RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2007
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden to orange. Medium hoppy, light malty and a bit fruity aroma with tones of hay, light grass, light citrus, tiny pepper-ish, apricot, bread and hint of caramel. Tiny oily and hints of dough. Some subtle spices. Bread like malt and a decent amount of light peppery hops in the flavour with tones of citrus, grass and hay. Light sweet and light to medium bitter. A bit dry. Light to medium body. Very fresh but a bit to citric too be a real Czech style pilsner.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle purchased at Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Pours a sparkling light gold with a lot of rising bubbles and a frothy off-white head that diminishes, leaving wispy lacing on the glass; a picture perfect pilsner. The nose is bready/biscuity with a nice floral hop backing. The palate is light to medium-bodied, slick and lively, finishing very cleanly. A rounded pilsner malt front segues into a lightly bitter and clean finish with just a touch of hop bitterness lingering on the tongue. I found this to be an excellent pilsner, and if/when it becomes readily available in my area, I will purchase it frequently.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Thanks to brewblackhole. Yellow color. Smell of grain, hops, minor pine, vegetable and earth. Tastes the same but also the with the taste of bread and some lemons. Ok for a hot summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
12oz. brown bottle. Poured into pilsner glass a lemon yellow colour with some light haze. Short lived white head. Aroma is straw/grass and malt. Flavour is bready malts, some grains midway through and a light grassy hop flavour toward finish.Trace of grass in aftertaste. Moderate carbonation, body is light.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Still having a like-not-love relationship with Lagunitas. I’ve been really digging pilsners since the weather’s turned warm, and have been impressed with a number of American variations on classic styles. While this one is solid and likable, there’s something about their use of the czech malts that makes it almost buttery. I want the complexity, the spicy bite, and crispness, and there’s not quite enough of any of them for me here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Aroma is what I assume to be Czech Malts and hops ,very cerealy and grainey, taste is grain malt and biscuity hop,hop taste lingers around on back of tongue. Those odd tasting hops are somewhat dominating for a pilsner style,but its fine

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 a clear dark gold pour with large sudsy white head. hoppy, orange aroma. flavor is bitter and dry and hoppy. lots of sweet cereal and honey-ish malts. hint of alcohol in finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was white and stuck around for a while. Aroma was of molasses and subdued toffee with some noble hops in the background. There was a slight metallic note that detracted a bit. Fairly effervescent. Caramel, molasses, and husky grain flavors. Finished with mild hop bitterness that lingered.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
after4ever (7714) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2007
12-oz. Wow, what a shockingly unsuccessful effort. Pours a reddish golden amber with a thin white dab of foam that falls to spotty suds. Endless fast-rising bubbles. Huge boiled vegetable and wet cardboard nose. Watery body, hyper-aggressive carb, messy vegetal and cardboard mid-palate followed up by a rather nice splash of peppery and slightly resinous hops. Nothing about this is pleasant, but I’d love to have tried what they had in mind with these aggressive west coast hops in a bohemian.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Medium to thin bodied, simple biscuit malt character with muted hop flavor and minimal bitterness. Very refreshing lawnmower beer - keep it cold.


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