djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In Sweden green 33cl bottle, look as the "3.5%" but has 4.8%abv and barcode for Sweden;
Light off-white near white head, dense, tall, deutschhhhhh.
Clear light straw golden beer, sparkling.
Aroma; fruity hops, floral fruitiness, fresh brewery scents, nice aroma.
Taste; bread, mild fine hops, vegetables, fruity taste with nice bready touches.
Palate; slightly rubbery, body&carbonation normal.
Finish; malts, breads, juicy, good.
If it was made at 4.7, it could be sold in supermarkets in Norway and Finland.
(b@Systembolaget Storheden, shared w Rune @Park Hotel (Luleå) Su25May2014)
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.
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.
ccex (922) - 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.
neur0 (900) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Flasche) Es hat eine etwas sehr hellgelbe Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist süß, fruchtig-blumig, fast kaugummiartig. Der Geschmack ist anfangs nur breit, bitter, ölig und adstringierend, dann kommt eine Diacetylnote durch und etwas Süße.
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
White weak head. Bright golden colour: Aroma is malty, grainy with slightly fruity (hazelnuts, almonds) notes. Flavor is moderately malty with bready and biscuits tones, ending in an hoppy finish. Light bodied.
WillemsUrenkel (488) - 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.
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.
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???
Marsberger (1) - Marsberg, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the best German beers as stated by official testings, with a slight bitter aroma, a very fresh appearance and a quite voluminous taste,