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RATINGS: 110   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)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 rating from draft and bottles, dozens and dozens. faint hazed gold with fluffy and rigid white head with infinitely lasting retention. minerallic calcite nose with pillowy and fluffy yeast, and the honey and butter-tinged biscuit pils malt gives it rigid and unwavering support for noble hop brightness, pungency and bitterness. exceptionally full and rich malt through and through. ridiculously quenching acid, musty and pungent hop aromatics, touches of lemon oil and citrus pith, perfectly-suited bitterness to the Moravian-like biscuit / honey malt sweetness... this is an astoundingly brilliant and delicious czech pilsner. I usually have some measure of doubt in my opinions of beer, but I stand fully behind this one: best lager ever made in America, no question. endlessly expressive and shapeshifting. after multiple revisits and hundreds of German and Czech pilsners under my belt, I feel this rating should in the high 4s or maybe even perhaps 5.0.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - JUN 28, 2012
poured from bomber into glass. Pours a great clear straw color with a small head. Crisp and pristine with really good aromas of crackers, noble hops, and grains. Very good depth and very aromatic. Really good light body with a delicious crisp feel and flavors of crackers, biscuits and noble hops. This was a spot on pilsner. Wonderful lighter body and real crisp. It was a real good night capper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle served in a flare pilsner. Pours light yellow with orange hues. Has a light haze beneath a short-medium white top. Decent retention and solid lace. Bright aroma of lemon and herbal hops with a bit of bready malts. The flavor profile matches the nose to a tee. Light body, good carbonation, oily texture, and a crisp bitter finish. Reminds me of Victory Braumeister Pils.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1929) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Tasted on 5/10/12 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade with hannont. Pours lightly hazy yellow golden with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is pale cereal malt, with some spicy and herbal hops, simple, but very clean and balanced. The flavor is cereal and very light hay and bread malt moving to the spicy, herbal, and nicely bitter hops. The body is light with average carbonation and a long pleasantly bitter, spicy hops finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
keenanrobbins (19) - - FEB 7, 2012
I tend to be more a dark beer person, but this surprised me. Flavorful, but smooth - without the bitter finish I find in a lot of pilsners.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2012
well, hats off to the guys at Heater Allen, they wanted to make great lagers, and they’ve managed to make the best Pilsener in the world. WTG.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle pour big thanks to Brandon for the pour! Nice clear orange-ish yellow with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of grass, hay, some slight cereal and biscuity cracker, hints of caramel, grassy pine notes with a touch of nice earth qualities. Taste is a nice mix of grassy pine notes, biscuity cracker, touch of earth and really nice sweet pils malt finish. Clean and super balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Bottle @ Brandon’s, courtesy of B. Huge thanks! Clear, golden, orangish appearance with a white head. Very clean, crisp, pale pils malty, grassy hoppy aroma. Big straw, grass, sort of chalky, grainy pils malty, very clean flavor. Wow, what an excellent brew! Update: tasted four bottles from various stores in Portland and while some have a bit of an eggy/sulfur quality, when you get a good bottle, it’s a thing of beauty. FUCK YEAH.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle thanks to kan for bringing this one back to try. Pours hazy yellow wh heat nose really grassy, pepper, Flavors are peppery, sweet doughy character, real spicy finish, lively palate, slight toasted malt to it, tasty stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bomber poured into my newly purchased Bailey’s Taproom snifter - hazy golden with a soapy lace - lovely nose of honeyed pils malt, moderate mineral notes and grassy, floral noble hops - lively carbonation in the mouth - crisp and dry - crackery malts and fairly strong, herbal, grassy hops - like most of its German brothers, words do not do I justice - it is simple awesome - sweet baby Jesus - probably one of the best pilsners I have ever had - damn.


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