GenDV138 (1993) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Hazy yellow/orange with two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, herbs, spice, stone fruit, floral. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, herbs, spice, floral notes, pilsner malt. Nice pilsner.
ads135 (3154) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden brew. Grainy aroma and a notable, albeit restrained use of hops. Potent and balanced.
JStax (3313) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour. Pours a hazed yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma has musty, fruity, sour notes. Taste has the fruity sweetness. Not sure I’d call this a Czech Pils though. Definitely sour. Lighter body and medium carbonation.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Big fuzzy musk, smells of spring. Medium bodied, lots of bright musk and some grainy bitterness. Crisp and simple, long bitterness into the finish. Nice musk notes.
Bule (916) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours a pale straw color with a bit of head. Prominent hops though overpowers the malt a little.
Travlr (13664) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear bright golden color, huge white head with good retention and lacing. Nice earthy aroma with hay, straw, dust. Taste is clean, crisp, peppery, earthy. Nice.
jgb9348 (4888) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a very yellow glow, and a nice three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of lemons, yeast, wort, light spices, hay, grass and a good amount of hops. Light-bodied; Sharp malt flavour at first with a noticeable citrus and lemon flavour coupled with some very grassy and herbal notes and a hint of minerals near the end. Aftertaste shows a light hop character of grass and herbs with some subdued bitterness from the minerals and a touch of sweet citrus notes at the end. Overall, a nice and refreshing beer for sure, with solid flavours and a nice profile. That said, it’s not something worth searching out for, unless you really like this style - there are far better beers for almost any occasion for much cheaper. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia for US$8,99 on 02-June-2014 sampled at home here in Washington on 04-September-2014.
DialSquare (3022) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Savor Growl. Murky yellow pour with a finger or so bright white foamy head. Aroma is lively floral, herbal, lemon, hay. Tastes are yeasty, honey, grass, biscuit, hay. Finishes with floral bitterness and lemon peel. Palate is creamy but thin. I don’t know if I’d seek it out again, but it’s pretty interesting.
czar (4761) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy almost coudy very pale yellow with a small white head showing some retention and lacing. chewy yet lean grainy cereals, lemon, pepper, sulfur, flowery saaz and its american declensions perhaps, tasty grass. moderately low carbonation, light body - oily, dry grassy-herbal-peppery finish. loved it!
Minderbinder (2051) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy blond with low-medium head. Good lacing. Aroma is of pils malt, grain, herbs, spices. Taste is of pils malt, grain, sugar, herbs, spices, slight bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Nice herbal tasty pils. Refreshing. A tad spicy.