crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3159) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Millstream. $3.25 for pint. I had a taster of this at first while trying their doppelbock, but decided to chase it down with this. Very pale in a glass taster, but there’s a little more color to be seen in the larger cup, even if it is white plastic. A thin layer of fizz instead of the bubbly head of a canned lager. Toasty malt smell with a side of peppery Noble hops. Taste: well, I still have some of the doppel stuck to my tongue, but this is darn hearty. Clearly a full grain beer with a light pils toast. Interesting that the ingredient list above shows no real surprises in specialty grains. It’s hard to find a pils with any great complexity by definition, but then again, I can appreciate a beer with everything a light lager should have and no shortcuts or off tastes. On the unseasonably warm March day that I tasted this, the cup warmed up enough to let a bit of ester off the beer. Happy little burp at the finish.
Blind tasted with 3 other pilsners. Beers were 1. Woodland Empire Pilsner 2. Crooked Fence Old Lure 3. Nevin’s Pilsner 4. Millstream German Pilsner. Rater 1 rated the beers 3142, Rater 2 3142, Rater 3(ME) 4312. jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2017
355ml bottle. Lightly hazed light gold pour. Aroma is slight lemon lime, Flavor is a bit sweet but it has a "classic" component.
Post tasting thoughts:
Good german style.
Keg @ The Loop. Golden pour with a small head. Aroma is has some honey nut cheerio. A bit of straw. Light peppered grain husk. Drinks a touch sweet. Honeyed cereal. A touch of wax. Some grass. Light body, bright carb. ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 15, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Hazy golden pour, with a slim white head. Aroma of grassy hops, lemon, sweet malt. Taste was moderate sweet, crisp, citrus, sweet grains. Nice. Ron (4213) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2016
A bottle Erica brought back in her 12 pack. After winter Disc golf. Pours bright clear golden with a fluffy white head. Nose of fresh white bread, a decent amount of sweetness (honey), and delicate floral/grassy hops. Taste brings out a bit of an added cereal element. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Brennan’s Market on University Avenue, Madison, served just out of the fridge in a König Pils glass. Moderate to large fluffy head decays slowly to a light haze atop the luminous pale gold body...fresh, light grassy aroma, earthy humus and faint pepper and honey...on the tongue, lightly sweet at first, slowly growing moderate bitterness which climaxes in a dryer, somewhat hard and mineralic finish...body is quite full, verging on too slick/syrupy but never getting there, carbonation soft and tingly. A very, very solid example of the style, in particular when considering the fine interplay of these lightly sweet pale malts and the dry herbal bitterness of the noble hops. Balance. Not quite outstanding but I have the feeling this bottle was not at it’s freshest - couldn’t tell of course because even though there’s a month-line on the side it’s unchecked. If you’re going to date for freshness, go all the way and actually provide legible information!
Homer321 (5202) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle from Chicago visit. I think a family member just left this in my suitcase when I wasn’t looking. Nose is strong in grass and faint cat pee character reminiscent of Victory Prima Pils. Lots of straw malt aroma. Lightly hazy pale gold with a small white head. Taste is more hop forward with a pleasant pepper quality to it. Actually a very enjoyable German style pils. JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Straw color with a fluffy, wispy white head. Aromas of fresh cut weeds, sumac and just a hint of pale malt. Light citrus and pale malt flavors. Not a crisp clean hop profile. 12/12 DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On tap. Bright straw with good clarity. Thin white head that has minimal lacing. Biscuit and cereal malt flavor with a medium floral finish. Very well done and clean pilsner. racecarr98 (42) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Solid pilsner with a light crisp taste. It’s worth picking up a six pack and chilling. HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 6, 2015
A- Corn, slightly sweet, subtle lemon.
A- Yellow color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Sweet corn, grains, subtle lemon.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- This one was pretty crisp and refreshing. A bit of hoppiness to it and a decent flavor. Not totally bland and boring.