JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2010
473mL can from the LCBO. Right off the bat I’ll say my opinion seems to differ greatly from my peers regarding this beer. It’s delicious. The aroma has some nice doughy bready malt quality which I love, not much hops but perhaps a subtle hint. Flavour is great, same awesome malt body with a minor bitter bite in the finish. I can see why the Pilsener claim may be taken with suspicion by some, as this is a very malt-driven beer, but, and call me crazy if you will, this actually really reminds me of Pilsner Urquell. I wonder if they were taking inspiration from that beer and thus decided to call this a Pils. The creamy sweet malt characteristics especially seem to me like an homage to Urquell. This beer is very enjoyable and has been released at the perfect time what with the temperature in Ontario sky-rocketing. Are there too many bland micro lagers in Ontario? Yes. Does that mean this beer is without any merits? No. VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - DEC 29, 2010
Thx jerc for giving me a stellar light beer. Light clear yellow brew with s big fluffy white crown and lots of messy lacing. Nice light malty aroma, warm wheat, soft lemon and fruit with a mellow spice finish. This does not taste like a light beer. Tasty malts are the backbone of flavor, soft fruits and very good hops spice things up. Solid taste throughout, yummy malts and hops kept me wanting more. Very good beer with a fruity spicy finish with done length. Creamy mouth feel with perfect carbonation. Medium bodied. Strangebrewer (1343) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
can. Poured clear, straw coloured with a large frothy white head. Light bready malt aroma. Medium bodied, creamy texture. Nice malt flavour with decent hops. Finishes slightly tart and dry. Never would have guessed it was light. Metalchopz (3515) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
Wow... a nice attempt to a light beer. Was not expecting much out of this. Just because you use the Pilsner name in front of light, does not make it better. But this one surely delivers. Yellow coloured and slightly hazy, nice frothy and creamy white head that has great long retention and full lacing. Mildly carbonated. Does not smell much at first pour, but after breathing, the real stuff comes out. Grainy malts and saaz hops. Nice cereal grain found in the taste of normal 5% ABV beers. The pils hop shows up in the finish and a well-balanced grain and honey aftertaste lingers for a little while. So, as a light lager brew, a hell of a good one. Up there with the Amstel Light. jimmay (815) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
473 ml can from LCBO. Pours light golden in colour, decent white head. Little lacing. Faint pilsner malt aroma, and nice amount of hop. A pretty good light pilsner. Not sure why this is only 4%, but probably great for beach/cottage etc.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
Can from LCBO Waterloo. Light yellow, lots of bubbles, good sized white head that fades fairly quickly. Some soft saaz hops in aroma, lots of bread. Taste - pretty flavourful for a :light" beer. Sharp saaz hops up front, really nice medium foamy, tingly body, soft light malt finish, hops linger after as well. I’m impressed, there’s a ton of light pilsners in this province but this may be the only one that’s actually a pils (they do not even need the word light on it, but I imagine it helps sell it and set it apart, especially in craft beer terms). A nice surprise and one that will be a staple for me this summer, along with their wheat (the best Hefe in the LCBO right now). I love Grand River for flavourful lower alcohol beers as well, but this one came in a full $0.50/can(bottle) cheaper, and that adds up over the summer as well. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
Can [473ml]. Pours a clear bubbly pale gold with a large somewhat-lasting fluffy white head. Aroma of light grassy hops, grain, biscuity malt and some honey sweetness -- decent. Flavour’s light but nice, starting with a good amount of grassy hops (for the style) with a good malt backbone, some light honey sweetness, fruit and a decent bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. I’m sure they added "Light" to the name to get the Ontario sales but it’s unnecessary as many Pilseners are on the lighter abv side as it is and also to their credit, it’s on style, something some other Ontario Pilseners aren’t -- I’ll be getting more as it’s a great Summer beer. Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 26, 2010
Can 473 ml HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Aroma : wet grainy nose with secondary light grassy hop feel. Mild.
Appearance: clear straw gold with large bright whit top.3+
Flavour and Palate: medium bodied. Clean golden soft malt feel with good frontal and top hop character. Refreshing raw leafy finish. Crisp with dry end. Softer mid. Quiet good.
Sampled at Cowbell May 25, 2010 (from bottles, I think). Hazy bubbly gold, average white head. Pleasant dry floral aroma, mild grainy sweetness, but clean (6+). Taste is simple - a hint of apple sweetness, dry and floral-bitter, very well balanced (no alcohol of course) - what Coors probably should taste like (sorry JoeT). Average body - surprising in a "light" beer, quite lively and crisp, with a perceptible bitterness that doesn’t fade immediately - they do themselves an injustice by calling this a "light" beer - just a Pils, thank you very much. I will look for a six of this for a weekend balcony session where I want some maintenance beers between hop/ABV monsters - recommended, if fresh.