muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pints at the brewpub, Februaty 2007, and a couple of later dates. Faintly hazy/oily gold with just a touch of head; appearance suffers as many beers do here from being poured too cold into a wet (and wrongly shaped) glass, but what can you do? It’s less important than the rest, which is.....biscuity malts and lightly spicy, earthy dry hops in the nose, subtle floral character showing up with some time....quite hoppy and bitter, light honey sweetness on the tongue, the bite at first is very strong but the malts are strong enough to keep it bery drinkable....spicy and grassy, lightly funky in a neverending finish....another finely-tuned pils from one of New England’s best lager brewers.
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’houblons herbacés. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #969)
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear blonde body topped by a small white head leaving good lacing. Nothing original, just an uncommonly tasty classic Pils standing head and shoulders above the competition in this over-crowded genre. Everything is crisp about this tasty pilsner. Crisp malted body with a touch of dried honey and dried caramel. Large amount of crisp hops providing a dry herbal bitterness. Long finish with a dry mouth-drying herbal/salty character that makes you wanna go right back at it. Lively carbonation. As crisp, dry and lively as New Orleans… before Katrina.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This outgoing Pilsener grabs the tastebuds with its biscuity, honeyed maltiness to better shower it with earthy, wooden, and citrusy hop gifts. A crunchy, intense pils experience whose lengthy herbal hop finish secures its position as a world-class quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the clear(?) honey gold.
-Carbonation is pillowy and serves the healthy mouthfeel adequately.
-Hops proliferate and dazzle the senses with their complex personalities: orangey, resinous, wooden, earthy, citrusy, herbal, etc.
-A German pils with German ingredients, but an Americanized punch. What a novel idea!
On tap at the brewpub.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at the brewpub. Golden in color. Aroma is a good amount of earthy/spicy hops for a pils with some grainy qualities. Taste is also dry, earthy hops, pretty hoppy and refreshing.