blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2005
RDF Tasting with MJ: Had no aroma (or just could of me drowned how by all the other beer in the room). A touch more heavier flavors then I was expecting for a Pils. A very drinkable beer (but hey, aren’t they all) VA Homebrewer (524) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Crystal clear golden color with a white, whispy head. Grassy, herbal hop aroma that doesnt’t overpower the way the label suggests it might. Crisp, grassy, herbal, grainy in nature. Mild malt/fruit characteristics. Clean herbal/spicy finish. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Nice. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Golden color, spicy and fresh hop nose, smooth peppery hop taste that finishes with alcohol. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Label says bottled on 2/10/2005 - purchased on 2/26/05 in Ohio - wow - good beer travels fast! I originally tried this after some other brews - thsi beer does NOT play well with others!! (seemed to lose all of it’s hops!). Medium golden, great head and lacind. Herbal piney dusty hops - They claim to use a lot of saaz, but the tetnang dominated this. Aroma was nice, but not as stong as many others have mentikoned. verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2005 bottle. Pours a very clear, light gold body with a small but persistent white head. Aroma had a slightly flat hop characteristic. Flavor was of a typical crisp pils but with a long dry hop finish. Interesting brew.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Very fresh noble hop aroma, floral and kind of piney, lightly fruity. As a homebrewer, I can say this is the closest aroma to fresh noble hops I’ve encountered in a beer. Crystal clear golden color, foamy white head. Very clean flavor, mostly noble hops, with a slightly grainy pale malt in the background, light fruitiness, solid bitterness, a bit chalky. Medium-full body but dry in the finish, a bit of warming in the chest. Quite nice, greta noble hop flavor but balanced, probably what all those Polish strong lagers would/should taste like if you got one fresh. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pours a light gold. Aroma is of german hops. Flavor is of a mild malt liquor type malt and a very full german hoppiness. The large hops on the pale malt makes for a fairly dry beer. Nice and certianly drinkable for being such a big beer, I just dont like the style all that much. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2004
Bottled, courtesy of The_Beer_God. Thanks Mike. Slightly hazy, pale gold colour. Plenty of sticky malt in the aroma. Sweetish, malty palate with some grassy, oily hop in the background. Pretty decent balance. Full mouthfeel. This beer didn’t taste like 8.5% at all. Intriguing and quite successful.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Had this on tap at the Brewpub in Ashburn Va. This is a slightly hazy golden yellow color with about an inch of off white head. The aroma was fairly light with doughy malts and grassy hops coming through as well as grainy notes. The taste starts off with a sharp piney hop flavor that is joined by a grainy and dough malt backbone. There is a bit spice to the flavor and various fruit flavor going on. Definitely well hopped and bitter but balanced nicely for a great complex flavor, too bad the smell didn’t stand out more. The alcohol was minimally noticeable but I definitely felt it after 3 of these. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and good carbonation and it is very smooth drinking. Excellent beer I can’t believe I have not tried it earlier, since I live 10 minutes from the brewpub, I will definitely be going back there with the intention of getting more of this before its gone. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Bottle. (Thanks argo0) Pale golden--small white head. Lightly malty and sweet in aroma. Very good flavor. Malty, sweet--a lot like a bock beer. It finishes with a wonderful bouquet of hops giving the beer a floral fresh feel. Warming alcohol in aftertaste.