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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Saranac Bohemian Pilsener is a medium bodied Pilsener like the original Pilseners of Czechoslovakia. Brewed with the finest Pilsener malt and Saaz hops, you will find this beer has a crisp, clean taste and leaves you wanting another. Enjoy!


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a straw-colored yellow/gold that is typical of the style. Bready [ilsner malt notes come through in the aroma, overshadowing a too-small amount of hop presence; although the latter may have diminished from age. The palate shows more of the above-mentioned malts in the approach, before a touch of bitterness that doesn’t quite bring the overall flavor into balance; again, one wonders if this was the original intent of the brewer, or simply the ravages of time. The finish is clean and lightly malty. The mouthfeel and carbonation are appropriate to style. In general, the beer is highly drinkable, but suffers mightily from the lack of a real hop presence. Overall, one that would be interesting to try fresher; not overly impressive, not memorably terrible.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
It had a small white head that slowly fades and leaves some nice lace behind on the glass. The body has a light pale golden color with crystal clarity and viable carbonation. The aroma is light clean and simple with floral hop character. It has a crisp taste with a mild biscuity dry malt flavor and floral hops that bring pleasant bitterness. It finishes fairly clean with light bitterness. The palate is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and a vibrant texture.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I poured this into a pilsener glass. The appearance was clear yellow color with a vasty array of carbonated bubbles rising rapidly to fill a quarter finger’s worth of white foaminess. The head ends up dieing within less than a minute and the stringy lacing that is produced just slides right into the body. The smell was somewhat spicy like a Czech Pilsener, but that really didn’t last too long as it just faded into nothing-ness. The taste had a crisp sort of sweet spiciness that left a bit to be desired. There was no aftertaste but it had a dry sweet finish. On the palate, it sat light on the body with a decent amount of sharpness on the mouth and tongue due to the style. Overall, this was not a bad Czech Pilsener, but actually not one to desperately seek out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
[Bottle] Clear golden color with a average looking cap of white foam on top. Aroma is of cereal, herbal hops and some vegetal notes. Taste is of crisp hops, grass, light malts and mineral notes. Dry finish. Lively carbonation. Tasting notes from 12/2011.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Decent pilsener. Golden, crisp, with a heavier than expected body. Hops make this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Clear yellow-gold pour with a medium thin fizzy white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Light body with a mildly bitter grassy hops character and notes of biscuit malt and spice. The finish is short and lightly hoppy. Average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (533) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Aroma: citrusy Saaz hops work with bright, alluring malts--smells straight out of Eastern Europe... Appearance: swiftly effervescent, light golden body that rushes up the flute to stimulate a webbing three-finger white head... Palate: medium-bodied, slightly oily at the throat but substantial enough to be a lager... Taste: flavorful, zesty hops that awaken the tongue; refreshingly smooth, with the slightest hint of corn or hay; some banana and clove as well... Overall: pleasant, softly buffering pilsner--definitely a seasonal that I will seek out in its season...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (641) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2012
12oz into a pint. A dank and muddy smell, some grain, some malt, some rustic overtures of percussive hops. A starter for an average pilsner, nothing more to add to the type, but nothing less. Color is pale gold, moderate yellow, and faint washed orange. Taste is hoppy, seldomly consistent though, and orangincally fresh with citrus resemblance thoughout. A pilsner is as a pilsner does.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
redpooba (400) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Without food or anything pairing with it the beer is really light and forgetful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle. hazy gold, lasting white head. light hop aroma. light almost sweet taste, bit of hops in the finish

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
nothing terrible or outstanding can not add much to what others have said. 12 ounce bottle, leaves a sweet taste on the lips. hint of bitter hops, hint is the key word.


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