Starts with a bready taste, than the bitter tang, and finally a crisp finish that lingers for a while. This isn't a North American interpretation of a pilsner, this is a North American brewery trying to brew an authentic pilsner. And they pull it off. This is a great pilsner. You can drink it along side a Czech pilsner and it will stack up. Would I reach for this instead of a Kozel or Budweiser Budvar? I'm not sure but the fact that I'd even consider the idea is a compliment to a North American brewery. And I would reach for this ahead of Pilsner Urquell. For me this beer is local, always fresh, and everything a pilsner is supposed to be.
Reviewed: April 02, 2005