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Galbraith Bohemian Pilsner

Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company
Style: Pilsener
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bohemian Pilsner When we designed this lager we wanted to stay away from the insipid generic lager styles which are available nearly everywhere you look. We wanted a beer that had flavour that could still be tasted after several pints. High quality European lager malt along with Czech Saaz and German Hallertau hops have produced a fresh tasting aromatic lager that is full bodied for the style, malty and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (508) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2015
330ml bottles poured gold & frothy the aroma is ok bit grainy taste is real good crisp with a peppery bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
On tap or cask @ Galbraiths’, Auckland. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is a bit citric fruity and slightly grainy. Clear, golden coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has hints of grassy hops, is a bit citric, ’pale malty’. Crisp, clean and nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
On my visit to Galbraith I took a pour of three cask ales and found them all acidic and bile-like, one of them fooled me and I got a half pint to sit with but it didn’t take long to find the stomach acid in that beer either. Sadly the Bohemian Pils was no different: subtly acidic and sour with plant matter / leaf astringency, lemon, cheese rind, laundry detergent and armpit sweat... I mean it’s like animal sweat, musk, feces, the whole game-y experience of walking up to a pungent deer bed. Carbonation goes totally acidic like stomach bile, there’s solvent overload on the back palate. Scratching my head how the Munich Lager (Pilsner) from bottle is worthy of a mid-to-high 3 while the Bohemian Pils fared so poorly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16925) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, white edge head. Aroma of white pepper and straw. Taste is clean and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1741) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Served a golden color with a nice head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of some citrus and bit of malt sweetness and fresh grain. has a clean scent. Taste has a nice crispness with some malt sweetness and a bit of grain. nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp and quite refreshing. Enjoyable beer that is quite sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
light grassy, moderate amount of biscuit character and a moderately bitter finish. A touch unbalanced and sour but still a great beer

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2010
Lots of DMS on the nose. More corn with the first sip. Hints of vomit. Not very nice really. Sipped it again. Same flavours. Drank some water, then the beer. Still the same. Worst of the beers at the pub by some distance

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a rich clear gold with a whit head. Weak aroma- Euro hops, grass, malt, citrus. Flavor is grainy, with hops, grass, and a mild sweetness. Light bodied, with a dry finish. Not bad for the style, but probably the least impressive one I tried from Galbraith.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2009
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Pours pale golden with small white head. Some light floral and grassy notes but just falls short of the mark. Quite thin and average bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2008
Second beer of the night...still thirsty after the Munich...man how humid is it in Auckland! Looks great in the glass, a shade darker than Munich and the better for it. Slightly fruity zest on the nose, this has a lighter fruitier malt/hop presence than the Munich which allows it to seem fresher and more quenching. This is a style i do love and i like the way this is more true to style than other antipodean offerings but isn’t lessened by this fact. This beer is a problem for me, anywhere else i would drink this by the bucketload but at Galbraiths i hardly touch it because of the real ale offerings!

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