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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed in support of the American Homebrewers Association with an award winning recipe by local homebrewer Alex Corona. Pilsner malt and noble Saaz hops converge to create a traditional bohemian Pilsner beer. This beer has a delicate floral hop aroma and crisp malt backbone. OG 13 / IBUs 40 / ABV 5.5


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
Bottoe at home in Salisbury, CT. pours clear gold, effervescent, with a large, frothy off-white head. Has a beautiful aroma, all crisp cereal, modest white bread, straw. Light sweet flavor with good, crisp bitter hay, floral hops, cereal. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp finish, more cereal, biscuits, mild floral notes, simple bread. Great lager.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ GT’s house. Clear golden pour with a white head. Aroma is bready malt, dough, and apple esters. Lightly fruity, yeasty, and maybe a touch soapy. Flavor is too bitter for my tastes. Otherwise, good bread, biscuit, and dough. Fruit esters, some yeast, and a bit of orange peel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9408) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
500mL thanks to WillFunForBeer. Pours a sparkling clear golden, thicker white lacing. Nose takes its sweet time to open up. At first it’s soapy, loads of orange perfume. Finally it opens up to beautiful pale malt grist, oatmeal, fresh oranges. Taste is exceptionally biscuit malt, flashes of DMS from the pilsner malt, nice perfumey orange. Palate is rich, thick biscuit. Really solid Pils here- impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours a clear gold with a slight amber hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice grassy hop note with some crisp yeast and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has sweet grains and a bit of biscuit that is cut by grassy hops and is quite crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
On tap at Lord Hobo with Brian after BBF. Pours a mostly clear golden amber with a thin white head. Big crisp grainy lager notes, lots of grain. Medium-bodied, sweet caramel and malt, toast, toffee. Long grain on a spicy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2013
50cl bottle pours a clear gold with some hazy, white head. Nose of grass, hay, malt, lemon. Flavor is clean, sweet, grass, hay, malt, candy. Clean finish. Decent pils.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4872) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pours bright gold into a stein. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Bready caramel aromas. Soft and well-balanced with cracker and caramel upfront turning dry in the mildly hoppy earth and hay finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4811) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2013
500ml bottle in a lager glass. Pours transparent golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of pale and bread-like malts and some nice floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A good amount of flavor for this style of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Don’t Mean to homer but home run! This is such a thick and rich body with a selicate hop bite , very crisp !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4343) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from Martys, drunk 5/19/15
Deep copper-brass pour has some brighter golden hues to it and a medium to small white head that slowly recedes to cover. Clarity is high.
High minerality and tons of grassy and dry hay-like hoppiness in the nose seems to be fading fast. Never too sure of the bottling dates on their stuff (HINT HINT), but I suspect this one has sat on the shelf for a few months. Still, highly clean, with light sourdough bread notes and some sweet honeyed malts. It all comes together well and delivers an authentic interpretation.
Same, not-quite-as-fresh-as-it-could-be flavor still boasts no flaws or problems. The carbonation seems to dissipate quickly in their bottles that sit, so this one was a little undercarbonated as they usually are, but it created no major problems. Mostly just highlighted the malts which are very well-attenuated here. Spicy hoppiness is real but still an afterthought. As usual, the challenge remains of getting JA beers as fresh as possible without the aid of a bottled on date....
As Auerbrau goes on about their beers not being very good in his review here, I think he is an (unsuspecting) victim of having a very passed-its-prime bottle (though I’m a bit surprised he dosent realize it’s the shelf age and not the beer).


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