Grumbo (3845) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 12 oz. Bottle, Apr 16, 2006 This is quite clearly labeled as being produced at the Berkeley brewery. Sold at Wild Oats in a six pack with a cylindrical pilsner/alt glass attached. Pours pale straw with a rocky, lacy head on top. Big German hop smell at opening stays with the pour. Lazy stream of bubbles rises through the glass. A nice German malt, with a very, very slight tart note. Kind of a grassy straw taste, finished of by straightforward noble hops bitterness. A solid interpretation of the style, and who’d a thought a place in Berkeley would have the discipline to make a pils to precise German engineering standards.<hr>Draft, Sept 18, 2005. Sampled in a solid plastic mug, so I couldn’t get a handle on its color. Have to presume it’s okay. Taste, though, is light and "crisp," like American pale macros claim, but this one really is. But beyond that, not much stands out in the way of hops, just the standard German bitterness against pale malts. Finished nice and dry. Again, an imported pilsner that’s probably much better closer to home.
Additional note, Aug 10, 2006. Finishing the sixer, I found that last bottle started to show more nice German hop bitterness. Crisper and cleaner. I think that’s worth bumpint the rating up a notch.
Tap at Mel's Craft Beer & Diner, Vienna. Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain, fruit and floral notes. Medium plus sweetness, light bitterness.. Light body, slight oily texture, above average combination. Piepenhenrich (1198) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2017
A decent Pils. Located somewhere between a golden Bohemian and the more bitter German Pils. Good. phillybass (117) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2017
An excellent reproduction of a Czech Pilsener. A clean lager base with a hint of hope on the nose and palate. Some extra suds too.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Mesike (13) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2017
I was super thirsty, I enjoyed so much in a hot summer evening. Super refreshing with a dry finish. Notes of grass, bread and noble hops marcotetta (146) - - AUG 25, 2017
Drinked on tap in Austria. On the nose white wild mountain flowers, soft hints of mint. In mouth is light bodied very refreshing. A pleasant continental hops bitterness as after taste.
dimeon (363) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 26, 2017
A: Light clear straw with an almost nonexistent head.
N: Dried malt extract
T: Light body, not much malt. Late noble hop grip on the tongue
O: Standard lager, but a bit more pleasing due to the higher hopping rate.
laiti (8508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Draughr @ Trumerei, Salzburg. Aroma has hayish grain, some malt and mild grassy notes. Flavour has hayish grain, grassy hops and some menthol. A solid pils. kapusil (1476) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 1, 2017
0.33l bottle thanks to Cristobal37. Clear light golden body with a thin white head. Aroma of bread, hay and metal. The taste shows a bit more than what the aroma suggests. It has a noticeable spicy hop character that the aroma lacks. It also has notes of bread, grains and hay. Watery and flat. Drinkable, but it’s quite like an average macro lager. mjs (7610) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2017
(Keg at Pöstlingsberg-Schlössl, 20170529) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness and mildly grass. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, grass, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A weak sweet brew with decent finishing bitterness. R4N5H (1291) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2017
On tap at an ADL cocktail event in Vienna on 15-May-2017. Clear pale colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grain and sweet malt. Light body and medium carbonation. Taste is sweet malt and grass. Dry bittersweet finish. A slightly above average run of the mill pilsner.