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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
No. This beer isn’t bourbon-barrel aged, or passed through a rhubarb randall. I don’t care about IBUs or drink-by dates (*Stone*). We’re tired of all this beer snobbery, hogwash, and pretentiousness. Let’s get back to why we started drinking beer in the first place. Pure, untainted, balance of hops, yeast, and malt. Beer that tastes like it was made on an old family farm. Stinky, green, rooty. Crisp, lush, fresh. Creamy, quenching, classic. Don’t miss this year’s iteration of Berkshire Czech Style Pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (932) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Grassy aroma with a little lemon pledge. Taste is lightly sweet cereal/corn. Finish is light and dry with a little lemon. Solid effort, but the lemon flavor seems a little off to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Clear straw yellow color with aroma lemon, grass, and honey. Lemon citrus flavor with honey sweetness, and a grain balance. Very nice beer for summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2637) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Best by 11/10/15. This has been renamed "Busker Czech Style Pilsner." The pour is a slightly hazy but heady yellow color. White fizzy heads fades eventually. A delightful Pilsener-like aroma of toasted bread, dough, mild sweetness, and grassy hops. Medium body. The taste also brings out a slightly sweet but toasty pale malt or cracker note followed by a dryer and crisp, clean mildly bitter end. I enjoyed this on this 88 degree summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (538) - - JUN 10, 2015
Light gold, clear. Light body, mild flavor, refreshing mouthfeel, long palate, delicate finish. Dry but well balanced. Subtle, pleasing, sessionable, good choice, if available easily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (401) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Hazed yellow gold with a small head. Aromas are fairly plain lager and malt. Delicious to drink, tons of herbal hops on top of a dry malty base. A little honey sweetness. Bubbly and sharp mouthfeel. Decent pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1508) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from Manchester. Labelled "Busker Czech Style Pilsner" Pours out a deep golden color with a frothy white head that settles to a medium lace. Crisp light malt aroma and flavors. Fruity bitterness. A very drinkable and refreshing take on a classic style. Bravo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2054) - - JUL 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-18-12 - Poured from bomber into pint glass Appearance – The beer was poured a medium golden color with a big thick just lightly off white head. The head had decent retention, eventually fading to give a moderate level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of malt. It has a bready and biscuity smell. Mixed with these malts is also some floral, grassy and light citrus hop aromas. Taste – The taste begins with a dry malt flavor. Towards the middle there is some citrus that comes to the tongue. Any sweetness that was present in the start (which was quite light) is now largely gone. At the end there is a floral and grassy hop flavor which combined with the malt base to leave a slightly bitter and dry flavor to be left on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The beers body is rather average as well as its carbonation level. Overall – It had a decent flavor and aroma, but was nothing too special. It was rather simple and lacked much complexity. Good for a easier drinking brew, but nothing to really go out of your way for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Musty cracker malt aroma. Hazy yellow color, pretty still. Flatly bitter taste, no real malt character here. Lighter body, sort of a washout crispness wise. Disappointing overall I have to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (773) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ BOTTLE BOUGHT AT LIQUOR STORE, IN LUDLOW, MA. Pours a pale golden colour with thick white head with limited retention. Aroma is malts, some hops. Flavor is malts, wheat. Decent beer. Nothing more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
It smells good, looks good, but the taste and palate totally lack. Hop forward, which can be great, but no malt backbone whatsoever and a lingering acidity (this tends to happen with Berkshire beers). Essentially hopwater, and this rating from a pilsner lover.

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