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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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AKA: Karenís Wedding Beer

The Hochzeit Pilsner is Black Ravenís summer seasonal lager. Brewed each year in limited quantity, this clean and crisp lager is the perfect summer treat. Brewed with traditional Czech grown and malted barley for an authentic European malt flavor. Domestic and European hops provide a balanced hop bitterness and flavor. Released annually in the spring and summer months.alts

Malt: Pilsner
Hops: Magnum, Mt Hood, CZ Saaz


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a fairly small white head on there. Nose has a lot of corn and hay in there for me. Taste is light and crisp, with a bit of corn coming off it. OK, but nothing all that special for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle:   A very translucent straw, little head, lacing, and carbonation.   Very vibrant tho.   Big grassy nose, crackers, with some sweaty barnish notes.   Smooth on the tongue, grassy, nice balance, a touch of sweetness, almost crisp.   Very easy drinking.   Fairly full bodied for a Pils.   Wished it had a bit more sweetness zip at the finish, but as is its fairly damn good, and clean!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1218) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Iím not a huge pilsner fan, but this one is solid for the style. Crisp and light, yet still quite flavorful. Thatís usually the downfall of this style in my book -- not enough flavor. Here, itís present.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (440) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours light with a grassy, slightly hoppy aroma. In my experience, a lot of pilsners donít have as much flavor as I had with this one. This being the case I really enjoyed this. Could potentially get me back in to the style. Bready flavor, with a little corn and some light hops. Very smooth refreshing beer to go with this nice sunny day. Great beer, get it while you can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1829) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Tap at the brewery summer 2013. I came to this with hugely high hopes given the previous ratings, and the fact that itís 85 degrees here in Seattle today, the cosmic equivalent of 99 in any other city in the country. Beautiful pour, gentle gold with a fluffy white head. But it comes off a bit thinner and more sour than Iíd expected, crackers through the middle, certainly very good but I donít get that Saaz snap that would put it anywhere near the 99th percentile for the style. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

Revisit, growler 7/4/14.

More biting hops and sticky alcohol, less grassy-refreshing than Iíd like. Iíd go more like 7/3/7/3/13=3.3 this time around. Iíll split the difference.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2013
22. Pours a crystal clear lightly burnished medium gold with a loose and slightly creamy white head. Lots of lace. Big forward crackers and grass on the nose, forceful and dynamic to a degree too rarely seen among pilsners. Creamy light sparkling body, beautifully executed. Crackers and grass on the mid palate, just like you like to see. Nice dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (960) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Clear, pale, golden color with minimal head. Toast, biscuit, grass, and summer. Light carbonation, light body, smooth and refreshing. Crisp. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tenth rate. Lock this fucking thing in! Aroma of bread and cereal grain, a little sulfur, pepper, light grass, and earth. Pours golden like the fucking picture, thin head. Flavors of bread, sulfur, grain, a little pepper and a little grass, crisp, but with flabby carbonation. Not bad, but would definitely prefer a little more lively carbonation. Points for rareness and its awesome clientele and fanbase. Yay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Golden in color thin head with a good pils flavor and finish. Nice hops crispness and dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fognog (10) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Very nice Pilsner. Crisp and clean with a very nice hop character that leaves you wanting another taste.


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