KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 Clear golden with a large white head. , malt and caramelish notes. Malty and somewhat dry flavour with hints of grassy hops. Flavour had floral and fruity hops and malty hints. Finished bitter and dry. Crisp and clean. Lovely.
pivnizub (10249) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught: Presumably golden, creamy off-white head; distinctive aromatic hoppy nose, backed by sweet pale malt; solid sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied, creamy MF; gentle hops and Pilsner malt in the finish. The right stuff..........
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s light golden with a lot of tiny particles making it rather unclear and the head is white. The aroma has notes of malt, light cabbage and apple. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of malt, fruit and the finish is dry and citrussy.
MoritzF (9491) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and huge foamy head. Yeasty and slightly sour doughy pale malty aroma with a tinge of draff, as well as citric and herbal hops. Quite bitter flavour, light bodied with a soft carbonation. Slightly yeasty and mildly malty taste with notes of draff and herbal accents; dry and moderately bitter and herbal hoppy finish with citric spots. A roughly hopped Zwickel-Pils. Good. 11.XI.10
3fourths (9208) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 draft at Nürnberger Alm.
clear gold with a thick and creamy white head. straightforward pilsner malt nose is clean, toasty, biscuity and cracker-like with soft touches of sulfer and mineral water. light body with soft carbonation. texture is mostly creamy with light huskiness. egg shell / sulfur, chalk and minerals layered on top of a straight shot of toasty pilsner malt; lightly sweet approach; drying late. a well-made pils that’s quiet and soft.
Draft at Nurnberger Alm in May 2013. Here it is finally yeasty. Apparently the keg in November 2012 was clear but not filtered, we just got a clean early pour. This, now, is yeasty, eggy/sulfuric, soft, creamy, light body,
light sweet, moderate bitterness, pasty, lemony, etc. light astringency and mild huskiness... better than lady year but not a favorite for me.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, picked up at salon regina in nuremberg. bright golden with a light haze and loads of uneven sized bubbles; floury apple aroma; crisp bitterness, light butterscotch sweetness; fresh, quality stuff
jonas (7000) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry fruity yeast and hop note, grass, minerals.
Cloudy yellow, white head.
Medium light citric body, good leafy grassy citric hops, light clay.
Earthy grass aftertaste.
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma has big notes of wet haystacks and straw, with notes of barnyard and floral hops. flavour is the same, with a quite bitter herbal hoppy finish. medium body and carbonation.
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Nürnberger Alm, November 2012: Pristine yellow. Stiff, fine-bubbled white head. Clean, airy, mineralic nose with lemon zest, herbs, grass. Delightfully perfumey. Firm and fine effervescence. Quite salty, upfront, with a peppery hop bite vivified by a healthy dose of minerals. Woody and crackery pils malt supplies a sturdy foundation and exemplary cleanness whilst a forceful grassy bitterness dovetails with the equally explosive hop flavor. Hops are leafy, as well, with a seductive lemon balm herbality. As minerals continue to pop on the tongue, copious amounts of floral nectar and succulent lemon juice provide lip-smacking contrast to the elegant zest and peppery bitterness. Hop juiciness gorgeously mirrors that of the bitterness. Ample starchiness from the malt layers the otherwise very lean frame. Finishes bone-dry yet adequately hopped and nectar-laden amid a strikingly clean crackery pils malt punctuation. A very complete pilsner that has just about all I want in the style. It’s dry, stylish, highly mineralic, and the malt is squeaky clean with absolutely zero huskiness. A real quaffer!
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Im Glas schaut das Elch-Bräu goldgelb und leicht trüb aus. Geruchlich ists hopfig und leicht getreidig. Der Antrunk ist leicht fruchtig-säuerlich und dezent hopfig. Fazit: Ein sehr feines, leckeres naturtrübes Pils, welches keine Wünsche offen lässt.