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RATINGS: 1122   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2006
My first impression of this is was not good and got only slightly better with a clean palate. The aroma is very faint and has a yeasty malt character. The head is thin but laces well and is longstanding. Is this a German or Czech style Pilsner? The taste continues to grow on me but I will keep the lower score due to the aroma, appearance (very hazy) and initial impression on the palate. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle@Plan B, Copenhagen Not much aroma but a big american hop feel to the flavour. Very nice pils, but not what I’d describe Bohemian...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Dave from Sew Sporty in CA. Aroma is lightly sweet along with some light grassy and hay-like hops. Pours a bright transparent gold with small white head. Flavor starts with some light sweetness with light caramel and a hint of lager yeast. Finishes with lots of grassy hops. Bitterness sticks around in the aftertaste for a while. This is one of the more hoppy pilsners I’ve had. While I’m not a pilsner fan, this is about as good as I would expect one to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours a foamy white head with gold color. Taste is creamy, medium grain, secondary hops. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and murky golden color with an averaged sized white head. Some small floaters. Aromas of grain, honey, spices and a little musty. Tastes of honey, grain, cereal, lemons, and light straw. On the sweeter side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Bottle. Clear gold to light amber with a frothy white head, bubbles streaming in columns from bottom to top. Light grain and hay aroma with a clean hop nose. Flavor of biscuity and cereal malt, pleasantly slightly sweet offset by a sturdy hop profile. Maltiness a bit richer than other pilsners. Mild hop bitterness on the finish and aftertaste. Well crafted take on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2006
The pour was a darker yellow color average head at best zero lacing. Aroma was pils malts mostly. Flavor was the same with some caramel in there with some grass. Not a typical pil the way i am use to. Not bad at all just not a pils for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Had this from bottle. I Was expecting more from this beer, but I really didn’t enjoy it too much. I tasted alot of alcohol, or maybe it was just me. Flavor was a bit hoppy and dry, it’s an ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
Hazy light amber color. Light malt, caramel and smokey aroma. The flavor has a sharp, dry malt character with a caramel-like bitterness. Very long final, no hop aromas; flat. Not bad, but absolutely not a Czech Pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
brewtopia 10/21/06. Aroma is pretty hoppy, and some grains. Taste is hoppy, grainy, with some light malt. good pils.

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