bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2007
375ml bottle - peppery straw golden colour, huge rocky pure white head formed. Light spicy peppery hop aromas waft past. Very well carbonated and that is the first ’hit’ dry all through, grapefruit like pith finish. Some pepper and a touch of lighter citrus in the mix. Premium price and this one has delivered although earlier samples I’ve had have been far from worth the money. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
20th May 2013AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2013
The Rake. Light hazy pale gold beer, little white head. Palate starts smooth but has a crispy trailing edge. Smooth creamy malt. Minerals. Nice floral note. Trace of citrus. Smooth dry finish. Very nice Pilsner.
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a generous head and steady carbonation - you can tell it is well bottle conditioned. The nose is very lemony with some sweetcorn. The taste is more of the same, lemon, going into yoghurt, maybe some meadow flowers. The palate is very good indeed - good creamy body, some bitterness kicks through the middle and finishes really fresh. Overall, very satisfying indeed. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2013
375ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some frothy white head. Nose is heavy lemon, orange, grass, straw, light cracker, a little almond croissant. Flavor is very lemony, grassy, straw, a little apricot, a little almond, some cracker. Crisp finish. A little different for a pilsener, but good. sulawang (1161) - - JUN 22, 2014
Visual: Elegantly foil wrapped and corked, very classy. Pours clear golden pale yellow with a nice-sized foamy head, a good layer of retention, sticky lacing, a plethora of activity.
Nose: some sweet barley malt, but otherwise not much (lvl-1)-pungency
Attack: super crisp, incoming barley + bitter hops
Mid-palate: fizzy-airy mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, yeasty, bready, grassy
Finish: subtle soft bitter hops, gentle pronounced bitter hopped finish.
Summary: Good body for a pilsener, nice mouthfeel and balanced flavours.
exeter (535) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Another volcano of head. It acted like it had been in prison too long before I released it. Once it calmed down and learn to control itself i got...some nice lacing. There’s an earthy aroma to it... with a bit of hops as well. The taste is mostly the same, flavours of straw and just a hint of the hops. johndoughty (5446) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden and slightly cloudy. A touch of spice produces a different flavour. The finish is quite sweet and left lots of lacing. Interesting. fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at the Pumphouse, Richmond, corkedwombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Deep blond color, hazy, with medium sized head. Pilsner? Tastes like a dry and spicy Ale, bitter, also some esters, a bit of cork that complements the flavor.
12.7 oz. bottle. Gold color with a huge foamy white head that exhibits excellent retention. Heavy lacing. Aroma of pils malt, citrus and spice. Taste follows nose. Orange peel and bread. Finish is lightly bitter, peppery and dry. Good. Schnabelhund (76) - TAIWAN - JUL 19, 2017
Pours hazy pale golden with a medium-sized frothy head with some lacing. The nose has notes of citrus, apricot, and bright tropical fruits with a hint of caramel. While it is mildly bready up front, the bitterness kicks in in the mid-palate along with the bright fruit notes and some earthiness and peppery spiciness. It transitions into the slightly resiny, yeasty dry finish smoothly while the bitterness intensifies. This is not a pilsner - the carbonation is too fine, the body is too full, the hops are non-noble, and it’s not clean enough to give you the snappy pils feel. And that’s alright - there’s nothing wrong with having a distinct style.