GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Tasted this one side by side with it’s cousin, Capital’s Special Pilsener. Poured a clear golden color. The head was white and fluffy with decent retention that matched it’s cousin. The aroma was not quite as nice. There was only some husky grain and white bread. It lacked the noble hop nose of the Special Pilsener. It was delicately sweet on the tognue with mild hop bitterness. Flavor was similar to the aroma, just a bit of cereal grain with a touch of light grassy hops.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Name: William Brennan’s Golden Pils
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
clear pale yellow, fine white head, specks of lace,
sweet grain aroma with light floral hops,
rich sweet cereal flavor, light balancing hops, touch of bitterness lingers into the finish,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a clear golden body with a thin white head.
Smell: I can’t get over how frigging devoid of any aroma some of these beers get. There’s no aroma beyond a light, light floral note.
Taste: Sourdough breadiness and a touch of lemon with a metallic bitterness on the quick finish. With such a near-absent aroma, I guess I shouldn’t have expected much in the way of hops.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Bland and lifeless.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden, creamy white head. Taste was slightly sweet, bready malt, spicy hops. Perhaps a bit thin. You could do a lot worse.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 12oz bottle courtesy of Gurst. Pours a pale yellow with thin, fleeting head. Strong malt smell complemented by earth tones and a slight hoppiness. Taste is very grainy with slight sweet and bitter notes in turn. Somewhat sweet for a pilsner, but otherwise unremarkable.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grainey malt aroma with a hint of field hops, quickly diminishing head, very light ,slightly sweet grain taste,a touch of hop flavor and way at the end you notice the bitterness on the back of the tongue. Might be ok with a spicey meal
MikeHernandez (50) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malty grain, yeasty dough, and slight hop bitterness. Pours a large, white, frothy head that is mostly lasting. The body is slightly hazy with a few medium sized particles floating around. The hue of the beer is orange and gold. The initial flavor is sweet and finishes with mild hop bitterness that is average in duration. The body is light to medium with lively carbonation.
Could have benefited from a fuller body. Not a bad beer but nothing special either.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a light and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain, honey, and light spices lurking in the background. Tastes of grain, honey, bready/doughy and lemons. Thin body.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sweet bready malts. Nice hint of caramel malts coming through, nice bitter and dry finish.Not bad,very drinkable, but nothing super special.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz. twisted cap Capital long neck brown bottle with no freshness date, served in a Capital pilsener glass.
Poured a clear golden with a good foamy white head that slowly reduced to a thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of ringed sticking.
Aromas of dry crackers, floral and a bit grassy with touches of spice.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dry velvety smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Good pilsener taste, dry cracker malts, a light fruitiness, earthy, grassy and spicy hops, and a dry earthy, slighty sweet malty finish.
I like pilseners to begin with, plus I admit, I have a high opinion of Capital’s German style beers, and I found this to be quite enjoyable, dry, tasty and balanced.