Pitmidget (2) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma! Smells like scotch and coke. This is probably just me. I love the crystal clearness of the beer, you can see right through it, the carbonation is beautiful. I love the initial honey sweet taste it’s got going for it while at the same time keeping the traditional bitterness that I expect from a good pils, however that bitterness lingers on the tongue for just too long earning it an 8 rather than a 9-10, but this is forgivable enough. It’s thick yet medium body accentuate the bitterness which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on personal preferance. over all it’s a damn decent beer and gets a bonus from me for being the sweetest pils i’ve had. Props to the brewery
Lore (1986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 pale goldeb colour, medium, white head; malty aroma with some yeast; greatly ballanced malty sweetness and hoppy bitternes with enjoyable bitter aftertaste for minutes; really great pilsener; strongly recommended
fantti (896) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hanatuote arvioitu. Kaatuu lasiin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana vaahdon ollessa valkoinen ja kermainen. Haju on ruohoinen, maltainen, sitruunainen ja kukkainen. Maku on ruohoinen, havuinen, kukkainen, sitruunainen ja hieman hunajainen. Yrttisyyttäkin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on pistelevän hiilihappoinen ja raikas. Kokonaisuutena tiivistän tämän kolmeen adjektiiviin; raikas, helppo, yllätyksetön.
Cuso (7442) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mein-biershop.de. Light golden color with thick long lasting foamy off-white head. strong malty aroma together with grassy hops. Malty taste with strong hoppy finish.
seymour (1841) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared from tall German brown bottle into a tulip. It poured a beautiful golden/light-amber color with moderate white head and nice lace. Extremely complex aromas of freshly-cut husky grains, characteristically vanilla/marshmallow pils essence, flowery and peppery noble German hops, faint banana, honey. 100% true-to-style pilsner flavors, grainy, bittersweet, mildy fruity and spicy, with an excellence and refinement I find difficult to explain. Elegantly delicious. Light-medium body, faint mineral water essence, crusty French bread mouthfeel, crisp and clean finish. Highly recommended.
gregwilsonstl (1896) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is very polished. Dark yellow. Tasty. Banana, grain. Marshmellow. Thin head. This tastes like history. Thanks Seymour.
Argonian (280) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 20, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Yellow-golden body, with a rich white head that slowly diminishes, leaving a fair lace. Nice grassy, floral aroma at the start, but as the beer gets warmer, notes of skunk begin to appear. Light bitter taste, with notes of grass, but very watery. Very watery texture, soft to medium carbonation, thin body. For me, not the best example of a german pils, had much better ones.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a thin white head. Notes of pils malt, light herbs, lager yeast, bready, lightly metallic. Thin bodied with lively carbonation. quite nice.
kevnic2008 (10978) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a classic and good example of a pils. Very clean and with a refreshing tart bitterness in the end.
CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a gorgeous slightly hazy pale yellow with a big, tight, fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is herbal, with a fairly high level of honey sweetness, some hay, and a little bit of breakfast cereal. It’s not as hop forward smelling a beer as I would want from a German Pils, particularly one from Weltenburger... but that’s not to say that there isn’t some juicy citrus and plenty of herbal hop expression, these aromas simply don’t take center stage & are replaced by some nice things, and other.... less nice things.
The flavor is disappointing, a touch to sweet, and sort of metallic at first. Mid palate the hops pick up, lots of herbal character, plenty of bitterness, and a light fruitiness and citrus rind that plays nicely with the crisp and lightly sweet malt expression. As the glass progresses the bad bits at the front become less and less prominent and the beer becomes more and more enjoyable. The finish is dry.
I might have set the bar a little high here, but the last few bottles I’ve had from the same brewery, bought from the same beer shop, in the same cooler have been among my favorites of the last month or so. German Pils is a style I really love, so I got a little excited to try it. It’s perfectly good beer, enjoyable on all accounts... but I so wanted to love it so much I went out and bought a case... that’s not happening.