UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite "green bottle" beer. I kind of like the skunkyness and would almost be afriad to try it fresh. Hoppy and dry....makes me pee like an untrained german shepard.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at MillerTime in Milwaukee. I found this brew to be decent, but probably a bit out of date. Almost skunky. Saaz hops were noted. Give me a Victory Prima Pils anyday. I’d like to try a fresher version of this on tap. It did get better as it warmed up.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nice and gold with a subdued head. Aroma is nice and pungent, with notes of hops and malt. Flavor is a refreshing blend of the aforementioned ingredients. Crisp, tangy, and bitter. A good pilsner.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent light beer. From the home of pilsners (Pils, Czech Republic), is yet another example of the master breweres from Eastern Europe. Clear, light, refreshing
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear yellow with a small vanishing head. Good ol saaz. I’d like to try this beer on tap where it is made.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 27, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, golden color, minimal head and lacing, strong aroma of skunk and tastes skunky as well. I’m not big on the whole green bottle style of skunky beers.
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml can) Strong aroma, very pilsenery. Golden-orange in color. A sweet malty accent. Nice white head which diminishes rather quickly. Very little lacing. A fair amount of bitterness. Nice, gentle, lasting bitter finish. Good carbonation. Slight hoppy aftertaste. I like the balance of this beer.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I did not enjoy this beer. It had an aftertaste that did not agree with me. A bit skunky for my taste.
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 12 oz bottle - Note, I am not a pilsner fan. I’ve had too many flavorless, yellow, fizzy beers in the style. But this one is actually pretty good. Pours a fairly thick, moderate duration head, not much lacing. Taste is pretty light as one would expect for a pilsner, but finishes with the bite of Euro hoppiness. It lacks complexity, but I could drink a few of these without complaint.
Rerate 1/24/2010: Excellent crisp hops in the flavor, a little citrus, great balance and drinkability. A fine pilsner. Bumped rating from 3.3 to 3.5.
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Crisp, light. It’s a pilsner, so if you like pilsner, you’ll probably like this. Maybe a little skunky, but all in all a good bet. No strong leaning one way or the other with regard to rating criteria. Good session beer.