Brewed by Brouwerij ít IJ
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Plzeň goes to show that a beer doesnít need a lot of alcohol to be special. With its fine, hoppy flavour, this 5% blond beer can certainly hold its own against the stronger beers. Brewed only from pale barley malt, this is a floral beer with delightful, hoppy aromas of hay and fresh grass. Deliciously dry, with a long-lasting aftertaste. We named the beer after the Czech town of Plzeň, from which Pilsner beers originate. Despite that, our Plzeň is not a Pilsner; it is a refreshing, bitter, top-fermented beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2197) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Pours an yellow, golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells malts, hops and dusty. Tastes hops, malts and very bitter. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2229) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Citroengele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt piks, hop. Smaakt bitter fris, hop en citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2420) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
Grassy aroma of citrus fruits, grains, floral hops. Flavour is light sweetness, hoppy, with some nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite tasty and refreshing, would drink again were I to return to the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4243) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
On tap @ ít IJ. Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is grassy with floral notes, hay and nice hoppy presence. Taste is floral and grassy with fresh cereals and light lingering bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Clean and crisp. I like the long aftertaste in that one. Super grassy too. Quaffable. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (629) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
On tap @ Brouwerij ít IJ. Golden yellow with white foam head. Fruity hop aroma. Hoppy bitter taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (12296) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
330ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergieŖt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit schŲner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig hopfig, grasig. Geschmack hopfig malzig, leicht fruchtig herb, getreidig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (974) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
On draft from brewery tap, clean tasting pilsner, good of its type. Easy drinking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1139) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
On tap @ Brouwerij ít IJ. Clear blond, average white head. Aroma citrus, hoppy, leaves, grass. Taste light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation, long lasting fine bitter finish. I wish all the lagers were like this, very good flavor and aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at Brewery. Golden with medium white head with nice lacing. Light aroma of bananas and some grass notes. Medium body with some sweetness and a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1778) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Pale hazy, yellow/gold with a frothy, creamy, lacy, disappearing, white head. Smells of citrus, fruit and floral hops, toasted malt, yeast and some grass. Light-medium oily body. Soft sweet taste of wheat and fruit with a medium biscuit and a medium bitter grassy finish. It was nice enough to drink but needed more sweetness. A decent pils nonetheless.

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