FlacoAlto (4213) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2017
05/01/17; Sampled August 2017luttonm (6554) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2017
A steady pour produces a one finger thick, quickly dissipating, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a golden color that shows a hazed, pale golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a bright herbal and lemon zest character to it backed by dried-straw, sunbaked grain, and a bit of honey leaning malt aromatics to it.
On the full0-bodied side of the spectrum for a Pils, which is my preference, the beer coats the palate just a bit as it flows across the tongue, but then finishes clean and light with a bitter bite in the finish. Herbal and bitter notes dominate the flavor, with a touch of linger herbal character that is not quite menthol, but also a touch of lemon-zest / herbal character, some grassy or weed like flavors, and a chewy grain / pale-malt character that hints at sunbaked grain in the fields, hints of dried straw like grain husks.
This is a very nice Pils. Given that it is three months from bottling I wonder if it was even better, and more vibrant somehow when fresh. I’ll have to try and get a fresher sample of this at some point, but for now I am just really enjoying this beer.
Bottle in Bend. Nice creamy and tall white foam. Lightly hazed yellow body. This presents great. Malty and snappy, but with plenty of fruity complexity beyond the hop flavors and bitterness. Warm malty aroma, with a solid fruitiness that puts this apart. Sharp lager yeast notes in the middle ground. Good hop character. Completely delicious. phaleslu (10461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2017
22 oz. bottle from jackl - thanks again, Jack! Pours a somewhat cloudy bright gold with a finger of white head that settles into an uneven ring and island of film while lacing the glass sloppily. Notes of grassy and earthy and herbal Noble hops, sweet and crackery pils malts, hay, and some floral and citrus zest. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean, crisp, slightly bitter mouthfeel. Great pils. piscator34 (2577) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle. Clear pale gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of super clean pilsner malt, herbal hop, mineral water, and a tiny bit of sulfur (in a good way). Flavors are of white bread flour, lemon, moss, and wet stones. Really elegant balance between the malt, hop, and mineral elements. jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle directly from Heater Allen. Brilliant gold pour with a thick, creamy white head. Beautiful-looking beer. Aroma of mellow honeycomb. Delicate straw and floral character. Nicely balanced flavor. Slightly peppery, floral noble bitterness. Fairly sturdy honey / biscuit malt structure. Supremely drinkable, crisp, and satisfying. Mild mineral. Prickly, sharp carb. Overall, really lovely stuff.
deyholla (11901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle shared by Jack, thanks! Pours a near clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates slowly the edges. Aroma has lots of grass and lager yeast with hay backing. Flavor has a nice combination of grass and lager year with straw and hay backing. crispaire (242) - - MAR 26, 2017
smells like your typical pilsner. pours a hazy sun-kissed golden color. the hop profile isn’t as spicy as i’ve normally come to expect from this style of beer. the bigger malt backbone gives the beer a nice depth and complexity not usually found in pilsners. very tasty. ffbot (430) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Smell of mild hops, balanced sweetness and light citrus. Lemon rind and light graininess. Pour is a still dense unfiltered gold, with a small soapy head. Taste is very balanced, not too sweet or bitter, the bitterness comes on in the after taste. Mild sweetness begins and slowly melts away into a strong and puckering bitterness. Nice Strykzone (7488) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A big white head leaves nice lacing. The beer is quite cloudy yellow gold. The aroma is more fruity hops than noble. But noble hop is tasted immediately. Dry, earthy, sulfury, and spicy. That was the first sip. The second was full of citrus and tropical fruit indicating a good blast of West Coast hops as well as the Noble. A little lemon, too. This is not a classic German Pils but the hops really work well together. A different spice comes late. Rye from Hallertau? This is just a really tasty Pils. bytemesis (8798) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, medium fizzy of white head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is grass, grain, bread. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, grassy, Bready grain. Light plus body. This is right down the fairway in terms of style. Quite enjoyable.