RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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fonefan (50632) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Unclear light orange color with a large frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, roasted, straw, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, finish is very dry and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

yespr (47034) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear orange with a diminished head. Slight dark malty and slight dried fruity aroma. Flavour is dry and dark malty, somewhat boring, lacks a lot of hoppyness.

Ungstrup (38238) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
A golden beer with beige head. The aroma is sweet and slightly dusty - it must be the hops. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of straw and hints of caramel.

joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow colouredwith a white head. Sweet candy-like aroma of malts and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, hops, grape fruit and pine needles.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2006
Clear golden yellow colour with white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Dry hoppy flavor with some spiciness. Dry bitterness in the finish. An okay pilsener.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, creamy small white head. Lacing. Aroma is hayish and American hoppy (Czech pils, HA!). Flavour is hayish hoppy, very dry palate. Flavour is a bit more Czech style, though the American sweetish hops does come through quite much. Very smooth and refreshing though. More like Pils meets APA/IPA.

Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Bar Pilar. Bright yellow color, thin white head, massive lacing. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is only slightly bitter, medium body, medicinal finish. Not bad, but pales in comparison to the Czech original.

cgarvieuk (25686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle at home ... light amber ... thin white head ... sweet grainy grassy hop ... little toffee ... grassy hop .. little sicky

omhper (25541) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2004
Bottled. Hazy golden, firm head. Grassy nose, medium dry. Some chewy malts are there along with hay-like hops. Balanced bitter finish. A solid, very quaffable pilsener.

madmitch76 (25291) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
9th November 2009
5.3%. Clear gold beer. Crisp semi dry palate. A good even malt base on which light peach and orange hops sit well. Surprisingly bitter aftertaste. Finishes a little creamy. Decent!

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