GarrettB (1600) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2016 njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into flute glass from bottle a golden color with plenty of co2 and a nice pure white head. Head thins and a curtain of lace on glass. Aroma is grainy, cracker like with a floral note. Taste starts grainy, hay, grass and fades to grain and lemon. Bitterness picks up in finish. A nice bitey pilsner.
July 30th, 2014 - Like summers long past, I am steeped in summer camp culture without actually attending summer camp, this time through the projecting power of Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp. I love these boxes. They explore, innovate and provide enough volume for a party, or a slow month of sipping bottle-by-bottle. And I start the new season’s batch with the Torpedo Pilsener. Light straw in color, it is pale, as if frightened or traumatized by the experience of the pour, which pushes up a low, mottled head, not unlike apple juice. The smell is deep and sweet, with a little corn, but mostly that intense star that comes from pushing one’s head into a bin of crystal malt and inhaling. The body is sudsy, semi-sweet up front, and then revs up a little to deliver a clear, crystal malt and mineral water flavor, which lasts all the way through to the aftertaste. It is a good start to the box, and a nice way to finish July. juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 oz bottle from old notes. Pours a hazy golden color and topped by a small head of off white foam that settles quickly into a thin film. The aroma shows notes of citrus fruit, floral and grassy hops, clean grains, and a bready and biscuit malt backbone. The flavor follows suit with a touch of citrus, clean grains, yeast, and biscuit malts with floral and grassy hop bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a clean, dry, and bitter finish. Solid Pilsner and another solid offering from the pack. mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2015
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at laitis, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured pale golden and nearly clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had grass and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, malts, grain and bittterness. Aftertate was hoppy and btiter. A harsh hoppy lager. ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pours hazy dark straw yellow with medium creamy white head. Aroma is light malt with big fresh lemon notes on the back. Taste is clean light malt, rich wheat-like notes, then dry herbaceous peppery hop flavors on the finish. Pretty much as advertised, a rich and hoppy take on the lager. Nice. Marduk (7695) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2015
355ml bottle @laiti’s, thanks. Hazy orange color. Small size, white head, stays. Fruity, citrus, straw and malts in aroma. Grainy, some grassy elements, sweetish taste. Soft plus carbonation. It’s something.
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2015
355ml bottle - thanks VastActiv!Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Fruity sweet perfumey hop aroma. Pale, brief head. Simple sweet malty body. Flat palate, a bit slick. Pretty dull lager. You can tell it’s made from some of the right ingredients for beer though. But definitely not an example of a crisp style of beer.
Grassy straw and hops in both flavor and aroma. Light and refreshing for a hot day. VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grain, hops and malts. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2014 mix pack, golden yellow color, nice aroma of bitter honey and floral, grassy hop and bitter flavors, good finish FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy yellow color with a large creamy-soapy yellow-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was tart, citric and dryish with almost chalk. The flavor was dry, tart and chalky with lemon, zest and faint perfume. Medium length finish. Light to medium body. Ok.