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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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

IndianaRed's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2012
As part of a sampler tray during my visit to Bellingham Not a favorite style of mine, but clear light straw colored with a modest bright white head. Tell-tale saaz hops aroma and the crisp bite of the pilsner style is nailed. Good representative of the beer genesis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Draught at Walrus and Carpenter, 11/7/15.
Clear, highly carbonated deep golden liquid supports a medium-sized white head with moderate to moderately-high retention.
Good burst of zesty, spicy and floral hop notes in the nose with a strong sweet hay-like character behind it. Clean, with no alcohol and good minerality. Not too heavy on the doughiness.
Moderately sweet, with a strong maltiness yielding plentiful, rich honey notes that are well-balanced by liberal hopping adding spicy herbs and such things as we know and love from the saaz hop. Very carbonated, but it’s not sharp or fizzy and keeps it very refreshing. No flaws and quite clean.
These guys just won Gold for their Kolsch at GABF, which, in my mind is one of the biggest accomplishments you can have in the beer world (a gold in kolsch or a light lager category). Those are tough styles to do competently, let alone on a gold medal level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3891) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Clear golden body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Fairly grassy with some lemon zest and cracker. Light bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, light sweetness, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2451) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle sent to me by Prufrocksfar - thanks Chris!! Super clear yellow pour with a nice big white head. Earthy nose with a hint of cracker. Crisp taste, earthy spicy hop character with a strongly bitter finish. A classic Pilsner that’s been turned up a notch. Reminds me of many of the beers in Prague.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft. Medium white head atop crystal clear straw body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, herbal/grass, some blackberry, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon/herbal, some cantaloupe, straw, light berry. Light-medium body, some effervescence, acidity, crispness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2015
18 July 2015, tap at Chuckanut Brewery. Light yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is straw malt and some lemon citrus. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Grassy, light, watery, faintly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - JUN 3, 2015
Draught at CBM. Bready malt and grassy hops, dry bitter finish. Simple but well done for the style and fairly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tap - a very clean and balanced rendition - medium sweet up front, but dries out fast and brings some punchy.mineral and floral, grassy hops - finishes moderately bitter - clean, crisp, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a Yellow color with white head. Straw, noble hops flavors. Good, but not as much as others by them. 7/4/7/4/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
GABF 2014. This was called their Bohemian Pils. Pours a clear golden appearance with a white head. Some grassy and fairly floral hops. A little bit of spiciness. Mild herbal flavor. Pretty clean. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1656) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear dull golden yellow, lasting firm white froth. Biscuity floral aroma. Sweeter biscuit pils malt taste, floral noble hop, some grassy citrus, lightly bitter. Softer than average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Good effort, just a bit limp. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

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