92 The Master, Asahi (Japan). 5.5% ABV (11/09)
Gold. Toasty, fresh baked cracker and roasted corn aromas follow through on a round entry to a foamy, dry, medium body with nice mild earthy, grassy hops and excellent balance and smoothness. Finishes with a long, caramelized grain and Asian pear-accented fade. Very tasty and food-friendly, particularly with spicy Asian curries.
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.
92 Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues Brewery (CO). 5.3% ABV (11/09)
Deep golden color. Honeyed baguette and apricot skin aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium body with great depth and balance. Finishes in a crisp, citrus on toast fade with earthy hops lingering. Delicious and very Czech-like with a fruity twist.
92 Capital Pilsner, Capital Brewery (WI). 4.7% ABV (11/09)
Golden yellow color. Tangy dried peach and lemon and bread dough aromas follow through on a soft, crisp entry to a dry, light-to-medium body with seamless balance and subtle depth of flavor. Finishes with hints of grassy earth and bread. A very true to style pilsner with effortless drinkability.
91 Premium Lager, Kingfisher Brewing Company (NY). 4.9% ABV (11/09)
Deep old gold color. Aromas of roasted parsnip, hay and crackers follow through on round, plush entry to dry, medium body with a nice rye toast note. Finishes with a lightly creamy and refreshing, vegetable and earth fade. A nicely styled food beer.
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.