t a bad pilsener, however I probably wouldn’t buy it again because it is too bitter for the amount of flavour it contains - the bitterness tends to dominate more than it should. Still a pleasent drink though.
ADDED 1 December: It seems Oakes is complaining about people rating pilsner beers low due to their bitterness. I realise this is the style buht in my opinion the bitterness here is too dominant.
Ron (2451) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like other Weltenburger products, good flavor then unenjoyable aftertaste.