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

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12794) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yy0pp (839) - - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Blonde color with white head. Aroma - Hops, hay, grass. Taste - Dry, hops, herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1973) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (241) - 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 piů del solito. Una buona interpretazione dello stile ceco, birra beverina.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4192) - 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 (2789) - 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 (510) - 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 (1761) - ’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 (1725) - 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 (1865) - 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.


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