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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This classic beer style is brewed with Noble hops, Saaz and Sladeck, from the Czech Republic. Fermented with a classic lager yeast strain for a clean crisp taste. Big spicy hop aroma. Silver award winner at the World Beer Cup. 5% abv. 35 IBU.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
16oz can, thanks to umich03jm, I’m pretty sure. Pours a beautiful orange amber color. Perfect thin finger of off-white head, that leaves great, thicker lace. Medium body. Super smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Good creamy texture to the full mouthfeel. Supremely swiggable. Goddamn, this is a good pils. Great bready, lightly peppery malt. Some nice light herbal hop to it. Moderate sweet taste, nice moderate bitter. Freakin’ fantastic pilsener. A wonderful one to enjoy with my sandwich. I had to be careful to not chug this whole thing in one gulp, so I could pick it apart for my reviews. I will be picking this up again, if I ever see it on a shelf. If I had another 16oz can I’d have cracked it open right now and kept on raving. Will definitely have to revisit at length in the future..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1281) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pint can at hopcat pours a bright clear golden/yellow with a large white head. Nice yeast and graham cracker malt aroma with bright hops. Taste of sweet caramel biscuit malt, nice yeast presence, bittering grassy hops on the outside of the palate. Light, tasty, and refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1461) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
More body and more bitter hop aftertaste than true Pilsners. Good brew, but equaled by many pale ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Can. Pours a very cloudy pale orange color with a small frothy head that sits there nicely. Leaves some lacing when it fades. Aroma has piles of noble hops. Big spicy, grassy, and herbal hops plus some nice crackers and sugar cookie malt. Taste is malt up front and a big spicy hop bit in the finish. Nice sugar cookie sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Crisp finish, slightly dry. Medium to thick body. Very nice czech pilsner. The big body and extra spicy hops make this more of a sipper which is very unique. Good summer sipping beer by the pool.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
can. golden with one finger head. mild body with some cracker and a bit of sweetness. pretty substantial hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
16oz can - pours a medium dark gold with fluffy off white head . Nice lacing . Spicy hop aromas . Taste is herbal and spicy with a nice malt sweetness . Clean finish . A well done pilsner . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
16 ounce can
A new Michigan brewery is never something to pass up. This was a Bohemian pilsener with a Midwestern demeanor. While not my favorite beer the fact that it is an affordable can gives it a place in the list of breweries to keep an eye on.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich white head slowly collapses to a thin foam. A semitransparent rose gold base radiates gentleness. Wheaty hops, cereal grains, and a warm loaf of fresh white bread linger in the air like a bakery in production mode.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy sherry, lemons, and bitter oranges glaze the tongue with a burst of hops. Granola and tea transition to a malty finish. A nice finish tastes like dusty book bindings. I’d love to try a few more Bohemian pilseners to get a handle on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Can. Clear gold with nice white head. Always like . Hay and malt. Nice light with good bitter bite for pils

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1213) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Can. Clear gold with a light head. Sweet hay and light pils. Clean with a nice, slightly bitter bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
16 ounce can into lager glass, no canning date. Pours fairly crystal clear bright golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, cracker, bread, pepper, light pine, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of hop, malt, yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, cracker, bread, pepper, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of spicy pepper/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, cracker, bread, pepper, pine, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a very crisp malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Czech pilsner style! All around good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and extremely crisp and smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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