hauxe (757) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 21, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle bought in March 2011 (price check: $9 at Famous Liquors, Lombard). It’s time! Pours at first like any other macro pale lager. Once the foam starts to settle, I can see the golden beer color is just a little hazy, Head pours pretty puffy over the rim of my narrow pilsener glass. Smell starts off with some citrusy hops, in fact, lime was the first thing I thought of, but sucking on the foam offers some Saaz as well. Finally getting into the beer itself, and I’m just saying what the hell. Malt is nice and thick, and surely all barley malt. Unabashedly teeming with alcohol. Hops have pretty much mellowed down in the palate, but when malts are this strong, I just think of a strong IPA that matches. I would like to have compared this to the Red White & Blue Malt Liquor, but I recall the other just tasted like strong beer. This is an imperially beastly brew indeed.
Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head that lingers. A sticky lacing clings to the glass. Aroma is citrus, and kind of peppery, but all in all fairly restrained. Taste lightly bitter with some tangerine notes up front, proceeding to a dry, peppery finish. Good stuff. rferrey (130) - Huelva, SPAIN - FEB 25, 2017
Espuma blanca sedosa con muy buena retencion,gran aroma y mejor sabor tropical, peligrosamente entra muy bien. Fabulosa BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Large bottle (1 US Pint 9.4 US oz) shared with my Son-in-Law in California on 1st Feb 2017. Slight haze to the golden brew, sediment arrived in the third pour: white head hung around longer than most larger/pilsners. Hop laden, but not overly bitter in flavour: nose has weak hop notes, floral and piney mostly. Pleasant taste, a light sweetness toys with the hop content to produce an easy drinking 7.5% ABV beer which almost hides it’s strength. Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2017
From tap at Mikkeller bar Bangkok. Pours a clear yellow amber with a small white head. Aroma has pilsner malts, sweet sugary fruits, grain, melon, light grassy hops. Taste is sweet, boozy, bitter, malty, light citric actually. Light to medium high carbonation and an avere-oily body. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Clear light golden color with a tallish off-white head. Quite sweet in aroma with light caramel and pale to lightly toasted malt. Hops range from pine, orange blossom, to citric zest in nature. Light pale malt plays every so quickly, until the citric and floral hops take over. Light bread notes. Finish is quite balances as the sweetness help to subdue the bitterness and not let it take completely over. Seems more a lager than the Birra version. A nice hoppy malt liquor.
SvanteL (548) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2016
Guldgul och disig med medelstort skum. Fräsch humlig doft med citrus och kryddor och lite gräs. I smaken finns mycket citrus och en grapebeska kommer smygande tämligen snart, men här finns också lite ananas och lite kryddor.
Att de skulle röra sig om en pils kan man knappast tro, allt bara skriker IPA. God är den i vilket fall som helst. PhillyCraft (7219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle, pours amber orange with small to medium head. Notes of Malt, caramel, corn pop, grapefruit, orange, flowers and other hay like grain. Medium bodied, Doesn’t resemble any pilsner Ive tried. thomat (3858) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
On tap @ Haket Pub. Cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter/ fruity finish. jmgreenuk (9447) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 12, 2016
Tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy hop, citrus, yeast. The flavour is moderate bitter with a big tropical fruit, yeast, light toothpaste bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Super fruity with well controlled alcohol. ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
From the bottle the beer pours a golden yellow color with a large head. Aroma has citrus, pine and some herbs. Taste is very refreshing with lemons, grapefruit, pine and resin. Crisp long finish.