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RATINGS: 31   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.


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4
   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (491) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. This has the crispness of typical pilseners but there’s an extra moderate malt breadiness that is unique. Due to this breadiness, this has less drinkability than most pilseners, but this is still quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3223) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
fresh bottle. tasty crisp clean toast, cracker malts, pleasant hay and grass hops. easy drinkin. not really to style, but fine for what it is.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Tried this last night on tap at a beer tasting and along with 40+ local beers (New England) Always been a fan of BBC but never tried this. Great clean crisp taste, plain and simple, a great tasting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Nice and clean. Had on tap at the Grog, and boy was I impressed. Flavor profile of rice flour, Saaz hops, pilsner malt, and, German yeast, dandelions, and cotton. Crisp. Very respectable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours a clear yellow color with a white head that has little retention. Aroma is of bready malts, grass, and a little hops. Flavor is of hops, malts, aluminum, and wheat. A nice crisp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4311) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours pale gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Caramel and saaz aromas. Soft with sweet caramel upfront turning to slightly sour hay in the medium length finish.


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