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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2006
pint comes a bright, suprisingly deep, amber, with a nice white head that retains well and leaves good lace. herbaceous nose, with deep woody notes, hangs heavy over a toasty maltiness, with a light nuttiness. super tasty pils starts clean and malty, with again a bit more character (toasted) than standard pils maltiness. hops balance nicely, with cleanly spiced flavors mixing in with a good solid kick of bittering. really outstanding, with a nice, crisp kick. gorgeous take on a pilsner, though perhaps a bit a-typical in its malt character - but who cares? it’s an awesome drinking beer. a pils made w/pale ale malt?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2006
On tap @ Thirsty Bear poured a clear gold with a white head. Aromas of bread, honey and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread , straw, citrus and a hint of apple with a crisp bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Rich gold with a white head. Very little head retention. Npo aroma. Grainy flavor. Slightly lemony. Crisp finish. A small hop flavor bites you at the end.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Golden colour. Hardly any aroma. Crisp hoppiness and light malts on the palate with a fair amount of earthy continental hop notes. Serviceable if a bit bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear pale golden. Dryish with dense, clean mouthfeel. A fair amount of grainy malt combined with some grassy, spicy hops and a lingering salty bitterness makes this a decent pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap, at the brewpub. Medium yellow, big bubbly white head. Very mild aroma, where I might be able to sniff a few faint pils type hops. Good hop characteristic however is taste - nice pils like taste. Light malt, light mouthfeel all come together - a good pils. Just put some aroma in to boost the rating!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Clear straw body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, citrus, bread, herbal. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/lemon, herbal, lager yeast. Decent bitterness. Light body with nice crispness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5881) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
On tap at the brewpub in downtown San Francisco. Light golden por, thin white head. Bit of a fresh lake water aroma to it. Clean, crisp flavor, some sweet honey accents with a back end of olive oil. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Decent starter to the sampler.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Pale yellow colour with thick white head. Slight malt nose. Mild malt taste with crisp tangy malt and yeast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Tap. Blonde ale with a clean grassy aroma. Clean german hops, very sharp. Good bodied, good balance of malts and german hops. Very clean overall. (June 2004).

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