Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
A golden pils with a thin white head. Fresh grainy malt with light German hops. In mouth, super fresh pils with grainy malt and nice crisp fresh hops. Tasted at Festival des Fromages de Warwick, June 14, 2008. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
On tap at Saint Bock. Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white head. Light aromas of hops and grain. Thin bodied with a little bit of sweetness coming through. Light bitter finish, and a strange flavor that’s almost briny, and reminds me of a Kalamata olive. Not so tasty.
Sammy (12588) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 A superior malty aroma. A good bitterness, very good craftsmanship using Saaz hops. Medium mouthfeel. Yellow with low carbonation bubbles. A drying aftertaste, very natural , satisfying.
Enjoyed at Mondiale 2008, at the recommendation of Fred of Hopfenstark. rosenbergh (11753) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Draught at Vices & Versa, Montréal, QC.MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Clear pale golden colour with small white head.
Sweet malty aroma almost like in strong Baltic Lagers.
Grassy hops and something sweet in flavour. Bitterness. I’m not quite sure if the bitterness is right kind of bitterness for Czech Pilsener.
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 My Bottom Line:
JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2009
This snappy Bohemian Pilsener is gloriously hoppy throughout, convincing hopheads with its spicy flavors and gripping wooden and herbal bitterness. A slick mouthfeel and accompanying Québécois cereal fruitiness point towards drinkability, yet this is a lot more intense than your typical Czech Pils.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the clear golden.
-The nose is not as captivating as the flavor profile, showing some Saaz hops battling with a dusty, mineral character.
-The cereal sweetness is not exactly expressive, offering a little honey and mostly support.
-Carbonation is rather prickly.
-You have to say that brewing this hoppy a Pilsener is a gutsy move for your brewpub’s "house blond". And they really don’t want to take it down a notch! Kudos to them!
On tap at the brewpub, at Vices et Versa and from bottles.
Tap at Vices et Versa. Thick white moussey head over a light golden coloured beer. Aroma is lightly hoppy with an acceptable floral nose. A bit of lemon and light spice. The flavour is quite nicely balanced. Very clean crisp pilsner malt base and a light citrusy and lemony hoppiness. The bitterness comes through pretty nicely actually. With a lingering fresh crackery sweetness. czar (9332) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
on tap. bright golden with a decent white head, ok-retention. aroma of malts, floral and grassy hops. medium hopping - very nice czech hops. medium to long finish - grapefruit bite. average carbonation, light to medium body, oily mouthfeel. good brew! TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2007
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’houblons fruités en arrière goût. (Rating #1273) Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 2, 2008
Draught at Mondial 2008 HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
Appearance: dark gold with fizzy white top. Fine carbonation.
Nose gentle yet quiet proper “Pilsener hop” aroma , mineral hay like with golden clean malt base.
Flavor/Palate : Soft malted base , clean full –Grain character. Gentle , light yet solid hop profile. Quiet nice rendition of Bohemian pils.
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 2. Pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of honey and clover - the taste was of grass, fresh, light, but with an increasing harshness. Very light-bodied, oddly astringent, with a weird aftertaste. Meh.