MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4.8%. Weak malty aroma, dusty and citric. Very pale yelllow colour, semi-stable white head. The flavour is malty and a little papery. Turns quite malty and slightly sweet and ends with a weak spicy hoppiness. Quite clean, but slightly watery.
joergen (20489) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head.
Aroma of malts, grain and hay.
Flavour of malts, grain, hay and hops.
Quack-Duck (7713) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thank you pivnizub! Clear pale yellow, medium-sized white head. Hoppy, slightly malty with a shy fruity sourness. A tiny tiny hin t of cardboard is also present. Hoppy finish with hints of grain.
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fresh, somewhat metallic hop nose. Pale golde, low white head. Medium mushy maltyness, good portion of bittering hops after that. Surprisingly solid body, wellagered sparklyness. Leafy aftertaste.
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (German Beer of the Month Club). Strong lactic acid malt aroma - a bit cheese-like. Light yellow with moderate head. Sour milk malt flavor with a white pepper finish. Nice enough.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grassy, hoppy, peppery aroma. Grassy flavor with apple. Thinnish. Grainy aftertaste. Disappointing. Thanks MoritzF for the bottle!
pivnizub (8724) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Clear, very pale golden coloured with a small, but stable foamy head. Grassy hops in the nose, some sweet malt and a tinge of iron; almost tart bitter flavour, light bodied; light to medium grassy bitterness and a big metallic tinge in the aftertaste. Unpleasant, the hop extracts rule...! A typical bland "slim" Pilsener in the northern-german style.
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(330ml bottle) Clear, very pale yellow colour with a short foamy white head. Sweet bready and malty aroma with grassy hops and metal. Sweetbitter flavour, medium to light bodied, good carbonated, crispy mouthfeel. Medium sweet malty taste with grassy hops; light to medium bitterness at the end with grassy and herbal hops and a tinge of metal in the aftertaste. Still drinkable but very average, even for a Pils from the Sauerland.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light golden with a white soap bubble head. Cardboard malt and grass aroma. Thin bodied and grainy but also too sweet. The maly flavor tastes cheap somehow. Some bitterness in the watery finish. Clean with some hop flavor though.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
OK ... with such a small set of ratings there is surprising variation. Pils is my favorite of the German lager/near lager styles, even though I guess Pilsen is by now Czech again. Beer is thin, too lightly hopped, I think, and lacked the classic salty taste I have come to associate with the Pilsner hops or the maltiness I have come to expect from a true Pilsner like Urquel.