wlajwl (7201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Lemons, yeast and spice in the aroma, a little different for a Pilsener. The appearance is yellow-gold. The flavor is of bread, grains, a bit earthy and slightly sweet. Not bad but not great. SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
22 oz bottle from South Bay Drugs. Created virtually no formation of head but did maintain a bright straw gold color. The aroma was a mild with signs of hay and grass. The flavor is mellow with balanced flavor between hop and grainy malts which makes for an easily drinkable pils. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
Pale yellow. Sweet malts overwhelm the underlying hop character, making it a nice but not hoppy enough pilsener. Feels a little thick and chewy too. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
On tap @ Ham’s. Pours a pale straw yellow with a good sized white head. Nose of German yeast and hops, with hints of sour citrus. I like the fact that lightning isn’t following the standard San Diego BIG, Giant, Beer trend. Congrats for being different. wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Tasted from tap at Stone 12th Anniversary Celebration, while talking to the brewer. As much as I think I know about brewing, I am a moron compared to him. I’m on a little quest to try a great pilsener, especially after hearing about a rare great one here and there. This beer does have some lactic acid added to the wort, which I’m looking forward to. The mash itself was not soured, which I guess was done for more precise control of the acid level. Nice fluffy small bubble head. Skunky Saaz hop aroma. I still have mixed feelings about this hop. Nice sweetish wheat-like flavor, but with high clarity. Easy to drink, but the Saaz hop plus something else gives it a Bud-ish characteristic.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours golden yellow, light, sweet, spicey, fruity, bready, hoppy, dry finish. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
On tap at pizza port carlsbad. Well done pilsner, on the malty side. Pour is gold/yellow with white head. Mostly grain, sweet malt, and bread, with some floral hops and notes of fruit. Clean and easy to drink. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Taster at the brewery in Poway. Pours a clear, yellow-gold body with a thin, foamy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is pils and bread malts, some straw hops, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is pretty nice. Lots of straw hops for a pils with a sweet, mellow fruitiness throughout. Bready with a touch of yeast. Finishes dry with a light straw aftertaste. Palate is light bodied and crisp. Overall, not a bad pils at all. Sweet with enough hops to balance it out. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
On tap. Clear golden with a white head. Good malty nose. Medium body with sweet malts and flowery hops that leave a decent bitterness. Good, clean and well crafted. 070709 trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
Draft at SD Brewery. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Grass, hay, spun sugar, and grain in the nose. More straw and Saaz in the taste, but mixed with lemon and honey, and something funky (the yeast they tout?). Overall, an okay beer.