Brewed by Brouwerij ’t 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1959) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
Overall: Clouded, dry, some yeast, but nice.
Note: On-tap at Brouwerij ’t IJ. Reviewed 2013-06-29.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2088) - Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy opaque, peachy orange with a large, white head. Aroma is fruity with peach and apricot. Some yeast and grass. Taste is somewhat grainy, fermented fruit (the peach and apricot as well as apple) light yeast and metal. Finishes very dry with a lot of grass. Palate is light with quite a bit of carbonation though not too much. Perhaps would’ve been better to leave the yeast in the bottle. Definitely can taste the house flavor of the ’t Ij yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (159) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2013
On tap @ Brouwerij ’t IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Pours with an hazy dark yellow colour, frothy, short lasting white head. Aroma is moderatley malty, and has notes of citrus and herbs. Moderately bitter, little sweet. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 13, 2013
Szalmasárga, tükrösen tiszta belsejű sör, amit egy jól felvert tejszín színű és állagú hab véd mindentől kitartóan. Illata esőutáni szénás, virágos, picit élesztős, német komlós. Íze citrusos, malátás, élesztős, igen komlós, száraz, kesernyés. Könnyű teste van és igen szénsavas. Utóíze kesernyés, száraz és igen kitartó. Ez bizony egy nagyon jól sikerült pilseni, bármikor elfogadnám egy baráti sörözéshez.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2013
33cl bottle. Thick white head. Hazy blond pour. A good pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (495) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
Bought a bottle at Bert’s Bierhuis. Aroma of hops, grass and hay. Has a trouble blonde color and a soapy white head, which stays very long, and is perfectly carbonated. Taste is sweet and dry and the afterdrunk is very bitter. A well balanced pilsner, I absolutely loved it. One of best pilsners in Holland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1319) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle at Reading Beer Festival 2013. Slightly opaque pils with an ok head. Fair taste, but a bit boring. Decent for its style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2013
Small white head. Hazy opaque pale yellow body. Yeasty herbal aroma is vague. Dry resiny mealy taste with herbal spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly astringent mouthfeel. Dryish milky resiny orangey aftertaste with spicy soft metal notes. Nice, drinkable, odd. Grassy. (0.33l bottle at Café Gollem, Amsterdam.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamedra (716) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2013
Láhev 330 ml. Po nalití příjemné klasické aroma chmele, Pěna je vysoká jemná a krasně světle sněhová, držící a velmi příjemná na rtech. Barva samotného piva je zlatá. Chuťově je pivo vyvážené hořké tak akorát lehce štiplavé a celkově příjemně pitelné. Jedná se o vskutku dobrou cizokrajnou Plzeň.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 1, 2013
Darft @ ’t Ij.
Straw yellow, opalescent appearance with a froathy stable white head. Grass, herbal hops and some yeast in the aroma. Medium bodied beer with a light malty base, fresh hops with straw and herbs, dry aftertaste.

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