WISEGUY572 (1373) - 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.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Very refreshing and simple brew. Nice hoppy flavor that doesn’t try to make too much of a spectacle. Good, good stuff. Hints of hops and wheat, with a slight rounding of malt in the finish.
caesar (5226) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft, Willingen, Germany. After a day of skiiing in the German Sauerland, we landed in some restaurant, where they served decent german schnitzels and some beers from this brewery. However, the beer is nothing special. Light yellow color, short white head. Aroma is light hoppy, some wheat. Dry and hoppy taste.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic German Pilsner. One must consider the style. Clean. Very simple, refreshing and fulfilling. Pretty well balanced. I can only guess Hallertau hops and a moderate percentage of carapils malt (lightly sweet then dry). Enjoyable.
note: Texas law is back asswards calling "lagers" over a certain strength, "ales". No respect for actual factual scientific terminology or standard definitions used by the rest of the world.
"Under Texas law, "ale" is used as a synonym for "malt liquor" and, therefore, is by definition not beer. Alcoholic Beverage Code §§1.04(12), (15). Use of the word "ale" in advertising a beer product is, therefore, calculated to provoke erroneous conclusions as to whether a particular product is a beer or a malt liquor." WHAT???
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
No nose to speak, though nothing bad about it. Yellow colo and a spongy head. Sharp pointed hop end that tinges to the center of the tongue. Otherwise nothing in the taste profile to speak of. Thin and dry, watery but somehow balanced.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok - I have to admit that I*m not very nice to German Beers every time I come back from Belgium - I might have a spoiled taste :-) but still...
Light yellow, little head, fizzy carbonation, sweet corn nose, herb, parfume and hay taste.
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours pale golden with a decently retained egg white head. Aroma is hoppy and a bit grassy. Flavor is pretty full on hops for a pils and there is a brief presence of some malty graininess. Pretty good for the style.
legion242 (2233) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Regular yellow; slightly rocky head; clean nose. Much more hop presence then usual for a pils if you ask me, and you didn’t. Stayed refreshing through whole glass. Not bad.
Nuffield (3701) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It crazily says "ale" on the bottle, I presume to fit Texas licensing laws, but oh well.... I had a really open mind about this, and with the tradition of German purity laws, even some presumption of quality. I was disappointed. It pours a weak yellow with obvious large carbonation like a mineral water and a reasonably formed, white head. The aroma carries a bit of hops to it but also some grassy, skunky notes--this was a brand-new shipment to Texas, so it is not old. The flavor has a certain sweetness with a residual sticky afterfeel, but early on I reacted most strongly to a metallic twinge lacing across the front flavors. Undistinguished beer, even in its style. At least it didn't have any adjunct flavors--how could it, afterall, when the Purity Laws ensure that all the beer coming from Germany is high quality (dry sarcasm intended).
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow color, not very stable head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Slightly sweet hoppy flavours which become drier. Finish dry with some bitterness. Aftertaste short and finely dry.