hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Aroma of subtle lemon, light malt and a hint of corn with floral notes. Golden-yellow in color with a nice white head that thins. Light, honey/bread flavors with noticeable noble-hop flavor that are lightly spicy with some floral, earthy bitterness. There is also a hint of minerals in the finish. Body is medium-light, but the texture is fairly "big" feeling, coating the mouth. The finish sticks with you, with some drying bitterness and a touch of minerals. Interesting, probably the best pilsener I’ve had. Thanks malachi for gifting me a couple bottles! Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Poured light color with small white foam head. Flavors of sweet cookies, and a solid mint undertone. The german stylings of this are eveident in all aspects of this brew. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Not bad, but im not really a big pilsner fan, but i do love NG! Sampled at the brewery, micley hopped for a lighter beer. Surprised on how good this was, but i shouldnt be joshwoodward (575) - - DEC 27, 2012
Really solid pils. Good hops, very refined. I still prefer a good ale, but this is delicious and refreshing. chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Above average pilsner. Faint spice notes and fruit. Well balanced but tame. Not as good as Capitol’s or Victory’s.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Pours golden with a moderate, light head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, some wheat. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy for this style. Nice change of pace. Flavor is somewhat sweet, wheaty, with a light hop bite. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with a medium size white head. Aroma of hops and malt with a slight hint of lemon. Taste is very mellow and crisp. It has a bit of bitter grassy hop flavor but not overwhelming by any means. A good pilsner that finshes nicely and true to the style. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Golden straw color, medium dense, lasting head. Beautiful! Assertive herbal hop aromas. Juicy malts, nicely balanced. I’m not a pils fan, but this stuff is really good. Not as Saaz heavy as other hoppy pilseners. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Poured yellow with small white head. Aroma of light hops and citrus. Nothing really to taste. Very watery with hints of hops and citrus. joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Roy’s Market New Glarus
Home Town Blonde is one impressive looking beer. Absolutely glows like a gold bar with plenty of large carbonation bubbles rising to the 3 finger white heaed that formed on the pour. The head eventually fades to a half finger cap that leaves decent lacing. If the lacing was slightly better this beer would get a perfect rating.
Extremely refreshing aromas come from this beer. There’s a very light pale base that has a touch of caramel mixed in there. The showcase is the use of hops. According to the bottle 4 varities were used. A very refreshing light grassy hop aroma hits the nose first but is quickly followed by a couple squeezes of lemon juice. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again "very refreshing".
Much like the aroma biscuity malts start things off and always float around in the background but the showcase is hops. Grassy hops show up almost immediately and give a pleasant mild bitterness mid palate. The citrus (lemon) shows itself toward the end and goes nicely hand in hand with the grassiness. Finishes mostly grassy but as I sit the lemon tartness comes around again. Probably my favorite all time Pilsner.
Mouthfeel is medium light and airy toward the back of the tongue. Mild bitterness along the sides and back of tongue that lingers and make this beer so enjoyable.
Fantastic drinkability! This is a non-stop all day long drinker.
My favorite pilsner and one of my new favorite summer quaffs. In my opinion this should be a year round offering. I never thought I would rate a pilsner this high but this beer is so good and refreshing for style it deserves every bit of praise it will ever recieve.