HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Sampled at GTMW 20143. I guess Kentucky is the midwest? Funny name for a beer, though. Pours a bright gold with a white head. Aroma of pilsner malt, and nice crisp hops. Flavor is crisp, nice bready pils malt with strong crisp hop backing. Tasty, delicious. Light bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes hoppy. Very nice. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Sample at Cumberland on 9/14/13. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, corn sweetness, lager yeast and noble hops. Malty flavor with lager yeast character before a crisp hop finish. shrubber85 (11707) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft. Barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet creamy barley malt, light pepper, and moderately bitter hay flavor. Very solid - good drinking beer. ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Aroma of light hay, some noble hops and light white grape. Appearance of still gold with sticky white head. Flavor matches the nose with a dry, noble finish. Palate is medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a long finish. Solid for the style. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap at brewpub
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
Visiting on a quiet afternoon during Happy Hour I started with this excellent pilsener. It might not be the most robust thing but while enjoying a beautiful Kentucky summer you could do worse. If you’ve never been to Cumberland you owe it to yourself to detour from the Holy Grale for at least a bit.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated bronze body warms under the sunlight. A sticky white head rests like an old dog on the porch. Caramel custard, malty sourdough bread, and noble hops spice up an inviting presence.
Flavor / Palate - Sourdough rye bread spread with a thin layer of nutty peanut butter refreshes the palate. A dry finish lingers in the back of the throat. This may not be the richest or most complex pils on the planet but it gets the job done.
Draft. Cloudy gold body with a frothy white head. Aroma of bitter grass, straw, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of toasted grain, lemongrass. Lingering bitterness. Clean, fresh. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2010
On tap at the Cumberland Brewpub. 5.3% ABV. Light amber with next to no head. Aroma of burnt malt, light noble Saaz hops and mild citrus. Taste of moderate noble hops, overdone malt and a mild bitter finish. ‘Twas okay. thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large foamy white head. Aroma is a nice dry pils malt. Flavor is again a nice dry cracker malt with some suprising spicy hops toward the end. Tasted very fresh and true to the style. 502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - MAY 27, 2010
Hazy stray color with a fast fading white head. The aroma is dominated mostly by pale malt and a hint of grassy hops. This might very well be the best tasting pils I have ever had. A great rich pale malt profile that leads into a crisp fresh biting bitter hop flavor that drags long with a resinous character. Medium bodied with perfect soft carbonation. I think that this is the most successful cumberland brew I have ever had--on style to bavarian code, and damn fresh. This is what I would expect a bavarian pils to taste like fresh on tap from the source over seas. The only thing separating this from a perfect bavarian pils is Cumberland’s notorious inability to produce a clear beer.