Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein recht blasses Bier mit wenig Schaum. Der Geruch ist feinwürzig hopfig. Der Antrunk fällt gut hopfig aus, nicht zu herb, aber trotzdem gut kräftig. Gutes, süffiges und würziges Pils!
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from sloped brown pint bottle into a Willybecher glass. Clear golden colour with thin white head which immediately dissipated, no lasting foam nor lacing. Faint grainy aromas, almost no sign of hops nor yeast. Weak flavours too. Mushy mouthfeel, average carbonation, boring. More like a bland Euro-lager than a classic German Pilsener. Perhaps it’s better fresh, and nearer to the source, but it certainly isn’t worth exporting in my opinion.
WillemsUrenkel (1468) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle, in my opinion too much gold on the label. Pours pale golden, small short living head. More than average carbonation. Grainy and honey for the nose. Starts malty. Followed by cereals and low hops. Ends with long lasting light hop bitterness. Typical Pilsener out of central germany.
TChrome (1447) - 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.
sinfull (1428) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden , with big white head. Aroma , of malt , hay and honey. Herbal taste with moderate bitterness . Good refreshing pilsener.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - 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.
biz82 (1327) - 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.
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home for breakfast. My last full day as a New Yorker. Hazy golden pour. Aroma is crisp grassy Noble hops and a bit of lemon. Surprisingly sweet undertones, plenty of pils malt, crackers, Saaz hops, and oily lemon. Finish lacks a bit of characteristic crispness, overly sweet, but all in all pretty good.
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
600 ml bottle found at my local grocery store for $2.49 pours a clear, pale golden color with white head. Aroma is mostly pils malt, with some gread, grass, and floral hops. Taste is silghtly sweet with a clean dry finish. Body is light to medium with slight carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing, if not very memorable.
mariuszek (1140) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden, medium head, some lacing. Aroma of malt and grassy hops. Crisp, sour from high carbonation, bitter finish. German classic brew.