RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
AKA: Karens Wedding Beer

The Hochzeit Pilsner is Black Ravens summer seasonal lager. Brewed each year in limited quantity, this clean and crisp lager is the perfect summer treat. Brewed with traditional Czech grown and malted barley for an authentic European malt flavor. Domestic and European hops provide a balanced hop bitterness and flavor. Released annually in the spring and summer months.alts

Malt: Pilsner
Hops: Magnum, Mt Hood, CZ Saaz

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7939) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2013
22. Pours a crystal clear lightly burnished medium gold with a loose and slightly creamy white head. Lots of lace. Big forward crackers and grass on the nose, forceful and dynamic to a degree too rarely seen among pilsners. Creamy light sparkling body, beautifully executed. Crackers and grass on the mid palate, just like you like to see. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6947) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2015
650 ml bottle gifted by a buddy in a recent trip to the Seattle area. Clear gold color with thin head in proper glassware. Aroma is light honey like malt with a light grassy hop.

The body is light with a higher carbonation level. Flavor starts with Pilsner malt sweetness, grain followed by the lightly grassy hop finish. The Saaz is fresh which makes all the difference in the world in this simple style. This beer has a nice clean finish and is very easy to drink. Nice example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle:   A very translucent straw, little head, lacing, and carbonation.   Very vibrant tho.   Big grassy nose, crackers, with some sweaty barnish notes.   Smooth on the tongue, grassy, nice balance, a touch of sweetness, almost crisp.   Very easy drinking.   Fairly full bodied for a Pils.   Wished it had a bit more sweetness zip at the finish, but as is its fairly damn good, and clean!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Tenth rate. Lock this fucking thing in! Aroma of bread and cereal grain, a little sulfur, pepper, light grass, and earth. Pours golden like the fucking picture, thin head. Flavors of bread, sulfur, grain, a little pepper and a little grass, crisp, but with flabby carbonation. Not bad, but would definitely prefer a little more lively carbonation. Points for rareness and its awesome clientele and fanbase. Yay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Golden in color thin head with a good pils flavor and finish. Nice hops crispness and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a fairly small white head on there. Nose has a lot of corn and hay in there for me. Taste is light and crisp, with a bit of corn coming off it. OK, but nothing all that special for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (4060) - Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
22 oz bomber courtesy of bvc. Pour is a hazed yellow golden with a one inch clear white head. The head is quite full, falls slowly. Aroma is soft bready toasted grain, along with bright floral and some grassy hay. The taste is bright grain, bready, balanced nicely with fresh floral hay. Finishes with pleasant mineral earthiness. The palate is light to medium bodied, un filtered mouth feel, nice carbonation and a clean finish. Really liked this one, thanks Brandon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3562) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours light with a grassy, slightly hoppy aroma. In my experience, a lot of pilsners dont have as much flavor as I had with this one. This being the case I really enjoyed this. Could potentially get me back in to the style. Bready flavor, with a little corn and some light hops. Very smooth refreshing beer to go with this nice sunny day. Great beer, get it while you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Tap at the brewery summer 2013. I came to this with hugely high hopes given the previous ratings, and the fact that its 85 degrees here in Seattle today, the cosmic equivalent of 99 in any other city in the country. Beautiful pour, gentle gold with a fluffy white head. But it comes off a bit thinner and more sour than Id expected, crackers through the middle, certainly very good but I dont get that Saaz snap that would put it anywhere near the 99th percentile for the style. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

Revisit, growler 7/4/14.

More biting hops and sticky alcohol, less grassy-refreshing than Id like. Id go more like 7/3/7/3/13=3.3 this time around. Ill split the difference.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2010
congrats karen. Gentle honey and soft dry grain. bright gold, stark white head and consistent steady cascade of carbonation. medium dryness, firm body, clean throughout with a balanced zesty crisp hoppy finish. I dont normally enjoy pils but I love this. love it.

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