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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Sudwerk Pilsner.

A Northern German-style Pilsner brewed in Northern California. Our pilsner is brewed entirely with pale two-row Weyermann, true to the style. A special blend of Bavarian Hallertauer and Tettnanger hops are used during brewing, adding to the sharp finish. Winner of the coveted Brewers Choice award for 25 consecutive years and counting.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pale golden in color. Head sits like whip cream on top of this highly carbonated lager. Dry aromatics with spicy hops and an underpinning of malt. Mouthfeel is soft and pleasing. Flavor is wrapped with aggressive hop flavor but a little hop bitterness that allows the malt and hop flavor to prevail. Hop flavor is earthy and spicy and maltiness has a subtle graininess.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Draft from early 05 visit. Nice bright gold pour, and a decent clean light malty nose. Clean crisp malt flavor, and muted hops, with nice corn flavors. A decent pilsener beer, considering its not my favorite style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
The best german style pils around. Soft honeyed malt with a touch of hay. Very clean hop bitterness with a lite nose of grass and honeydew. Nice hop nose clean and soft dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Bright gold; decent head. A little lighter than the helles. Creamy body with a lively carbonation. Dry and grainy malts with very little sweetness. Decent amount of bitterness, but aromas werent the greatest ... and what was there was mild. Bitter flowers and some grass in the finish.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Yellowish gold color with no head. Looks like champagne. Aroma and taste is like malted corn juice. If it wasnt for the lively carbonation, Id pour this shit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2006 Date on bottle says 04/01/03. Bought in a cheap liquor store in downtown Reno (that also still had 03 Celebration). Small floaties and a pale gold color, light head, fairly retentive with no lacing. The nose is metallic with light hops and and grainy malts. Tastes a bit sweet and fruity with a nice fresh taste of hops and acidified malts. Clean brief finish, perhaps a bit old almost but a decent pils. Update: Had a newer bottle and it was nearly identical, maybe .1 higher and w/o the light metal note, still crispy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Golden yellow body with small white head. Flavor is unspectacular with fizzy carbonation. Finish is somewhat flat and buttery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2004
A fine enough pilsener. Quite pale body; not as golden as Urquell or Budvar, but it's of no matter. Aroma is off spice (cilantro) and freshly cut peppers. Come to think of it, this would pair great w/ Mexican food. Flavor is sweet and streamlined; for some reason I think of wheat field waving in the wind. Yeah, whatever. Finishes super-clean with a pleasant tinge of yeast. Finely executed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8757) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Draft. A little overcarbonated, but it's a good decent beer. There is a malt presence that's followed by a dry hop flavor, but I'd like to see just a few more hops in this one. It's good, it's clean, but it just lacks something to push it over the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinotwinelover (18) - USA - JUL 13, 2003
This is one of the finest German style pilsners available. If you can find it, buy it/ I have mainly drank it straight from the tap on site in Davis, Ca. I don't get into taste descriptors as everyones taste is slightly different.


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