ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before bottle 6/30/2006 from Sams in Chicago consumed on 5/12/06. Foamy, huge creamy-ivory head is well-retained, showing light, spotty lacing. Intensely burnished brass body is luminous and shows a flurry of bubbles. Coming after Podkovan, anything is going to smell crisp and highly attenuated (no, but seriously, I actually didnt mind Podkovan). Crisp, mineralic, just plain aromatic (perfect is the only word I can say) styrian goldings explode on the nose with a wonderfully crisp lager yeast. Seems like they lagered this one amply. The flavor is crisp, biting and with that true mineralic water that balances sweet pils malt so wonderfully. I don’t even think this is the most amazing Bohemian Pils, but this is just such an intense style, with such a strong sense of malt and beautiful hops that it’s hard to really relax and see this for what it is.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pilsner pours a light gold color from a 500ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly herbal with a touch of cereal. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are mild and sweet with a touch of cereal and grain. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. Nice carbonation. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Very nice. Gold with a large, long lasting white head. Great floral-hop aroma with a hint of fruit. Crisp and clean flavor; light bitterness. Excellent pilsner; full bodied and a pleasure to drink. On draught at Ferdinanda, Prague.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown center with amber edges. Light cream colored head that quickly diminishes.
Mostly watered down flavor with a hint of malt and hops and a slightly bitter finish that becomes more pronouced with each sip.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with constant, tiny effervescence and a short, white head. Heady sourdough yeasts in aroma with a big pile of cut wet grass. Dusty floral perfumes emerge as it rests, showing through to the initial flavor as a floral-sweetness. Breadiness follows with almost-caramel malts. Finish is light bitters and light burnt grain with a lingering sensation of having licked the grasscatcher. Buttery mouthfeel, but in a good way. This beer was surprisingly diverse and intriguingly delicious.
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ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). -transparent golden coloured, little quick dissapearing head, malty and hoppy aroma , strong hop bitterness
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Christian Firtal, Odense, August 2005. Rich gold colour. Fairly dry throughout, with a very dry malt finish. Some hops come in at the end too. Crisp and very refreshing. A well put together pilsner.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of crisp malt with some sweetness. Flavor of malt with subdued hops and a mild bitter finish. There is also a feeling of residual sugar.
TerryR (383) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden body with a large white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is more of the same with a nice hop finnish. Very well balanced with an exceptionally soft body.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shining haystacks and straw-littered floors cover the splattered yeast. Hops are subdued but present within the hay, offering some citrus and barren oiliness.
A mineral phantom betrays the wooden hop flavor. Hop bitterness is mostly herbal, and does benefit from some minty leafy sweetness. Soft and cuddly equilibrium like most well-brewed Czech pilsners, but not much to dissociate it from the pack.
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