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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This American version of a traditional Bohemian Pilsner is a true lager, brewed to emulate the original style born in Plzen, Czechoslovakia. Berkshire uses authentic Pilsner floor malt from the Czech Republic in this classic beer. Light in color, our Pilsner is dry and crisp, and pungently hopped with Czech Saaz hops to impart a rich aroma, with a subtle bitterness to the finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Pours copper/gold with a thick white head. Smells of saaz hops, crisp, dry pilsner malt, touches of apple. Tastes of dry malt, some spicy hints and some residual sweetness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear gold with a frothy, white head. Sweet biscuity malts in the nose with light notes of straw. Medium sweet flavor, some nice doughy bread, light bitter straw, some white sugar. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Pretty clean finish, more sweet, white bread malts, mild bitterness. Not too complex. Very easy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
22oz bottle-pours yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is light malt-bready, grassy. Taste is light malt-bready/cereal, 2nd grassy hops. Minimal carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Had on tap at Eastside a year before it appeared in bottle. Nice lighter golden hue, white head. Clean aromas, a bit bready, but not much else. Hits the spot in the summertime, very crisp entry with the mid and finish having a decent hop presence. Nice shot at a Czech pils, I’m not much of a pils guy, but does the job.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
brisis (7) - Hubbardston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2011 does not count
If you like Budweiser you’ll love this. Tastes like a full flavored american corn lager.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1994) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Served chilled in a 22 ounce bottle A nice almost clear yellow body with a white head that had little retention and almost no lace. Aroma had some nice bread like malt notes and some grassy notes. Flavor was crisp and clean, hops had a little more punch to it than the aroma indicated, still light. A nice crisp finish. Maybe if it wasn’t so cold i would have been nice, some of the subtle flavors were gone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3540) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first two sips and left very light lace. The aroma is weak malt along with some restrained grassy hops. The flavor is malt followed by some grassy hops with some mild-moderate bitterness. Ever-so-slightly sweet. A nice bready flavor emerges in the aftertaste. Crisp at the finish and spot on for the style. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skibumma70 (30) - USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is grassy hoppy, yet smooth tasting. It leaves you craving for another sip. The malt flavors are tingling, yet sweet and easily drinkable. It is the perfect flavor, with a nice dry finish. I am from the local area, and every Berkshire beer I have tried is better than average if not on the verge of greatness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3528) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2011
I drank this in a hotel room and had to drink from a clear plastic cup, came from a 22 oz. bottle I got at a package store in Enfield, CT. Paid $4.33. Nose was cereal grains, malt and some mild hops. The bottle had time to warm on my drive and check- in to the hotel and I got to say, the flavor was nice. Very good balance between malt and hops, a short, crisp finish. Lots of grass notes. Decent flavor here. I would buy and drink again if I’m looking for a lighter summer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3179) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22oz Bottle, shared at RIFT. Gentle, soft light hoppy aroma. Flavors were very clean and light, but there was a lack of snappy, fresh, crispness to the beer, either in pils malt or hops. It had a certain slickness to it that I could never get over. Fresh and clean, but not stunning, unfortunately.


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