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RATINGS: 1138   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2007
Very mild grainy aroma. Clear, pale golden. Very skunky, wet dog flavour with sour boring dry experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (3681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2007
On tap at Flying Pie Boise. Pours out a light straw. Topped with a white head. Not a bad aroma a little yeast in the tast. Not bad at all for a Pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Pours pale gold white head with some bubbles. Sweet dry light apple aroma. Big bittersweet hoppy flavor with mouth puckering finish. Amazing how much these reviews differ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
A little different from the Czech Pils I’ve been drinking a lot of lately. Mostly hops, a little spicyness and malts in there. I put back a few so I guess it was an easy drinking beer. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1957) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2007
Light aroma of yeast and malt. Golden color withmedium to thick white head. Mild yeast taste with a slight bit at the end. Chewy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
bottle at dicarlo’s tasting. the only thing i really remember about this is that it toally lacked any saaz hop character and thus didn’t seem at all like a pilsener. i think i would put it pretty close to a cleaner pale lager. i see it’s a bohemian pilsener, but it was more malt and almost no bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2007
Date: 3/30/2007
Serving: 12 oz bottle. Thanks Matt!
Event: Weekly Friday night tasting.
Location: River’s Bend Wine & Spirits.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Smells like a traditional Czech Pils (noble spicy hoppiness) with some extra maltiness.
Appearance: Clear gold with a thin white head.
Flavor: Spicy noble hops, light malt. Well balanced and controlled. Good level of bitterness.
Palate: Crisp and clean. Medium body.
Overall: Excellent Czech-style Pilsner that is true to the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2007
I seriously hope this was just a bad bottle. Poured very fizzy. Noticed tiny floaties,like micro sea monkeys hanging around under the bottom of the foam for a couple minutes. Nast off sour aroma with spoiled grain. Much like the super cheap baltic beers. First sip was the same as aroma. Left it alone for a few minutes and it became herbal and crisp. I did manage to finish it but this was near drainpour. Left me longing for a "Silver Bullet"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 12oz bottle. Pours a clear, medium golden color; fluffy white head with great retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma, showing candy sugar and citrus and prominent mineral notes. Medium-to-full, chewy mouthfeel: wonderful candy sugar chewiness, with a lively citrus and vanilla-laced, effervescent core - ridiculously tasty, balanced, and drinkable. How did they put all this into a 5% bohemian pilsener? Long, citrus and marshmallow finish. EDIT: rerated on the West Coast, at the brewery: hugely bitter and rather prominent astringency for a pilsner...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5186) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 The body is a pretty and deep gold with plenty of carbonation and an eggshell colored head. The aroma has some grass and raw potatoes. There is a decent earthy foloral note, like smelling a freshly weeded flower bed. The taste is fairly spicy with some notes of parsnips. There is also some strong character of green bell pepper. A little too much of the earthy hops, but at least it’s a change from your typical pils.

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