onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear gold with too small a head for a pilsener. The aroma is too weak, with a faint trace of Saaz. Medium body. Sweet and malty on the palate dissappearing very quickly to a dry hoppy finish. Overall it simply suffers from a lack of flavour.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
clear yellow, thin head and thick lace, sweet malt with light floral hop aroma, crisp hop flavor with just a touch of bitterness, clean finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Creates a massive white head, with a careless aggressive pour. Malt aroma, and not much else. A little skunked from the green bottle. That’s a little disappointing.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Golden with a medium head. Aroma -- malt, grain and some floral hops. It started out crisp with some light malt and a touch of bitterness. I thought it was comparable to Pilsner Urquell, but about mid-bottle a very floral and perfumed taste becamse apparent and I found this a little off-putting.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
See-thru amber pour with odd tiny bubbles...large sudsy white head. Very distinct bread aroma, like a dinner roll. First flavor is of carmal/malt followed by bitter floral hops. Finishes sweet. palate is sticky. Almost like an english lager with a pilsner? Get both the bitter hops & some sweet malt.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle this is a solid pilsner with a clear golden color, minimal head and malty bitter sweet finish. Impressive.
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet bitter flavor.
opilec (10) - CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favourite of the Czech pilseners. Staropramen is great on tap and in the bottle. Possibly the maltiest flavour of the large Czech producers. Let hoppy aftertaste, but still prevalent, as is common with Czech Pilseners. Unfortunately, not available in Western Canada, where I am, but worth a shot if you run into it.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts and grassy hops. The flavor is bitter, grain, pale malts, and finishes dry. Thin bodied, met expectations(but they weren’t high).
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I tried this beer on August 10, 2007 at the Esplanade Biermarket in Toronto. The beer was a deep translucent gold in colour with a very white small head that lasted mere seconds. The aroma on the other was quite foul with some soapy hints. The mouthfeel was thin-bodied and very crisp with a high level of carbonation. The taste was slightly malty with a strong presence of wheat.