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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Bohemian pilsner is a staple of the German diet, and we’re happy to include one for you in the 2014 Beau’s Oktoberfest mix pack! Pale blond in colour, Happy Pilsner’s light floral, herbal and honey aromas take your senses on a trip to their happy place: the ever-enjoyable taste of a crisp, clean traditional lager.

History & Style
The Bohemian pilsner was first brewed in 1842 in Pilsen, Bohemia. Pilsners were the first beers in the world to have a pale blond colour. Beau’s first brewed Happy Pilsner for happy Oktoberfest-goers in 2010, and we’re super-duper happy to bring it back for 2014.

Tasting Notes
Happy Pilsner has a delicate herbal, floral and honey-like aroma. Traditional to the style, the flavour has some yeast-derived soft sulfur notes. The hopping provides medium bitterness that balances the malt profile without harshness.

Food Pairings
Caviar, croque monsieur, fried calamari, enchiladas.

Technical Specs
Alc./Vol.: 5.3%
Ingredients: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Brewer’s Yeast.
Malts: Pilsner, Carafoam, Acidulated (All Organic)
Hops: Organic Hersbrucker
IBU’s: 30
OG: 12.3°P
FG: 3.0°P
Ideal Serving Temp.: 5-8°C


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Thank you Tommy for sharing this bottle with us. 60CL bottle split 3 ways.

A - Dark yellow slightly cloudy pour a 1 finger head that faded quickly to a small line.

S - Nose is a very good light bitterness, wheat heavy, slight lemon rind, honey and pepper.

T - Good bitterness. It’s very orange bitter, some pepper, pine cone and more bitter tree fruits.Lovely wheat heavy.

M - good body, very clean, hoppy finish nice fruitiness throughout with walnuts in the finish as well

O - Great break in our sweet beer tasting and a delicious pils.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3614) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 2-ways. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks!

Appearance: Slightly hazy bright golden with a medium easy to revive creamy white head and some lacing.

Aroma: Honeyed malts with nice herbal features, freshly baked bread, some citrus and hints of spiciness/peppery notes.

Taste: Honeyed malts, fresh cereals, a tad more citrus than in the aroma, freshly cut grass and light spiciness.

Palate: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Crisp. Moderately dry finish with a light lingering herbal presence.

Overall: The bottle had at least 2-3 months, I’m curious if the beer quality decreased because it’s less fresh or increased because the hops take a little less space giving the beautiful crisp malts a more prominent role. Anyway, this was mightily drinkable/quenching and super tasty. I would love to drink this on a regular basis.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours hazy dark blond with medium white head. Aroma is of pilsner malt, pepper, salt, spices, citrus. Taste is of spices, bitterness, citrus, pilsner malt. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Crispy. Overall: Quite good. Nice crispy pils. Thirst-quenching.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1155) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellow with little to no head. Aroma is pilsner malt, floral, light noble, and kinda herbal. Flavour is mildly sweet pilsner malt, mildly spicy noble hops, lightly floral and some herbal notes. Not a bad brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1452) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet pil malts, herbal notes, floral aromas with a light sweetness on the finish. Taste is pil malts, spicy noble hops, light herbal flavors, light sulphur yeasty flavors and a crisp and clean bitterness... Really enjoy drinking a good bohemian pil and this is one of them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6317) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée directement à la brasserie au coût de 6,00$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’houblons avec une pointe de céréales et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de citron en arrière goût. (Rating #6065)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oldschool_Mike (148) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden straw colour. Aroma is floral hops with a touch of sulfur from the yeast I’m guessing. Taste is of bready and sweet malts with a bit of floral hops. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ncube (91) - - JAN 5, 2015
Aroma of and bready malts and noble hops. Lingering sweetness and hop taste - could use a cleaner finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[7003-20141221] 600mL bottle. Mild grainy dirt hops aroma. Hazy, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter orange-infused grains flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
Overheard: "If I blow them, will you tie them?"

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
2014-12-21. Hazy dark yellow body with a nice creamy foamy white head. 3+ Aroma of floral hops, lightly grassy touches. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, floral hops, it has a lightly cereally quality to the pale malt core, occasional doughy biscuity notes. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Solid take on a style that doesn’t generally excite me. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.


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