Stine (1794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Transparent, tinny golden appearance. Lovely hop aromas of citrus oils in orange and pineapple; chamomile imbued lightly with honey. Leafy, bright. Hints of lemon meringue and soft pastry. Taste is heavily hopped, with a faint but sufficient sweetness of malt. Dry grass, pepper, stalky grains, and no shortage of crispy vegetal and green tea leaf bitterness. Floral tones gather quite a lot of zesty shimmer, timidly approaching a misplaced, soapy cringe. Very, very clean. Palate is light, sprightly, and perfect for gulping; a pilsener in its most ideal and truest sense, refreshing in its blatant and powerful hoppy kick. Astringency whimpers here and there; saaz might have done better. Charming. nimbleprop (8597) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2007
On draft at the DFH Alehouse in Falls Church, VA. Poured a transparent, straw yellow with a one finger white head. Smelled of grass, slight malt and mild citrus. Flavor was malty, spicy from both hops and malt, grassy and mild. Very drinkable. Finish held the flavor on the palate, but very watery. Pretty good Pils, won’t bowl you over but pleasant and appealing. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
THOUGHTS: Not bad for a pilsener, but not great either. Not really a sipping beer. It tasted better in bigger mouthfuls. It was better than most pilseners I’ve tried since there were some citrus hops instead of that metallic penny tast like most.
TECHNICAL: Draught at Dogfish Head Rehobith. It was a clear, medium yellow with a small white head that didn’t lace. The aroma was citrus hops. The flavor had a nice transition from malt to hops The hops get a little overdone with smaller mouthfuls. Bigger gulps seem to let some of the malt make it to the back of the mouth to help balance some of the hops. webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pretty pleasant and tasty pils. Had a both Gaithersburg and Falls Church Ale Houses. Not as foamy when served as others have described. A lot milder hop character than other DFH beers. I’d put this down as my second favorite session beer at DFH (the Shelter being the first). (Tap 9/28/2007) JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 9, 2007
Hazy golden with a long lasting white foam. Smells of aromatic floral dr7 hops. Taste is light and dry hops, super long lasting flavor that pickles and pricks the tongue. Leafy bitter. Nice beer.
kegoguinness (45) - Dodge City, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2007
draft. One of the best pilsners I’ve ever had. More flavor than Prima Pils. There is a spiciness not usually found in a pils. Maybe it’s not to style, but who cares? This is a pils I can get excited about! Not your father’s boring, blonde bitterless bottle of Pilsner. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Tap at Brewpub (Rehoboth Beach): The version I had was listed at 7% alcohol, and I think an "amped up" version. Light golden pour with a white film. Aroma is mainly spicy hops (seem like hallertau), with a subtle peppery lemon-zest, and bread crust malt hints. The flavor is similar with a nice peppery hop kick and a light, sweet lemon back. The finish has a peppery hop bitterness. A solid Pilsner. wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Not a bad pils. Fairly refreshing. Nice golden color with a spicy hop aroma. Flavor is quite dry and bitter. A little thin compared to other DFH beers. Not as impressive as the Golden Era. jefcon (1911) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Draft. Lots of hops on the nose of this golden pils, along with a crisp apple/lemon fruit and unroasted malts. Bright hop flavors are set off by a silky undulating palate. A really good pils, much as one comes to expect from Dogfish Head. 37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at Rehoboth. Great hop aroma. Clean pils-like color. Very drinkable. A perfect example of what a pils should be.