beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Lots of hops in this strong double pils, citrus taste to the hops and a slight grapefruit finish. Pours a nice amber with tall white head. Slightly grassy flavor to the malt in the beginning and a strong bitterness to balance the finish. A really nice bite to this brew, tasted a bit stronger than 7%. Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2004
strong pils, i guess thats why they call it a double, its really have some good kick to it, European aroma, kinda belgiany, taste is bitter with some light maltiness. gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2004 Golden as yellow pine floors with a head in the clouds; white and tall and proud, and hanging on like snow on a ’fourteener.’
Smells like...Oh, so good b-e-e-r: Malt-O-Meal with a shot of wheatgrass juice.
This puts my tastebuds on edge with an astringent bite, then ties them up with hop vines. Now the interrogation begins over-buttered scones. There’s plenty of dry humor, and bitter barbs. It’s like talking to an ex-girlfriend who’s hoppier now; she’s making more money then you, she has a great new boyfriend, a nice car and house, (Is that a boob job?), and she still has that sharp sense of humor. It’s kinda nice to talk to her, she always was easy....to talk with.
A great beer to start the evening out with.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Clear, bright, honey-golden appearance, fresh, chalk-white head, 1/4" and slowly dissapating. Aroma: lively hoppiness, Saaz, I’d bet, floral, herbal, and sweet, distinctive and impressive.
Big mouthfeel, full blast of tantalizing hops that sweetly ring the mouth, before drying out. This play on the palate returns in every sip , and before long the larger than average ABV starts to ring forward and rise above the flavor, projecting itself as a major player in the overall profile. Now, I’m not sure why the meaning of this brew’s name escaped me so far, but I get it now!
Vry tasty, with a rich, amber flavor, slightly buttery, but classically pilsneresque, with an extra edge.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Ahhh-yeaah - Super-Saaz Me! Bright orange copper with big foamy head and thick sheets of lace that slowly sink down the sides of the glass. Pepper and grapefruit aroma. Palate is pretty thick, maltwise, and sweeter than expected. The big saaz is there to dry it out though. Very aggressive, nearly astringent in it’s power, resiny and hints of orange peel and ultimately ending with lemon and a peppery dryness.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Pale golden, brilliantly clear. Floral hops, a bit of saaz-y stink, and some alcohol. Moderate-bodied, quite bitter actually, with bits of honey and apricot. Retains quite a bit of pilsner qualities for its strength. (Obviouslly not as light on the tongue as something like Pilsner Urquel, but thats obvious...) Good, but about 6 oz is perfect, now what to do with the other 16.... MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours a clear light orange with a big fluffy mostly white head. Slightly metallic with a fruity malty caramel aroma. Citrus flavor with some malt sweetness. Bitter hop finish. Good. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
22 oz bottle-thanks to Mromero548 for bringing this one down from Colorado. A clear orange hue(looks like an IPA) with aggressive carbonation. sweet malts and lemon grass aroma. full body, but slightly cloying. short finish but there are some spicy hops in it. lots of malt for a double pilsner. I prefer the rogue over this one. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Bright brassy orange body and soft snow white head. Nice nutty and wheaty aroma. Firm bitterness, band-aid, honey, maple, and apricot qualities in the flavor. Has some hidden complexity. Interesting beer but grows a bit tedious after awhile.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Pours a light amber with perfect clarity. Nice head but hardly any lacing.
Smells malty with a hint of hops and some alchohol.
Tastes like a combination of a Pilsner and a Barleywine. Wow. Alcohol is definatly present. I'm quite serious that it's a definate mix of pilsner and barleywine. It has the definate characteristics of both. Name a taste of either and it's there. Yes, I'm serious. The alcohol is not masked at all, though.
Mouthfeel is nice and full while being quite crisp. Drinkability suffers only from the strong alcohol content.