willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2010 20101011 Cask version of this beer with oak. Not feeling like adding a new beer just for the oak, so I’ll drop it here. Bright gold, still. Very light wood on the nose, still very hoppy, toasty white bread. Very similar to the regular uber pils, but with nicely muted use of wood. Well done. Interestingly, almost the exact same score I had given to the unoaked version. 188.8.131.52.14
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2005
20050923 12oz bottle. Hazed golden straw color beneath a fine, dense, and medium sized white head that lasts, lingers, and laces. The aroma is a bit muddled, yeast, pine, citrus, caramel, hand soap, perfume, corn, pear, and a touch of mossy wetland. Odd stuff, this. Strangely enough, the flavors aren’t nearly reminiscent of most of the aromas. I taste buttercreme, tea with milk, creamed corn, hints of spruce. An odd green-leafy bitterness or grassiness that I’m not digging turns into a grassy sharpness that would’ve been better form the get-go.
Deep gold in color with a moderately full, white head. Lemony citrus nose with perfume, exotic spice, and even some dense, tropical hop aroma. Malt does not exist in the aroma. A sweet, honeyed malt foundation allows the hop bitterness and spicy, peppery, lightly lemony hops to rest comfortably. This is more like an IPA than a pils or even an Uber pils. The malt carries little of the complexities of continental european malt (graininess, honeysuckele, honey, dryness) and is too sweet for eeven a big pils, but dammit I really like it. It is much more drinkable than the imperial pils that fall into the 8%+ range since the alcohol and fruitiness tend to off-balance many of those beers. A fine pint, simple but enjoyable. MmmmCheese (29) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Very light color....nice pilsner smell. It starts out when you taste it very lively and you wonder where the beer is going to go but just when it should get interesting it fades out boringly. Unfortunately this just amounts to a boring pilsner. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Pours a clear darg gold with a large long lasting off-white head. Hoppy aroma is floral and earthy. Sweet malt underneath. Light to medium body and flavors. Malty start with hop flavors and mild bitter finish. No alcohol in the nose, touch in the flavor, and warming. jefcon (1853) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Malty cocoa, caramel, toffee aromas with a strong hop backing. Sits up tall in the glass, with lots of off-white head and some lacing. Tastes are varied and perhaps not completely integrated. Hops occupy the center of the palate, with malt coming before and after. Not unpleasant. My only real complaint is the metallic ring to this beer. I noticed it throughout the brewer’s offerings. An interesting style that was new to me, however. One of the best beers I’ve had from the brewer.
mephisto (1288) - TAIWAN - AUG 30, 2005
bottled, golden color w/ off white head. mild aroma of pils, rather light bodied for its strength. jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Pours amber with a large, quickly-disappearing head. Aroma of soapy and piney hops—like an average IPA with less depth. Very clean malts at the front of the mouth and some really nice hoppiness on the finish. The hop flavors are surprisingly smooth--perhaps the lager yeast allows the maltiness the freedom it needs to balance the beer. Creamy and not bad at all.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2005
A whipping whilrlwhind goes on in my glass, a maelstrom that settles to a steady vertical stream, right up the glass...aside from that, we have pale, slightly hazed yellow, and a capable head, creamy, sticky, lacey. Nice.
Aroma: soft and light. Buttered popcorn, creamed corn, herbal, vegetal...huh.
Taste: smooth, and tasty, filling on the mouthfeel, with a soft, juicy, fruity factor. Slightly sticky, and ultra-malty, this has a big bread and yeast thing hapening, very raw, very naked. Very tasty, almost piney, citric hops gripping the flavor. This gets better the more I drink it. I like, I like...
almost tastes like a pale ale, got some pineapple going on here, but it’s a lager all right, a damned tasty one, too, and quite unique. I give ’er a thumbs up. Kinda.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
beer decants a nice, deep gold with a good head that retains well and leaves good lace. nose is very nice, with a good hop spiciness over a nice, grassy malt sweetness. flavor is well balanced between hoppiness and malt. this is a very good double pils, that avoids the pitfall of tasting like a tripel. good beer.
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
Bottle marked, purchase before Jul ’05. This one was a small gusher. Poured a medium golden color with a huge, 6 finger white head. Aromas of grass, yeast and citrus. Tastes of stronger citric lemons, grass and spices. Starts out a little sweet and ends in a hoppy spicy finish.