88 Bearded Pig Pilsner, Blue Tractor Brewery (MI). 4.6% ABV (10/10)
Golden yellow color. Aromas of honeyed corn and raisin breads and faint apricot with a crisp, round dryish medium body and a long, toasty citrus, egg, and leafy herbal hop finish. Nice zestiness and balance.
88 1664 Lager, Kronenbourg (France). 5% ABV (11/09)
Deep old gold color. Aromas of buttered toasted baguette have a hint of honeyed pear and follow through on a round entry to a dryish medium body with further hints of melon, citrus, and cream. Finishes with a smooth toast and a mossy stone-like hop accented fade. A nicely, styled very drinkable pilsner.
87 Victoria Pilsner, Vancouver Island Brewery (Canada). 5% ABV (11/09)
Bright golden color. Aromas of buttery praline and water cracker follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium body with melon and white nut notes. Finishes with a crisp, apple bread toast and roasted vegetable accented fade with wheatgrass like hops. Interesting and tasty.
87 Ur-Pils, Brauerei Pinkus M¸ller (Germany). 5.2% ABV (10/08)
Cloudy golden orange color. Wet cereal, apricot yogurt, and whey aromas follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish, lightly creamy medium body with nutskin, silt, and peppery spice accents. Finishes with a mild earthy hop, honeyed lemon, and toasted grain fade. An interesting, unfiltered mellow lager style.
87 Lager, Caballo (El Salvador). 4.6% ABV (10/10)
Bright golden yellow color. Buttery roasted corn, delicate spice, and salty poached egg aromas and flavors with a supple dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a round lemon cream and earth finish. A nice crisp lawnmower beer.
87 Kujukuri Ocean Beer Pilsner, Kankiku Meijyo Co. (Japan). 5% ABV (11/09)
Lightly hazy old gold color. Faint aromas of sour cream and crackers follow through on a crisp entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with hints of dried pear and a foamy dried grass-like hop finish.
87 Brooklyn Pilsner, The Brooklyn Brewery (NY). 5.1% ABV (10/10)
Golden straw color. Toasty and hay aromas and flavors with a round and dry light-to-medium body and a crisp, lemon rind and barky, earthy hops finish. A nice, edgy lager.
86 Tiger Beer, Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore). 5% ABV (10/10)
Golden yellow color. Roasted corn pudding and saltwater taffy aromas with a crisp, round dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a quenching root vegetable and earthy hop accented finish. A nicely-balanced and smooth session lager.
86 Premium Lager, Ursus Breweries (Romania). 5.2% ABV (10/08)
Bright golden yellow color with a frothy head. Bread crust, butter toasted nuts, and light earthy hops aromas have a slight soapy edge and follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dry medium body with dried lemon and nutshell accents. Finishes on a toasty bread note with hay and roasted citrus peel in support. A zippy, refreshing pilsner.
86 Premium Estonian Lager, Viru (Estonia). 5% ABV (10/10)
Bread dough and lemon marmalade aromas and flavors with a crisp, grassy, apple butter, toasted grain and mineral accented finish. A nice quaffer.
86 Pig Alley Pilsner, Etna Brewing Co. (CA). 5.29% ABV (11/09)
Curious aromas of sour dough raisin bread and fruity honey follow through on a bold, round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with grilled asparagus and orange marmalade notes. Finishes with a crisp, toasty, citrusy, vegetal, umami matcha tea like fade. Pair with smoked turkey and stews.
86 Modelo Especial, Cerveceria Modelo (Mexico). 4.4% ABV (10/10)
Deep old gold color. Aromas of orange blossom honey on toast with a hint of herbs. Soft and frothy with a dryish light-to-medium body and a slatey apple phosphate and water chestnut accented finish.
86 Lager, Caguama (El Salvador). 4.6% ABV (10/10)
Bright golden yellow color. Light corn pudding, green bark and doughy white bread aromas and flavors with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a crunchy bread crust, wet stone, and faint lemon finish. Nice and quenching.
86 Lager, Cabaña (El Salvador). 4.6% ABV (10/10)
Golden yellow color. Faint aroma of egg glazed bread crust with a foamy, crisp medium body and a refreshing lemon, straw and mineral finish. A nice quaffer.
85 Wyborowe, Lomza Brewery (Poland). 6.2% ABV (10/08)
Bright golden amber color with a foamy head. Peach marmalade on toasted cornbread aromas have a light artichoke note and follow through on a soft, round entry to a dryish medium body with citrus, pear, sweet canned corn accents. Finishes with a honeyed nut and lemon cream fade.
85 Warka Lager, Grupa Zywiec S.A. (Poland). 7% ABV (11/09)
Pale amber color. Aromas of honeyed buckwheat pancakes follow through on a round, foamy entry to a very fruity medium-to-full body with peach marmalade on buttered cinnamon rolls notes. Finishes with a honeyed dried apricot and wet stone accented fade. Oddly sweet and malty for a pilsner, really more of a bock.
85 Special Pilsner, Esserís Cross Plains Beer Company (WI). 5% ABV (10/10)
Mild buttered toast aromas and flavor with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a mellow lemon wafer and mossy stone finish.
85 Lager, Taurino (El Salvador). 4.6% ABV (10/10)
Pale yellow gold color. Bright aromas of frittata and polenta with a crisp light body and a corn husk, lemon, and mossy earth finish.
85 Ichiban Pilsner, Kirin Brewery (CA). 4.95% ABV (11/09)
Brilliant golden color with a fine blanket of foam. Mild bread and turnip aromas follow through on a round, frothy entry to a dry light-to-medium body with a touch of canned carrot. Finishes with a tangy honeyed citrus and hay accented fade. A sturdy quaffer.
85 Bavaria Pilsner, Bavaria (Poland). 4.8% ABV (11/09)
Bright golden yellow color. Mild creamed corn and bread aromas follow through on a round, brisk entry to a dry light-to-medium body with canned fruit and bean notes. Finishes with a wash of citrus water, cut grass, and wet gravel.
84 Lionshead Deluxe Pilsner Beer, The Lion Brewery (PA). 4.6% ABV (10/08)
Deep old gold color with a fine mousse. Praline, peach yogurt, and lemon-lime custard aromas. follow through on a round, foamy entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a tangy citrus sprayed melon accent. Finishes with a crisp, wet stone, and lemon curd on brioche fade.