SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Standout pils from the guys at PP Carlsbad. Super clean with bright and herbal/floral hop aroma and flavor over a lean but substantial malt base. Perfect session beer. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Rerate 11/11/11 @ Carlsbad and 11/15/11 from growler. Looks the same, head fades to a thick film after a while. Aroma is much the same, though the hops seem a little brighter, even adding a light citrus note. That said, it’s only getting a 7 because the aroma is quite subtle. Flavor has the hops getting fairly floral towards the finish, which was dry, bitterness peaking at a 4 at the back corners of my tongue. Palate was the same as last time. I’m sure my tastes have changed, but it still seems like a better beer now as compared to a couple years ago. Who knows. 7-4-8-4-15--3.8 Old rating follows. On tap @ Carlsbad. Clear pale golden with 1 1/2 finger white head. Aroma is biscuits, cooked pasta, light grass. Flavor adds a bit of grainy, low bitterness. Light body, light to mod carbonation. OK pils. 7-4-6-3-12--3.2 doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
On-tap at PP C’Bad. Pours clear straw yellow with a big, fluffy white head that slowly settles to thin and creamy, sheet lace. Smells light and crisp, sweet malty. Taste is crisp, sweet malty as well. Some hay flavor and a hint of dishtowel. Medium body, crisp carbonation. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Another beer in my quest to try many different Pilseners. Nice looking, big fluffy white head of small bubbles. Light yellow color. Mild Saaz hop aroma. A nice bit of yeasty aroma. Super highly drinkable. Better than Pescadero pils. Not sweet or dry. No off flavors. Very good. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Nose of bread sourdough, crackery malt and grassy earthy hops. Pours golden nice creamy head. Flavors of sourdough bread crackers and grassy hops. Bittetness is moderate to strong for style lingering crisp bitterness clean well carbonated pils. Good.
papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Pint on tap at Port Carlsbad: Pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, grassy and grainy. Light sweet start is a little friuty followed by a refreshing hop bitterness and a light dry finish. Light-medium body is crisp with lively carbonation. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
A: The pour is a pale straw color with a short lived white head on it.
S: The nose is quite bready and lacks the usual (and unwelcome) sulfur/skunk/lager aroma. A nice bit of floral and spicy hops to it, and we’re off to a good start.
T: The flavor is similarly enjoyable. A good bread malt base with a moderate bitterness and good (but subtle) hop flavor in the form of spice and earth.
M: The body is fairly substantial for a pilsener as well, and the carbonation is right in the middle of the road.
D: A very good pils, and one of the better lagers I have come across in recent memory. Certainly a good choice for the non-IPA fan in your crowd. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Crushed at a Pizza Port beer dinner at Lyons Fork. One badass pils. Light yellow pour and very sticky. Excellent hop presence and an incredibly dry and delicious finish. Tasty and sessionable. Great beer. slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
WAY better than average for a pilsner, but in the end, it’s still just a pilsner. malty, crisp, slightly sweet...clean and refreshing. a good session beer." BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Mild, grainy, grassy aroma with a bready finish. Taste is bread, bitter, clean, light butter, grassy and delicate. Very drinkable, light and dry. A well made pilsener!