sinfull (1652) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2017 bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refreshing Pilsener with a little more hoppiness than previous ones I’ve tried, but still very light. Got it in a Folly sampler pack, don’t think it would be worth it to get a six pack at $8+, New Belgian has many better beers.
Clear , yellow color. Nice, white head. Malt , bread and grass in aroma. Malty sweetness dominates in taste , but this beer has enough of hoppy bitterness at the end to balance it. Good pilsener.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of hay, grass, and hops. Light body, light sweet taste, a little watery even for a pils. Dull finish. Ok overall. aracauna (3599) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Not their best offering. The malt isn’t quite dry enough and the hips not quite assertive enough to be in the best of style. ChadPolenz (1815) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 3B Czech Premium Pale LagerKevinReddirt (164) - Midland, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2016
AROMA: Light sweet grainy malt; slight bread character. Light floral/spicy hops. Clean fermentation. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Crystal clear golden hue; plenty of CO2 bubbles. Large, white frothy head retains and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Standard lager base palette with light blonde malt character throughout. No maize or adjunct flavor. Mild spicy hop sensation on the finish. Clean fermentation. Decent flavor, but not as robust or complex as should be for the style. 13/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing with a moderate starchy aftertaste, otherwise clean and quaffable. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably better considered as an International lager as the ingredients are not true to the style. Still, quite enjoyable and easy to drink. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 34/50
NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.
The 12 oz. bottle came out of New Belgium’s Folly 12 pack. Doubt I would have tried it otherwise, just not my style. Poured into a globe glass with a decent appearing golden yellow color. Very little head and what there was promptly thinned out. Attractive bubbling though. Small nose, hay and grass. Taste of grain, water, nothing extraordinary. Reminds me of a big brew light beer. Maybe I am spoiled by the more challenging beers.
gyllenbock (9153) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016.
A bit hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of bread, grass, light fruit and some hops. Fairly light and with a medium bitter finish.
CMcGraw (25) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Clear golden color with thin head. Little overwhelming straw taste for my preference.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Claves77 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
One of the better pills is out there. Good and crisp. Your mind after taste. Out of a can on a golf course. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Out of the bottle with dinner at home tonight. Light bitterness with some grass and light malt. Light body. Easy for giluping but oretty forgetable. Holdwine (1228) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Not exactly "Czech style", but nice enough. Quite easy to drink, no creaminess, but a serviceable hop profile. Floral and crisp.