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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(bottle): Clear orange-yellow body with medium off-white head. Aroma is sharp grassy, then some malts -- caramle mostly. Taste starts with a pleasant sweetness that complements the strong but not overwhelming grassy bitterness that dominates this beer. Some floral flavor shows up as the beer warms. Medium body, a bit fuller than I'd expected.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopdog (8852) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2002
A very pleasant and smooth lager with sufficient malt and not over-hopped.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5465) - 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. It’s 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5099) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2002
A cross between a bohemian pils and a helles lager. Golden color with a white fluffy head. Seems to lack hops for a pils and backbone malt for solid lager. Drinkable, but nothing extraordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Light gold color with a thin head. Dry malt aroma. Fairly grainy and malty taste with a hint of hops. I would have done better to have it colder, but it’s fairly tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2002
Pale yellow in color with a thin head that disipated quickly out of the bottle. There are some malt flavors but nothing very complex. A little thin in the body. There was an almost metallic tang in the finish. Not my favorite pilsner.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
I absolutely love this lager. It's beauty lies in its subtleties, which can easily be missed by those looking for the maltiest or hoppiest beer. A definite yeasty flavor permeates the solid malt body and little bitterness can be found. A session lager of the highest order.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
A true Bohemian Pils this is not despite the commercial description. What it is is a damn fine American lawnmower lager. Pours a really nice golden with a white head of fine bubbles. Definite emphasis on malt and slightly sweet rounded out by a kiss of Saaz (the Schlitz reference is intentional, though this is a much cleaner beer with no apparent adjunct character). One of those brews that seems to jump down your throat even when served at proper Pilsener temperature.


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