Aurelius (5590) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Very pale, misted straw gold with a thin white head. Standard longneck with an interesting, primitive paper label. Aroma is cereal, nutty sweet and just 'beer'. A wholesome barley flavor, continental hopping, not sweet, faintly savory and a little mineral. Frothy mouthfeel, sturdy body, this would be a solid cooking ingredient for any number of applications. Thought this was a grown-up pils. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane. PorterPounder (8313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling light golden pour, fluffy snow white head, sticks around, nice lacing. Aroma has some honey sweet accents, a bit of a hoppy light minty bite. Solid pils flavor, some grainy notes, a bit of honey sweetness, some raw cake mix sweet solid hop bite. Crisp mouthfeel. Tmoney99 (15036) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Draft at Coppertail Brewing. CGC AFFIZZYWHMLVGL MCBA MBSMTSC MBSF MBSF MD. Good beer for style. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2017
BBD: 11/13/17 jredmond (8770) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils
AROMA: Moderately-low earthy/spicy/floral hops. Lightly sweet graham cracker malt presence. Classic lager aroma. Clean fermentation. 9/12
APPEARANCE: White gold hue; brilliant clarity with effervescence visible. Large white frothy foam. Retain and lace well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Moderately strong hop flavor up front. Spicy/earthy Noble hop taste with a dry, firm bitterness. Low grainy-sweet malt base. Slight metallic flavor on the finish (acceptable). Balance towards bitterness. Hops linger in aftertaste, but are quite tolerable and enjoyable. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Crisp and quaffable. May be a little too bitter to session. Seems about right for 5.1% ABV. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Rare American pilsner that conforms really well to the German style. 9/10
Draft sampled at GABF 2016 with Paul and Larry. Pours a golden body with light white lacing. Mouthfeel is light bodied. Pretty clean overall, no off flavors - a slightly musty pilsener.
SanfordBrewer (1610) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Translucent gold with dense white head. Medium body with high carbonation. djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Herbal noble hops (tett/spalt) and doughy pilsner malt. Crisp minerality. Clearly of the German persuation.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with smalll white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and lemon zest. Medium body, wheat, lemon, light bitterness, good.