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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

   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, Iím not much of a pils guy, but does the job.

   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 youíll love this. Tastes like a full flavored american corn lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - 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 wasnít so cold i would have been nice, some of the subtle flavors were gone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3575) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4989) - 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 Iím looking for a lighter summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2011
a 22oz bomber bought on a hot summer night. Enjoyed from a proper pilsner glass. Bright blond colored beer with a pure white 4 finger head. a steady carbonation rising through the glass the whole way. The aroma is grainy, slight sweet and peppery. The taste was missing when first poured because of how cold it was. But as she warmed a little I was getting some very nice rich grain with grassy hops and even a mustard green like taste. A good example of really the plainest classic beer style there is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Best by of 12/22/11. 22 oz bomber into a tall pilsner glass...finally get to rock an actual pilsner in this glass! A - Really dark golden brown/yellow body. Super fluffy white head that breaks apart into chunks. Loads of bubbles. S - Bready malts, cereal grains and some mild hops. Fairly one dimensional. This is the only flaw I found in this beer. T - Really nice creaminess and bubbly texture. Rich malty bread, some sweetness and just the perfect amount of hop bittterness at the end to tie it all together. This is really delicious. Its also worth noting that I cracked this about 45 minutes after I bought it so its warmed up a slight bit. Still amazingly drinkable. O - Perfect. Summer. Beer. This might just be my new favorite summer seasonal. Its so simple, crisp, clean and refreshing. 22 oz of summer! Another winner from BBC.

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