hayduke (3474) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a very clear golden color with a very nice fat white head and quite decent lacing. The nose is a solid floral hop and caramel malt aroma. The moutheel is exceptionally clean and smooth. The flavor is very refreshing, and the the finish is dry and bitter. An exceptionally good plisener.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a crystal clear golden with big, frothy white head. Grassy hops and a little sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is cereal/bready malts balanced with a light, but assertive bitterness. Clean, refreshing, and utterly drinkable. This would fit right in if you put it next to a lineup of Czech pilsners. Tastes fresh as can be, but is at least three weeks in the bottle, and probably more. I want more. Please send bottles to WA, and Chuckanut, please start bottling as well.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark orange red with thick white head. Moderate lacing. Darker than most pilseners. Medium aroma of hop, new hay and fresh grass. Medium flavour, maltier than say.. Pilsener Urquell, balanced. Lasting hop finish. Worth having another.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Ted. Bold nobel hops and plenty of pilsner malt character in the nose. Lots of herbal hop flavor. Sprite carbonation. Very dry finish. Quality.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy bright yellow with a slight orangish tint; medium frothy head settles down without problems. Aroma a little nondescript for a hoppy beer, hard to pin anything specific down, perhaps tree bark. Wonderful hoppy flavor, bready, grassy, a little yeasty, medium bodied. Just incredibly tasty and refreshing, and was this not my only bottle which my awesome friend so thoughtfully brought back for me from Portland Oregon, I would drink this all the time and in large quantities. One of the two best pilsners I’ve had to this point.
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a pils this is damn good. Hazy yellow pour. Light head. Floral hops, honey, yeast, and light fruitiness in the aroma. Flavor is really well balanced between hops, yeast, dryness, fruitiness and a nice level of carbonation. Very good beer.
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de céréales et d’houblons légèrement herbacés. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointes de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #2495)
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: The best and most authentic Czech Republic style Bohemian Pilsner in a bottle? Probably.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed very fresh soon after purchase. Tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Cloudy dark yellow body topped by a white ring of foam
In long: Nose offers plenty of noble/Saaz hops and a little blossoming countryside field. Taste is everything (and more) that I expect from a bohemian pilsner. Body has a whole lot of cereals with a cookies sensation, a light honey presence and a pillowy mouthfeel. Finish is very grassy, moderately dry, moderately bitter and with a light spicy/floral notes. Fruity flavour limited to a light lemony tartness adding to the drinkability. Basically this is like a one-size-fits all description I give to most excellent bohemian pilsners. However my scores vary greatly because of those qualities that are hard to put into words. And this one had a lot going for it. The freshness sensation was there, the envy to drink 5 pints of it, the disappointment to know that after this bottle we had to drink highly rated imperial stouts/IPAs. Definitely one of the best bohemian pilsner I’ve had in a bottle. Bye it and drink it FRESH. Drinking this beer really took me back to my Czech republic pub-crawl, that freshness sensation, the feeling that beer should be drank all the time and everywhere, I swear I could smell a goulash and I couldn’t understand what the person who served me the beer was saying. Although this last part is probably due to Rastacouere’s fondness for fifteen letter words.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-Tap @ Belmont Station poured into Pint glass.
Pours a pure golden that glows in your glass and has a fluffy white head that never fully dissolves. The aroma is yeast, earthy hops, some nice honey malt aromas and a little biscuit. The flavor has much of the same with the malts being in the forefront and the earthy hops rounding it out. Its flavor is nice and sweet and finishes dry. Its light and very well carbonated. I am by no means a lager-lover but this stuff was damn enjoyable. It wasn’t complex but simple and certainly quenched my thirst and then some.
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The lady behind Belmont Station’s counter insisted that we try this new brewery, she was quite proud they had gotten their hands on some of their bottles. I sure am glad she insisted. This beautiful golden liquid wears a fine frothy white head of respectable durability. Remarkably malty from the first whiff, this is fresh to the bone, very soft, pale biscuity pils malts touched with honey nuances. A hefty dose of noble hops procure complimentary grassy, flowery notes. In mouth, from one sip to the other, I switch my mind if it’s geared more towards malt or hops. Its malts are gorgeous, perfectly extracted pils malts in their prime glory, rendering a relatively thick, gently oily palate whose softness is humbling. At the same time, you could never call it sweet Besides the first millisecond, it grows into dry territory with a crisp, tight and invigorating bitterness. Agressivity is nowhere to be found. This is just a tool to combine utmost refreshment with flavour. While perfectly clean, it has this farmy feel with its mere basic ingredients feeling all so pure and various hints reminiscent of nature and being outdoor. That’s another thing, you could drink it inside your home and you’d feel like you were on top of a mountain. The slightest vegetal DMS undertones are not a nuisance, more or less contributing a green herbal addition to the already deep hop profile. Possibly my favourite American pilsner. An absolute must.