badgerben (5372) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Clear, likght copper color with a medium head. Quite a hoppy aroma with strong grains. Strong, toasted malt and raw grain flavor. Some unexpected citrus towards the finish. Very interesting. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
This pale lager pours a yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. A medium bodied pale lager. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and spicy. It has the pale lager crispness and sweet, but lacks that adjunct flavors so common in most of these beer. Its light and crisp, yet it has a whole lot of flavor. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and spicy ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Another solid beer from New Glarus. Tried this with Josh in KC after his trip to WI in 2013. Light yellow and nearly transparent (as long as you don’t get the sediment. Relatively dry with a thicker body than Belgian style blondes. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2007
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Beloit, WI (June 2007) served just a few minutes out of the fridge from a Christoffel glass. A beautiful pour; big frothy, creamy head laces well as it decays above the dark gold/light amber clear body…..grassy, lightly sweet, lightly mineralic aroma (lime, chalk) is fresh enough but a bit subdued….the body is moderately sweet, a bit sticky at first but the juiciness makes me not care so much, drying out and getting quite bitter and hoppy at the finish, with a hint of dry woods and a touch of sulfur….quaffable enough, but far from this brewery’s best lager. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
Chicago trip. Monday 21:20+. Thick white head on gold. Relatively quiet nose, some grassy notes. Hops and wet grain flavour with vegetable notes. Funky weird finish.
jsquire (4662) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Clear banana yellow out of the bottle with a foamy white head that left good lace. Clean, almost lemon citrus nose. Nice soft malt sweetness with smooth mouthfeel. Hints of lemon and berry with a strong hop finish. Very enjoyable beer. edgallow (4621) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, pine and grain. Taste is sweet malts and grain. Just a hint of bitterness. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2008
12oz bottle. Clear yellow color. Aroma of spicy, grassy hops. Flavor is of light malt, quickly followed by big hop bitterness. Lots of hops is what we like. Overall this beer has a great Pilsner character with a nice Saaz spiciness. IrishBoy (4252) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
12 oz bottle from iowaherkeye! Nose of grain and light grassy hops; hazy urine yellow with a medium yellow-tinged head; flavor of light hop bitterness, and a bit of grainy yeast! Pretty good pils! Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2004
I thought this was really good. Really, this is a style that doesn’t get much respect--"blonde" often stands in for a brewpub or microbrewery’s least offensive beer intended for the masses. But in the hands of New Glarus it is a very subtle, sensitive beer. Pouring a clear yellow with a rich white head--as advertised--the aroma is very fresh, with little of the stale grass notes often found. A few citrus notes complement a very gentle hop touch, with a restrained bitterness that lets you know it is in a German style. Nice enough carbonation (nothing to distinguish it, however, though that is a commentary on the style rather than the brewing). I could drink this one on a regular basis, and I virtually never say that about pilseners. Well done, New Glarus!