j12601 (13033) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Max at a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a rather hazy gold with a thin white head. Crisp grain and a light bit of crackery yeast. Medium bodied, sweet and crisp. Nice crackery grain. Very crisp, light nuttiness, toast grain and crackers, grainy yeast. Tasty and super easy drinking. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
651mL thanks to 3fourths. Blind tasted with top pilsners. Scored 3rd out of 8 beat by Victory Prima Pils and Victory Braumeister Pils. Pour is clear, light gold. Webby white lace. Nose is fresh apricot, white peach, sugary pineapple, marzipan. Taste is rich grain, biscuit, honey, apricot, pineapple, raw grainy, oatmeal. Palate is oily, rich, soft. Yum. Thanks MJ.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - JUL 11, 2012
I cannot seem to let myself ’dissect’ this one in the accustomed manner ... it just feels awkward for me to do so right now, at least concisely. I have enjoyed this one multiple times via bottle/tap, and it has never been less than stellar and wholesomely satisfying. This one evokes something for me that goes beyond tasting.
Simultaneously complex/nuanced and brilliantly focused. An admitted lager fanatic ... this is one of my absolute favorite beers. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2017 rating from draft and bottles, dozens and dozens. faint hazed gold with fluffy and rigid white head with infinitely lasting retention. minerallic calcite nose with pillowy and fluffy yeast, and the honey and butter-tinged biscuit pils malt gives it rigid and unwavering support for noble hop brightness, pungency and bitterness. exceptionally full and rich malt through and through. ridiculously quenching acid, musty and pungent hop aromatics, touches of lemon oil and citrus pith, perfectly-suited bitterness to the Moravian-like biscuit / honey malt sweetness... this is an astoundingly brilliant and delicious czech pilsner. I usually have some measure of doubt in my opinions of beer, but I stand fully behind this one: best lager ever made in America, no question. endlessly expressive and shapeshifting.
Newk (299) - - JUN 28, 2012
Nothing ever lasts. In 2016 it’s plain and a bit watery. It’s still clean and somewhat savory but the aroma is just so limp now. What’s going on?
poured from bomber into glass. Pours a great clear straw color with a small head.
Crisp and pristine with really good aromas of crackers, noble hops, and grains. Very good depth and very aromatic.
Really good light body with a delicious crisp feel and flavors of crackers, biscuits and noble hops.
This was a spot on pilsner. Wonderful lighter body and real crisp. It was a real good night capper.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle served in a flare pilsner. Pours light yellow with orange hues. Has a light haze beneath a short-medium white top. Decent retention and solid lace. Bright aroma of lemon and herbal hops with a bit of bready malts. The flavor profile matches the nose to a tee. Light body, good carbonation, oily texture, and a crisp bitter finish. Reminds me of Victory Braumeister Pils. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Tasted on 5/10/12 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade with hannont. Pours lightly hazy yellow golden with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is pale cereal malt, with some spicy and herbal hops, simple, but very clean and balanced. The flavor is cereal and very light hay and bread malt moving to the spicy, herbal, and nicely bitter hops. The body is light with average carbonation and a long pleasantly bitter, spicy hops finish. keenanrobbins (19) - - FEB 7, 2012
I tend to be more a dark beer person, but this surprised me. Flavorful, but smooth - without the bitter finish I find in a lot of pilsners. brianprentiss (705) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2012
well, hats off to the guys at Heater Allen, they wanted to make great lagers, and they’ve managed to make the best Pilsener in the world. WTG. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle pour big thanks to Brandon for the pour! Nice clear orange-ish yellow with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of grass, hay, some slight cereal and biscuity cracker, hints of caramel, grassy pine notes with a touch of nice earth qualities. Taste is a nice mix of grassy pine notes, biscuity cracker, touch of earth and really nice sweet pils malt finish. Clean and super balanced.