BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with no indicated freshness date and a high fill line. Pours with a lightly hazed (unfiltered/bottle conditioned) golden yellow hued body with a large, fluffy and decently retentive white head. Lace is average. Aromas of hops. Lemony, grassy, light lime, a touch of mint and thai basil. Floral. Fresh and raw, inviting, sweet malt character. Clean fermentation wise. Very grassy, light resin. Flavors are of lemon, lemon verbena, grainy (almost wheat like malt presence). Lots of citrus zest, light tea and mango. Lightly grassy hop. Good balance. Lightly bitter balance, very clean bitterness! No esters. Lively carbonation. Dry, clean, somewhat crisp. Light bodied. Good beer.
Thisis12ptfont (1166) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft aromas of floral hops, lemon, and some bread/oats. Pours a light gold with a puffy cream white foam top. Smooth taste with flavors of bread, yeast, biscuit, barley, oats and some moderate bittering hops. Thin in texture with a subtle carbination. Overall, as far as my experience with pilsners go, this is above average. Very smooth and crisp taste, strong drinkability. I’d give this a B rating.
matthewsmith (13) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In my opinion the best pilsner in NZ at the moment. This has improved immensely in the last couple of years.
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is by far the best craft pilsner out of NZ. It delivers the ability to refresh whilst still being cerebral enough to keep hop-heads happy.
Wombata (623) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Earthy, floral and piney hop, orange malt roasted grain
Palate: Starts with rounded mouth feel that becomes dry and bitter on the finish.
Flavor: Crisp, dried orange, roasted grain, earthy and piney hop flavors. Firm but pleasing bitterness on the finish.
Comments: Fun to contrast this bigger (maltier and with more bittering) style to the Emersons. Both are fine pilsners.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle: Pours hazy, almost cloudy gold with a white head which lingers and laces the glass. Light zesty malts on the nose, medium hopped. Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness, smooth finish. Very sessionable this one.
reebtogi (6204) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a hazy pale golden color with a 2 finger white head with great retention and leaving a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with some earthy hops and citrus. Taste is malty sweetness balanced with a generous earthy hop bitterness and citrus. Medium body and generous carbonation leave a nice touch on the palate. This is a pleasant pilsner which is uniquely its own and quite enjoyable.
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle via sloth. I am uncertain as to why he sent this to me other than to be an annoying Merlunder. Moderately hazy cider looking in the glass. Thin spotty head. Hoppy and bitter finish. Thin singular body. The only thing that stands apart from boring is the finish. As Bert would say..."meh".
culchiem (3875) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from AD. Medium brownish gold with a thin head. Aroma is floral hop with an earthy background. Flavour is fruity hop with a mellow white wine texture and feel. Finish is sharp bitter, refreshing.
drpimento (3526) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a little difficult for me to rate as it’s very good, very fresh, and as much as I like hops, maybe they overdid the hop in this. Served at a good temperature and poured a large, foamy, frothy, off-white head that settles out after a bit and plenty of lace. Color is a crystal clear yellow gold with a number of small bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, grain, grass. Flavor is like nose, with good balance to the carbonic tang; fairly dry. Body is good although, for a Czech Pils, the hops do clash a bit with the carbonation a bit in contrast to the true Czech smoothness. Finish is like flavor, fairly long and very drinkable.