willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 04.21.04. Pour is pale yellow, like Bud, with a medium but fading white head, lasting as a trace and amply lacing. Aromas of French bread, light citrusy hops, clean and totally unskunked. Hop bitterness presents itself immediately in this brew, although not drastic. There is noticible, bready sweetness from front to back. Finish is crisp and dry, but surprisingly persistent. A very nice example of a German pilsner, one I'll be glad to try again.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light clean color with a big bountiful head. Pale citrus hoppy aroma. Dry hoppy initial taste with a crisp somewhat clean flavor. Dry and a little bitter in the aftertaste. A decent Pils.
TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2005 Bottle
Crisp hoppy, almost citron and slightly yeasty aroma. Urine yellow color. Steady white head, lace. Typical hoppy pilsener taste, dry, firm but nothing special. (5/274/2/9 2.2)
Pale yellow, creamy white head. Lemony, dish-cleaner nose. Same crisp lemon also dominates flavor. Decently hopped, light pils. (5/2/6/2/9 2.4)
envane (570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highly carbonated and very dry. Spicy hops. The bottle I sampled was showing its age - slight sour and cardboard. Would like to get a fresher sample.
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, well-balanced pils which is crisp and quite refreshing. A bit "cleaner" flavored than Paulaner's München Lager. Good light malt flavors with citric/grassy hop presence.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottled, BBE 08/2004) Paleish lager color with big, quickly decaying, foamy and lacy head. Strong, yeasty and hoppy aroma - almost like in Belgian ales. Sweetish, malty and hoppy flavor. Oily, quite carbonated, medium-bodied palate. A nice, well-balanced, well above average pilsener.
Padron4KM (807) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color, with a frothy marshmallow white head. Sticky clumps of lace left behind.
Aroma was yeasty and one dimensional.
Flavor was crisp and clean, lemony with a mildly spicy finish.
Gmku (300) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
About as average for a pils as you'd ever want Germany to give. Head is medium and frothy and white, but diminishes quickly. Body is clear yellow. Moderate hops in aroma reminiscent of grass, herbs. Malt is light, slightly breadlike. Flavor is lightly sweet, some bitterness, a little more bitterness in the finish. Dry and watery feel. Quite hoppy, but I'd have preferred more malt, more heaviness. I'd pick Konigsbacher over this and Konigsbacher doesn't even have the worldwide rep this does.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold yellow copper with a thin white cap of head and lacing. The aroma is like baby-food and peppers with a light crisp hop finish. the flavor is spicy, lightly malty, watery finish. This is a weird pils, almost like a jalapeno beer. Not too bad though.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaxen pour with a thin head and some spotty lacing. Light pils malts, floral hops and a yeasty or wheat character. Some slight spices. Again with the light malts and hops, though it is a bit more spicy in the flavors. Medium malty body and a dry finish of bittering hops.