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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A pilsner style beer. First wort hopping, pale and Munich malts make this smooth, lightly hopped beer tasty and easy to imbibe.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap @ the brewery during San Francisco 7/7/14 beer tour. Pours a golden appearance with a creamy white head. Sweet malt, cracker, grassy, herbal hoppy aroma. Kind of mash-like flavor. Quite sweet malts. The hops have a spicy herbal element that’s nice but it’s just not dry enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1269) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Overall: Dry, crisp, hoppy, lemon and grass
Note: On-tap at ThirstyBear Brewing Company. Reviewed 2014-03-24.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft Flight 3/23/05 (Brewery)-Pours a clear golden with a nice white head. Aroma of grains and that’s about it. Taste of grains along with some hops. This light bodied brew is not bad but not my cup of tea.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Not bad for a pils, but pretty boring. Pours and ugly yellow. No smell at all. Taste is a little bit fruity, with a bit of hops in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6066) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, San Francisco. Rated on 13.10.2012.
Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of malts, honey and some grainy notes. Flavour of malts, grassy hops, mild sweet fruitiness, honey and a lot of hay. Light bodied, soft carbonation and a grainy, light bitter finish with again, loads of hay. Quite a basic pils with an exceptional amount of hay in both aroma and flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Clear golden pour with a white head. Watery nose, but a bit of lemon peel and a mild solvent note. A light fruit ester quality and some pale malt sweetness. The lemon is quite pronounced on the palate. Some mild hop bitterness, grass, and sweet pale malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
Draught @ Thirsty Bear Brewing, San Francisco. Rated on 19.07.2012
Aroma is sweetish and floury with some grain. Flavour is sweet and hoppy with caramel. A bit harsh finish with grainy malt. Too sweet, but I like the hops here.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Clear yellow pour with a white head. Not much aroma. Grainy flavor. Crisp finish with a little bit of hops

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (3120) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Pours golden with a white head. The aroma is orange with grains. The flavor is dryer with still some orangy hops and a nice grainy malt profile. The finish has some noble hops and citrus peel and is moderately bitter. Kind of fruity for a pils, but pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2011
On tap at the brewpub.Clear golden, small head. Malty and citrussy aroma with a hop punch in the mouth. Citrussy hop bitterness. Not very Bohemian-style pilsener, but good anyway.


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