ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
Bottled. Clear gold color with a white head. Yeasty aroma with sulfur notes. Light lager-like yeast taste with some lingering malt. StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
On tap in New Glarus. Golden bronze in color. Not much smell - some subtle accents of honey and wheat. Light, crisp lemony taste and a little astringent. Nice sweetening from the use of malts. Careful selection of using the appropriate yeast goes a long way to making this a memorable and enjoyable pilsener - partially defined by a bready quaff that accompanies each sip. Leaves a nice, distinct cleansing aftertaste. Funny how New Glarus can even make a pilsener taste good. hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Pours medium amber with a small white head which diminishes quickly. Aroma is pleasant, buttery and straw like malts with very little hops. I think I picked up some citrus hops. Flavor is much like the aroma. A lightly sweet buttery-straw-like malty taste with very little hops. Light to medium body with a slightly creamy texture. I think this beer would go great with grilled brats on a nice day. PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Pours golden with a hint of copper. Malty and bready, finish is clean, crip and slightly fruity. Hops were on the mild side, but it works well with this beer. Good session beer. balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Pours a golden orange with a small white head and faint carbonation. Sweet grassy aroma, nice and crisp. Very smooth and clean on the palate...grassy and some sweet malts in the flavor, very little hops detected. Very nice and refreshing.
Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Clear light copper/orange body, thin off-white head. Light biscuity, grassy aroma. Grassy hops flavor, slightly tart, with biscuit and hints of toast. Another session beer from New Glarus, but this doesn’t terribly impress me as a pilsener despite the very high overall style rating. Thanks Matt (MrFacto) for the bottle! IndianaRed (5121) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Bottle Pours a clear golden amber with a lively fluffy brief white head. Light grain and bread aromas with honey. Flavors are subtle and soft. Malty and bready. Pilsner-ish. What can I say. Tasty though with a fair lively carbonation and a clean soft finish. Thanks again MrFacto Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Pours a clear orange. (Ala applejuice). Aroma of fruity malt. Flavor is pleasent , very drinkable. Malty, with a a dry yeasty fruity ending. Very full for the style. DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Golden body with not too much of a head. Large bubbles drift up from the bottom. Biscuit-sweet aroma with yeast and caramel notes. The flavor has light molasses and bread yeast. I can’t detect any real hop presence. A malty pils, not terribly interesting. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Color:clear, bright straw-gold. Head: stocky, strudy, milky white. Aroma: exactly what we desire from a proper pils, fresh, clean, and pretty, honeyish, floral.
Texture is excellent and tasty. Hops are lively, but not too. Malt is solid, and sweet. Body is light, but taste is terrific, and keeps returning, sip after sip. A thorough pleasure to drink.
I’d had enough bland beers just before my encounter with this one to confirm: this is when I like a lager!