raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 Pretty good pils. This is refreshing and easy, yet tastes very good. Isn’t excessively bitter nor hoppy.
roccotool (26) - USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma-average like any other pils. Appearance-good. Flavor is excellent and definitely a classic pils taste; hops dark and spring at you on the finish. Bubbly on the palate and better than most commercial brews. I had to score this highly because it beats most mass-produced lagers, and also because it’s an inexpensive import. When a small, old and very experienced brewery from Germany comes in and kicks butt, you have to admire it.
muzzlehatch (4464) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml can, dated 24.05.06 (don’t know if that’s BBD or brewing/packaging), from Metro Joanette in Verdun, QC (December 2006) enjoyed 5 minutes out of the fridge from a Christoffel glass. Billowy, voluminous white head leaves thick tufts of lacing atop a very pale, slightly hazy yellow-gold body.....very light floral/perfumy quality initially in the nose, dissipating and replaced by more usual though reasonably fresh grassy-hoppy tones, all quite pleasant but underpowered......the body is more agressively flavored than the nose would indicate, lots of nice fresh grassy/earthy bitterness and a sweet subtle honeyish maltiness that fades smoothly into a quite dry, lightly mineralic finiish....moderate to strong carbonation, lasting tart-bitter aftertaste. Really nicely done.
TheJester (2443) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL can. Pale yellow-gold. One-finger head quickly dissipates to a sticky film. Grain in the aroma, but there is also something else - perhaps the hops that others speak of. Feel is definitely dry - like soda water. There is a sort of floral taste on the sides and top of the mouth - something again I can’t quite describe. Interesting, but not in a really memorable way.
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Aldi’s" discount market - This one pours a golden, bubbly brew with a grainy aroma and tall white head of foam. Its taste is that of a clean, dry pilsner... nothing great, but definitely nothing bad about it.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very classic german pilsner. Very pale yellow. Smells a bit grassy and hoppy. Light hoppy taste. Nice dry, papery and bitter finish. Not good enough to make it shine, really.
HermanW (1064) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the beer I like. It has a bit strange bitterness.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice looking beer it is honey colored with a nice inviting soapy head. Aroma is mostly hops but some fruit and grass are easily detected. Flavor is crisp hops and it is nice and clean. The hops have a pleasant bite to taste. Saarz hops must be included. As the glass warmed the hops presence diminished. Very much a classic pilsner.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear yellow-blond body with a small white head. Faint cereal aroma. Some straw in the body and none of that crisp hops other reviewers seem to enjoy in this beer. What I got was some slightly unpleasant wet grass. I will need to retry it when I find the right occasion and something appropriate to accompany it, but right now all I can think of is a dry unsalted cracker while watching a late-night infomercial.
larsga (7219) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Largish coarse shiny white head over pale yellow body. Milky, papery aroma with a touch of hops. Bitter, crisp, clean malt taste with flowery background. Dry, papery aftertaste with notes of caramel. A perfectly decent pilsener. (0.5l bottle.)