Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GSAP (408) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
Alles klopt aan dit pils, fiere kraag, krachtig aroma van bloemen en fel bitterzoet met dito afdronk, fris prikkelend. Alleen de fles is te klein.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pale yellow beer with a white head. There’s a nice pale malt base to the aroma along with some cracker notes. A bit of floral hops, yeast, and some fruity esters. Just a bit of a grassy hop profile. The flavor is a bit sweeter with some biscuit and cracker malt notes. Floral hops, light grass, and a hint of bitterness. Not as much in the way of fruit or esters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
note666 (1097) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2012
2012 - 09 - 24 330ml bottle. light orange, light hazy colour. medium, fading, white head. hay in aroma. light bitter taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1234) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 29, 2012
Tap. Color orange with medium white head. Aroma malt, fruits, grass, yeast. Taste yeast, fruits, grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 Hazy golden with solid white foam head lacing to glass. Aroma is bitter hop, so is taste. Bitter with some citrus. Aftertaste is nice bitter. Good beer while celebrating my wifes Birthday. (Velp 201206)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
felipelo (15) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2012
This beer is not a Bohemiam Pilsner. In a quick visit to the brewery I got the bottle and only realized that it is top-ferment after I oppened the bottle. Still is avery good beer with a very grassy hop note, also the fruit notes are characteristic of a good belgian-style yeast. Overall a very good and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
The head is medium. The body is cloudy. It smells like citrus, lemongrassy. The taste is bittergrassy. In the aftertaste it is bitter-citrus the aftertaste is robust. Interesting Pils! 9/8/8/9/-/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a nice, two finger white head on top. Grainy, pilsnener aroma. Flavour has a nice hop bitter in the start that companies theentire flavour experiences. The bitterness turns out in a dry, medium bitter finish. Not as refreshing as a regular pilsener, but quite okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esox (969) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Draught @ Brouwerijt´t IJ, Amsterdam. Hazy, pale straw colour, creamy and frothy head. Grainy malt aroma with strong hayish and spicy/herbal hoppiness and spicy yeast. It even has some witbier-like notes. Dry, quite light maltiness. Good hop bite. lingering bitter finish. Maybea bit thin. Bitter and fresh beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2803) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 23, 2012
Bottled 33cl. It pours a murky pale yellow beer with a huge mountainous white head. This beer has not much in common with a bohemian pilsener. Yeast accented, top fermented with pale malts and nice spicy hops. Melon throughout. Unusual and not true to the style at all- still quite nice. Reminiscent (for my tastes) of a lighter tripel.

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