RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This here beer is a lagerific departure for our ale-centric brewery. A marriage of old world tradition and new world innovation, My Antonia is brewed with pilsner malt and continually-hopped with a blend of Noble and West Coast hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (800) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2011
Light orange-yellow with small head. Aroma hops, floral. Medium body with some alcohol presence although not overwhelming. Flavors mosty dry citrus hops, grassy, a little malt, not too bitter. More IPA than pilsner, tasty and drinkable, not too distinguished.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
clear amber nice head server in a snifter, not lively... alcohol, full bodied, i find these high gravity pilseners very hard to drink... strong flavors, notes of grassy hops, very muddled, the aroma was not very pungent...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2011
draft at the Dash In - Pours golden with a lingering white head. It smells of bready malt and citrus and grassy hops. The flavor is crisp and sweet up front with good hops bitterness. Its medium bodied and has a little noticeable alcohol and finishes pleasantly bitter. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Light golden pour with slight cloudiness. Thin lacing. Hints of grass and spice on the nose. Crisp on the palate, grass, caramel, and bread flavors with an excellent hop/floral finish. Goes good with apples. Very balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Crunchy, lightly honeyed malts meet piney, spicy hops, building a tasty but perhaps rough-around-the-edges Imperial Pilsener.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the shiny pale golden.
-The prickly effervescence still couldnt make me overlook this brews bold sugars. I would have preferred a leaner brew.
-Hops also offer citrusy edges.
-The aroma is rather raw and unrefined.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
On tap at DFH brewery. Not quite clear yellow gold, nice head. Aroma is crackery malts and loads of hops. Flavor is a match. Hops are floral and slightly citric. Not as "clean" as some might like in a pils, but a really enjoyable hop flavor. Liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2011
750 ml bottle pours a hazy light golden body with a tall white head. Good retention and plenty of patchy lacing. Aroma of sweet pils malts, spicy noble hops, grassiness, and lemon rind. Creamy and smooth medium body is crisply carbonated. Taste is predominately bitter hops, grassy and spicy, with hints of pine and citrusy grapefruit. Seems like some Cascades found their way into this one. Plisner malts offer a solid base but provide just a whisper of sweetness. Finishes clean, with a lasting lemon rind aftertaste. Pretty well balanced, overall, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1073) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2011
The classic Pilsner pale golden body was highly effervescent, and the head was a good four finger thick. The smell was very hoppy, with some clove, hay, and faint hint of smoke. The taste was departure from a Pilsner, due to the high hop content, which showed up as a mix of bitter and spicy flavors. There was a lemon twist taste in the finish, and some alcohol warmth after each sip. Not exactly a quenching beer, but the complex profile, and creamy mouthfeel made me want to keep drinking. Hard to tell this was a lager, until you knew beforehand, and then the lack of residual sugars was a bit more apparent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5539) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy pour, fizzy white head. Bready malt, sweetness, a bit of fruit, and grassy slightly metallic hops. I am not a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (6047) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, coriander seed and a touch of dry malts. Lightish-bodied; Assertive hops and a little alcohol noticeable with some dry grain, a barnyardie biere de garde vibe and a touch of curacao or something citrus and fragrant. Aftertaste shows mostly hop and bittering characteristics, but a little light spice and drying flavours come in at the end. Overall, an okay beer - nothing too special, but nothing horribly bad either. Ridiculously expensive, especially at the brewpub, and for this matter - doesnt really need to be sampled unless someone else is picking up the tab. I sampled this pint poured in a snifter at the DogFishHead Brewpub in Chantilly, Virginia on 27-March-2011.

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