JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2017 mcaron45 (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Caramel, bread, hay, floral, grass. Crisp, clean, very drinkable. Hops are spicy as I’d expect in a pilsner. Nice hops/malt balance. Very good!
Clear gold, white head. Notes of grass, hay, pils malts, hint of fruit loops. Good palate. Draft at World of Beer in Rockville, Maryland. Also, I don't know why they listed it at retired. Had it about a week ago. Bill Becker (2012) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Nov 2005
poured from bottle(room temp) a medium clear gold with a medium sized head that dissipated quickly leaving just a fine ring around the edge of the glass.
The smell is dominated by hops but there *is* a sweet aroma of malt as well.
The taste is a very nice balance between the hops and malt and has that *pilsner* taste that I've experienced with the better European examples. This is one great session beer and I thoroughly recommend it. phoner2 (60) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Love this style, this beer doesn't disappoint. Clean crisp, slight malt sweetness, light hopping. A little sweet but not bad. bulldogops (2874) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
Rating #2671 - 2016.06.30 - Bottle from @HorizonKyle. Clear yellow pour with a bubbly white foam that dissipates rather quickly. Medium carbonation. Aroma is sweet malts, mild alcohol - not much grass, citrus, spice at all. Taste is rich with malt flavour, finish is dry, crisp, generously hoppy bite of Saaz in the finish sinfull (1847) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2017
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.
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beerme31 (707) - 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 (3710) - 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 (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 3B Czech Premium Pale LagerKevinReddirt (238) - 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 (10035) - 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.