TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Canned on 3/16, consumed 5/08. Quiet and simple aroma of toasted bread, lemon, flowers and a hint of corn syrup and carpet. Fizzy, disruptive carbonation. Curiously dull with weighty sugars followed by limp honeyed malt which exaggerates the sweetness. Prevalent notes of DMS and add to the very muddled flavor profile, and the wet-paper malt and stale hay noted don’t help. Muted oily hop spice doesn’t offer much in terms of balance, as what’s discernible is flabby and raspy akin to spent tealeaves. Tacky apple sugars linger alongside dirty husky malt and wet grass in the sweet and unclean finish. Notes of DMS linger. I dunno if they altered the recipe, but there’s a multitude of blemishes that need to be ironed out in this. The malt is sloppy and it’s quite underattenuated, among other things. Just not as fun to drink as I’d hoped. Darn. DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft sample at Iron Horse. Gold with small white head. Aroma and taste are pretty standard pilsener, with grasses, grains, lite hops. Drinkable but forgettable. 3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Draft at GABF 2013. Tettnanger lemon / pepper / spice which is rarely seen in American-made pilsner. German Pilsner malt gives it a warm baked baguette quality, while mild DMS / creamed corn in the nose limits it’s appeal by a small amount but thankfully doesn’t consume the beer. Floral, soapy, lemon-y, lots of toasted grain / bread crusts and a slight Czech-like savoriness, but it still comes across as more German than Czech to me. Edit: glad to see they medaled for this. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft at the Federal. Medium-pale golden pour with a white head. Gentle grassy aroma with some slight sweet grain notes. Simple and refreshing. I sucked it down. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Tap at federal. Clear golden with a nice layer of thin white lace.
Nose is snappy, grassy noble hops. Similar flavor.
A very nice pils in my opinion.
DiarmaidBHK (5113) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Draft from Flying Saucer Charlotte. Pours yellow with an inch of white foam. A slight fruitiness on the nose. A slight steeliness on the tongue. Finishes crisp and clean. Solid for style and great for summer. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Growler from Crafty Draught. Yellow urine colored pours with smaller white head. Nose of earthy saazy hops, some copper and light grains. Flavor was overall watered down feeling even though this was a fresh keg and growler. Overally bitter, light grain/breads, earthy old hops. Nah. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Draught. Pours a clear yellow color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has some corn to it and the typical lager smell to it. Taste is actually quite crisp and sharp, and was quite interesting for the style, but I’m just not a huge fan of it. emacgee (4680) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Clean sharp yellow pour with one finger of white head. Musty nose, bready and skunked hops. Light metallic notes. Sharp flavor, green, bitter, not very drinkable. Light bready malt notes. Light and very dry. Not a fan. EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Westmeister’s Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #1. The event’s namesake told me this was the only keg of this brew to make it to Georgia. Not sure if it was worth bringing down from North Carolina. Grassy Scent. Pours the color of Chardonnay with light head. Flavor is grassy and overly bitter. Draft - Crafty Draught - Cumming, GA