BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2014
On tap, pours clear yellow with a white head. Crisp grains and lager yeast for aroma. Flavors are refreshing, hops a subtle as they should be, I get a lot of fresh doughy grains. I like this as a summer pounder every year. EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Cherry-ish fruit; vegetable-like lager yeast; and toasty, sweet malt aroma. The malt flavor is sweet and lightly bready, and toasty in the finish. Spicy, floral hop flavor. Pretty firm bitterness. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2008 From the tap this beer pours a beautiful golden color, great clarity, with a tall white head. Crisp hop nose, spicy and floral abundance. This was one of the better pilsners i’ve had in town, crisp on the palate, excellent compliment to most foods. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
Unfiltered straw coloured golden pour wearing a more than fair white head. From the looks, I already expect greatness. From the look on my face, I have been served. It’s a very clean pls malt nose that I encounter on the first whiff where hay and the softest breadiness are in fine equilibrium. Refreshing grassy, herbal and slightly spicy bitterness comes with the cleansing, crisp carbonation to provide the kind of finish I like: the one that tells you the next sip will always be welcome and will never be less tasty or interesting than the last one. Saturation just does not happen with that type of beer. Perfect sunny day lager, dry and straightforward. Unsurprisingly, I’m in total disagreement with the majority here. That’s one mighty fine lager, but perhaps not responding to the average wet dreams of a Portland visitor. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Light golden with a thick white head. Nice grassy and spicy/floral hop aroma with some fresh bready malt. Well balanced flavor with considerable hops but smooth bitterness (much different in that regard than Upright’s pils earlier in the day). Spicy and grassy with a nice bready malt balance. Very clean and well fermented with nothing off detected at all. Both this and the helles were quite good. Not a total americanized hop-bomb pils, but enough to keep things interesting.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Draft at Main Street Alehouse. Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a big white head that really sticks around, leaving plenty of lacing on the way down. Mild soda cracker nose. Rich, creamy, lively carbed medium body. Great presence on the attack, especially for a pils. Grassy, crackery mid-palate with a nice toasty cracker finish. Light and refreshing with plenty of flavor. Beautifully done. Newk (299) - - JUN 28, 2012
had this on tap at Hopworks. Pours a real nice clear straw color with a small head.
Balanced with real nice aromas of grains, crackers and some hop aromas as well.
Very smooth and complete feel with good flavors of grains, biscuits and a touch of hops.
This was a real quality pilsner. It was very smooth and had a real nice subtle take to it. CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Tall Boy Can. Appearance is a pale yellow and straw color with a dense layer of white foam. Aroma is mostly citrus, grassy hops and grains. The flavor is a blend of lightly toasted grains, orange and lemon hops notes with a little bit of honey. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with strong carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Definitely one of the better PNW style Lagers and an ideal brew for sporting events and outdoor recreation. DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Delicious pilsner. Hardly any aroma of note, with mild floral hop flavors and a slightly earthy malt character. RobCML (9) - - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
Hard to go wrong with this brew. Solid from start to finish. Medium hops with just the right amount of sweet and bitter. Cheers!
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