closey22 (2032) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Very pale gold/yellow thin white head; slight grain hop aroma ; Flava is softly sweet grain and bitter hop finish; feels medium yet crisp; finishes dry and hoppy bitter rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light gold with a half finger white head. Lots of little carbonation bubbles rising up through the beer.
Smell is very grainy along with some lemon and a touch of hay.
The taste has a nice biscuit note to go along with the graininess noted in the aroma. A tiny bit of lemon tartness along with some light grassy hops that are a lot less prominent than in other pilsners I have had. Bitterness is moderate and leads to a crisp dry finish.
Overall, while this beer is far from being groundbreaking, it is an excellent example of the style. A wonderful thirst quencher and a great summertime brew that I wish more breweries would make. Another great beer from Great Lakes. superspak (5887) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, best by 8/29/2012. Pours a fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with very good retention; that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of lemon, apple, herbal, grass, bread, floral, and light pepper. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance. Taste of lemon, biscuit, pear, floral, pepper, bready grain, and herbal spiciness. Light spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, bread, floral, pepper, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of flavors with a good amount of flavor as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very nice crisp and clean mouthfeel.. Alcohol is well hidden with almost no warming noticed at all. Overall this is an excellent pilsner. Good flavor robustness and balance; and extremely easy to drink. Highly enjoyable and spot on to style. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
The only other beer I’ve had more than this one is Bell’s Pale Ale. Despite being a seasonal I’ve had dozens upon dozens of examples of this beer, mostly bottled, occasionally draft. When fresh and refrigerated from the start, this beer is incredibly, flowery and pencil shavings, pepper, straw, bread, the overall excellent pilsner package. Outstanding beer when on. Delicate. I’ve had multiple six packs which sat in room temp for only two weeks and they were nowhere as good as the fridged all the way versions. I’ve done the experiments. Love the Saaz. cazort (567) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub (God how I miss this place no longer living in Cleveland). The first attempt at a Pilsner that I tried from Great Lakes was the Prohibition Pils, and that one didn’t do it for me; that beer was too thick and the hops were too weak. With this beer, I think they got it right (at least the way I like it). Light body, crisp, clean hops. Hops are slightly floral, beer is light in color and body but grainy malt is strongly evident in the aroma. Very enjoyable and I’d gladly drink again. One of the better Pilsners I’ve tasted to come out of an American brewery.
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
This is definitely a good choice when it comes to pilsner style, great feel like a pilsner should have, I could see this being a beer I drink multiple of in one sitting jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow-gold with big, foamy, white head / Light nose of lemon, grain, straw, and resin / Light to medium body, some sweetness but mostly dry, fat with low carbonation, good balance and lightly bitter finish / Mellow flavors of lemon, straw, and honey / Lacking the expected crispness, this is still a very nice, easy drinking pils. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a light gold color with a medium lasting head. Lots of carbonation, a continuous stream of bubbles on all sides of the glass, very pleasant to look at, mesmerizing. A light grassy floral aroma with bread notes. Slight peppery taste, grassy. The finish is mildly acidic from the carbonation and lasting. Very pleasing on the palate and quite drinkable. pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours vibrant and with sparkling clarity. Bubbles floating up nonchalantly. A great head of pillowy white foam that was loathe to fall and really wanted to stay all day. Left a few rings but they faded down to a filmy cap. Nose is scrumptious. Sweet yeast. Hay, grass, little lemon over the top and floral. There’s bread in there but it’s feather light and a faint malt sweetness. Taste is the definition of smooth. Pilsner malt & sweet cracker greets the palate. Then as if not to be outdone the hops rush in with some lemon and a flourishing but delicate hop bitter. Spice is in back, casual and little prickly . Mouthfeel is like silk but with a little tickle from the carbonation and the spice. It’s full but airy and the bread is always forthcoming. joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 26, 2014
This is a satisfying and robust pilsner that’s also gentle and abundant. It’s expansive and the aftertaste lingers almost dry with the cracker and sweetness left on the tongue as the bitter echos at the back of the throat. It’s practically weightless and crisp. Great Lakes has done it again with a robust pilsener that you can easily drink all day.
From a bottle. Light, refreshing, delicious, crisp, full flavor. Nicely made.