islay (1401) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Classic pilsner aroma. Fruity: White grape juice, apple, apricot, and peach scents. Cream and vanilla. A little bit of smoke, char, and tobacco, surprisingly. Caramel roll. Tangy: grapefruit. Appetizing and impressively complex smell. Pours a clear, dull gold / light brass with a moderate amount of bubbles that rise at a moderate to fast pace. Light to moderate amount of head. Dry and creamy flavor. Bland but balanced and satisfying taste. Crabapple and mineral water elements. Plastic and clay in the finish. Easy to drink. Light to medium body. Smooth and somewhat frothy in the palate. Not quite as crisp and lively as ideal for a lager; a bit flat and watery (but just a bit). I know this is a mediocre review, but I actually quite enjoyed this beer, certainly more than I expected. I don’t know where I can fairly boost the rating except to give it a solid 15 in the overall category.
DylansDad (416) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I think I’ve learned my lesson: any beer that proudly announces how it is brewed according to the German purity law is most likely gonna taste like low-grade slosh. And this is no exception, although at least it assertive! Huzzah! Have at you, you knave! , but it’s coppery metallicness sets my teeth on edge. Flavours of sweet green apples mixed with lime and, oh, what a surprise, corny vegetable oil at the back. Maybe if they gave the finger to the bullshit purity law they could brew a decent beer?
PorterPounder (6043) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 500 ml can. Pours a headless light golden, sparkling yet lifeless. Aroma has some slight wet paper bag essence. a hint of saaz hoppiness. Flavor is dull and somewhat lifeless, just a hint of honey sweetness, some dusty grainy notes, some mineral water. Mouthfeel is thin and dry. Not one of Germany’s finest Pils.
YantarCoast (403) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can. Pours gold with a medium white head. Floral hop aroma. Malty taste. Very drinkable.
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This might be a touch on the mild side for some but not a bad German pilsener all in all. It’s perfectly clear golden with a foamy and large head. I get an edge of floral, noble hops in the nose and some fresh cracked malt. The floral hops really pop out once you taste it, very fresh and floral with crisp, earthy bitterness and a touch of mineral character to touch the very light malty sweetness. This is a fairly full bodied beer and nicely drinkable though I do find myself wishing for just a little more carbonation. Overall, this is a nice take on the style: good hops, malty w/o being sweet and easy to drink.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big offwhite head. Clear yellow body with strong carbonation. Fruity mealy sugary aroma with floral paper notes. Sweetish honey and flowers taste with mealy spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish mealy floral fruity aftertaste with spicy notes. Nothing wrong with this. Nice, straightforward lager. (0.5l can, Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik. My notes give ABV as 5.1%.)
gildnerk (170) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Durchschnittspils. Hellgelb mit weißer Schaumkrone. Aromen von Getreide, Mais. Geschmack etwas herb mit dominanten Hopfen und einem glatten Abgang, dennoch keinem großartigen Charakter.
puredelusion (120) - Lviv, UKRAINE - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle. Pours deep golden colour with medium white, nice lacing head. Hoppy, grassy aroma. Light sweet, light bitter, smooth flavour. Balanced. Light bitter, metallic aftertaste. Quite dry finish. Thin, sticky texture, light body, lively carbonation. Drinkable.
fredthecat (314) - CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
golden colour, large white head with a lace. smell is very metallic, taste is somewhat dry, not bitter, metallic, weak malt. palate is slick and just there. not very good, tastes like a penny.
high_on_hops (758) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clearish gold with a white head. It has a faint, malty aroma and a flavor that is slightly sweet malt and biscuit up front and a crisp finish over a light body.
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Underdogs88 (258) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pils aroma with a mild floral hop aroma. Appearance is a brilliant light gold with an avg head. In the flavor the pils flavor dominates with a slight sweetness. Hop flavor is low and of a floral character. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Overall, I prefer pilsners with more hop aroma and flavor.
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