felsenpils (181) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
This is a fine example of a Bavarian Pilsener. NIce bright golden color,
great foam retention, good bitterness and a bit of a hop aroma. NIce and
soft and clean, you can drink it by the bucket. This is one of the beers that
American microbrewers never get right. One of the finest Pilseners imported from Germany. weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 13, 2001
This really is a great pilsner. Edgey and sharp with a strength that belies the smoothness. Strangely reminds you of grape juice. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Points for a German import pils in a brown bottle. Light yellow with a medium to large white creamy head. No skunk, subtle sweet grain aroma with crisp hops. Crisp, smooth, refreshing taste, slightly dry finish. An everyday beer. shadey (2142) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Clean gold color with creamy white head of tiny tight bubbles. Very attractive aroma of hops and malt. Nice lacing. Upfront malt that is sweet and honey. Very easy to drink. Clean hop finish. Great stuff. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Untarnished pale lemon yellow with steady bubbles rising within. Soft, firm, white head about a finger high rests atop for a stint before slipping into the realm of a heavy skim and collar always present. Thin stringy lacing with a few thicker patches stick across the glass.
Aroma is mild yet fairly active with a paled lemon grass tint spiked with a high ended grassyness, floured breads(sourdoughy), and a breeze of herbs behind it.
Taste is firm and smooth with a nice stand of lightly bready malts dashed with partially drying flour hints and lemon spritzed. Nice herbal grassyness takes every other area inbetween and begins to surge more leafyness and a zippier/peppered Saaz hop profile as the glass empties.
Feel is smooth and soft with a firm holding carbonation and zippy little bready, lemon twisted tang. The Saaz hops are quite evident the whole way through and become more active and lengthy as it goes adding a light herbal dryness to some of the softer bread tones underneath.
One very nice Pils. I’m actually quite taken with it and will venture the opportunity to grab this from the shelf more often when in the mood for a good Pilsner.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Pours a crystal crear yellow. Wonderful fizz. Malt aroma with a little grass. What a hoppness. nasty pils bitterness. Haaz?? What a wonderful light body. Very bitter bite for a German Pilsner. Balanced short finish. beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Very nice aroma, soft malt and hops. No skunk, glad this is not in a green bottle. Must be a fresh bottle. Beautiful pale gold, with a nice white head. Flavor is pure hops and malt. No yeast character or esters, as expected from a world class lager. Generous Sazz hops, with a fading malt tail. Aftertaste says MORE! drpimento (3714) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Not a bad pils, drinkable but a tad sweet. Decent nose. Nice straw color. Nice head that faded some. If it gets a little too warm the sweetness comes out more. lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Pours a clear golden yellow, dense and creamy snowwhite head. Lots of thick chunky lacing. Smells of lightly sour plae malt and some underlying noble (Saaz?) hops.
Taste is much the same, lightly sour pale malt but a more strident presence of noble hops. Actually, nicely balanced, tilting more toward the hops. More so as it warms. If you like noble hops this beers for you. Hops give a cleaness to the beer, light a crisp. Hop dominant in finish and aftertaste. Nice pils here! Lovely for the Georgia heat.
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
clear, light golden color, with delicate white lacing. it’s got that classic german pils malt aroma. solid medium body. rich malt flavors dominate, with a smooth, clean finish, a hint of bitterness. malty aftertaste fades gently.