Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013 TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Vine Street Pub in May, 2012: Radiant straw yellow. Broken, short-lived foam. Decent nose of mineral, lemon cake, toasty baguette, grass clippings, and kumquat. Underlying paper, soap, dough, and lemongrass. Firm carbonation, a tad fuzzy. Dry and lemon zesty with a brisk mineralic snap. Soundly structured malt yields a serene vanilla cookie sweetness along with a crackery and sugar cookie dryness. Hops are nicely defined, though teetering on the brink of becoming aspirinlike in their staunch, damp-grass-clippings bitterness. Delicate lemon balm and aniseed notions gently poke through, as well. Very lean and well-attenuated, yet not at all hollow due to adequate hop vibrancy and suppleness of hop flavor. While the malt does give a mild crackle, there is a limp, wet paper dimension that plagues its development. Nectary hop remnants gracefully poke through in the finish, though the hops are perpetually asprinlike and grassy which overshadow the ensuing crisp mineral-and-malt flourish. Well, there are no glaring flaws, which is certainly laudable. The carbonation, however, is fuzzy rather than soft and snug. And, as much as I love pilsner, this rendition is ultimately too straightforward. There’s definitely some promise here, with that said.
On tap at Vine Street. Pour is pale straw in appearance with a big white head and grey lacing. Grassy, doughy, straw, somewhat herbal, fruity, and bready aroma. Taste is grassy, chalky, slightly metallic, doughy, biscuit, earthy, and straw. Light body with crisp carbonation. Pretty tasty. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Tap at Mtn Sun. Pours a hazy straw with fine white head, settles quickly with a little lacing. Aroma is fruity, pale malt, yeasty, lagerific! Flavor is pale malt, mildly bitter, yeast. Moderate carbonation, light body, and crisp, bubbly texture. Overall a light, drinkable beer. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft, pours very light straw gold white head. Aroma corn and grass and pepper hop notes. Flavors are grassy, peppery, metallic, plasticy, corn noted, with a boozy finish. Fermentation is a bit off. BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap at Vine Street. Pours clear pale yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is Pils and corn malt, clean, and faint spicy hops. Flavor is sweet corn and malt, light hops and bitterness, dry with a crisp finish. Light body and medium carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemongrass, florals, minerals, husk, and citrus. Flavor of grain, lemon peel, and grass. notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Tap at Vine Street - pretty sharp and rough around the edges for a pils - starts off with sweet but relatively clean maltiness, followed by some rougher, more husky malt tones, light mineral - this is followed by some pretty potent hop bitterness - when first served, this character melded decently with the mineral note, but after a warming for a few minutes, it became a little abrasive - not terrible, but I was hoping for a lot more. cubs (10639) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street. Golden appearance with a white head. A bit spicy, grassy, straw, somewhat sharp hoppy aroma. Fairly earthy/grassy hoppy, moderate hay, a bit spicy, somewhat snappy, sharp flavor. Almost a bit like a Bohemian Pils- the sharpness of the hops were nice but a touch Bohemian-like. 3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 re-rate May 2012: husky, rough, mineral-heavy and gravel-like, dusty dry wall yeast powder and chalky hop bitterness.
lightly hazed golden body with a white head. snappy malt and zesty hops, more minerallic than green, greet the palate. chalky calcite water quality and smooth malt edges from the lager tank gave this one a good shot. it’s assertively bitter and noticeably over-hopped but still delicious.