CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2009
On tap at Max’s Belgian Fest, called Strubbe Pils: Pours a bright transparent golden with a thin, stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh saaz hops and clean pale malt. Starts with good fullness for the style and nice, fresh noble hops with a clean, smooth finish. A good, true to style and very drinakble pilsner. From the looks of the other ratings, this may not actually be the beer I had. Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2008
On tap @ Backdoor pub (at least I suppose it is this beer)
Aroma’s: flowers & hops with a caramel touch.
Dry bitter flavor.
LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
On tap at HDG. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of light fruits and wheat. Flavor is all stale wheat malts. Bland and not very tasty. Where’s the flavor?? fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Aroma of grains and wheat. Flavor just bland. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing really right with it either. Sammy (12481) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap at The Hop Devil Grill’s separate Belgian Room. A decent drinking pilsner with some complexity, better than expected.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2007
(draft) White head atop crystal clear ginger ale body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, pear. Taste is medium sweet, apple, grain, some grassy. Watery light body. ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2007
I usually have a draught pint or two of this stuff every time I go to Hop Devil in NYC. Most recently had it on 1/12/07 there.JoeMcPhee (9455) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
Frothy, stark white head is full and shows moderate retention, providing low to moderate lacing. Lots of carbonation in the clear, copper-golden liquid.
Dusty, peppery hops indicate some type of Saaz or Kent goldings, seemingly. Dry, not overly aromatic and only lightly herbal-grassy (very dry, yellow grassiness). Highly attenuated soda bread-like malt notes, carbonic acid and a very clean, mildly crisp yeastiness on the finish. Warming allows light honey, but it’s pretty few and far between. Little bit of cardboard/paperiness in the aroma as well.
Wet cardboard and paper are strong in the filtered, extremely light body. Seltzer water and some white bread with a slight bit of honeyish malts are the extent of the main flavor, with strong pepperiness from the hops. Light stints of bitterness provide a cleansing, crisp palate, but it could be 100 times hoppier and still not be overdone. Acetyldehyde present in moderate, but noticeable quantities, giving it that strong, blanding paperiness and light sour apple-like flavor. Highly carbonated, too much so probably. No alcohol evident.
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Very pale straw colour, thin white head. Aroma is quite grassy. Thin bodied with light pale malt and grassy hops. Even a bit of adjunctly character. Hop flavour is okay, grassy and floral. I don’t think I’d revisit this one. JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2006
Very pale gold, heavily carbonated to slowly collapsing, dense white head. Grain and a bit of seawater. Weird nose. Dry (pale) malty taste, with a slight sourish edge; no doubt this is just the CO² coming through. Slightly fizzy, quite slick all the same for a pils. Aftertaste is slightly sweetish, even a bit maize-like. Not a bad pils. The brewery is very sympatico, maybe it reflects on the beer somehow? Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Draft @ Hop Devil Grill,. Clear yellow with a small head. Aroma is light lemon with some corn. Taste is light and sweet with a sort of dull carbonation. Nice light hoppiness in the back, this stuff isnt too bad at all. Tasty.