DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015 viverlee (18) - - FEB 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Got a sixer on a friend’s recommendation, and I couldn’t be more conflicted. Everyone other one has been highly drinkable or borderline poor. The diehards will say you can’t get a good pils here, that the only place it’s good enough and fresh enough is Eastern Europe. I won’t concede that they’re right, even if this is a pint in their favor.
STYLE: Czech Pilsner
LOOK: Clear gold, easily one of the most transparent beverages I’ve ever seen. I wasn’t able to generate a head, but it was interesting to see bubbles cling to the outside rather than rush up the middle, tornado style.
NOSE: Pizza dough, buttered corn stalks, unpopped popcorn.
MOUTH: Daring to be unimaginative. Canned vegetables, mostly corn water, which speaks more to the lack of freshness than the taste. I feel like I just drank a single blade of grass. It’s difficult to drink slowly, so thin and light. The style, I know. But there has to be more to do it for me. A little white pepper on the finish helps.
Beeradvocate Rating: 79
ratebeer Rating: 48
Hayward Abbey Rating: 77
Aroma - grain and hay, some fruit, spiced hops (Saaz)
Appearance - yellow with a nice white head.
Taste - sweet with grain malt and some dank Saaz hops
Palate - thin body, thin texture, lively carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hophead1234 (46) - - JUN 9, 2015
Wow, I was pleasantly surprised. Moderate bready aroma. Taste is yeasty, smooth and crisp straw. A very drinkable beer. seymour (2045) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a nonic pint glass at Jed’s party. Thanks for sharing. Clear straw colour with thin but persistent white foam. True-to-style Pilsener traits. Super grainy, hint of residual malt sweetness, subtle earthy and flowery hop aroma, somewhat less hoppy bitterness and flavour than most classic examples. Light body, average carbonation, nice mineral-water essence. Good, clean and crisp. A crowd-pleaser. Camons (12450) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, citrus. Flavor is malts, grassy hops, light citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation. 210810 chinchill (5023) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from Nov. 2011 notes).
No style indicated on the label other than Fall "seasonal", so I was surprised to find the beer is like a pale ale or ESB rather than a marzen. Not surprised by the flavor, however, since there is plenty of earthy and spicy hop aroma. There also some citrus in the nose, but the flavor veers more towards the citrus side, and leaves a moderately bitter grapefruit aftertaste.
A nice orange-amber with a lasting off-white head.
O - a bold and flavorful Fall seasonal.
cervmagpt (836) - PORTUGAL - JAN 5, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 2C, adapted). Bottle 35 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: sweet malty background with some very faint floral notes. clean lager profile. APPEARANCE: light gold color and hazy. thin white head with below average retention. TASTE: semi-sweet malty background, less intense than the aroma. medium-low bitterness with a somewhat semi-dry finish. PALATE: light body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a pilsner made with aromatic hops but the aromas and flavors are not there (maybe old bottle?). hopdog (12565) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a yellow color with an averaged sized head. Grassy and citrus. Taboada (1347) - Compostela (Galiza), - NOV 5, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on the 04/11/2014. Hazy yellow-golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grains and malts. Taste is light with presence of cereals and lights hops. Aftertaste is dry but poor. Next one please! tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Golden color with a medium head. Aroma and taste was a well balanced smell and flavor. Not a bad beer. angel77 (3383) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el momento el 15-09-2014 en la plaza de la catedral de Oviedo. Una pilsner con saborea maltosos y cuerpo medio de 5.2 vol con paso por boca suave. Refrescante.