93 Imperial Lager, Krusovice (Czech Republic). 5.5% ABV (11/06)
Pale golden amber color with a slight hazy. Grainy bread dough and clay-like hop aromas. A round frothy entry lead to a dryish medium body with light caramel, toasted bread, dried tangy peach and tangerine flavors. Finishes with a sweet fruity and earthy hop fade. Very refreshing and tasty.
92 Pilsner, Wurzburger Hofbrau (Germany). 4.9% ABV (10/07)
Pure golden color with a frothy head. Wet nut, pizza dough, faint lemon and clay aromas follow through to a dryish medium body with a crisp round, lemon rind and earthy hop fade. Superb balance and drinkability that effortlessly glides across the palate.
91 Hometown Blonde, New Glarus Brewing Co. (WI). 5.15% ABV (10/07)
Golden amber color. Honey, orange cranberry bread dough and dusty nut aromas. A smooth, delicately frothy entry leads to a dryish medium body of sweet nut bread and lemon cake flavors with a tangy orange marmalade and earthy hop fade. A tasty and highly drinkable pilsner.
91 5000 Indian Lager, Haywards (India). 7% ABV (11/06)
Deep, old gold color with an amber cast. Roasted nuts and faint floral honey aromas. A brisk entry lead to a fruity medium body of honeyed golden raisins and orange marmalade flavors. Finishes with a long, crisp, caramel, sweet grapefruit and spicy hops fade. Very refreshing.
90 Special Pilsner, Capital Brewery (WI). 11.825% ABV (11/06)
Old gold color. Cream, earthy, piney hops and very faint soap aromas. A round, vibrant entry leads to a frothy, tart medium-full body of lemon curd and custard, toasted nut bread flavors. Finishes with a tangy, sweet citrus and roasted grain fade. Nice vibrancy of flavor.
90 Premium Pilsner, Privat Brauere Bischoff (Germany). 4.7% ABV (11/06)
Sunny old gold color with a hazy pale amber cast. Floral and earthy honey and raisin bread dough aromas follow through to a frothy and lightly fruity medium body of raisin bread toast, citrus peels and a touch of custard. Finishes with a nice blend of sweet orange, cream and earthy hops. Very drinkable.
90 Pilsner, Zywiec Brewery (Poland). 5.7% ABV (10/07)
Toasty caramel and bread aromas follow through to a vibrant baguette and lemon curd palate with a rich honey nut and earthy hop fade. Great intensity and balanced of flavors.
90 Latitude Highland Pilsner, Atlas Brewery (Scotland). 3.9% ABV (10/08)
Bright golden yellow color. Piquant aromas of rye wafer, citrus marmalade and roasted nuts follow through on round, supple entry to a dryish medium body with zingy grapefruit rind and honeyed phyllo dough notes on the long, wonderfully astringent nutshell accented fade. A thoroughly refreshing lager that will excel as a foil to spicy foods.
90 Lager, Stella Artois (Belgium). 5.2% ABV (11/07)
Bright golden color. Fresh baked buttery baguette, oregano and earth aromas follow through to a frothy, supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with nice honeyed citrus marmalade accents on the crisp lingering fade. Very nice.
90 Hirter Privat Pils, Braueri Hirt (Austria). 5% ABV (11/06)
Golden amber nut oil and rye dough aromas. Zesty, frothy, rich entry leads to a frothy medium body of golden raisin toast and lemon peels with minerals and spice in perfect balance. Long, sweet, creamy finish.
90 Bright Lager, Zatec (Czech Republic). 4.6% ABV (10/08)
Rich old gold color. Toasted nuts, bread dough and clay aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a crisp, dryish medium body with orange rind, melon accents. Finishes with a long, tangy mossy, grassy hop, dried citrus peel and honeyed nut fade.
89 Volmaakt Superieur Pilsner, Swinckles Brouwerij (Holland). 5.5% ABV (10/08)
Brilliant old gold color with a fine white blanket. Cashew praline, honeyed raisin toast and subtle orange marmalade aromas follow through on a silky entry to a dry medium body with good depth and lively flavor interplay. Finishes with a nut and clay accented fade. Very nice.
89 Trumer Pils, Trumer Brauerei (CA). 4.9% ABV (10/08)
Bright yellow gold color with a lacy head. Mellow aromas of nut bread and citrus custard follow through on a crisp entry to a dryish medium body with tangy dried lemon peel, roasted nut and wet multigrain dough notes emerging. Finishes with a nicely astringent fade.
89 Main Street Pilsner, Bastone Brewery (MI). 5.5% ABV (10/08)
Deep old gold color. Caramel, raisin toast and dried peach aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a dryish medium body with excellent balance and toastiness. Finishes with a long, toasty, mildly astringent dried lemon hop fade.
88 Premium Pils, Paulaner Brauerei (Germany). 4.9% ABV (10/08)
Bright golden yellow color. Mild toasted grain and butter roasted nut aromas. A round, supple entry leads to a dryish medium body with lemon and melon rind notes on the crisp, earthy finish. A clean and balanced pilsner.