BuckeyeBoy (7544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2015
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is oak barrel notes vanilla pear cherries apple cereal and some grassy hops. Taste is more of the oak barrel vanilla some sweetness fruit cocktail mix along with the grassy hops and cereal grain. A nice twist on the normal pils. PartyFowle (954) - - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Bright gold and hazy, with a thin, silky head of pure white. Major buttery oak and vanilla in the nose. The underlying pilsner is definitely noticeable, with grain and spicy hops showing off. Maybe a touch of vinegar or sour green apple as well. Green oak and grassy hops are the main flavor contributors, with vanilla sliding in after the swallow. A sharp, tart snap. Smooth medium body, high prickly carbonation. Decent overall. A surprisingly tasty blend of flavors, and very refreshing. Bet it’ll turn sour in a bit, though. onceblind (9442) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Hazy light golden with a nice fruity nose like licorice/apple/pear/cherry with a Pilsner grain backbone. Very smooth flavor that’s still very much pilsneriffic but with a gentle nudge of port and oak. Approachable and happy feeling. Not over the top as I would have feared. ajnepple (6484) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Golden, yellow, pale and clear with a lasting white head and patchy lacing. The aroma is pilsener malts, hops, wood and wine. Similar flavor. Light to medium body with a crisp clean feel and a smooth finish. Easy to drink. GTAEgeek (2185) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Sample at Ale Yeah! Pale yellow pour with a big, creamy, white head. The aroma is hay, light saaz hops, and some smooth oak, vanilla, and vinous notes. The taste is very smooth and sweet. Medium body, creamy, and perfectly drinkable. Overall, this is a very nicely done barrel aged pilsener. Well balanced, not abrasive, yet still flavorful and distinct from the base beer.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at Churchkey. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate yellow color and it doesn’t really seem like the barrel has imparted much of anything right here. The nose is light grain and hops and some odd dry cardboard and hints of fruit. The barrel aging isn’t all that prevalent, and doesn’t add much to the beer, though this is not nearly as good as the regular version. It actually just tastes sort of like an off regular pils with some light fruit flavors. Very weird indeed. Not a big fan.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-02-2010 nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2010
On tap at Churchkey. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a creamy, lacing white head. Nose is a little grapey, pale malts... not a lot else. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little grass, just a hint of cardboard, maybe a touch of vanilla and a little tiny bit of red grape. Thin finish. Where the heck is the barrel? I didn’t get any wood, any port, nothing. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Draft. Clear straw body topped by white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, vinous/Port. Taste is moderately sweet, grape/fruity, some bread. Light body, somewhat soft.