ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 12/21/2012. 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a perfectly clear golden straw color. The head is a fluffy two finger white color with surprising retention (for a macro lager). Good lacing, too.
S: AARGH LIGHTSTRUCK!!! Beneath the unfortunate skunk in the aroma, there lies simple pale malts and zesty noble hoppiness.
T: Thank smeg the flavor is a massive improvement. Initially, some fruity esters greet the palate, before the zesty, refreshing finish...AND IT’S GONE! Holy shit, did I finish the beer that quickly? It’s hardly BCBS, but as far as simple macro-brewed lagers go, this one’s the best in the business.
M: The palate feel seems perfectly tailored to provide crisp refreshment. There’s this real sense of subtle delicacy that separates this not only from the BMC stalwarts, but numerous craft lagers as well. The bitter aftertaste is fantastic for what this beer is trying to accomplish.
O: A damn shame about the skunky nose - luckily the rest of the beer easily compensates by offering everything you could want in a proper pilsner. Could be a go to for me in cans/on tap.
VsXsV (4388) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2017
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. How can I not have rated this before? Clear deep golden liquid with medium egg shell white head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral hops, bread, light metal, grain, light earth and light cardboard. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of grain, bread, light corn and floral hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Seems to be about five months old from looking at the best before date, which is too bad. Have had this in way better condition before.
tntracey (31) - - APR 23, 2017
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drinking an imported can, far from the source, so score is low. If in Prague, drinking this beer, score might be perfect.
sumo234 (100) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - APR 23, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle. Golden color with small white head. Full, sweet malt aroma . Taste is sweet-bitter.
thedudeenthused (19) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2017 Poured from a can.
Orangy gold, thin white head.
Gentle grassy hoppiness and low malt in the nose. Soft in the mouth. Sweet but chalky. Has a good bite or sharpness. Well balanced. Lingering bisquity bitterness (some criticize this) in the finish w/ some undernotes of honey crossing the tongue.
It’s the most imitated Pilsner for a reason.
moldovan9807 (146) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour,white head.Dry and bitter. Malty citrus but with a moldy after taste. It’s fine but not particularly enjoyable.
lkmetal (16) - Batley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 500ml bottle with little head. Color is a rich gold, very different from the anemic hue of most lagers. Aroma is much richer than the average lager with a stronger hop presence. Taste is very much akin to the aroma, much more hop flavor than the average lager with the familiar taste of malted barley. Flavor is a lot stronger than I was expecting with some citric undertones. Definitely the best lager on the market. Recommended.
47574xeCD (1052) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle at home. Clear gold light hop malty yeasty. Crisp finish. Winning style and easily available
Tasche39 (28) - SPAIN - APR 22, 2017
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfecta cerveza, su olor a heno, su sabor a cereal, si te gustan las lager, no puedes pasar sin probarla.
Steffan (71) - WALES - APR 21, 2017
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One finger head that lasts most of the glass. Light body dark yellow. Easy on mouthfeel some delicate sweet malts balances with lingering bitterness. Tastes much better than it’s 4.4 abv. The best non premium pils and the original pilsner is still top drawer. Got a cupboard full of these!
LoZioSpino (26) - Roma, ITALY - APR 14, 2017
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
L’ho bevuta in bottiglia e non mi č piaciuta, soprattutto per la corposa presenza dell’amaro.