vyvvy (6470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Pours clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma has some graininess, pilsner malt, light lemon and some spice. Medium / light body that is fairly crisp with fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off pretty much light the aroma, but also has a bit of fruitiness that seems out of place for the style. The finish adds some spice and sulfur. A decent pils, but hoped for a bit more. puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Rerate notes: Having another bottle the next day and liking it better. No longer tasting fruitiness (maybe that was from food or another beer yesterday). It’s coming across clean, refreshing and a nice hoppy Saaz snap to it. Pretty nice actually.
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The actual name of this is Cross Czech Pils. The one I’m reviewing probably came from the Portsmouth, New Hampshire brewery. The pour is straw yellow with a quick foamy white head that quickly evaporates. The aroma is incredibly unique. I was expecting grains and grass like so many other pilseners but while I got some of that there was also a toasted bread and malt character and a vague earthy hop note. But there was something else that I cannot pin down. Light to medium body. The taste has the same characteristics as the body and I really like this buttery, toasty flavor that makes no sense to me but is entirely delightful. It may not be typical for the pilsener style but its uniqueness requires that I give it a higher grade. I could drink a bunch of these. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2010
1/5/10 On draft at the Woodinville brewery. Aroma is a fairly even blend of saaz hop flora and pils sourness with a caramel background. Appearance is clear yellow with a medium maintained white head. Flavor has true sweetness, light caramel, and fresh, rather than the classic earth/metallic noble bittering. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a sprtitzy but light carb texture and faint earthy finish. Overall, a very easy drinking non-Americanized Bohemian pils that brings out hop freshness rarely seen. Reid (2539) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Typical golden yellow lager, with a nice bubbly white head.
Aroma isnt too hot..lot of paper and biscuit.
Taste however is very nice, slightly fruity,malt driven, slight hop..gets a little drier and even salty at the end.
Nice mouthfeel.. have to give it high marks..good balance dry at the end leads to another gulp easily.
Overall not a great pilsner but a very drinkable and enjoyable beer after work on the first mid to upper 70 degree day of the year.
i actually thought it a lighter helles rather than a pilsner. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to mar) clear golden yellow with excellent lacing. Nose of florals, yeast, hibiscus. Taste of florals, celery, hibiscus, spices with a nice oily, dry finish.
Cybercat (5834) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a nice creamy white fine-bubbled head. Aroma is fruity, malty and slightly yeasty. Lively flavor is malty and yeasty with hints of pear and cloves. Texture is smooth, fizzy and tingly. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2011
12 oz. bottle from the QFC in Wallingford. This carries a fluffy head, and a golden colored body. The is decent, but this doesn’t look special in any way. Aroma of skunk, lightly sweet honey, grain, and a subtle lemon aroma to top it all off. It’s fairly nuanced, and not exceedingly pungent, but pungent enough. Wow, it has a nice subtle skunk, grain, honey, sugar, and lemon flavor to it. It’s, surprisingly, easy to drink. It has a decent texture, but nothing exceptional. It’s very straight-forward. No complaints, other than an off malt flavor that I’m getting. This is pretty good. rjplumer (1098) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Earlier Rating: 5/8/2010 Total Score: 3.2
12 oz. bottle from the local Publix. Transparent gold appearance. The head faded away rather quickly. It is quite aromatic I must say. Light honey with that great pilsener malt aroma that is just wonderful. Also, I can’t be too sure if it the same hops that Urquell uses, but I am getting that hop (saaz) aroma. Thank God I don’t get that grassy astringent bullshit aroma, as some of the cheaper pilsners tend to produce. A slight grassy bitterness in the flavor, but that sweet honey-ish flavor kicks in. Slightly silky texture, and quite easy to drink. Not bad at all, and quite refreshing after a hard days work.
Mild bready aroma. Bright yellow with a touch of amber with a faint haze. Distinct Czech hops that grab you at first but soon mellows. feels zesty and yet finishes on the creamy side. Mild sourness but does finish clean for the most part. Very drinkable and not heavy feeling. ronaldtheriot (1934) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
Redhook Pilsner has a very thin, white head and a somewhat hazy, yellow appearance with some streaming bubbles and essentially no lacing. Aroma is simple- a bit of lemon, cracker, and a dash of hops; taste is basically the same. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Redhook Pilsner finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a very easy-going beer, and it’s good. RTJ
DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark yellow pour, almost no head and a slightly sweet pear aroma. Flavor is light hay, white grapes, pear and slightly sweet on the aftertaste. Not bad.