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RATINGS: 1138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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%.


Acetobacter's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Experienced on tap in a shaker glass. The beer pours a lightish amber color, with a low white head. The nose shows a touch of traditional bready malt character, but lacks the floral hop aroma found in classic examples of the style. Instead, the aroma almost resembles a macro-brew, rather than a traditional Czech pilsner. The palate is malt-forward up front, showing a slight, if noticeable, residual character of pilsner malt. Hops come in to balance, but again seem somewhat short. Mouthfeel is fine. Carbonation is perhaps a touch low, but suitable to this drinker’s preferences. The finish is quite clean, leaving a very slight lingering bitterness on the palate. Overall, perhaps a sample that had gone through more age than intended, as it falls somewhat short of expectations.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft at Boll Weevil. Pretty good pils. Hops were evident but obviously not overpowering. Bready malts and a final product that went down smooth and refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 25, 2015
6%ABV. Czech Pilsner Poured out a light gold color, 6şSRM. Bubbly and effervescent. Very inviting. Nose was full of breadlike aromas of yeast, bread dough, wheat flour. There is that wet cement nose of live yeast. Intriguingly, there was nose of steamy corn like putting your face in a bowl of hot buttered corn! Pronounced carbonation. Palate was full of bread dough, wheat flour, water cracker, pale malt. Abrupt bitter hops on the palate, pine, grass, like sucking on green wheat stalks. Good bitter finish with rich hoppy character. Enough to deserve the label "pilsener" Goes on favorites list.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (390) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2015
12oz pour from refrigerated bottle into a stange. Yellow, clear, very well carbonated, fluffy white head, and great lacing. Perfect appearance for a pils. Body is bready and a little yeast. Medium body, creamy. Sweet and biscuity. A well-done pils.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1273) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap at Flamez. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Pilsner malt and some hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hinez57 (197) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Grassy pils malt aroma with a bit of herbal hop character on the nose with hints of lemon and grass. Pale straw colored with thin white head, good lacing. Very herbal-floral forward hop flavors. Palate is okay but the high carb rate, accurate for style, makes the pallate a bit harsh and carbonic bite tends to accentuate bitterness. Overall it has some wonderful characteristics and hits the notes of the style. It’s certainly an expressive representation of the style and that’s great. However, there is something about it that throws the balance a tad off. Will absolutely drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3909) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Clear gold body. Head is slight. Nose fruity, of pineapple and citrus. Taste is sweet, more citrus and malts. Oily texture. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosco (236) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Almost clear light pale yellow with ultra fine particulate in suspension (could not decipher bottle code for freshness). Head and lacing disappearing quickly, leaving behind some layers. Has some bitterness and complexity but falls short overall. $9.99/12oz sixer at Publix Boca Raton Florida

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (885) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2015
On tap at Cedar Creek Feb 1, 2015. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of straw and hay hops. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, light malt and hops. Overall rich, flavorful with some complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (411) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Dry, malt, yeast character with a spicy note. Mildly sweet. Crisp dry finish. Enjoyable enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Austin_Ripper (60) - Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2015
pours a crystal clear gold color with a white head. smells like floral hops. taste is lightly bitter and refreshing. very refreshing in the summer heat.


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