Tasting this will make you double check to see if the bottle is green and if it's brewed in a city like Oberammergau, Bremerhaven or Gundelfingen (or some city with 2 or 3 umlauts in the name). Mark my words, however, when I say the bottle IS brown, and it's brewed in Middleton, Wisconsin. The sharp taste comes from the Saaz hops, giving it a flavor very reminiscent of the bigger brands of central European lagers. Like any pilsner, it's not necessarily going to floor you, but if you live between Chicago and Minneapolis, I recommend sticking with domestic and getting this instead of going for the import section of your cooler.
Reviewed: October 09, 2004