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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Josephsbrau Plznr (pilsner) is a celebration of noble hops from central Europe. This style of beer was developed by German brewmaster Joseph Groll in 1849 in the town of Plzen (Pilsen), Bohemia (modern day Czech Republic) and was the first beer to be brewed golden and clear. This beer’s pin-point fine bitterness is perfectly accentuated by its crisp body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
This beer pours a clear golden color. It has a strongly wheaty aroma but is much more bitter than you would expect from the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4692) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Dark gold beer with a white head. Aroma is significant grain. Refreshing afterbite. A bit on the malty side, but I guess that’s where a beer should be

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bavarian81 (150) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Poured a deep gold color. Aroma is earthy and bready. It’s quite crisp and dry with a hoppy finish. It’s alright

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (2458) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2016
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma - Malt body with some hop bitterness - The malt and some bitterness goes into the finish - This was ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2616) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, obviously. Clear gold with lasting dense head and lace. Grassy earthy wet hay aroma with some lightly toasted raw honey sweetness. Fairly herbal earthy bitterness medium assertive and a nice light and lively body to accentuate it. A very good very flavorful pilsner. Not delicate but tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
From a bottle at a friend’s party. Happier tha expected. Bready and malty too. Not great but not bad for what it is

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. A: Clear gold body that seems very placid except for the firm foam white head. N: Corn, sulfur, minerality, iron, coriander and a touch of clove. Lots of cereal grains and oats. Lots of earth. T: Very dirty mix of sweetness and bitterness. M: Light body, no alcohol, softer carbonation. O: Mediocre. Really could be a lot cleaner and in desperate need of a more assertive hop touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Paid $1.17 for a 12 oz. bottle. I used proper glassware for this beast! Aroma is bready malt, corn and weak grass.

The base of the beer cereal grain. Light malt extract. I smelled grass but could find any hops in the flavor. Body is light/ borderline watery. I knew this was not going to be the best new beer find of 2016 but NOT totally awful at the price. I was drinking on the cheap on this Friday night, so this did its job.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma is cereal grain and wet newspaper. Taste is very soapy, astringency, grain...bordering between sort-of-drinkable and pour it down the drain, but more on the positive side of that. Would be better with food as opposed to the way I’m having it, on its own.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1410) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear golden brew with white head. Nice but somewhat weak hoppy aroma. Taste is basically the classic Pilsener style ala Pilsener Urquell - light malts up front with a good grassy / bitter hops finish. A bit on the tame side but as someone who at times likes a lighter bodied brew, I would make this a standard if it was available locally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
Purchased at Trader Joe in Vegas. Pours a light hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy warm cap, good retention and lacing. Grainy smell at first with bread notes, but then some citrus spicy-grassy hops appear. The taste is quite cereal grain-like with some light sweetness and hops in the finish. Citrus-grass ones. Not so much a Czech-style lager, but a pretty decent refreshing grainy one.

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