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


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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ [ Tasting by Maria ].
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruit notes, moderate yeasty, leather - barnyard. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (170608)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a huge white head. Earthy and spiced yeasty phenolic aroma. Brett-ish and dry flavoured with a mild citric note, dry though and light wheat-like with a nice hoppy note. Dry and yeasty phenolic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 13, 2004
An orange beer with a beutiful dense white head. The aroma is of grass and yeast. The flavor is of yeast and a dry coriander finish. This beer tastes more like an ale than a pilsener - this mystifies me. For an ale it is good - but for a pilsener it is bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy, golden beer with a creamy, white head that leaves some pretty laces in my glass. Vaguely hoppy nose. Light-bodied but dry and well hopped with a short, dry hoppy finish. 291005

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2005
Bottled Hazy yellow coloured with floaties and a huge white head. Unpleasant acidc aroma with notes of ’t IJ-yeast, pine needles and hops. Flavour of malts, ’t IJ-yeast, pine needles and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottled (thanks brunnsbe). Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized foamy head. Wheat and yeast in aroma. Yeast, wheat, sour apples and spice in flavour. Artificial feeling over it. Umm, really a pilsener? Indeed a "different" pilsener in that case...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19956) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a spicy yeasty malty aroma with some weak grassy hints. Smooth malty yeasty bitter flavor. Has a spicy yeasty malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
25th May 2008. A sour blond beer. Bitterish caraway malt and a very dry finish. Not as bad as it sounds!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Blond color, stormy perlage, big head. Simple aroma, some citrus fruits. Pleasant taste; probably it's top fermentation; soft, malts. Ends more bitter than aromatic. Thanks Jacob (Lövenlund) for this bottle.

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