CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Thin, white head and an amber body. Grapefruit nose. Flavour of grapefruits and a hop finish. Good.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear straw with white head. Aroma is mild sweet and grassy. Taste is sweet grassy, with light herbal finish. Light body.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden in color, small white head.Florally hop aroma,with sublte malt charcater,finishes very clean.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 Re-rate: Sazz hop nose and biscuity malt aroma. Clear golden coloured with nice white head that recedes to a good cover and thick ring. Hops nicely balance malty flavour with a nice crispness and a restrained but lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Subdues carbonation allows appreciation of the subtleties of this offering at length. On tap at the brewpub. Original rating 6-4-9-4-18=4.1: Somewhat slight hop aroma. Beautiful clear golden caramel colour. Excellent carbonation with a nice clean white head. Very grainy and biscuity flavour with wonderful full-body. Saaz bitterness shines through in the finish. On tap at the brewpub.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright, clear gold. White head. Floral, grassy aroma. Soft, lightly grainy feel. Lovely biscuity, pale malts up front. Crisp hops in the finish. Refreshing Pils.
heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent saazy aroma. Malts are juicy and feel real nice on the tongue. Tandem sweet/dry finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 April 2003 Fruity (apricots) creamy, honey, nice body, tasty but ultimately rather bland. If it weren’t for the smoke, I would probably have gotten more out of these...4/3/7/3/11 2.8
March 2005: very clean, smooth, malty, nice sweet-hoppy balance, lovely subtle bitterness in the finish, very full..clear gold with excellent head retention...much better with little smoke in the establishment.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best Czeck Pilsner I’ve yet had that is brewed in North America. It has a huge Saaz profile, but pretty much all bittering character, perhaps a little in the flavour but none in the aroma. A totally quenching beer.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color. This beer smells and tastes like honeyish grapefruit with a white wine touch.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 Note: Since they’ve switched to whole leaf Saaz (they used pellets before), this beer has gone from very good to world-class. A simply gorgeous BohPils.
Lovely biscuity pils malt and yeast interplay serving as fluffy cushions for the hovering oily, earthy Saaz hoppiness. Mild citrus fruit swimming within. This is a spot-on quality re-creation of the Czech pils which many Czech breweries would be proud of. The only thing which could be improved upon for a perfect emulation would be a loftier head of foam, as this one possesses a very shy, although lingering, ring.
Again, the pils malt cookies and Czech yeast hug so amorously, they are difficult to distinguish separately. Oily, earthy hops are prolonged into a sublime grassy, herbal bitterness, aided into balance by the aforementioned yeast/malt love affair. Citrus fruit are definitely admitted into this humble palace, and converse amicably with all participants. I can practically smell the cheese-filled meat and its paprika sauce, and see the accompanying knedlikys and potato pancakes, this is how real this bohemian pilsner is.
Red roofs, cobblestone streets, intermingling gothic and renaissance architectures, church spires on the expansive town square...peace within me.