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


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RATINGS: 278   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 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Licht gouden-geelenkleur en een beetje wazig. Schuimig wit bierhoofd. Veel carbonatie. Licht boeket; gras, hooi, druiven, melkbrood, citroenen. Licht zoet, licht bitter smaak. Gematigd bitter eind. Middelmatig gewicht, waterig/fluweelachtig textuur, levendig carbonatie. Prima!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Pours a fluffy snow white head on a hazy golden body - how nice to see an unclear pilsener! Dominating yeast and citrus aroma, very fruity with a herby tone. Sharp yeast, grass and herb flavor with distinct ít IJ characters. Little thin in the body, but a very different and interesting pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle: Clear gold with a lasting white head. Lacks aroma, mildly citrusy with some slight grainy malt. Flavour is a balance of honey clean malts and a citric slightly flowery hop finish. Very mellow, and less hoppy than I expect for a Pilsener. Still a pleasant beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle. Light yellow, small white head. Citrusy aroma. Fresh straw like taste, refreshing. Light on the tongue. Almost a white wine vinegar taste in here as well. Started on quite nice, but I found it a little bland and watery as it finished (this was a pretty old bottle too mind you). Not bad though, and a rare treat, thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 mmmm...lovely. left this beer opened in the fridge for almost 24 hrs., and there was still enough carbonation. lightyellow/hazy beer with a nice white head. aroma: citrus, yeast, pineapple. taste: sourish, bitter, little sweet, typical ij-ish yeast, citrussy. finish is long, grassy and hopbitter. medium body with good co2. one of the best pilsners iíve had. #70 Re-Rate: Iím starting to like this beer more and more. The funk gets me, such a great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11360) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
Bottled @ Kō 2005: Yellow coloured. Clear. Off white head. Sweet, malty and fruity aroma. Yeast, spice(Corriander), light soap, banana and grape in the flavour. Is medium bitter in the end, and has a medium body, giving a nice long duration on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
Light hazy golden colour with a white head. Light sweet malty light spicy aroma and taste, very bitter. Medium body and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2005
This is a welcome change to the usual procession of strong ales in this stable of beers. Good presentation in the glass although a little hazy for the style. There is a strong presence of herbaceous hop aroma somewhat like a Jever Pils. The flavour is dry and clean with a slight back palate of sourness that does not detract from the overall enjoyment of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Hazy golden colour with a white head. Malty aroma with a nice sweetness and a balanced hoppyness. Flavor starts malty then becomes bitter and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2005
this place is the greatest place in amsterdam....off the beaten path but gives you íreal feelí for lacal life....and beer brewed in a windmill, how could you go wrong. all their beers have the same yeasty belgium quality to them...this didnt remind me of a pilsener at all had a golden nice thick thatch top head. coriander and citrus notes. good and refreshing. some off characteristics as well.

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