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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Brewed in collaboration with Armand Debelder and Frank Boon at De Proef, essentially a recreating of the original Bohemian Pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2497) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2014
Clear yellow with lacing white foam head. Aroma is clearly barley dominated, some floral/wheat tones. Crisp pilsener taste, some light bitterness. Short barley aftertaste. (Velp 201407)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (694) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Flasche (33 cl) im Versand von Belgianbeerz.com. - Laut RAB ist dies ein „tschechisches Pilsener“ aus Belgien? Das Etikett erwähnt nichts dergleichen ... - Goldgelb mit leichtem Grünstich, schwach trüb. - In der Nase appetitlicher, leicht zitroniger Aromahopfen, eher belgischer als böhmischer Natur, schlank und leicht hopfenwürzig. - Der Antrunk ist schlank und trocken, mit unverkennbar belgischem Hopfen, Zitronenschale, Kräutern und Gras und einer leicht metallischen Note. Zart süßliches Malz, etwas Honig, ein Hauch von Walnuß. Dominierend ist und bleibt aber der kräftig herbe Aromahopfen. Mild rezent, schlank, trocken. Gut bitterer, sehr trockener Abgang; ausdauernder bitterer Nachtrunk. - Unverkennbar belgisch, nicht böhmisch; dennoch ein sehr gut gehopftes, herbes, erfrischend schlankes Bier ohne die oft zu süße Fruchtigkeit seiner obergärigen Landsleute. Sehr empfehlenswert. Aber warum sind die Flaschen so klein?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
@3 Fonteinen Restaurant - hazy bright golden blond beer with a long lasting white foam; decent aromatic hoppiness; pretty grassy; a good malt body; quite rich and tasty; a fair bitterness, fizzy finish with long hoppy corny and grassy aftertaste and a metallic touch though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6299) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bopttle from the brewery shop. Pale lager, hoppy, but more flowers than bitterness, though it creeps in and lasts long. A lovely lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3276) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Slightly hazy golden with a medium diminishing white head and some lacing. Aroma is grassy with pils malt, honeyed notes and very light skunky notes. Taste is grainy with an important fresh grass presence, honeyed malt and floral/herbal finish. Light body. Lively carbonation (maybe even a tad too much). Crisp and clean. Not bad at all. Quite refreshing and quenching. Easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3006) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, straw, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Czech pilsner style. All around good robustness and balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (3902) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Multiple bottles, drunk in 2007 and 2008.
Unfiltered, bottle conditioned, exported pilsner is some pretty volatile stuff. Just look at Rastacouere’s 4.4 and Ernest’s 2.3 ratings, two people with relatively similar tastes in beer. Thankfully, the batch or two of bottles we got in New England, were fantastic, on the 4.4 side, but I can certainly understand where Ernest’s rating came from. With such light beer, yeast-included, it’s very easy to develop an infection, relative to the filtered stuff. Plus, it’s brewed at DeProef who isn’t exactly known for it’s pilsner production. Then, add to it a journey overseas and storage in a warehouse and perhaps a warm beer store shelf and you start to wonder how this stuff ever tastes great. Fortunately, beer is a very resilient substance and the hops here dont hurt.
As for the beer itself, the best bottles showed an almost sour hop flavor associated with the best Eastern European hops. Spritzy, engaging carbonation and an immaculately dry finish, with ample dextrinous body for balance, made for one of the best microbrewed, yet traditional czech pilsners I’ve had. Served quite cold I find it best, as the yeast notes do mix in, inevitabley, even when the liquid is decanted properly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2314) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
33cl bottle. APPEARANCE: light clouded white beer, small stable white head. NOSE: herbs, grains, somewhat fruity, light hops. TASTE: grains, herbs, quite bitter aftertaste, quite decent taste! This is more than a regular pilsener!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3617) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle purchased at 3F. Cloudy gold pour with small white head. Light malty aroma, grassy hop notes, some menthol aromas, light honey notes. Taste is crisp, very light soft honey sweetness with a good grassy finish. Palate is a tad overcarbed I think, body is light. Not that close to a czech pils, at least from my experience. Tasty beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5238) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy light amber with a bubbly white head. The atom is yeasty with a little dry matt. The flavour is medium bitter with a watery bitter hop palate and a long bitter finish. Light bodied with average carbonation. A tasty lager indeed.

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