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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A Bohemian style golden lager. A profuse maltiness, offsets the slight bitterness from the aromatic Saaz hops resulting in a complex, yet very smooth lager.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (587) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
My dad split a four pack that he found stashed away, lucky me! Clear gold color with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma is grassy and lightly malty with some hints of spice. Flavor is a slightly peppery, spiciness with a bit of doughy malt. Tingly carbonation and a nice, crisp palate. Itís a good beer but I suspect the flavor is fading a bit. I think my dad broke this open just in time.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Recently purchased at Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids, IA. There is not a sensible expiration date on the shoulders of the bottles in this four pack. Anyay, I have tried a couple of times and the beer seems fine. The body is dark gold with a thick and long lasting white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles in my tulip glass. The aroma has some potatoes with some spicy ginger. The taste has some light notes of bell pepper with some spice of black pepper in the finish. All of the flavor is mild and the mouthfeel very soft. This is nice, but needs a little more character. It is possible the hops taste has faded with time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Mostly clear, dark copper in color with a fast, white head. Predominant malt aroma hints at chocolate milk. Hefty in the mouth for a Pils with Saaz adding an Eastern European sharpness to a sour lagered base. Despite having no visible effervescence, the beer left a tingly spiciness on the tongue. Starting to show hints of oxidation, so drink up now.

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Light pale maltiness in aroma and flavor...and some bright pilsener style hops prevalent as well. Very drinkable...almost sessionable. But I would have enjoyed it a bit more if everything were ratcheted-up a couple notches. Could have used a little more carbonation too.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Sprecher Pale Lager pours to a beautiful, bright, pale golden color with a creamy white head, and a lively amount of carbonation. The nose is just bursting with zesty/grassy Saaz hop aroma with a nice back drop of pale malt aroma. The palate is crisp and delicious, lots of good pale malt flavors and a lean, smooth, soft body. This beer finishes with light touches of pale malt flavor up front, and ends with a wondeful, zesty, grassy, hop bite that lingers. WOW! This is a fantastic pilsner, one of the best domestic versions I have ever tasted. It would stand shoulder to shoulder with any Czech or German example. This is a perfect beer to have as an aperitif, and goes well with a number of dishes. Try this with a chicken spanferkel dinner, which consists of spit roasted chicken, German potato salad, saurkraut, and rye bread and butter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Deep gold body with a bubbly white head. The aroma is a bread dough, malty scent with, alas, just a trace of Saaz hopping. Itís a smooth drink, but the malty flavor seems a bit diluted. I would like to have tasted a bit more of the hops in this. Finishes on a watery, malty sweet note.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Grassy, but a bit overly acidic. Sourdoughish malt. Seems unfiltered at the end. Much better than your average bear.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Got one of the last bottles of this lying around as this beer is now retired. Having more in common with an AMC clone than a true pilsner. Light body with a grainy taste and a little citrusy on the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopdog (8823) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
First pour was a medium and clear golden color with a small sized white head. Second pour was very cloudy with lots of floaters. Aromas of mainly grasses with light citrus. Tastes of grass with light malts. Medium sweet. Thinner and watery body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Bottle - thanks to badgerben for the trade. Pours slightly hazy amber with a moderate white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and lots of floral hoppiness. Flavor is much the same as the aroma and ends with a nice subtle bitterness. This is richer than a typical pilsner and benefits from some warming where many pilsners donít. Light to medium body and gently creamy carbonation.


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