Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Wow what a nice beer. This has a beautiful aroma. I think it smells better than it tastes even though it tastes really good. This is a definate keeper. I could drink a lot of this stuff. Very sweet and grainy. MMMMMMM.........Beer skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Poured a nice shiny coppor color, with a bubbly pancake head. Nice hop profile in the aroma, less hop in the flavor and finish. Just as advertised, creamy and smooth. Perfect balance of barley and yeast...not too light or waterly, not too slick or thick.
This is as drinkable as they come. fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Clean crisp and refreshing as a pils should be. Golden in color. Little head retention. Not as hoppy or bitter as most pils however, still very inviting and drinkable. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
I had previously had the spotted cow and loved it. This poured a dark blonde with a medium white head. It had a very clean taste and a nice finish. I really enjoyed this beer. If I were rich I would buy a summer home in New Glarus, Wisconsin so I could try all of their brews. malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2005
bottle, poured quickly, lots of carbonation, lasting head, lots of honey, short finish. Great pilsener with no hint of skunk unlike green-bottled pilseners.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours shimmering crisp golden color with a medium bubbly head. Aroma is straw, light citrus, with slightly floral hops. Taste very crisp and smooth, and has a nutty and lemon finish. A great staple beer! sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, floral notes, spices, biscuits, yeasty and doughy. Flavor, doughy, floral ntoes, some spices, yeast and grains. Soft carbonation, pretty damn good. Stine (1782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Deep marigold yellow and a furiously dissipating cap of white, gone almost the instant it forms. Fresh honey, orange blossom and cereal grain aroma; a mite of minerals, and some herb rubbed dough. Predominantly sweet, but in a fresh, zippy kind of way, natural and pure like the floral fragrance of honey, on soft graininess.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Flavor, similarly, is surprisingly sweet, while the hop character is intriguingly laid back and powdery in bitterness, more of an herbal-sweet white tea leafiness than dusty grass and pepperiness of saaz that might be expected. Wildflower honey and white bread graininess still forward, and that type of dry sweetness is really helpful for the drinkability and general attractiveness of the beer, even if it tends to lead too strongly and outrun the trailing hop presence. Winks of sweetcorn. It’s a unique type of macro-micro flavor balance, that seems somewhat intentional, and that works, for the most part.
Medium palate has a sticky texture, as it clings to this wildflower honey texture throughout, effervescent with a lovely and briskly smooth middle. Noble hops expand in a drying, grassy finish, and still some sweetness. A nice, different, very quaffable pils.
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 12oz bottle, courtesy of Stine. Thanks, Eben! Pours a clear, effervescent, medium-golden color; solidly developed, creamy white head with great retention and lacing; a beautiful pour. Reasonably dry, toasty aroma, showing honey and light citrus; but not bready or zesty enough to really stand out. Medium mouthfeel: basic, light toasted malts, citrus, and yellow fruits upfront; the carbonation is a touch relaxed, but there’s some lemony acidity in there to compensate; nicely zesty and alive in the mouth; very drinkable and enjoyable pilsener overall. Medium finish, showing toasty grains, light wheatiness, and some yellow fruit; soft, nicely dry ending to things. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Golden. Medium to small white head, fairly lasting, well carbonated. sweet malty, toffee, light fruit. Clean and smooth. Great finish. Simple but flavorful and well done. Very drinkable. Fantastic pilsener. Something to go back to.