Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On Tap at Mr. Beery’s in Sarasota. Pours clear deep gold with white head. The aroma has spicy hops, a mild level of fresh corn and then heading into a thin layer of sweet malts at the end of the draw. The taste is similar pushing up some sharp spicy hops with floral hops around the edges and mild grainy malts and corn off in the background. Pretty refreshing brew. juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Draft at redlight and fresh bottle. This pours a lightly hazy, golden yellow color topped by a smooth, off white head of foam that receds quickly to a thin film. The nose is pretty fresh showing hints of pine and floral hops, pepper spices, toasted bread malts, and some lager yeast. The flavor follows suit and is based in the yeasty, toasted bread malts and balanced perfectly by the fresh, crisp floral hops and spices that add a nice bitterness. There is also some grassy and lemon zest notes as well which enhance the clean, crispness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation that leads to a clean, peppery finish. This is a great tasting and easy drinking pils. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Growler from Whole foods. Poured a light hazy yellow amber. Nose is a bit grassy and lemony. Grassy and hoppy with a solid malt backbone. The finish has a nice bitter edge to it. Very drinkable, and very good. dchmela (3074) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Tap at Redlight. Light gold pour with a thick white head. Grassy noble gop aroma. Taste is crisp clean malt with a nice noble hop bite. Well done. notalush (5883) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 [Update - I tried the bottle version today for comparison, and the six packs are just as good as the draft version - it would seem that Phil has really hit his stride brewing on a larger scale] Growler from Big Z - pours a lightly hazy pale gold - soft, dry, herbal, grassy aroma - really wonderful and crisp - a bit of malt sweetness up front, followed by some light toasted graininess, but the star of the show here becomes the hops - dry, crisp, medium-bitter - malts become dry and crackery to compliment this - peppery, grassy finish - a fantastic pils.
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
A hyper clear straw colored body below a paper thin white head. Nose is very corn & grainy, with an acidic/citrus sting of hops (or is it floral?), light and clean smelling. A smooth, light-medium body (surprisingly), crispy clean mouthfeel and good, high carbonation. A coriander, orange peel, Lemon twang accompanies a moderately bitter finish on this classic pilsner. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pils malts, grains, cereal, and light hops. Poured yellow in color with a tiny, white head around the edges. Slightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of pils malts, grains, grass, Saaz hops, and a hint of flowers. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Pils malt, grain, and light saaz hop finish is bitter and dry. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight. The pour yields a lightly hazy, medium golden colored body. From the base, a wide column of slowly cascading micro-bubble streams feed a small, smooth head of off-white foam. Jagged, tattered lines of lacing scar the glass. The nose is delectably fresh and crisp, showing notes of lightly toasted white bread, cracker, dry, softly-sweet dough, and a healthy balance of lightly peppery, floral hop character. Flavors are the mirror image, again centered in excellently balanced, yeasty, bready dough as the malt base, with dry, crisp, spicy floral hops as the bittering counterpoint. There’s a nice, grassy zestiness in there as well. The palate sports a medium-light body with a softly lively carbonation, drinking as clean and crisp as just about any American made pilsener that I can recall. This is an excellent session beer. I could easily drink a boot of this stuff. ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2010
16 ounce pint - $6.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Served up a clear, yellow body with a finger-high cap of white suds and the standard laceworks on the way down.
Smell: Pils malt with a delicate graininess to it and hop scnets of sliced lemon, unidentified spices, and distant cut grasses.
Taste: Minimal sweetness from the pilsner malts. Slightly chalky, grainy dough character. Light lemon rind fruitiness. Grassy, spicy noble Hallertau hops with a good degree of complimentary bitterness. Lil’ squeak of acidity. Dry, grassy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A good, quality pils and a refreshing way to beat the heat here in miserable, muggy ole Georgia. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. This is about as good as it gets for a Keller in America. Crisp, packing full flavor and delicious. Grain, corn and some dried grasses in the aroma. Nobel hops through the palate. Great beer.