jake65 (3978) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 1/8/2013. After the first bottle of my shipment was flat, I was wary of the other two. But this one looks a lot more promising in my glass...
22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color with surprising haziness for the style - it appears fairly clear until the light refracts directly onto the glass, actually. There also appears to be a few yeast particles floating around. The head is a nicely creamy one finger white color. Okay retention is featured here, but I love the textured lacing left behind on the glass.
S: Rather sweet for a Czech pils - hitting on the fruitier, almost citrusy malt and ester qualities. Beneath that is a layer of zesty, grassy hop funk. Decent, but I wish it had more hops and less malts.
T: That’s weird, this tastes a bit adjuncty...not a massive presence, but it does seem to feature a bit of corn on the opening flavors. Ah well, some pilsners DO feature a small fraction of corn/rice in the mash, so I can’t char-grill it too much. There are a lot of bready, grainy malts (in slight conjunction with the subtle presence of yeast and corn), as well, while the finish has touches of grassy hops. Given a stronger hop bill, this could be great, but instead has to settle for ’fairly good’.
M: Not as clean and dry as I like my pilsners. The finish is a bit on the sweet side, and it generally sits on the tongue too heavily. Drinkability is solid, but it lacks the "OMIGAWD I JUST CHUGGED A PITCHER OF BEER IN 1 MINUTE" qualities the best in the style feature. Middling carbonation.
O: I prefer a crisper, bone dry pils (see: Prima Pils, Pilsner Urquell when it’s not skunked), but this one’s fine for what it is - though it comes across more like an American pre-prohibition pils than a Czech one. The problem here is that it seems to shoot for having some complexity instead of just being simple refreshment...and falls short at both. Still, I’d use this to wean newbs on to craft beer, if I lived in Oregon that is.
Can. Golden pour, 1/2" white cap. Grass, floral, and bready malt nose... Same in the taste. Decently crisp, but also malty sweet. Not a ton going on here, but a good rendition of the kiss principle. maekchu (3997) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
Can from The Bier Stein. Yeasty nose, some grass, and light pils malty notes. Hazy honey color. Light sweetness, goes candyish and a bit medicinal, minimal bittering, flattens out quickly. Thin body. Okay.... but doesn’t give much pils flavor. A bit sweetish. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2014
22oz picked up at Brewer’s Haven Boise for about $4.50... Poured into a standard tulip... 1" white head has good resiliency and leaves good spotty lacing. The brew is almost perfectly clear golden. Thick cookie maltiness that needs a more hops and bitterness to balance better.. a bit too much sulfur that never seems to dissipate. Body is a little thick for the style... carbonation seems fine. Okay drinkability, just needs to be dialed in. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
16 oz can pours hazy orange with a white head that dissipates almost immediately. Aroma of some linalool, hoppy citrus, and a touch of Acetaldehyde. Bummer. I can ignore it mostly. Maybe not. Flavor is pretty squashy. Man. Getting worse as it warms. Flavor is a bit sweet, but now just harsh squashy bitterness. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Poured from tallboy can to glass. Straw hue with delicate white head and suspended particulates. Aroma is cereal, straw, sulphur, corn, floral, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a floral sulphuric following and clean finish. Overall this is a nice Czech-style lager.
stevoj (5357) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Nice thick and chewy pilsner, lots of suspended articles in this deep golden brew. Initial abundant airy head fades, but lasts to the bottom. Aroma and taste of malt first most, hay, grass, light hops. Slight hops tanginess on the finish. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a moderate white head on there. Nose has a lot of corn and grains in there, and seems like an average lager. Taste is fairly dry for a lager, and has relatively little substance to it. Meh. Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon.
Aroma: light floral hop.
Appearance: small, frothy, white, initial head with fair lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, medium yellow body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: light body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent pils. Great flavor. tatinek (61) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Can, pours pale yellow to slightly orange with one finger white head which held fairly well. It is crystal clear in my glass. Well balanced slightly sweet taste though I would prefer it to be a bit more hopped.
Nejlepší ležák od Oregonu bpreo (2881) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A delicious Czech Pilsner brewed in the United States. Great aroma, solid taste.