dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale pale pale malty slightly hoppy brew that reminds me a bit of big rock, but with some structure. This is not the best mahrs but it’s quenchable.
Braudog (6494) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with a different look for a German pils ... hazy orange-yellow, with a less airy head. This has a more lemony aroma and smoother texture than most pilsners, almost with a lemon-soap tinge. Not the crisp starchy beer you may expect.
SpringsLicker (3502) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light yellow body under a large white head gives this a classic Pilsener look.
Lightly flowery hop aroma with a sweet malt background.
Nicely hopped with sweet malt in the flavor. Not bad.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty, hoppy nose, light golden, with some floaties? Flavour is a good malt start, a hint of wheat? Light bodied, well balanced, very good.
Suttree (6194) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow, big white head. The aroma is, well, beery. I don’t know how else to say it. It just smells like beer, y’know? Beer. That’s what it smells like. Surprisingly full bodied and heavy, with a hint of mellow sweetness (Doesn’t that sound like some 70’s AM radio lite rock band? "Next up, with ’Baby, I think You’re Pretty’, is Mellow Sweetness"). Anyway, finishes with surpringly unrefined hop bite.
bierkoning (12814) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Rancid butter aroma. Hoppy, buttery flavor. Werthers Original sweets hidden in a manure heap. I can’t believe this is a pilsener, but the label on the bottle (bought at a Getränkehalle near Memmelsdorf) says so. Somehow I like this beer. But it is really one of a kind.
Later samples proved more pilsener like. A Franconian version, that is: well hopped, hay-like, malty and flowery. Not a sign of Werthers Original and manure. The first bottle tasted must have been an accident, but I have to say consistency is important for a pilsener.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pale golden with a small creamy head. corn, grass, mild hops, and cookies. body is fairly light with medium carbonation. sweet malt body with just a touch of hops and some toast flavours. I nice thirst quencher on a hot summer evening.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden yellow color with a small head. Aroma is bready with a touch of hops. Flavor is fundamental but refreshing, with a rugged hops bite and a malt finish. Seems to be some lemony citrus elements in there. Rather simple beer but perhaps a good example of the pale pilsner style.
pivnizub (10310) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Vroni’s Bamberg): Hazy, straw golden coloured, thin lasting fluffy head; grainy nose with some hints of floral hoppiness; bitter-malty taste, very soft bitter flavour; distinctive floral hoppy, a bit scratchy; finish; quite good balance between dry hoppiness and a sweetish malty body, a bit similar to a Bohemian Pilsener.....
Sammy (11509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
floral scent, but grassy and dry and almost watery
and not all that smooth nor refreshing, even with food. Light sweetness ,contained in a bulk of soapiness. Metallic drying bitter aftertaste. I’ve had better homebrewed pils.