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Brewed by Brouwerij ít IJ
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plzeň goes to show that a beer doesnít 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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Pale hazy, yellow/gold with a frothy, creamy, lacy, disappearing, white head. Smells of citrus, fruit and floral hops, toasted malt, yeast and some grass. Light-medium oily body. Soft sweet taste of wheat and fruit with a medium biscuit and a medium bitter grassy finish. It was nice enough to drink but needed more sweetness. A decent pils nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4630) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a small head. Traces of citrus are present. Easy to drink and rather nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1528) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle. Hazy orange golden, frothy white head, fades after a while thin cover. remains; good lacing; grassy nose, bread, some dough, hay, floral hops; bittersweet taste, hint of lemon; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; dry, smooth, lasting bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5210) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy gold pour with foamy white head. Aroma is lemony, grassy, grainy and quite yeasty. Taste is bitter, nice hoppy flavour, however it is a bit husky and yeasty, could be a lot cleaner. Palate is well carbed and dry. Nice flavor profile but a bit too dirty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9291) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of straw with a bit of grass and some sweet grains. Flavor has a nice grass and straw with a backing leaf note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (2799) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Tijdens dkv-cambuur, wazig oranje witte kraag Aroma: citrus, hooi, zacht Smaken: fris, licht hoppig, zacht bitter, citrus, pilsmout Lichte body, zachte tonen, afdronk gist/bittertje

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (5969) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
How: Draught.
Where: Brouwerij ít IJ, Amsterdam.
Appearance: Hazy yellow colour with a white head.
Aroma: Wheat, yeast, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Wheat, spices, apple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (5473) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy straw yellow pour with substantial fluffy white head, herb and floral aroma, grassy taste quite crisp some herb and spice and a hint of citrus. Carbonation has a maelstrom of activity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13596) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, yeast. Flavour is fruit, malt, yeast, hop, citrus. OK beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RexTalionis (3307) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pale golden in color with a creamy white head. Vegetable aroma, some herbs too. Same in taste. Bad batch or if it is meant to be like this, itís not just my cup of tea. Doesnít feel like a czech pils at all with those disturbing vegetable notes spoiling it.


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