GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 aroma is hoppy, a bit grassy. taste is same with a bitter hoppy finish.
walleye (1098) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from the bottle. poured light honey with a nice size white head. aroma, malts, hops some skunkieness but not to bad grains. flavor, citrus, malts hints of sugar and a bitter sourness. not to bad, very easy to drink will make a good hot summer day beer to just throw down.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s skunkeriffic! Maybe I had a really bad bottle, but this is the skunkiest smelling beer I have ever experienced (except for the bottle of Heineken my buddy and I left in the sun for an hour just to see what would happen). Pale yellow, little head. Luckily most of the skunkiness does not find it’s way into the flavor. Not hugely bitter, but the bitterness seemed very harsh. Not something I’d like to experience again.
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear very golden color. smells decent I did detect a little skunk but oh well. The flovor is strong but very pleasent sweetness and bitter meld together in an enjoyable combination. I enjoyed this brew. Got the tall boy 1pt. 6.3 oz bottle and I wish I would have got the sixer. Very good Pislner worth the money you pay for it. All pilsners should wish to be this good, and we all know that there is a mess load of crappy ones. Yummy!!
BrianG (44) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very golden color. Average head that lasted a few minutes. Had an aroma that was rather skunky, but the beer tasted good. Strong flavor.
ABUSEDGOAT (2693) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Definitely a fresh only beer. I’ve really grown an appreciation for this beer. It’s dangerously drinkable and has enough there to keep me interested. Golden bronze with a large pillowy white head. Aroma is grassy hops and sea air, bread, flowers. The mouthfeel is buttery, but the hops dance on the tongue. Dangerously drinkable, probably my favorite pilsner.
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden yellow with a tall white head and good lacing. Aromas of citrus and hay malt. Flavors of citrus and hay, much like the aroma. Well balanced with some bitterness in the finish. No skunk, this must have been a fresh bottle. Medium body, almost creamy. So this is what a pilsener is supposed to taste like?
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp taste, contrasts to the rough malt flavor. Very drinkable, goes down nice. Slight bitter, but otherwise, very little otherwise in the taste department.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The classic pilsner. Benchmark for the style with color flavor and mouthfeel. NIce spicey saaz hop gives an evergreen crispness that balances the sweet moravian malt perfectly. The only thing wrong, a slight skunk on the nose courtesy of the green bottle. Why the hell does Europe export beer in green and clear bottles?!?
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with a white head, clear sparkling body. There was a kind of heavy sweetish aromoa. The taste started malty and ended with some nice hop flavor. Refreshing.