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RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Yellow with nice white head. Malty aroma more than hoppy, which is surprising considering that it comes from L. Flavor is nicely balanced with some discrete fruitiness and firm bitterness in the finish. The mouth feel sets it apart from many bottled Czech pilsners, as it has quite pleasant carbonation and a nice round mouth feel. Could be more crisp in the finish, but still a very example of a hard-to-brew-right style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Golden colour with a small foamy snowwhite head. Classic czech hoppy bitter aroma with grassy notes and a light sweetness. Malty cereal flavor with a dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2005
12oz bottle from Fordest! Pours a clearm light orange/yellow color with a white foamy head. a few bubbles meander towards the surface. nose is light honey, corn, straw, hay, some light apples. Taste is corny, hay, straw, ligh thoney, and some hops, a bitter finish. Clean palate on the swallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
On Guest tap, 21st Amendment, San Francisco. Golden Yellow, big thick white head. Strong Czech pils hops in aroma. Sweet taste with nice bitterness. Medium mouthfeel - certainly thicker and more body than I was expecting. Maybe just a little too sweet, otherwise a very solid and flavourful pils than blew the house beers out of the water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Thanks to Darkelf for this one. Crisp like an authentic Bohemian pils. Looks good. Small white head on top of the darkest and most hazy pilsner I have had. There is much more malt aroma than I expected, along with a light, fruity aroma as well. The hops are mild in the aroma and the flavor. Low carbonation, and a light, bitter hop aftertaste. This is the most ale like pils I have had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
This was the worst of the bunch to be honest. Not a great pilsner, dry and crisp but just was missing something. Can’t all be winners I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
poured a clowdy yellow with a nice creamy white head.aroma was of honey,pepper,and apple juice.flavor was much of the same with a bit of sugar as well.pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Nice golden color with decent sized white head. No real noticable smells besides alcohol. Lots of carbonation. It just kept bubbling long after it was poured. Probably the most crisp beer I’ve had in a long while. But besides some slight bitterness flavor was lacking. Still, a good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Weak malty aroma and a sweet malty and hoppy taste, peppermint. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Fully golden with a nice, creamy, white head. Malty aroma with a touch of aroma hops. Quite hoppy with an underlying malty sweetness. Rather neat and close to it’s Czech ideal. 171005

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