uocooper (3) - Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers of all time. Absolutely amazing. I think this is what pliser should taste like. mnurda (1289) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Nice golden colour. Lots of carbonation. Kids liked the bottle. Great with grilled chicken and veggies. Would be very nice on a hot day. dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2005
As far as pils go, this easily rivals the best that the Czech put out. Probably because it is unique in that the malt tingle stays with you from the start to finish. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Not much of a pilsner, if you ask me. More like a big, chewy Dortmunder. The hops were more bitter and less aromatic than Burgerbrau Wolzncher Hell, but the comparison is obvious when you consider the thick, honey, bready, toffee, chewy malts which make this beer so delectable. Mouthfeel thick, start and middle sweet and chewy, and finish bitter and only semi-dry. Nice beer, although pilsner-like it’s certainly not. I quite enjoyed it. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 22 oz bomber. Golden, clear, white head. Clean malty aroma with a slight hop. Malty yet very hoppy flavors, with some hop bitterness as well. This is well done and reminds me of a more assertive Urquell, which is not a bad thing.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2005
22 oz bomber. Golden clear in color with a nice white head. Malty hoppy aroma. Clean. Flavor is malty and hoppy. Clean tasting. Nice beer. Drinkable. Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours clear gold with a tall, frothy white head which left remarkable amounts of lacing. Aroma is delicate and floral, which is a treat - no sulphur or lightstruck hops here. Flavor is faintly bitter with a simple, yet sophisticated malt profile and sipcy floral hoppiness. Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated and smooth. Excellent take on the style. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2006
Pours with a brilliant gold color that is lightly copper tinged. A frothy, pale, tan tinted, cream colored head tops this beer. The aroma is sort of sweet, almost with a caramel like note. Among the other aromatics I get notes of vanilla, a light herbal character, lemon grass, and a hint of basil.rdsanfbeerman (12) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2006
The taste has a solid bitterness that is more sharp than gripping and actually is quite smooth. The bitterness goes through to the finish, but never picks up any lingering harshness. The hop flavors are characterized by perhaps a hint of grassiness, and a definite herbal character. The herbal note is made up of flavors of lemon basil, a note of vanilla, and some grassy herbal notes. A sweet grain character supports the hop notes; I get some definite caramel (which is a combination of perhaps a trace of diacetyl flavor and the malt), which I was not expecting in a beer of this color.
All in all the hop character in this beer is so smooth and characterful. The beer is supper hoppy, but without the raw hop character found in many super hoppy beers such as Double IPAs. They really captured the essence of a Bohemian Pilsner in this beer; smooth, creamy, well bittered with lots of hop character that, while note necessarily characteristic of a Bohemian Pilsner is very well integrated and just works in this beer. Again it is super hoppy, but in a smooth lager-type balance with a defined malt character. In the end the balance is just so well played in this beer.
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Malty 2-row aroma... clean and fresh, cloudy-gold and unfiltered, bitter on the tongue appropriate with the pils style... hard to find a mid-flavor with this beer... seems malt doesn’t get a chance even though this is a medium bodied pils. Hop flavor is fresh and intense as you sip away. Most tasters won’t appreciate this beer because their palate needs more. Pils an arena for the purest. This beer will feed the purest wth what they want out of a Pilsner... but will leave you asking was that really a Pils? This beer seems to be a "two deminsional" Pils rather than a "three deminsional" Czech style Pils. Again, it feeds the your palate what it desires from Pilsner. Overall... I liked it... and would only assume that those who don’t appreciate this beer... lack the purest in them to appreciate what it really is. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Lightly hazy peach-gold colored beer, topped by a sudsy head of nearly white foam. Very good head retention, spotty lacing. Sweetish malt aroma with sort of a honey caramel scent - not overpowering but very nice.
The flavor is more of that honey malt, but also toasted malt - both sweet and dry. Great balance from the hops - bitter and lightly spicy. Uh huh - I like Sterling hops.
Medium body and gently but fully carbonated. Clean and smooth.