riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from La Bodega, Riverside. Bready crisp aroma. A little earth and grass. Pours light gold with visible bubbles and a frothy head. Flavor is lightly sweet malt, earth, and a crisp clean bitterness. Pretty basic, but still very nice.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (330ml). Shared with MrManning - bottle thanks to Milos. Clear refractive gold with a frothy lasting white head. Initial aroma of cooked vegetables, settles down to lightly funky herbal hops and wheaty grain, slightly sweet. Same taste, average body, a little something off in the aftertaste, sweeter than I like - ehh.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
In the 0.5L bottle from Beertopia. This simply calls itself a "bright lager beer" on the label, but the label is blue and white with a blue neck band. I’m guessing that this is the same thing in a new export package distributed by Merchant duVin. The beer was slightly skunked and this was about all that I could pick out of the aroma. Standard rich golden yellow with a medium fluffy white head that subsides to a sheen covering. Has a solid saaz hopped pilsner flavor that leaves your mouth dry and tart. Skunky flavor hangs in there as well. I drank this after mowing the yard and it still didn’t seem to float my boat. Even at $3.19 a bottle, I think I’ll pass.
yellahairedkid (1) - redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn’t want to try this beer.
I’m not usually a fan of your average lager, but I have been assured that this is not your average lager.
The nose almost made me lose my nerve. One word: Saaz.
I’m just not a fan and I could feel the bitterness in my cheeks without even tasting the beer.
And then I tasted it!
it wasn’t bitter at all! It was sort of fresh and clean; it was to the tongue what that clean laundry smell is to the nose!
Add the malty finish and I was happy to drink the whole glass.
It did end up leaving a bitter taste in my mouth and that’s not so hot, but overall I would definitely put this in my super-hot-weather-beer category and drink it again.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Milos and HogtownHarry, Milos’ bottle- Pours orangey amber under a frothy white foam. The aroma is hoppy, but soon a vegetal aroma sneaks up and attacks. Lots of cooked broccoli. Doughy malts. Some saaz hop flavour, but it’s also vegetal, mostly corn and some other unmentionables. Finishes a lot like a bowl of soup. Interestingly enough not offensive, and there were times I enjoyed sipping this one. Thanks for sharing Milos!
Stew41 (1907) - Phuket, THAILAND - AUG 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Different take on the text book standard for the style. Fruity, aromatic style on both the nose and palate. Almost like a fruity pale ale of English ale in this respect. Pilsner malts kick in late with very mild bitterness.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 500 ml. bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a pilsener glass.
Poured a clear bright orange hued golden, large rocky, creamy white head, good retention, active micro bubbly carbonation, minimal amount of sticking, a promising appearance.
Faint aromas of sweet grainy cracker-like malts, hints of herbal spicy hops.
Smooth light-medium body, crisp and dry tasting, sugary pilsener malts that are complemented by dry grainy saltine crackers, a light lemon honey, herbal, spicy hops that have a soft bitterness towards the end, pretty clean in the finish, just a lightly tingling spiciness lingers in the palate.
A good Czech Pilsener, not a great one, but one that is quite pleasant to consume, perfect for the hot, muggy days of August.
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor. Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Slightly sweet grainy aroma. Somewhat crisp and bready. Light flavor grains. A bit of a creamy maltiness. Finish is lightly hopped. Decent BoPils.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Pours a beautiful deep golden color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Hangtime is good and rests to a decent lace. Aromas of skunky herbs and beer. Medium nectar w/ soft residual effers. Big rustic malts and decent hopping creates a balanced brew. Nuances of dried herbs, aged cirtus rind, and skunky malts. The finish is bittered nicely.
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. In appearance this was fairly ordinary, but overall it was a level above a standard Euro-lager. The aroma was fruit with a touch of sweet malt. The flavour started grainy with a dry finish kicking in. Not bad.