Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, so it’s very seldom fresh at all in North America. I just remember a few years ago in Halifax when I had some straight off the boat. That’s where these high marks come from. When fresh, this is a first-rate pilsner. When not fresh, well, it’s like any other beer that isn’t fresh. Usually on this side of the ocean you’ll want to get it on tap or from the can, to avoid skunkage.
chrisv10 (13819) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 50 cl can. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, straw, little bitter and hops. Flavour is malt, hops, little citrus, little butter, little sweet and a little bitter.
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Golden colour with a white head.Fruity aroma. Weak bitter and malty flavour. weak bitter finish.
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clean hop aroma, not so hoppy as American pale ales, but hoppy. Golden amber color with a decent white head. Medium mouthfeel. Instant hit of hop bitter, quickly balanced by malt. And it goes on like that. Bitterness is ever present, and the malt still hangs in at the finish. It’s not a lot of malt, but it’s not a gigantic amount of hop either. Bitter enough to keep around the mouth. Won’t replace a decent ale, but better than 90+% of the filtered golden lagers.
Beerhunter111 (13053) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig malzig, grasig, getreidig. Geschmack hopfig bitter, malzig, getreidig.
Tmoney99 (12740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Cclear amber color with large white head. Aroma has medium hop tone. Flavor is hop and and malt with a medium bitter hop finish
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good pilsner, made in the town the style is named after, Plzen. The malts are nice, but don’t be fooled -- the malts are only there to serve as a counterweight to the blast of Bohemian hops. i’m not a big pilsner fan, but i’m always happy to drink this one. One suggestion: hit the brewery -- it tastes better in Plzen than it does in the States (slightly different recipe).
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Good Bohemian pilsner taste in this brew.
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malty aroma with some citrus. Appearence is wonderfull, fully lasting creamy head. Heavy bitter flavour, with average duration. Soft carbonated.
Christian (12190) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2016 Golden with a big, frothy head. Hops-dominated nose of pine and grass with some malt. Rich hoppy flavour resulting in a long-lasting bitterness with a solid malt backbone. This is probably the one style where the original standard is still one of the most interesting versions, at least when fresh on tap in the Czech Republic...