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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Calgary, Canada

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Saaz Republic Pilz.
Here’s a classic Pilsner born from the original Czech style. Difficult to brew, but easy to drink, the mild bitterness and fragrant hop nose of Saaz hops are balanced with Pale malts.

“We import the Noble hops direct from the Czech Republic for their distinct but subtle hop bite. Then, it comes down to having a little patience. This lager needs some serious tank time to even out the flavours. It’s one of the first original recipes that I brewed for Big Rock, and it’s still one of my favourites.” ~Brewmaster Paul Gautreau

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Listigovers (1086) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Crisp pilsner hop aroma, flavour is a bit on the sweet side and could be a bit dryer, has a slight wood/mineral character, a bit on the malty side. Straightforward.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3877) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
On holiday in Canada 473ml can gold blond coloured body with a white head and a malt hops aroma a herby malt hops sweet taste with a bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChadPoole (443) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Pours clear gold with a small fast fading white head. Grain, grass and sweet honey aroma. Taste is sweet malt, biscuit and hay with a slight bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbination. A good clean beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (457) - - JUL 5, 2016
Clear body with almost no head. Yellow in colour. Aroma of grass and sugar. Taste matches with a hint of a mettallic taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (928) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Can. Clear golden body, small white head with poor retention. Surprisingly pleasant aroma of grains, light herbs, caramel and pears. Taste of grains, pear candies, herbs, a bit mineral of a mineral aftertaste. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
I thought it said "Big Rig." Damn. Another too-sweet pilsner. There are far better examples out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
[7415-20150728] Tap. Light grainy biscuit grass aroma. Clear, bright yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet grainy straw and biscuit grassy cookie dough flavour. Light-medium body. Good, and I think I’m finally starting to come to an understanding with Saaz. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ The Craft, Toronto, ON)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (454) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours clear with a light head. Aroma is floral, with crackery malts, and some pepper notes. Taste is sweet, malty, floral, and a nice bitterness to the finish. Not a bad pilz, decent summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4971) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at GKBF. Grainy sweet nose with a dash of honey.  Soft round carbonation. The taste is crackery biscuit & honey sweetness. Surprising good.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
473 ml bottle from the beer store. Terrible spoiled beer. The can exploded all over my kitchen. Big qc issues here.


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