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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
It would be hard to find a more perfect pilsner. Itís not all that complex, as it probably shouldnít be for the style. Growler from the brewery pours a pure white head that leaves substantial, though fleeting lacing, above a golden body. The aroma reminds me of an alpine meadow spring bubbling up from the side of a trail just when you most need a cool fresh drink of water. Hints of wheat and lemons. Nicely carbonated, with flavors of sweet Texas grapefruit, biscuit, and maybe a dash of black pepper. Noticeably hop forward. Sparkly and tart finish leaves you wanting just one more glass. This is a real winner of a recipe. I canít wait to see how the guys tweak this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WineBeerWA (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010 does not count
This is a crystal clear golden lager with dense white head and nice lacey adherence to the glass. Great balance with a European hop profile. Crisp and refreshing, this pilsner has notes of fresh cut hay, black pepper and very subtle sweetness offset by pleasantly bittered hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2010
congrats karen. Gentle honey and soft dry grain. bright gold, stark white head and consistent steady cascade of carbonation. medium dryness, firm body, clean throughout with a balanced zesty crisp hoppy finish. I donít normally enjoy pils but I love this. love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Growler from the brewery, drunk an hour after filling it. Clear, light gold, bubbly pour with a big, lasting white head on it. Aroma is light, with hay, dry herbal notes, a little pepper. Lightly sweet malt body that tastes of grain, bread, and plain popcorn, finishing cleanly with hay, grass, pepper, earthiness. Light, moderately carbonated body. Iím normally not a huge fan of pilsners, but this is pretty great to drink fresh in the warm weather. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1151) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Pours a effervescent clear rich golden with tight white head and cascading lacing. Hay, honey, peppery Nobel hops...very light and clean nose. Crisp clean hay, grassy hops, peppery cracker, touches of honey sweetening. Carbonation could use a touch more pressence, but this is very enjoyable with clean light flavor.

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