thedm (6309) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Hmmm 69 people before me did not notice that this is not a pilsner, but in fact a Vienna Lager. Although the name says pilsner it is not. This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy mostly diminishing white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and orange in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild floral malts . Its mouth feel is initially tingly mildly malty with a lingering mellow thick palate. Its flavor contained mild hops and malts favoring the hops and was tasty. An above average brew. BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 21, 2005
Pours hazy golden with a tiny head. Sharp, crisp taste with decent hop presence for a pils. A well made pils. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2005
Bottle: Hazy golden, thin head, sudsy white, lively carbonation, slick lacing. Pale grassy/straw nose. Extremely soft hop presence, subtle malts, grassy. Medium bodied and mouthfeel. Clean exit, but not as crisp as I prefer. Lingering grassy sweetness, soft. Not bad. Thanks Bill! JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2005
Ho hum. Yeah, I can taste some actual malt character. But this beer is dull and has very little flavor. The kind of beer that Bud drinkers would probably reach for if they were pretending to know something about microbrews. There’s just so much boring beer out there and this is one more bottle of it. But you know what? This is America, dammit. In almost every town across the continent we can find a store that sells the best beers in the world. Almost all of them cost less than $12 a 6 pack. What other world-class gourmet pleasures are so easily available for such little money? Folks, we don’t need to settle for boring or ’acceptable’ beer. I’m sure that this was a great beer in 1986 but the bar has been raised so much higher since then (no pun intended). Please, pass this beer up and never look back. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2005
From the bottle this pours a deep golden color, very clear, with a tall white head. This was a very thick malty pilsner with quite a bit of caramelization of the malts. Very heavy mouthfeel for a pilsner, but lacked enough carbonation and hops to give it a crisp flavor.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Penn has a very nice aroma and a great taste, I was very impressed with this one, picked up a six pack of this and enjoyed every bottle DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with eyedrinkale, thanks Mike!) While not one of the best pilsners I’ve ever tasted, this is a decent American pilsner, one that I’ve enjoyed and have been a big fan of for years, though I’m less enthusiastic about this beer than I used to be. It’s quite bready and somewhat sweet, but with a fairly gentle and lightly bitter hops in the background. Likewise, the nose is sweet and very bready, but shows almost no hops presence. I think the beer could use a bit more body, as the palate is a bit watery. Golden amber in color. Bubbly, off-white head pours to a good size and only gradually diminishes to a film. Plentiful, ornate lacing graces the glass. euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Sweet and crisp. Drinkable for the long session, but the sugar may make you a bit nauseated the next day. I speak from experience there. ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Liked it much better than most pilseners. Balanced beer not too bitter not too dry and more malty than I expected. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Tap at Split Rock. Golden in color wit h a golden head and clear. Clean aroma. Nicely balanced with hops and malt. Some sweetnees. Good beer. Decent.