JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Washington DC restaurant. Amber coloured with a thick white head. I’ve have honestly never come across such a seriously mis-named beer. This is a very nice, very hoppy smelling and tasting beer. With a full bodied , smooth mouthfeel. It tastes nothing like a lager, never mind a Czech one? Judging by the other reviews this version is not much like those available in other of their outlets. It is however excellent.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Annapolis location--identified as "Czech Pilsner" rather than "Czech Lager". Let this one warm up a little. GB seems to serve things too cold. Once it does warm, the flavor really opens up. I loved it. Unusual, in that this beer almost seemed malt-focused, with the hops there only for their considerable bitterness, of both a piercing and blunt variety. I liked that feature, as it really served to highlight the star of the show, which was the malt. The malt was extraordinarily complex--the flavors were primarily that kind of fresh sweetness that I associate with some of my favorite pale lagers. There was a little corny taste in their for good measure. I found it superb.
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pilsner hops aroma with some grain malt smell in the background.
Light golden color with a white head that quickly dissipated, little action with a minor hint of sediment suspension.
Lots of the Pisner hops flavors up front including some English Tea and a barley grain taste with a hint of butter in the background.
Light bodied, slight buttery and watery/resin mix feel, with a tad of astringency and soft carbonation.
Good session beer with a lot going on.
This is titled Czech Style Pilsner on the bottle, hope it’s the same one. Bought the mixed case at Costco.
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always kills me when people rate a good Czech Pilsner low. This one is solid. First of all, I got this six pack in BevMo while visiting Walnut Creek, CA. Came in BROWN bottles. Please note this, true Czech pils brewers - the green bottle detracts and destroys your beer. Pours yellow straw with a puffy head that dissipates. Aroma of grass and hardly any sulfur. An appropriate hop bite with a clean finish. If you ever want a good example of a style, you can’t go wrong with Gordon-Biersch. A solid beer with a simple malt profile and a single hop. Thanks!
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pils with nice spicy hop character. Draft at the one in KC. Bright, clear gold with thick, sticky, bright white foam. Grain-mill nose and sharp, spicy, moderate hop-bitterness. Lively and dry. Very clean.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer as far as pilsners go. Lots of spice in the aroma and flavor. Very dry and crisp. Very nice body massages my tongue. Perfect for a hot afternoon. Well done.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very authentic and spicy hop character. Lovely malty character, buttery and sweet.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Czech Pilsner is another gordon biersch classic and should possibly become the staple beer of this brewery. This had to be the best pilsners I have ever had (note that this is one of my least favorite styles of beers).
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Golden in color with decent head. Aroma was all crisp bready malt. Taste follows with a refreshing clean hop bite and refreshing finish.
theOptimator (283) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet grain malt and sweet tangy aroma hops. Appearance is golden clear with small off white head. Taste is well balanced between sweet bready grainy malt, crisp hop bitterness and tangy refreshing noble hop aroma. Palate is medium. Crisp and refreshing. Aroma hopping, bitterness and sweet grain lingers. Overall a very nice BoPils. Not much I would change.