Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Hazy straw body, thin, clumping off-white head. Crisp grassy, floral nose, herbal and hops-dominated, backed by modest biscuity malts. Grassy, rather dry body, biscuity and floral with a bitter finish, a touch spicy, with hints of lemon. Light, crisp, and well-made. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle from a generous trade with CanIHave4Beers. Cheers, Andy! Pours hazy straw yellow. Well carbonated with foamy white head. Nose is crisp and floral and slightly grassy. Similar taste, with a bit more bready malt. Subtle, but quite good. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle shared by durhambeer - thanks, Bob! Very glad we got a chance to try the latest Carey creation. Certainly NG knows its lagers. But while this one was certainly attractive - cloudy straw yellow, with vibrant carbonation - and crisply refreshing, it didn’t leave quite the impression that, say, the Bohemian did. Nice full nose, with the hops quite distinctive and floral. Mouthfeel is nice and lively, and there’s a pleasing interplay between the subtle malts, fruit notes, and the crisp grassy finish. Well balanced and well realized, but nothing about the beer really stood out to me. jtclockwork (17473) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours clear gold with very quickly dissipating white head. Nose is citrus, pine and roasted barley. Taste is citrus, toasted barley and fine malt balance. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Golden pour with small head. Aroma of earth, apple skin, spice, clove. Soapy flavor leads to big grassy hops. Dry and bitter.
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent bright golden with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of authentic lightly sweet soft pale malts with some light floral, almost fruity, noble hop notes. Starts with good fullness for the style and a pleasant light sweetness well-balanced with a fresh floral noble hop character before a smooth, drier, refreshing finish. This is the best Pilsner I’ve had to date. Wish I could try this alongside their Unplugged Bohemian Lager, as they seem quite similar. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
500mL bottle, no date from badbeer Mike. Thanks man. Clear golden with a moderate white head, pretty decent retention. Pils and pasta notes up front with some hay and noble hops behind, and the slightest tinge of sulfur. Up front in the flavor I get some lager yeast and a bit of honey, otherwise just pilsenery goodness. Clean dry finish with bitterness at a 3. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Very good pile. Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
500 ml bottle DYCSoccer17 (3712) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to hezron for sharing this with me. When I went to get more a few days later the brewery was closed for a public party. Hopefully I can track some down around the time of the Great Taste. This is a decent Bohemian pilsener. While it is not my favorite style I could easily knock down a bottle of this despite the cost. If I were to choose Unpluggeds for 2011 this would be on the list.
Aroma / Appearance - The clear transparent body and stark white head gave this a glow that stood out in the dimly lit bar. Honey nut cheerios, light hops, and golden grahams brought back the memory of a cereal breakfast sans milk.
Flavor / Palate - The sweetness of corn syrup was tough to put down at first but then began to mellow. As it did I picked up some dandelions or other weedy flowers in the background. The finish was moderate and lasted several minutes. Overall this was a fair session beer that I wouldn’t think twice about ordering/opening. It is good to know that New Glarus still has it with even the lighter styles.
5 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Community Beerfest. Nice grassy, spicy noble hop nose with some scant biscuit maltiness. Quite quaffable. Transparent golden body with a small white head present and light lacing. Metallic, spicy, lightly astringent start with some biscuit malt flavors in the middle. Finishes with a nice herbal grassiness. Pretty tasty. marcus (10771) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
From bottle at Davis Beerfest 2010. Pours clear yellow with a fluffy white head and a fruity aroma. There is a soft fruity flavor that is quite pleasant and unique.