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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is our take of the renowned Bohemian-style pale lager that you might find in Bavaria or the Czech Republic. Ours is a little more golden, rounder, and a little more malt driven than many other versions. The beer possesses strong hop character that is balanced by its rich, round, malty palate. Refreshing and balanced, this beer is a favorite of our winery friends during harvest. (1.014 BG, 5.0%, 38 IBU, 4 SRM)


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
granthum (1) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Great beer, not much head, sweet clean taste. Aftertaste of sweet fruity caramel as well as the classic aftertastes you get from pilseners.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22oz bottle at home - pours a pale yellow with a rocky white head. Aroma is freshly milled grains, yeast, and herbaceous thyme. Flavors are sweet grains up front with spicy hops in the back creating a perfect balance. This is a truly delicious domestic Pils and a go to for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bomber pours light yellow with a big light white head. Leaves a huge amount of lacing on the glass. Flavor is first hops, rather bitter, then grass. Aroma is hops. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, medium carbonation. This is a well-made pilsener, pleasant and light enough to drink more than one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Bottle at home with friends. Pour is bright golden straw color with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Big grassy, noble hoppy, minerally, chalky, almost fruity, snappy, crackers, and cereal aroma. Very fresh and clean. Taste is cookie, grainy, fresh hops, almost lemony, fresh cut grass, so minerally, effervescent, bright and floral with a lightly bitter finish. Airy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Beautifully balanced, clean, easy-drinking, and hoppy. No off-flavors to be found and I could literally chug this stuff. Wish I could buy cases of it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bomber to pint glass (shared with the Mrs.; thanks Jason). Looks good; a slightly hazy golden orange with white head. Smells solid; a pleasant hop profile with notes of citrus, malt, and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a smooth but snappy mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Clear golden pour from a bomber - thanks Chris! Soft wheat nose on this one, lots of flavor - easy to drink, refreshing, hoppy and just enough bitterness on the finish. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear yellow, with a thin but sturdy white head. Smells grassy, like freshly mown hay, and a good bit of pine. Very crisp palate. Good firm malt base and a snappy, crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (786) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Tin Bucket, PDX. Slight hazy gold with a white cap. Tangy, resinous hoppy fruitiness abounds. It’s heavy on the hop bitterness but retains a nice pilsner character. Some hoppy lagers taste like an IPA’s poor cousin, but this feels more in line with what I expect.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
22-Aug-13 (22-oz bottle: Thursday Night Bottle Share, shared by Eric)
This beer pours a hazy yellow-gold bogy with half an inch of white head that settles to a ring. The nose is grassy hops and grainy malt with a touch of malt husk. It’s similar on the palate, showing medium-bitter hops with a grassy, almost weedy flavor and a very grainy, slightly sweet malt, but there’s a perception of huskiness that’s most noticeable in the evolution and finish. The bitterness lingers for a long finish too, leaving a final impression centered around the hops. It’s light in body and medium in carbonation with a dry mouthfeel. Overall, this Pilsener is just too hoppy and bitter; it overwhelms the malt base. Although a good amount of hop flavor would be fine for an American-style Pilsener, it’s the hop bitterness that is over done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
22oz rec’d in a trade from writerljberg. Being in a pils mindset lately, I was quite excited to take this one down. Pours slightly just slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice pillow white head that lasts. Scent is grassy, some spicy hops. Taste pops and what sets this pils apart. Hops pop more, big grassy, spicy, herbal. A bit dry and refreshing and taste lingers for a while. Damn boooyyyee!


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