Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Thanx to richlikebeer, Poured yellow with a huge foamy white head. I am not a pilsner lover but: Aroma of flowers malts and yeast. Crisp and clean, light bodied and refreshing. This is well made and enjoyable. matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Many thanks to DocLock for sending me such an awesome pack of brew yesterday!
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Pours a sparkly hue of gold and a mammoth rocky white head.. the lacing hangs like 100 year old cobwebs. The nose preserves a beautiful spring bouquet of tulips… that sounds so gay…hahahahahah…but it does! Really, the hoppy aroma and flavor hold fantastic mild notes of spruce and lemon zest… very grassy… Chinese lemon grass to be exact, and the pilsner malt blending is near perfection! Lightly toasty and crisp as a late Texas winter. The finish has a brisk woody spruce note, yeasty and evenly tart… then BAM…. It’s an Awesome Pils!
Just what I needed to force me to respect this stile once again!
bottle from DocLock. pours a very pale yellow with a white foamy head. Pilsner is probably my least favorite style so with that in mind I will try to rate according to the style and not my taste. plenty of carbonation and the finish is dry and clean. a very good beer for the style, it’s just not my style. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Very flowery aroma, sweetness abounds. Extremely pale color, almost looks like water in low light conditions. Nice amount of white head, laced along the sides of the glass. Very bitter from beginning to end, closer to an IPA type flavor than what I expected from a pilsner. pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Bottle. Pours a nice clear light golden color with a decent head that laces very well and leaves almost a blanket on the sides of the glass. Nose is straw, hay, floral, with a little sourness thrown in, but all in a positive spin. Nice flowing medium body and great carbonation. A little maltier than a lot of Pils, but I really like the balance with the hop bitterness that is not quite as pronounced as in Victory’s Prima Pils or Pilsener Urquell. This is a very nice beer and it goes down easily but makes you recognize it has lots of character.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Poured a crystal clear golden straw color with a large fluffy white head. Very effervescent. Aroma of floral hops, dough, and malty. Flavor has light malt up front and ends with some notes of lemon and spice/pepper/hop bitterness. Light bodied, crisp, and dry. Refreshing. jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Clear yellow golden coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of stale, cardboardy malt. A slight hoppiness in the scent, but nothing pleasant. Light-bodied; Tart and metallic maltiness up front with a subtle citrus taste and nothing else-no hops or sugars. Aftertaset shows a bland cardboard taste. Overall, VERY lacking-this one was way worse than expected! I’ll stick to the 765 mL bottles. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 07-December-04. jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Pours clear yellow with some nice bubbling and a one-inch head. Good floral hop aroma. Flavor is quite malty with a crisp hop finish. A great pils, but still one step below Troegs Sunshine. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 11, 2004
12oz bottle. Sunshine yellow with spirals of microscopic bubbles. Scant frothy head leaves finely beaded lace. Spicy scented hopsin the nose- floral/perfumey/gingery (a bit of orange and pear fades along with the head); and toasted pine nut malt, which intensifies with warming. Malty flavor with zesty floral hop and a drop of honey. Crisp and more filling than expected. Perfect pinpoint carbonation. Finishes with a solid bitterness that is also floral and nutmeggy. Outstanding effort. Reminds me of excellent dry gewurztraminer. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Bottle via DocLock: Pours to a straw hue with a small but mostly lasting head a good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and floral hops (Saaz for sure), pale bready malting, light lemon and apple esters, a just a hint of allspice. The taste is what makes this beer so good. A crisp bitterness greets you and keeps you wanting more. There is a citric nature throughout and a grainy aspect too. The feel is lively and crisp, refreshing and that all you can ask of a pilsener. Overall, this is a good example of a fine German styled pils, recommended.