haukur (2079) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - OCT 4, 2017
Clear yellow. Grassy notes with some fruity hops. Crisp and delightful. Underrated pils Chudwick (3332) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Draft. 3.100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Draft sampler at CBC Boston 2017. Comes a clear pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and pine. Taste is malt, citrus, and pine. Well made Pils. DiarmaidBHK (5709) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Sampler at Copenhagen Boston. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Nice pine and citrus notes on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Very refreshing. TAR (2779) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Clear pale yellow. Well-retained creamy white foam. Serene aroma of spruce tips, lemon verbena (Tettnanger), pepper, and grassy pils malt. Underlying notes of celery seed, paper, popcorn, minerals and wax. Soft and plentiful carbonation. Refined bitterness is quick to be expressed, yet the hops soon reinforce the coarse herbality with commendable luster as they offer up supple lemony notes which range from fresh vibrant fleshiness to fuller and more-vibrant lemon balm. A quaff-beckoning airiness aligns nicely with the ghostlike pils malt which holds it down with a dainty but firm dryness. Not much in the way of texture or complexity from the grain, though it’s well-defined and snappily crackery and mostly free of huskiness. A bit of raw dough develops and exacerbates the bitterness which is semi-astringent, and a soapiness does obscure some of the delicatenesses. A salvaging smattering of zippy hop oils causes the tongue to smack, offsetting the soapiness and smothering some of the looming starchiness. Finishes beautifully attenuated and snappy with a spruce tip- and lemon verbena-charged bitterness amid a soft cushion of chewy haylike pils malt. A surprisingly sincere version. My chief complaint is that the Tettnanger obscures the finer and more-intriguing hop nuances in the aroma and that it’s tad soapy and celery seedy in the flavor department. Hats off to the brewers for using Hallertau Tradition in this. Although I’d love to see them bring the alcohol down a point, there’s a lot to hang their hat on with this.
dmac (6435) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Tallboy can. Poured a chill hazed thicker body of light gold under a smaller foamy white head. Aroma is a bit sweet, green grapes, paste, dough, bread crusts. Flavor is crisp hop flowers, crusts, dry grains husks. Bigger body for a pilsner, full mouthfeel with tight strong bubbly carbonation. Solid beer. seymour (2103) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Sampled on draft at 2017 Lupulin Carnival in Union Station. Clear golden with white foam. Clean, crisp, grainy, nice noble hop balance. Light body, moderate carbonation, lasting bittersweet aftertaste finished dry. Very good. olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2017
Sample at MBCC 2017. Bready smell with herbal hops and hay. Similar taste. Clean and crisp. Refreshing. ads135 (4924) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Much better than the standard pils. Transparent and gold, thick white head. Nice grassy hops with a pleasant bitter finish. Tried at Pequods during ASEH in 2017 with the Jayhawks. thegreenrooster (4518) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2017
Pour is a crystal clear gold with a large white head. Aroma is a real nice dry malt with a almost melon hop. Flavor is a nice bready malt with some mineral and lemon hop. Very straight forward clean and refreshing pils.