Coincidentally, a bit of a discussion broke out in another thread (http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/favorite-german-breweries-outside-of-bavaria.87193/) about various "Fernseher Pils". I say "coincidentally" because I happen to have been doing a Fernseh-Pils taste-a-thon recently in an attempt to form a conclusive opinion on these beers, but I haven't been able to find the inspiration to write up my results. Now I have the inspiration, but I kind of forgot the results. To the best of my recollection, here we go: Jever - I can see why Jack H. is a fan. Jever has a very nice, clean, malty finish. However...skunk on the nose. Not significant, but present, and I couldn't get past it. I decided it wouldn't be fair to review a skunked beer for the competition, so sadly Jever was disqualified. First beer purchased for the test, by the way. An inauspicious start. Radeberger - I actually thought I purchased a Konig, but when I got it home I found it was a Radeberger. Happy accident, though, as this was my overall favorite of the Fernseh-Pils I tried. 1st prize. Bonus points for reminding me of Dresden. Bitburger - "Bitte ein Bit!" Sadly I kinda forgot my opinion. I think I liked it? 2nd prize, edging out.... Konig Pilsener - "Heute Ein Konig" indeed. 3rd prize, mostly for being inoffensive. Warsteiner Herb - Not the regular Warsteiner, but an extra hopped one. Not bad. Not great. 4th prize. Becks - Had during the Champions League Semi-Finals while in a hotel lobby. Becks confuses me. I had one on a flight to Rome that really hit the spot, but the one I had during the Fußball was pretty terrible. I had a second one, just to make sure. Opinion confirmed. Not sure if it was stale, or bad lines, or what, but this wasn't a good beer on this night. Hasseroder - "Männer wissen warum." So warum denn? Weil es billig ist. Was cheap. Tasted cheap. Last place. Honorable Mention - I added two local(-ish) beers that didn't qualify because they are not Fernseherbiere, Rothaus and Alpirsbacher. Alpirsbacher - a Pils for the American hop-head. This beer is all hop. When the hop taste fades, there's nothing left. Still, as an American, I did like this beer quite a bit. Rothaus Tannenzäpfle - probably the overall winner if included. A very good, balanced pils. Delicious indeed, and a beer I'm lucky to have regular access to. As always, YMMV. Cheers!