beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
On-tap at the brewpub: A lighter medium shade of hay. Clear bodied. Frothy white foam of medium size dawns the top well and lasts for good length. Laces the glass in all kinds of spotty sheeting.
Aroma is well spiced with that certain German hopped spice, some partial dried floralness slimmed with grass and bready yeast.
Taste doesn’t disappoint; solid, crisp, broad flavors of dried bread, zippy German hop spice of dry grasses and herbs, yet stays thirsty and wet with a tender backing of doughy bread malt. Lasting, tender finish with some of the spicy hops.
Firm, medium body for a Pilsner. Very well done. Crisp, eager, with a fun balance of hoppy spice, bready malt; dryness and quick fullness. The dryness is immaculately placed along a very foregiving wet play of slick smoothness. A solid Pils. Sessionable by the growler and then some. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Brilliant light straw color with a moderate white head. Noble hops aroma. Sweet hops flavor with a nice malt balance. A bit thin in body. Finish is a bit "stingy" with sharp hops. A decent domestic german pils. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Light gold color with a grassy smell and some dark bread. The taste is full with subtle celery and black pepper spice. There is also some bread crust. This package comes together nicely. This is probably the best lager I ever had at a brewpub. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Small sample out of buddy’s glass. MGD aroma. Not much head or lace. Pale gold color. Doughy mouthfeel with hops evident at back of tongue. A really solid pils. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours to a clear golden body with a rocky white head that disapates to a thin film. Visible carbonation. The aroma is one of the first G.D. brews to be obvious and easy to smell. It has nice floral hops and is quite smooth atop the light malted corn body. The flavor is really nice. Perhaps one of the best in the style. Floral hops morph into a nice smooth, toasted grain. The palate is refreshing and velvety. Medium-light bodied. This is a great beer for the style.
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Great Dane Verrückte Stadt German Pils
Got a 64 ounce branded growler of this not 24 hours old as a gift.
Pours into my stange with a nice fluffy white three finger head. It sticks around for awhile before leaving some very nice lacing behind. This beer is pale pale gold, and very clear and bright. This is perhaps the clearest most filtered looking beer I’ve ever seen. It looks like a stalwart German pilsener.
The scent is very grassy and floral, more american pilsener style. There is also some malt.
Taste is very American styled pilsener. It is bursting with malt sour lemon fruitiness and some grassy spice. Like most American pilseners it is totally unrefined in taste compared to its European counterparts with some diacetyl. This one is very light on taste, would make a good summertime quencher as it goes down extremely easy though its not that much of a pleasure to down.
The mouthfeel is smooth, with some wateriness and a nice balance of carbonation.
Overall its a malt bomb of a pils with that typical American, go-over-the-recipe-once-then-brew-it scheme. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Draft at Great Dane Downtown. Pours a pale yellow with white head. Nose is noble and clean, sweet pils and herbal HM hops. On taste, clean and crisp bitter hop note to compliment the clean pils malt. Mostly clean and well made, just no umph. Decent. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This pours a clear, dark yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is slightly malty. The flavor is mild and good for a pils. Lots of grain and hints of citrus. jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Depending on my mood, I often prefer this one over the Peck’s, since it does more with less, as in hopiness. The malt is a little too large and the carbonation too little for a German pils. It is really more of a helles. But all the same I think it is an excellent beer, that is often overlooked because of the huge selection at the Dane. rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Nice light hops aroma, crisp, dry, refreshing, a bit thin, a good session beer.