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

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RATINGS: 268   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.


Huubs' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huubs (142) - - DEC 29, 2012
Wazig gouden kleur met blijvende witte schuimkraag. Geur is bitter van hop en bloemig. Smaak is wat hopbitter, citrus en bloemig. Aldus Huubs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CharlieFields (5) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Bottle (33 cl.) from 2D2Dspuma (Barcelona). Aroma: Pale malts, hops, floral, grass, herbs. Appearance: Golden color, clear liquid, frothy and white head. Taste: Light bitterness, light sweetness. Palate: Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3704) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2383) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Taboada (378) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ppils (143) - - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy yellow beer. Aromas of grassy hops and malts. Taste is hops and sweet malts. A good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1525) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Pours an yellow, golden slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells malts, hops and dusty. Tastes hops, malts and very bitter. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1379) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Citroengele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt piks, hop. Smaakt bitter fris, hop en citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1338) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
Grassy aroma of citrus fruits, grains, floral hops. Flavour is light sweetness, hoppy, with some nice bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite tasty and refreshing, would drink again were I to return to the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
On tap @ ’t IJ. Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is grassy with floral notes, hay and nice hoppy presence. Taste is floral and grassy with fresh cereals and light lingering bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Clean and crisp. I like the long aftertaste in that one. Super grassy too. Quaffable. Very good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (398) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
On tap @ Brouwerij ’t IJ. Golden yellow with white foam head. Fruity hop aroma. Hoppy bitter taste.


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