mjg74 (3157) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Slightly creamy grain aroma. Slightly bitter and malty. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Slightly sweet with some hops and grains. Slightly grassy flavor. Bitter finish. Good pils. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle Date of 07.18.07, Sampled September 2007haggis03a3 (200) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, lightly tanned, white colored head that sits atop a brilliantly clear, gold colored brew. The aroma is fairly grass-like; the hops mostly accentuate this character, but even the malt contributes to it. Other aromatic notes of lemon grass, soda crackers, crushed pale malt and a touch of something like fresh cut weeds / wild flowers are also found in the nose.
Crisp, with a nice hop bit. The beer tastes quite dry up front, but does pick up a touch of malt sweetness towards the middle. The beer finishes with a clean, biting bitterness that really cuts through the palate. Touches of herbal hop character join with a hint of lemon zest, but I definitely feel like this could use a bit more late hop additions to round the beer out a bit. This is quite in line with the German style of Pilsner though. The malt character is fairly simple and plays a supporting role here; a touch of soda cracker malt character, hints of biscuit notes and wisps of honeyed malt sweetness. This is nice and light on the palate, and with its light body is quite easy to quaff a couple.
This is a pretty decent version of a Pilsner, one which I will be happy to drink again. It just seems to not hit the level of a great Pilsner though; something is a bit lacking.
Light golden color. Aroma of grainy malts, hops and apple. Smooth and refreshing with a bitter finish. Fairly carbonated and medium bodied. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Pours a bright yellow in the pils glass. Aroma is muted but this is a nice crisp pilsner. Grain taste lingers in the back. Super easy to drink. A good take on a hard style to get right. AshtonMcCobb (6871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Pours golden with only very gentle bubbles and a nice fluffy head. The nose is quite shandy-ish with notes of sweet malt and lemon. The taste has sweet pale malt and lemon again. The palate is medium bodied with a nice tangy texture and a fresh finish. Overall, not a typical German Pilsen in my opinion but well made.
ben4321 (6678) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 9/13/11
gunnar (9466) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2011
Aroma: The nose is german malts, grass, cereal, and a little floral hops
Appearance: It pours a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is balanced betweem the crisp, cereal malts and floral hops
Palate: The body is light and crisp with a fairly clean mouthfeel and lively carbonation
Honestly, I didn’t think this was a bad pilsner at all. It had a pretty decent flavor, it was on style, and it had a crisp and clean mouthfeel. It’s fairly simple, and not particularly interesting, but it works for what it is trying to be, so I’d drink this one again.
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours clear light golden with a small white head, that disappears fast. Aroma is grassy and floral hops. Taste is fresh and crisp hops, good dry and bitter end.
bhensonb (15624) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle at the Yolo Beer Fest. Pours pale gold with a white head. Iight citrusy aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is bready with light noble hop. Finishes decently bitter.Atom (2558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2007 Total Score: 2.8
Very light aroma. Seems a bit fishy, but that makes no sense. LIght brassy color with a white head that tries to lace. Medium bodied, the carbonation renders it a bit chewy, and the hop is appropriate for a pilsener. The finish is lightly bitter, and not so dry as might be desireable. Pilsener it is, but Pilsener Urquell it is not. Decent brew.
12oz bottle via secret Santa pours a clear golden/yellow with a medium white head. Subdued aroma of malt and grain, with grassy hops. Taste is clean, but like the aroma nothing really pops here. It’s well balanced and very drinkable, a very decent Pilsner, however lacks brightness and crispness GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of a flight at Sudwerk in Davis, CA. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light skunk, corn, wheat. Tastes of pears, citrus, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish.