orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Thanks to whoever brought this one to our IPA day party. Yet another old scratch beer tick. This one is now almost three years old.
A - Pours crystal clear golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of pale malt, dulled grassy hops, and some bready malt. For being this old it has held up surprisingly well.
T - Starts off with the pale malt quickly giving way to a mix of dulled grassy hops, some bready malt, and some light oxidation. Some light sweetness creeps in as it warms up a bit. The finish is a bit dry with some light chewiness, lingering for a short period of time.
M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean, feel with a bit of chewiness at the very end lingering through the finish.
O - While this one is obviously past its prime it is still holding its own. If you still have some of these I would say you should drink them now as they aren’t getting any better. brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden orange color with a soapy white head.
S: Not really any aroma to this beer. A little bit of a pale malt and bread aroma. Some mild lager yeast and perhaps some spicy hops and lemon zest.
T: Some sweet bread flavor and some pale malts. Grass and lemon zest with a mild earthy, floral, and spicy (presumably) hop flavor as well. Lager yeast and a mild bitterness on the back end.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Can’t really expect that a pilsener would hold up this long, but it’s done surprisingly alright. hopdog (12492) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Cleaning out the fridge and there was a scratch 17 in there...12oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of wet grass, lighter citrus, and straw. Tastes of straw, earthy, grains, and lighter citrus. nickd717 (4648) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle thanks to dashirey. Pours a clear yellowish color with a decently formed white head. Nice pilsner aroma, if faded. Great pale malt base, slight grain, and faintly floral hops. The flavor is nice. Sweet pale malt, floral hops, and slight sherry oxidation. Smooth as hell on the mouthfeel with medium-light body and medium-low carbonation level. Surprisingly good for an old pilsner. Good job again, Troegs. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy golden color with a white head. Sweet malt aroma reminiscent of sweet corn. Very clean and crisp flavor with a balance of malt and hops. Would be a good beer for a hot day outside or something not too heavy. A tough one to really "rate" as this style is just non-complex to me but I don’t think it really is suppose to be. If the goal of a Pilsener is to be clean, refreshing, and easy to drink than this one nails it.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle: Poured a straw yellow with a nice white head. The aroma was hops and citrus. The flavor was bitter hops, grapefruit, clean and crisp. Overall, it was easy to drink and flavorful. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottled. Poured pale, almost milky golden with a short, easily-resuscitated off-white head. The aroma picked up soft bready notes accented by bananas and mild berries.. a warm, dark honey sweetness emerged with warmth. The flavor found the honey and bread again at the core, with lightly toasted earth, lemon zest, and chalky bitterness around.. more lemon sourness than bitterness on the short, grainy finish. Light-bodied and dry on the palate.. felt OK, but never any better. This was alright, but lacked that nice, somewhat bitter, crisp feel I like from my pilseners. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours an opaque yellow with nice head and great lacing. Smell is lemony, sour, and refreshing. Taste is sour/bitter dried fruit with a nice carbonation and oily mouthfeel. Getting nice spices in here too. mar (5410) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. cloudy yellow with a white head. nose is hops and some fruits. decent thickness with some slight hops and lemon for the flavor. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
(12oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of toasted grain, light lemon, light honey, and florals. Flavor of hops (floral, grass, light lemon) and grain.