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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pilsner, the world’s most popular style of beer, was invented in Czech Bohemia, perfected in Germany, and turned into flavorless mass-market fizz in America. Genuine Pilsner is a thing of beauty; it is delicate, sharp, flavorful, aromatic, and appetizing. While most people think pilsner came from Germany, its origins actually come from Bohemia. In 1842, a Bavarian monk smuggled lager yeast from Munich to the Bohemian town of Pilsen. Brewer, Jesef Grolle, used the lager yeast with British malting techniques to make pale malt, but was able to craft an even lighter malt, creating a beer golden in color. Only one year prior, Spaten brewery had stunned and delighted the people of Munich with it’s light bronze Marzen beer, before this time all beers had been dark and murky. Grolle’s Pilsner beer grabbed people’s attention and changed the world of beer. It had the color of burnished gold, and light sparkled straight through the glass, as no one had ever seen before. Cold fermentation left the beer clear and bright after it’s long aging process. The sharp clean bitterness with flowery aromatics was created from local Saaz hops. High levels of natural carbonation in Pilsner result from the long aging process, creating a pillowy white head on top of the golden liquid. People were captivated, and word of the new golden pilsner beer raced past the borders of Bohemia and swept throughout Europe. Genuine pilsner is truly mouthwatering, deeply satisfying, and incomparably refreshing! Original Gravity 12.5 Plato ABV 5% IBU’s 38


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Sampled on tap at Chuckanut Brewpub, pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, floral and peppery. Flavour is quite dry and hoppy, some floral notes and pepper. Very refreshing and smooth. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3301) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
8 oz sample at Collins Pub. Metallic, spicy aroma with some cereal hints. Light sweetness is also present. Nicely aromatic. Transparent yellow body with a small, white head present. Starts a little sweet. Light honey character. Becomes a little spicy and grassy in the middle. Nice pilsner maltiness in the finish, along with some grassy hop flavors. A really awesome pils!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kathouse (927) - Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2012
At the brewery, pours pale yellow with fizzy white foam. Flower and hay aroma. Bitter hop and a distinct grassy flavor. Can taste the hop in the finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Atullis (4) - - NOV 29, 2011 does not count
All the time...on tap at the nut, growlers, growlers, and kegs. Clear and effervescent with balanced malt, traditional aroma with a present bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1767) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 Mild aroma, powerful Saaz bitterness. Light ground-wheat-thin grains. A solid Pilsner suffering the misfortune of following immediately after their spectacular kolsch. 7/3/7/4/15

Addendum: after numerous additional encounters with this beer, I’m always a bit disappointed. A brewery as good with German lagers as Chuckanut should be able to do better with a pils. This one is too grainy, not grassy enough, and just plain not as good as Trumer. Bumping the overall down a point.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear gold with some thin, white head. Mild nose, yeasty, bread, lemon, grain. Sweet malty flavor, honey, hay. Light, crisp finish. Very nice Pils.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Draught at the brewpub
Blond color; creamy head. The aroma is mild and simple, but not bad. The malt flavor is quite nice and crispy, it has a grainy character; the hops are mild but they provide a nice and noble grassy touch.
Very pleasant Pilsner, gentle and elegant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled on 10/11/12 at GABF. This Pilsner pours a light gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, fruity and spicy. A medium bodied Pilsner. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and spicy. Mild carbonation. Nice balance. Light crisp and clean pilsner. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
On draft pint pour. Solid crisp to style pilsner. Very well made. Refreshing. Yellow with a nice head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7670) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Clear yellow color, white head. Sweet, malty, herbal scent. Sweet, herbal taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry finish.


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