RateBeer
overall
81
97
style
Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

bottled
available

on tap
common

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plzeň goes to show that a beer doesn’t 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2003
This beer has a light yellow body - hue with a flavor initial flavor and a light body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Golden hazy body with small off-white head. Aroma is flowery, yeasty, melon, citrus. Taste starts moderate sweet, fruity and floral, turns lemon and grassy bitter. Medium body.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ilicvladimir (6) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
The best beer in the world, to put it in short. Unfortunately, the general public is not too informed about its existance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Best by '02 on bottle: Aroma is interesting to say the least. Rubber band, light citrus, woody. Hazy golden hue. Big white head. Very much like a watered down triple, as austin p. says. Spicy, light fruit, citric, bitter, yeasty and all funked out. A very drinkable beer, but this will surprise your palate no doubt. Im very impressed. Very dry, quenching, light bodied, velvety smooth, with a big bitter finish. The yeast is just incredible here, providing a generous flavor boost. mmmmm.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2003
This is a very nice but terribly overpriced pils. My sample was a drunk a year after its expiration date. It showed gorgeous head and lacing over a cloudy pale gold body. The aroma was exactly like Warsteiner/Bitburger--good light mix of hops and malt. Malt character was friendly, some citric and sour qualities, finishing long with the sort of dull bitterness found in some of the trappist ales (versus the sharp pils bitterness of Jever). Excellent pils--sort of a mix of a Belgian Ale (given the hop character) and Rhineland Pils.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (1977) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Cloudy golden colored, thick lasting white head, beautiful. Very flowery nose, hops, hint of honey even. Smooth hopbitter finish, flowery again. Lasting bitter finish. Absolutely phenomenal pilsener, perhaps even the best i know.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2002
A flowery, Belgian-style witbier with lots of spicy kick. Not really a pilsener in the traditional sense, so don’t buy this expecting Pilsner Urquell. I see this brew as more of a watered-down tripel in taste (and I don’t mean that as a bad thing). Heavily carbed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3593) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2002
Bottle conditioned. Gold, with an excellent fluffy white head with lots of lace and good condition. Fruity aromas simmilar to a wit but without the spiciness, hints of hoppiness. Honeyed hop flavours, refreshingly tart and bready. Good balance of fruitiness and hop bitterness in the finish. Adding the yeast midway through changes it from a ale-like pils to a triple lite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
Bottled. Golden colour, very hazy. Lively with creamy head. Lightly flowery, citrusy aroma. Dry and rather light bodied, with some yeasty witbier character and an aromatic finish with moderate bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2002
Hoppy aroma and flavor. Citrus. Pretty dark and cloudy for a pilsener. Just a bit thin, but with a long hopbitter finish. The definite Czech-type pilsener, brewed in Amsterdam. Highly recommended.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 23 24 25  26  27


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50