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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Bohemian-style pilsner brewed with Munich malts and "noble’ hops, fermented cool with traditional lager yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2008
From June 2007 tasting notes, sampled at Thirsty Bear. Attractive clear golden with a white head. Very faint, barely noticeable nose, a hint of grain and grass. The flavor is much more pronounced than the nose - pleasant light pils malty base, noble hops, lemon zest. Crisp and refreshing. Medium yet smooth/silky texture and proper, lively carbonation. Good beer, just needs some aroma hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Dry, saltine cracker aroma. Juicily malty, bright hops, strongly bitter. Lightly husky, but still bright finish. Rather simple, but crisp and to the point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auto (163) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
its a fukin pilsner i dont even know why im drinkin dis shiet. its not bad actually. its like one of the better pilsners ive had in my life. of course the appearance isnt great but i like the flavor. im kinda feeling the flavor at this point because its like light and sheit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: August 22, 1998
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: dark yellow, whispy head
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: very light flavor, very bland, no real hops, not near enough for a pilsner

Date: July 09, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, spicy hops
Body: creamy body
Overall: sweet malt aroma, light spicy hops, light bitterness

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2563) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Light Yellowish pour, smell of hops, yeast, and is quite bitter for a pilsener. almost IPA like bitterness. Definitely not one of my favorite pilsners, and I didn’t really care for this much. One of my least favorite of the 9 or so I tried from the Thirsty Bear in SF. Mine had a lingering aftertaste I didn’t care for as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6485) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Draught, Thirsty Bear. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a light note of honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pleasant, clean, delicate rendition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Rating number #1000. <P> Draught at the brewery. Beer is clear, light caramel with a small, beige, frothy, mostly diminishing head.<P>The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, toasted wheat bread crust, trace of caramel; Hoppy with a light note of herbal citrus zest.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, light/moderately acidic, lightly bitter with a long, light/moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P>The body is light/medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Simple, clean and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2007
Light later nose with a hint of lemon, yellow color, no head. Faint citrusy note in the body. Thin. OK, but no so exciting. Clear, clean lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
(On tap) Clear, pilsener golden with a small, white head. Clean, fresh nose with a floral hoppiness. Medium body with a clean and lightly sweet malt base before a dry and floral hoppiness sets in. A very decent Pils. 240307

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Clear golden coloured body with a strong lemony aroma. Very mild taste, along with malty and a light hop flavour throughout. The finish is very smooth and subtle and remains mild. A very simple beer - done to the style, but not such a great offering. I sampled this beer on draught at the brewpub on 28-February-2007.

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