MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 A re-rate- Sparkling gold with a frothy white cap. Floral saaz nose with grass, some spice, a bit of straw, pale malts. Tastes of floral hops, grains, some sweet fruit. A well crafted pils that is a weekly drinker for me. Medium carbonation, marked bitterness. Nice beer.
piscator34 (2386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 A very solid golden pilsner. The flavor was quite hoppy, with overtones of rose and other herbal type notes. Satisfying without being mind-blowing.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has long been a light and refreshing fall-back when all there is is Eastern European lager crap. A nice golden colour with a frothy white head. Sweet malt and hops both come out in the nose. Pleasant bitterness throughout, but very mild. Have had it fresher when in Europe and it rates much higher than what I get here in Ontario. Sadly these numbers are for the less-fresh version....
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours with a big head tha quickly subsides. aromas are of sweet malt, saaz, maybe some peach. flavors start with astringent hop bitterness, then a slight amount of malt sweetness but it is subdued by hop flavor, and a dry bitter end. the body is light the color is a gold straw color. the beer is quite bitter and hoppy for a continental European beer. The beer is light, refreshing and what an american pilsner wishes it could be. The balance is skewed to the hoppy side, which american craft beer drinkers should love. Perhaps they would love it more with cascades in stead of saaz.
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma is light and flowery. Taste is as you would expect. It’s a pilsner, thus not very interesting, but it goes down smooth. Decent light beer.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pillowy white head over a golden beer. Thick lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is mostly floral hops but seems slightly metallic. Some faint malt underneath that. Taste does not seem well-balanced to me. It is crisp enough, mildly fruity and would definately be welcome on a hot day, but otherwise nothing spectacular.
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I cannot seem to get this one (and not for lack of effort) when it is fresh. Every one I have had was skunky smelling with accompanying bitterness.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured with a big white foamy head, nice looking golden beer. Yeasty bread odor with sweet, mild fruity apple-cider smell. Smells refreshing. This 6-pack is not overly fresh. =\ Bitter, dry, good hop presence, some skunk(freshness issue) and a nice, mild apple//pear, lightly malty aftertaste while maintaining the bitterness. Overall very refreshing: nice dry, bitter flavor with fruit for a very pleasant beer.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright gold color. White head. Strong spicy aroma very distinct. I don't find it as bitter as some seem too. A nice change from average pils but not as good as I hoped for.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This pours a pure gold color with a medium white head. The lacing is average. The nose is clean and a bit hoppy and sweet. The bitterness comes first with a light acidicity. There’s mostly malts, banana sweetness, and peppery bitterness. This is a very clean, nice changeup.