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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This Czech-style pilsner is brewed with 100% pilsner malt and a blend of old and new world hops. Dry-hopping adds a hop accent to the nose, while cold fermentation with a a classic Czech lager yeast emphasizes the fresh grainy flavor of the malt and spiciness of the kettle hops. This beer provides plenty of flavor and nuance to be enjoyed on its own, but is also simple enough to get out of the way when food and/or conversation is the focus. We could drink it everyday!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7186) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
22 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a cloudy light gold with a finger of soft white head that laces the glass. Notes of bready and crackery malts, straw, grass, lemon zest, light, summery florals, and faint herbs. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a bitter mouthfeel that lingers. The carbonation sneaks up on you, making it kind of fizzy in the background, if that makes any sense. I really loved this at first, but notched my rating down as the relatively big body for the style weighed on me after a while. Still - hell of a beer overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2734) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Hazy yellow/orange with two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, herbs, spice, stone fruit, floral. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, herbs, spice, floral notes, pilsner malt. Nice pilsner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3262) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Hazy golden brew. Grainy aroma and a notable, albeit restrained use of hops. Potent and balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3421) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Draft pour. Pours a hazed yellow with a white head of foam. The aroma has musty, fruity, sour notes. Taste has the fruity sweetness. Not sure I’d call this a Czech Pils though. Definitely sour. Lighter body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Big fuzzy musk, smells of spring. Medium bodied, lots of bright musk and some grainy bitterness. Crisp and simple, long bitterness into the finish. Nice musk notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1068) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22oz bottle pours a pale straw color with a bit of head. Prominent hops though overpowers the malt a little.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14694) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear bright golden color, huge white head with good retention and lacing. Nice earthy aroma with hay, straw, dust. Taste is clean, crisp, peppery, earthy. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4972) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Hazy golden coloured body with a very yellow glow, and a nice three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of lemons, yeast, wort, light spices, hay, grass and a good amount of hops. Light-bodied; Sharp malt flavour at first with a noticeable citrus and lemon flavour coupled with some very grassy and herbal notes and a hint of minerals near the end. Aftertaste shows a light hop character of grass and herbs with some subdued bitterness from the minerals and a touch of sweet citrus notes at the end. Overall, a nice and refreshing beer for sure, with solid flavours and a nice profile. That said, it’s not something worth searching out for, unless you really like this style - there are far better beers for almost any occasion for much cheaper. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia for US$8,99 on 02-June-2014 sampled at home here in Washington on 04-September-2014.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3172) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bomber from Savor Growl. Murky yellow pour with a finger or so bright white foamy head. Aroma is lively floral, herbal, lemon, hay. Tastes are yeasty, honey, grass, biscuit, hay. Finishes with floral bitterness and lemon peel. Palate is creamy but thin. I don’t know if I’d seek it out again, but it’s pretty interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
pours hazy almost coudy very pale yellow with a small white head showing some retention and lacing. chewy yet lean grainy cereals, lemon, pepper, sulfur, flowery saaz and its american declensions perhaps, tasty grass. moderately low carbonation, light body - oily, dry grassy-herbal-peppery finish. loved it!


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