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. hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Straw color, slight haze. Abundant, dense, bright-white head. Floral, grainy,lightly spicy nose. Flavor is floral, light toasty sweet grain, herbal bitterness lingers on the finish. Unbelievably perfect, few people on earth could master this style so well. Johnnybam (1) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2011 does not count
This is my favorite lager ever. So good on a hot summer day. Great flavor and so easy to drink. perezs25 (43) - - APR 6, 2014
Pours with thick 1" white head and high lacing. Liquid is pale straw some greenish and a bit hazy. Rich aroma of floral hops and malt in background. Great balance of malt presence and hops. Very clean and dry flavor and thick silky body. My new favorite Pils!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone itsamber (27) - - AUG 7, 2014
Amazingly clean, solid pils. Nose is lager yeasty, biscuity, striking hop scent. Tastes like a perfect pils with hoppy presence - resiny bitterness lingers at the end.
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. dyan (31) - Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2011
22oz bottle, no bottled on or best by date. Also, for some reason, I thought this was Heather Allen brewing, not Heater Allen.
A mildly hazy straw yellow with a dense off-white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this is a beautiful pilsner. The nose is stunning. Soft, doughy malts with a suffuse Saaz hop character, this beer has a soft, mineral character. The hop character grows, gaining a mildly herbal note. The malt character is fantastic. Yes, it’s mildly doughy, but it’s got a mildly fruity component, almost like honeydew melons?
The palate opens crisply bitter with a beautiful balance between the mineral notes and the crisp Saaz hops with a mild resin character. Along with it is the soft malt character, mildly doughy, and with a mildly biscuity pilsner malt character. Exceptionally clean, this beer reminds me of the New Glarus Unplugged Bohemian Lager. Drying and crisply bitter on the finish, this beer has a mild resiny character on the finish. The mouthfeel is fantastic, it’s got the perfect combination of mellow malt, crisp hops with great balance between flavoring and bittering, and a beautiful fullness to the palate that I expect from the best Czech pilsners. *Just* a touch watery on the finish, I have to ding half a point here ’cos there’s just one part of the back of my palate that isn’t experiencing a post-coital glow.
This is about the most graceful beer I’ve had this year. It sashays over your palate, enchanting you with its beauty. Highly recommended, this is the best Czech pils that’s still brewed (I’m looking at you, Dan Carey). notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bomber poured into my newly purchased Bailey’s Taproom snifter - hazy golden with a soapy lace - lovely nose of honeyed pils malt, moderate mineral notes and grassy, floral noble hops - lively carbonation in the mouth - crisp and dry - crackery malts and fairly strong, herbal, grassy hops - like most of its German brothers, words do not do I justice - it is simple awesome - sweet baby Jesus - probably one of the best pilsners I have ever had - damn. cubs (10651) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Bottle @ Brandon’s, courtesy of B. Huge thanks! Clear, golden, orangish appearance with a white head. Very clean, crisp, pale pils malty, grassy hoppy aroma. Big straw, grass, sort of chalky, grainy pils malty, very clean flavor. Wow, what an excellent brew! Update: tasted four bottles from various stores in Portland and while some have a bit of an eggy/sulfur quality, when you get a good bottle, it’s a thing of beauty. FUCK YEAH. granthum (1) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Great beer, not much head, sweet clean taste. Aftertaste of sweet fruity caramel as well as the classic aftertastes you get from pilseners.