Aurelius (5155) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perhaps its just that it's my first beer du jour, but this was a pleasant surprise. Aroma was a nice granola bar affair -- oats and whole grains and muted whiffs of honey or syrup. Nice label (mine is dark blue with a white castle on a hilltop, not like the one pictured,) good bottle. Tangy initial flavors, followed by an edgy continental hop body, followed by a bitter grainy finish. I liked this brew.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What's up with the skunky, musky aroma coming out of a brown bottle, was my first question. The taste fortunately was not related to the aroma. The taste was actually quite crisp and refreshing. Not alot of flavor, but very cooling and easy to drink.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Skunky aroma from a brown bottle. Further proof of my assertion that skunkiness is not related to clear bottles. I like the EKU 28 but this beer is not very good.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Rerate, 8-9-07, 50cl can, Leffe goblet, bbe 1.5.08. Thin, straw hue with a short, fizzy white head. Light bready pils malt with some light grassy hops. Traces of diacetyl. Lightly sweet throughout with virtually no acidity and a light hop bitterness in the finish. Watery texture, medium to light bodied, lively carbonation. Boring, flat in the mouth.
33 cL bottle, lager glass, 47 F. Bread malt (L); earthy, spicey hops (M). Great pils aroma. Some light honey notes. Billowing, creamy, white head is slowly subsiding and sits on a heavily carbonated golden body. Lightly sweet flavor becomes a moderately bitter, lightly astringent finish. Medium light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: tisk, tisk; naughty astringency.
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice, tasty pils. Very crisp and easy to drink. Light and refreshing. Very good on a hot summer day.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tart, lemony nose and clean, light head. Clear, yellow color. Dry, spicy character. Pilsners aren't my thing, but this one held my attention and was representative of the style. Very drinkable and refreshing.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of hops; pale yellow color with a thin white head; pleasantly bitter; a very good pilsner
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad pilsner. Nice froth white head with moderate lacing on a clear gold body. Fizzy. Aroma is significant and hints of grassy hoppy aroma. Taste initially lightly sweet with a crisp dry nicly hopped finish. Decent
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean, crisp and clear; no skunky aroma or taste. Just what I expect from a good German pilsener.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very classic German pilsener. Golden coloured. Clean and crisp with bitter finish.