nearbeer (5788) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2018
12 oz. canned 01/09/2018 and hand delivered by Party Bob! Pour is clear pale golden with some nice little legs supporting a spongy disc of foam. Crisp and clean aroma has toasted cereal and lemongrass with a touch of honey. Tastes of pilsener yeast, honey, bread and a bit of lemon zest. Some dry grass and reeds in the long finish. Almost medium body has smooth low-medium carbonation and a nice little dry slant. Good example of the venerable style. tmoreau (4980) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2018
Shared 12 oz. can poured to snifters showing a slightly hazed, golden color, with a fair layer of white froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was soft grain/malt, a hint of lemon, and grass & greenery. Light+ bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was similar, with a touch of earthy & slight pepper bitterness, with a dry finish. No nonsense refreshment. hogan873 (470) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Pours a hazy yellow with a fine white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is mild and sweet, like sweet bread baking. Medium palate with decent carbonation. The taste, like the aroma, is sweet with a mildly spicy finish. Refreshing and delicious. BlackBeerPG (1108) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Taste: dry finish with some sweet notes, mild hops, fruit and grainy notes. Floral rose water mild nose. Gold, clear, with a thin refine head. mostly light body. Good when having appetizers. TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Paler shade of yellow. Clingy well-formed white head. Restrained airy, waxy, chalky and reedy nose with distant floral, lemony and new-mown hay notes. Slightly vegetal and popcornlike. Firm and snug carbonation. Husky malt jumps right out and grates the tongue, intensifying by the second with a deep burnt wood astringency compounded by notes of popcorn. A bright and assertive lemon zesty hop punch and an appetizing coarse herbality meet the grain, but struggle to overcome the prevalent huskiness. Celery seed notes lend a sharpness to the airy and well-lagered body. Nice and snappy fermentation character, but the woeful malt just about induces nausea. Finishes elegantly hopped and dry, yet slightly soapy, as the husks fade into a bright and vital trail of minerals swirled with bitter herbs and lemon. Well, first the positives: it’s evidently well-lagered and the hops are mostly, if not 100%, noble. Just a shame about the huskiness and some minor, but numerous, off notes primarily in the aroma. Not as bad it sounds, and would probably be a very drinkable pils if a few things were addressed. Middle of the road, though, as is.
Scipio (1370) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pours a clear, yellowish golden with a medium white head. The aroma is floral, with lemon and bread. Pretty simple and straight forward. The taste is slightly sweet and bitter. Both grassy and floral, this has cereal, bread, and just a spicy touch. Mild bread aftertaste. Its medium bodied, I guess average in texture, and once again average in carbonation. Not much going on here. I found this to be kind of generic. scarletfire65 (1566) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Draft at Kasey’s Tavern in Chicago. This is a solid Pils, with a doughy malt backbone, fresh baked bread, spicy Noble Saaz hops, hay, and a bitter grassy finish. thegreenrooster (4749) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a nice doughy malt with some lemon like hops. Flavor is more of the bready malts. This has a really thick mouthfeel for a pilsner. Some grassy hops are detected as well. This was a decent Americanized pilsner. wlajwl (7428) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2017
Aroma is German malts/yeast. The flavor is malts, mild fruit/citrus and a very dry/increasingly bitter finish. Pretty much like most other German pilsners, with a bit more bitterness. Frank (4278) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2017
Notb sure I’d call this a Pilsner but it’s a tasty lager beer so I’m in. It’s got a nice floral hoppy nose with an edge of grassiness to it. It’s got a bit of tartness to it and is just a touch sweet which brings out a lemon quality. This is creamy in texture which somehow works with the firm bitterness in the finish. I will very likely be buying and drinking this again.