Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 274   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (830) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Clear, straw yellow with a thin, creamy, slowly diminishing, white head. Sweetish-grassy, slightly fruity, floral aroma of straw, some citrus and sweet malts. Sweetish, floral-grassy and slightly fruity taste of straw, sweet malts and citrus, followed by a crisp, medium bitter, grassy finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, flat. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Sampled at the brewery. Pours hazy blonde with average head and lacing. Lots of rustic and earthy tones in this one including hay, soil, fresh cut grass, and hops. Lighter in body with nice bitterness. Liked this jawn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Keg at the brewpub. Aroma is pale grains, cereal, light mint, grassy hops, delicate. Clear pale yellow coloured pour with a sticky white head. Flavour is composed of grain store, earthy grains, light citrus hop, mellow noble hop bitterness. Palate is fine carbonation, clean and light bodied. OK. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
serjaymz (153) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 27, 2015
27.09.2016 @brouwerij't Ij, musluk Açık sarı renk, beyaz köpük, kokuda taze malt, mayşe ağırlıkta, hafif şerbetçiotu kokusu da dengeyi sağlıyor. tadım buruk, dengeli bir acılık barındırıyor. Iyi, gövde de barındıran, ferah bir bira.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (1078) - - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Blonde color with white head. Aroma - Hops, hay, grass. Taste - Dry, hops, herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2277) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Old notes (± 1990, possibly one of the first Plzen batches). 30 cl bottle. Golden color. Aroma’s: hops, grain, some malty sweetness. Flavor is moderate bitter. Light bodied. Finishes with a lingering firm bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (403) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Dorata, torbida e dalla testa bianca ampia e schiumosa, questa pils nata in Olanda centra molto bene l’obiettivo. Aroma di lievito, erbe, agrumi. Al palato inizia dolce di malto, prosegue con un sapore erbaceo, di agrumi e chiude abbastanza amara e secca con il luppolo. Frizzante più del solito. Una buona interpretazione dello stile ceco, birra beverina.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4726) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Comes a somewhat cloudy light gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and malt. Taste is similar. Very light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3387) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Surprisingly tasty beer, probably because it’s a top fermented pilsner. (although that’s technically impossible) Subtle bitter and fruity taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taboada (583) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 9, 2014
Tap tasted on 08/06/2014. Light golden colour with a generous white head. Aroma has floral fruity notes and hops. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Aftertaste is good for a pilsner. Medium body and medium.low carbonation. Next one please!

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