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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kathouse (1509) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2320) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Clear light gold, thin head. Aroma of apple, grain, peach. Taste is mostly sweet fruit, light floral hop, light bitter finish6363 12. ...Sampled again on draft. Clear gold, nice white head. Aroma of grain, cereal, pear, husky bitterness. Taste is lightly bitter, nice grainy sweetness. Great, easy drinking beer, I just wish it was hotter outside.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
GABF 2011. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grain and cereal malt, light corn, spicy Noble hops, and a clean lager character. Flavor is moderate spicy hops, corn notes, heavy Pilsner malt, clean with a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Draft at brewery: Wonderful pilsner. Crisp, aromatic and dry, just like I like them. Bright golden hue. Bready, cracker-like malts. Snappy Saaz hops provide bright aromas (floral and herbal) and a healthy bitterness. Clean and very easy to quaff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
dry and toasty crackermeal nose, spicy grassy hops. clear yellow gold, watery white head, spotty lacing. more spicy grassy notes, snappy clean finish, great pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8986) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2011
draft. clear light yellow with a small white head. clean / snappy nose of dry biscuit grains and dried leaves, hops and sourdough. snappy, bright, zesty citrus acidity and light dough supported by a clean and light pilsner malt base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21924) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2010
Draft @ Washington Brewers Festival 2010, Kenmore, WA. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with some grassy hoppy hints. Fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1272) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Draft at Chuckanut. Tasty pils; light-bodied but with a good dose of Noble hops. Great for a work-night drink.

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