maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Promises much and delivers most of it. This can be fantastic and can also be rubbish. It is clearly very effected by the draught system used and I have drunk this thinking it was crap and I have also had this marvelling at the complexity and clarity. Still, I am not a lager fan at all but this is one of the best no doubt. Great with fish. This is a real mood beer. Hot day, tight bikini's, scorching sun ... nothing better.
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Upon opening, I smelled a certain striped desecrator of flavor on the nose. We all know, however, that drinking beer is about "image," and this "foreign-looking" green bottle is preferred by the trendy and sophisticated swillers of the world, apparently. Luckily, light hops restored their aromatic dominance (although they weren't exactly dominant), and the golden-colored body is flavorful, hitting the tongue with slightly spicy hops upon sipping, and opening to sweet, smooth malt and lemon flavors upon the swallow. From what I've read about this beer, I believe I escaped the brunt of my furred adversary's tail-based attack.
jnels30 (3) - USA - JUN 20, 2003 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As a pilsner its fine. As a beer it's average.Taste is clean but I thought it was too dry. Not worth the price unless you are a die-hard pilsner fan.
CEZ (399) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle] The perfect beer glass: clear, shiny golden color, medium carbonation, and a nice, lasting white head. The aroma is herbal and hoppy, but disappointingly faint. Taste is crisp, clean and dry. Light and drinkable without being too thin, and flavourful enough to satisfy your palate with just the perfect amount of Saaz bitterness.
DirtyD79 (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent Pilsner beer. Such a sin it costs as much as it does because I could drink one of these all day long.
DJost (4) - Holley, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was introduced to this wonderful beer about fifteen years ago and am very pleased to find it growing in popularity. It has become one of my standards.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have sampled bot the American version and the Non imported.This is a rating of the non imported.The pils poured clean with a small head.The flavor had more body than its american version.The finish had some bitterness to it , but overall this is much better than what i had before.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap- Rich O's New Albany, Indiana. Golden color, nice white fluffy head which dissipates quickly. Light aroma of hops and malt. Goes down well. Crisp, clean, refreshing.
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The Original, a great change in beers, but I believe others out there have beaten the orignal on taste and flavor. But heck, this was the first Pilsener, so it deserves some respect. But I don't like it.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Quality is critical (and unfortunately variable) for this one. Evidently this beer does not travel/store well and can develop off flavors (a typical green bottle import problem). From a fresh keg, this beer can be superb-probably as good as any other Pilsner or Lager. Stay away from the bottled version. The variable quality of this one makes it difficult to rate. When fresh, this is a classic, hoppy Bohemian Pils.