Alengrin (5718) - BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
Can from Beergium. Oskar Blues, basically the inventors of the modern ’craft beer can’, turning to the most canned beer style in the world, namely the standard pale lager... Curious to see how this goes. Thickly (and attractively) papery lacing, irregular, egg-white, moussy head leaving an intricate ’land map’-like pattern in the middle, over a cristal clear, warm ’old gold’ coloured beer with no visible fizz, at least not in my tasting glass. Aroma of wet chicken food, damp kitchen towel, popcorn, camomile, unsugared culinary cream, freshly baked white bread, dough, baking powder, faint hints of honey, lemon candy and iron. Clean and neutral onset, no esters at all, just malt fruitiness, with a fizzy, minerally carbonation all around, but not harshly so; lean and supple, almost creamy mouthfeel, cream corn-like features, rounded and very cereally, ’bare’. Finish adds a dash of delicate noble hops, camomile- and straw-like, typical of Saaz but not as pronounced as would be the case in a fresh southern German or Czech Pilsener made with the same thing. Some late, mildly peppery hop bitterishness afterwards. Malt creaminess - this is clearly an all-malt lager - is made superior to the delicacies of the old Saaz hops, which is a bit of a shame: I think a firmer dosis of this noble and delicate Czech hop variety would make this all the more interesting. In this form: neatly done, for sure, but as a European consumer, I expect more ’oomph’ from an American craft brewery even if the aim is to imitate classic central European Pilsener. I’d happily prefer this over the vast ocean of industrial pale lagers, clearly, but this does not compare with a fresh German or Czech Pilsener from tap anywhere in Europe either, I’m afraid. Nordcore (1641) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2017
Can 33 cl. Golden, cloudy with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, Brown sugar and hops.. Light bitter with a soft malt end. aleksander9 (1898) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2017
Clear golden with puffy white head. Floral and malty. Dry, crisp and green hoppy finish. Nice! Crisp. jmgreenuk (9981) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 6, 2017
Can from Tesco Amersham. Poured a clear straw colour with a short-lived frothy white head. The aroma is malt, light buttery yeast, citrus hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light crisp, fruity floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not bad and improved greatly as it got warmer. ZacM612 (802) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Draft at Oaks Crossing. Pale yellow, clear, with a thin white head. Nice hoppy pils, a bit of a grassy and earthy aroma.
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Idrinkwhiskey (1) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2017 does not count
Way too much head. I can pour pretty well, and in a pilsner glass, as is proper, I tried pouring three glasses and each one had at least a good 3 inches. My favorite pilsner is Warsteiner and this doesn’t compare. It’s flavor is blah, and it’s overpriced for what it is. hershiser2 (3666) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2017
$1.99 can from Blue Ridge Bottle Shop. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet floral hops, grasses, hint of citrus. Flavor is bittersweet floral hops, minor citrus, minor grasses. This is not your traditional pils, and I appreciate that. fidemaster (335) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Aroma of lemon, grass, and hay. Color is like lemonade. Reminds me more of an IPA than a pilsner. Very hoppy, slightly sweet, with that tangy IPA finish. It was ok.
olenickj (119) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Can. Aroma: wheat, a bit of spice, sweet. App: slightly cloudy gold, almost no head. Taste: surprisingly spicy, a bit of citrus. Palate: light and refreshing, medium finish. Overall: Decent but not fantastic. hawanna (3366) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
0,355 l can
cereal, herbs, citrus, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, nice Pilsner.