KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 Very refreshing and simple brew. Nice hoppy flavor that doesn’t try to make too much of a spectacle. Good, good stuff. Hints of hops and wheat, with a slight rounding of malt in the finish. drpimento (3642) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Not bad for two-year-old German Pilsner stored at room temperature. Small White head that didn't last too long except for a little bit of lace and a clear golden color. Aroma is malt crackers bread dough and a little hops. Flavors Lake aroma with malt sweetness and carbonic tang in control hop bitterness in the background. Palate is decent. Good drinking beer although a bit sweet for a Pilsner.
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Pours clear light yellow with a moderate sized white head. Aroma has light dough, light (if any) toast to the malt, bit of spice and very smooth lager. Medium / light crisp body with a light amount sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with pale pils malt, very noticeable spicy noble hop character, pepper and some grassiness. The finish is much more grassy and has a hint of sulfur, but not as much as many pils. Quite nice. crossovert (12943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle says 5.1, imported by Aiko.
500ml bottle. "Un pasteurized". **5.1% alc**
It pours into my large pilsener glass a nice gold with a perfect white head. Nice carbonation bubbles.
Smell isn’t outstanding but it is nice. Gets duller with each passing second. It is nicely herbal, plenty of noble hops.
The flavor is good. Low bitterness with some fruity hop flavors, nice bready malt character. A good proportional pilsener.
Definitely like the non-pasteurized part but as a pils it isn’t super amazing.
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Classic German Pilsner. One must consider the style. Clean. Very simple, refreshing and fulfilling. Pretty well balanced. I can only guess Hallertau hops and a moderate percentage of carapils malt (lightly sweet then dry). Enjoyable.
note: Texas law is back asswards calling "lagers" over a certain strength, "ales". No respect for actual factual scientific terminology or standard definitions used by the rest of the world.
"Under Texas law, "ale" is used as a synonym for "malt liquor" and, therefore, is by definition not beer. Alcoholic Beverage Code §§1.04(12), (15). Use of the word "ale" in advertising a beer product is, therefore, calculated to provoke erroneous conclusions as to whether a particular product is a beer or a malt liquor." WHAT???
superspak (5606) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear pale straw color with a small white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Minimal lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the thin head. Aromas of apple, pear, honey, grape, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt/fruity ester notes with a fair amount of hop presence; and solid strength. Taste of pear, apple, cracker, grape, honey, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, honey, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice and pleasant balance of malt/fruity ester flavors with a fair amount of hops; with solid flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a solid Pilsener. Good balance of malt/hop/fruity ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Regular yellow; slightly rocky head; clean nose. Much more hop presence then usual for a pils if you ask me, and you didn’t. Stayed refreshing through whole glass. Not bad. TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Beer pours pale golden with a decently retained egg white head. Aroma is hoppy and a bit grassy. Flavor is pretty full on hops for a pils and there is a brief presence of some malty graininess. Pretty good for the style. shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2008
Bottle (German Beer of the Month Club). Strong lactic acid malt aroma - a bit cheese-like. Light yellow with moderate head. Sour milk malt flavor with a white pepper finish. Nice enough. yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing/fully diminished white head. Mild hoppy and cornish dry aroma. Flavour is smooth cornish with a nice hoppy and mild fruity accent. Clean and crisp. Bitter and mild dry finish.