MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, pale golden-yellow with an off-white head and sparse lacing. I suspect that nearly all the head was removed before serving.
Aroma of pilsener malt, sugar, light floral hops and sweet citrus.
Taste of white pepper, pilsener malt, citrus, floral hops and bread.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Thanks to ryan at RBSG GT! Growler. Pours a crisp very clear lighter yellow. , fizzy. Aroma is dry, floral, very grassy, chalky biscuity. Flavor is quite amazing, perfect attenuation, very dry, extremely drinkable, and has a unique noble hop flavor, the malt base is really what makes this though, a perfect platform to showcase the floral noble hops, light breadiness with surprising depth. Super clean and full flavored, very delicate, refreshing and quenching. I think I should go buy a lawnmower just for this beer! Thanks ryan! Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Lovely hoppy and crisp, great bready malt profile with grassy, slight herbal hop aromas. Nice sourdough flavors. Fuller in the body than the classic Jever, with a slighter heftier body and a little sugar in the flavor - not as much mineral as other Classic Germans I’ve had. Insanely drinkable as most great pilsners are. Thanks Ryan! scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Draft - Merrifield - Best of the bunch here in my opinion. Clear sparkling yellow, fluffy white head (great lacing). Fruity buttery florals and hints of grassiness rests on soft notes of white bread. Crisp hoppy lemony earth and touches of herbal pepper balance over soft sweet yeasty notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. A very nice rendition which is perfect for food pairing or sessions... DocJitsu (2036) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pours a nice looking clear classic golden with a smooth white heàd. Ripe banana and cream on the nose. Light smooth mouthfeel that finishes creamy. A lot of cream in the flavor. Some white grape.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2003
A nice pilsener. Very light grassy aromas. Pale golden colr with a small white head. Saaz flavors dominate. Lively carbonation with a medium light body. Nice lingering metallicish aftertaste. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
A crisp pils with a fair amount of grapefruit, lemon and herbal hops. Full nose, light palate. Even provides some lacing in the glass. The key to keeping it quaffable is balance, and there is sufficient dry malt here to give the beer some heft. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
growler shared at RBSG’10 grand tasting - yellow pour with really nice head. Amazing hay, grassiness. well balanced, cool thin bodied. light and refreshing. touch of spice. Finishes with a touch of back bitterness. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
On tap and from a growler at Sweetwater in Sterling. Pours a striking clear deep golden with a thick, billowy white head - picture perfect. Nose of fresh pils malt, light yeasty dough, a whiff of soft pretzels and a huge presence of herbal, zesty hops. Nice fresh bread-like pils malt base, with notes of lemon, light dough and then a blast of fresh hay and grassy noble hops. Has that striking, satisfying true pils bitterness which provides a nice bite in the finish. Medium, smooth body with lively carbonation - extremely drinkable. Just a beautiful pils - the ideal session beer. EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Clear yellow pour with bubbly white head. Lots of flowery and piny hops. Bitter malty grain flavor with lots of herbal and floral hops to finish. Bitter, dry and easy drinking. Fantastic pilsner and the best beer I’ve had at sweetwater.