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75
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style
RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Grassy, floral nose balances soft honey and fresh baked bread Bohemian malt character.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2016
six pack in the hotel room of Cincinnati, Ohio. Right out of the can like a total degenerate. Mild bitterness, grass, pale malt base. Medium body and a crisp finish. decent.


3
higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Would not seek it out but I could drink it. Sorry these notes were just for myself now I have to publish them with so many characters, hence this sentence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
cheap (6249) - CHINA - AUG 31, 2017
12 ounce can. Hazy orange, large foamy rocky white head. Poured into a leibinger stange, how appropriate! Aroma of pale lager, cheap and a little off in the middle of the session. The taste is hay-like & grassy but follows up with a good pils pinch. Medium bodied, with a good real pils strike. Probably what most cheap lagers should strive to be; no offensive hops and just enough bitter bite to know its craft. You'd think these guys came from the old country!

4.1
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2017
12 ounce can from a shitty Kroger. Hazy orange, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of pale doughy malt, herbal, grassy hops. The taste is doughy malty, white bread, grassy hops. Medium bodied, crisp. well balanced. Nice beer.

3.2
alexsdad06 (11392) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2018 Draft at the source from notes. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is pale malt, herbal, lightly floral and grassy. The flavor is pale malt, grainy, herbal, hints of spice and hay. Fairly light and clean. This is just not a style I enjoy.

3.5
willisread (3944) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Can from J’s. Pours a clear gold with a finger of head. Light grassy hops on the nose with some grainy notes. Clean and crisp on the finish with some floral peppery notes. Dry and crushable pils, but could be hoppy on the finish. Still solid.

2.9
nasmith003 (252) - Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Clear light yellow color, medium frothy white head with nice lacing. Slight lemon grass aroma. Medium body with a light wheat flavor and a mild bitter finish.

2.9
mike5326 (1789) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Poured from a can. Clear light yellow color, medium frothy white head with nice lacing. Slight lemon grass aroma. Medium body with a light wheat flavor and a mild bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Light pour, thin white head. Sweet aroma, some light fruit. Flavor is light, also fruity. Lemongrass, citrus. Somewhat dry finish. OK.

3.2
TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2017 Canned on May 6, 2016. Misty golden. Creamy white halo of foam. Very bright, focused, and uplifting "airy" aroma of lemon verbena, honeysuckle, pepper, cracker dough and uncured hay. Firm prickles of dense carbonation. Strikingly vibrant and flavorsome hops adorn the soft pils malt with a supple wave of oils on initial sip. Malt exhibits the well-mashed depth of baguette, yet retains just as much grassy levity which recalls uncured hay. Tremendously floral hop character boasts a softness akin to rose petals splashed lightly with nectar. Boundless lemony notes are harmoniously nestled against the herbal zippiness as they reinforce the multilayered hoppiness with considerable sophistication. A crackery snap to the malt ever so gently generates a tinge of dryness, supplying structure to the remarkably soft body while enlivening the underlying tickle of fennel seed herbality. Malt is amazingly lean, with a smidgeon of starchiness to enrich the body with sufficiency of texture. Integrated and squeaky-clean finish features grassy hay preceding oily, hard lemon-candylike hop flavors which linger in perpetuity. What we have here is an unabashedly hoppy and stylish pils that’s German to the core (obviously the recipe has changed or the RB description is inaccurate, because this shares absolutely no parallels with Czech pils). It is very reminiscent of Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker, with that ultra vibrant and zingy Saphir note. But whereas that one can be brash and "green", this one is softer and more elegant without exchanging that for any hoppy dynamism. Discerning from the bright hop burps, this has been dry-hopped extensively, which is my only quibble since a well-made pils doesn’t benefit from dry-hopping. So, who knows if the hops in this would seem raw and green in a really fresh can. Either way, I’m truly impressed that this is still so vital after four months from packaging. A Hallertau bomb!

As suspected, upon revisiting a 3-week-old can, the hops are very green and overstated compared to the 4-month-old can I first tried of this, and it’s fairly soapy. Dammit, noble hops are the last thing that ask to be dry-hopped, yet excess-loving American brewers insist on doing so. As is, this shares many parallels with Firestone Walker Pivo Pils (a perfectly enjoyable pils, but not quite a world beater) when super fresh...just too green, chalky and stark, which destroys most of the exciting nuances. Soapy and could be cleaner, too. Also am getting some faint husky popcorn and papery notes from the pils malt, as the beer warms up. Ah well. That first can was a lot of fun.

3
DiarmaidBHK (6170) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Draft at hotel. Pours golden with white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Slight grass notes on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Solid but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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