dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bread, grassy hop aromas. Sublte malt flavor with a sharp bitterness but still satisfying. Very crisp finish with lingering sour bitterness.
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught at 17th IBBF, sample)
Straw, clear color. Small, fast falling, white, lacing head. Soft body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Aroma: Soft, minimal hoppy (herbal/spicy), popcorn, corn, pale malts, grain. Taste: Soft, a bit unpleasant bitterness, corn, grain pale malts. Boring pilsener with weird aroma.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty standard pils, but quite nice all the same. Good use of saaz, went down the hatch ok. What more can I say? Any sublety lost on me a bit though. I guess I don't really get into pilsners too much...
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Poured with a large, frothy white head that diminished slowly to 1/2-finger size or so. Body is bright yellow and mostly clear, with a slight haziness to it. A very good-looking pilsener.
S: Aroma, however, is pretty fluent with cooked corn. A slight bitterness lingers.
T: Despite how attractive it looks, this is a pretty basic pilsener in terms of flavor. Cooked corn again. Crisp, slightly dry finish.
M: Light-to-medium bodied with a slightly creamy texture, and average-to-soft carbonation.
D: Easy to get down at first, but the corn becomes a little sickening by the time you’re through. I don’t think I’d rush to get it again.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a pale yellow color with a creamy white head. There is a tiny amount of carbonation and small spots of lacing.
The aroma has the standard pil elements. Some grains some yeasty notes
The flavor actually has a creamy feel too it for a pilsner. I am getting a good dose of grains and some sweet malt.It is well balanced
It finishes with a little dry and some grassy bitterness. To be honest I find pil’s to be somewhat boring sometimes. But this is something I would reach for again.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honestly, not the best pilsener I’ve had. A little bit of unpleasant bitterness in the hops.
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.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty normal Pilsner flavors. Nothing off, typical Pilsner taste., I would to have this fresh. This beer did not disappoint but also was not memorable.
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.
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - APR 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, bright yellow pour. Topped by a white, frothy, lacy head with real staying power. Firm cracker malt, a touch of honey, and vibrant saaz aromatics. Flavor is clean grain, honey-kissed crackers, and a touch of lemongrass. Light body, perfect carb, and great herbal/floral bitterness in the finish.
Awesome, old-school pils? Yes.