cubs (10718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pale yellow appearance that’s pretty clear with a nice off-white head. Somewhat strong hop aroma on top of a strong pale malty body. Very strong Pils malty flavor with a pretty big hoppiness with some pine flavor. The hop flavor is different than other Pilseners due to the type of hops they’ve used. The piney hops are even more apparent on the finish and aftertaste. I’m not a big fan of this style but this is one of the best ones that I’ve tasted. manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Sample at Tasting Panel #1. 750ml bottle. Pours a pale yellow with thin off-white creamy head. Aroma is more spicy and tropical hops. Surprisingly fruity, lemon, pineapple, a bit grassy. While strong is certainly doesn’t strike me as a lager/pilsner. A bit too chewy and sticky. Aggressive hop aftertaste. I described it as an imperial APA. Still, decent. EKGoldings (668) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2011
To be honest, I wasnt expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised. Good head, hazy, nice balance and malt backbone. Im impressed at how balnced this for the abv. Id love to find this one on tap. mike67 (1268) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy-golden with a short lived white head and lovely carbonation. Aroma is musty and hoppy. Full, crisp body. Biscuit malt is balanced on the palate by herbal hops with hints of orange fruit. Pleasant, long, hoppy finish. Nice, delicious brew. mcberko (19002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
750mL bottle, pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of pilsner-like hops, floral hops and yeast. Flavour reveals the floral notes and the pilsner-like hop bite, with a clean dry finish. Very solid for the style.
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours gold with a generous, sustained white head. Smells of citrus, floral notes, straw, dry malt, hay, perfumy. Tastes of crisp, dry pilsner malt, sage, some peppery splashes, mellow bitterness, spicy. Dry finish. ExpendableHero (932) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Beautiful pilsner look, golden beer, a bit hazy, with a fluffy white head. Clean aromas of pine, and spruce. Tastes of light malts, spruce/pine, a moderate amount of hops which gives this beer a bitter kick/finish. Smooth mouth feel, very refreshing. Has some light fruity hints as well. Very nice. Not necessarily my style, but definitely worth trying out. RZahler (102) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Poured from the bottle into a pint/pub glass. Hazy yellow with nice carbonization and creamy white head. Smooth grassy, earth flavors. Overall a very nice Pilsner compared to the market. mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
[3577-20110129] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Grassy dandelion plank aroma. Hazy, light golden brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter grass flavour. Medium body is fairly dry. Interesting to sample but not overly intrigued by it. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
McGarnigle (654) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2011
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, jerc)
750 ml. Hazy yellow with a big, Willa Cather-ish head. My first reaction was that it was boozy, but that settled down after a while. It isn’t ridiculously hopped. There’s some bitterness to balance all those grains, and mostly German hop flavors. Comes across as more than its 7.5% would suggest. Of course does not bring what a normal pilsner does (crispness, refreshment). I don’t know if more means better here.