squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
annunz123 (932) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
puboflyons (2637) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bebum (538) - - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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ScipioA (401) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
MaBeer1972 (1508) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Darkmagus82 (2054) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MarkoR (773) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.