User134089 (1644) - - AUG 15, 2012
Poured from a tap into am imperial pint glass (20 oz.) at Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2012 for $5.50. One finger of head when I got it that was white and frothy. Lots of bubbles coming up underneath in the middle. Beer color was honey golden pale clear. Lots of foamy retention throughout on the sides and the top.
Smelled honey, spices (couldn’t put my finger on it), hops, cloves, Circus Peanuts, Christmas pine and lemon grass.
Tasted similar to the nose, but had to work for it. Got corn, slight lemon grass, honey, hay and wheat. Maybe a gracious 3.5.
Light body. Creamy texture. Above average-to-average carbonation. Abrupt clean finish. Crisp, watery and refreshing.
Very good for a pilsner and a great start for my first Firestone experience (in Paso Robles). DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
On draft at the Hungry Monk. A light golden pour with a frothy, white head. Almost no aroma at first, with just the slightest bit of fresh grains as the pint warmed. There’s a small initial burst of hops that fades quickly. Finishes very crisp and effervescent with an almost spicy note at the very end. Fairly refreshing on a blazing hot summer day.. Because this was billed as a hoppy pilsener, it could use just a tad more hop profile. bytemesis (9632) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2013 Tap. Pours clear pale yellow with a medium creamy white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is grain, grass and floral notes. Taste is quite complex with grass, a spicy note, floral, grain and a light bitter grassy, almost haylike finish. Sharp bite, almost metallic but not unpleasant. anders37 (27907) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
Draft @ Firestone Walker. Clear Pale golden color longlasting white head. Fruity grainy hoppy aroma. Fruity grainy hoppy bitter flavor. Fruity malty hoppy finish. luttonm (7092) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Draft at FW Night at Urban Family. Great surprise! Clean, gorgeous pale yellow and bubbly white head. Sour hop nose. Big tasty spicy head-clearing lager. Soapy, banana spice and clove. Really tasty and hopped-up. Wish more Pils were like this
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
At FWIBF, Golden yellow pour with a white head, some yeast and bread on the nose and maybe a touch of hops, taste is light refreshing with some good flavor notes. Another beer I could drink all day. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Yellow pour at the FW fest. Nice white head. Crisp aroma that starts with some bready malts and quickly fades into a nice blend of a yeasty/hoppy profile. Flavor is smooth and light. A good hop flavor without crazy bitterness. Some light grainy malts(in a good way) A very good pils. nickd717 (5008) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Growler. Clear bright golden straw color with a small white head. Great aroma with floral notes, hay, and honey. Nice subtle malt presence, dry and style-fitting. Medium hop bitterness, very pleasant, floral and hay-like. Fairly light, crisp, and refreshing. Elite-level pilsner overall. peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Tap at brewpub. Clear yellow/slight orange in the glass with a nice white head and solid lacing. Aroma is clean and light floral hops, a bit of a grainy character, and a dry malt backbone. Taste is as advertised by the aroma with a clean, even hoppiness that dominates the middle. I really like this beer. Excellent. IrishBoy (4259) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Nose is grassy hoppiness, white bread yeast, and a hints of caramel malt. Clear gold with a medium, lightly lacing white head. Flavor is moderate bitterness, grainy bread, and a nicely bitter finish. Excellent pilsener!