DrJ1963 (2) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2007 does not count
Classic Czech style. Great Beer along the lines of Victory Prima Pils. A close second. max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Finally! An American pils that can rival its German and Czech counterparts. The perfect balance of malt and hop makes the drinker feel like she is in the old country. Even better than Prima, Brooklyn, or Lagunitas. Every beer lover should drink this brew because I’d let it go head to head with Mahrs, Kapuziner, Koutske, Urquell (depending on the venue), High and Mighty BOG, or anything along the lines of crisp, balanced, flavorful beer. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Canned. Huge sticky head with great lasting power, slightly cloudy golden body, terrific Saaz nose. Superb balance, hoppy, tasty, outstanding example of the style. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Poured a bright golden color with a small white head and left light lacing on the glass. Toasted bready, and a dry malt aroma. Very doughy taste, Very light citrus (lime), light toasted malt and low hop bitterness. maybrick350 (4) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
My second favorite pils. It’s always consistent. Great balance and make a good session beer too. Nice balance between the mal and hop finish. The only other pils I can say is truly better is Victory Prima. If you find this buy it.
Bigcheeks (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006 does not count
Pours clear gold yellow w/ bone white head that lasts until about halfway through the glass, leaving faintest lacing on it’s way down.
Smells of grassy green slightly bitter citric hops...mostly Saaz, though there must be a few others. It’s a great mild, yet assertive smell--perks the nose right up.
Crisp Crisp peppery hop bite up front. Tongue gets a little nipping, and then it’s a crispy smooth washing across the tongue of fresh-cut green citric goodness, followed by a soft bready malt backbone. After the liquid has passed the mouth the tastes dissolve into a dryness with an ever-so mild bitterness. Wonderful dry finish.
Body is medium to low, making it light and airy-effervescent in the mouth. Drinkability is enormous due to the hoppy addictive taste, the slim but substantial body, and the wonderful dryness at the end of each sip make this one highly quaffable. My current favorite pilsner. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2006
05.02.06 12oz can. Unimpressive to the eye, the pale straw beer settles down quickly with a slight film of white foam, slight lace, and little visible carbonation. The aromas are right on the money for my taste with mild grasses, lovely soft malts, parisian bread. The body is fantastic, not at all as the appearance foretold. Full and creamy pilsner with very fine but ubiquitous effervescence. The hops are crisp and dry, a nice melding of the german and bohemian styles. This beer has somehow combined my favorite qualities of my favorite pilsners, Bitburger and Victory. I’m enthralled and any pils lovers should be rushing to get their hands on some of this beer. I can’t wait until this stuff is finally gracing the shelves of NJ stores this month! shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Cloudy yellow pour. Is this baby unfiltered? Head is rocky white big bubbles. Aroma is dusty hops and lemony citrus. Flavor is lemony with some nice bitterness to the finish. Tasty. Body is right too. Different but very nice.6/4/8/4/17alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
RERATE: After drinking this beer a few times, I feel obligated to change my rating to reflect how I really feel about this delicious brew. For a beer as light as a pilsener, this one is about as complex as it gets. The pour is a hazy gold with a huge head of chunky white and lace that lasts throughout the entire experience. The flavor is the same as I remember, which is top notch and the body is perfect for a pilsener. This really deserves more respect.
(On draught at the brewery) I really liked this beer a lot. A great example of a German Pils, with the bitterness and aroma that’s very nice. A great American example of this style and I wish I could get this locally. Do yourself a favor and seek this beer out.