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

The Hochzeit Pilsner is Black Raven’s 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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4.3
WineBeerWA (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010 does not count
This is a crystal clear golden lager with dense white head and nice lacey adherence to the glass. Great balance with a European hop profile. Crisp and refreshing, this pilsner has notes of fresh cut hay, black pepper and very subtle sweetness offset by pleasantly bittered hops.

4.2
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 don’t normally enjoy pils but I love this. love it.

4.2
fognog (10) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Very nice Pilsner. Crisp and clean with a very nice hop character that leaves you wanting another taste.

4.2
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2014
I’m not a huge pilsner fan, but this one is solid for the style. Crisp and light, yet still quite flavorful. That’s usually the downfall of this style in my book -- not enough flavor. Here, it’s present.

4.1
ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2010
It would be hard to find a more perfect pilsner. It’s not all that complex, as it probably shouldn’t be for the style. Growler from the brewery pours a pure white head that leaves substantial, though fleeting lacing, above a golden body. The aroma reminds me of an alpine meadow spring bubbling up from the side of a trail just when you most need a cool fresh drink of water. Hints of wheat and lemons. Nicely carbonated, with flavors of sweet Texas grapefruit, biscuit, and maybe a dash of black pepper. Noticeably hop forward. Sparkly and tart finish leaves you wanting just one more glass. This is a real winner of a recipe. I can’t wait to see how the guys tweak this one.

4.1
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
On tap at the brewery, served in a tall footed pils glass. Pours a brilliantly clear light straw color with effervescent bubbles climbing the nucleation points in the glass. Thick foam, pure white and dense. Strong pils malt aroma, biscuity and cracker-like, a bit of lager-like esthers that waft through the foamy cap. Clean pilsner malt, rich and flavorful. Smooth noble-like bitterness helps round out the sip. Teeny bit of lemon-like citrus flavor comes through very cleanly. Clean carbonation helps give a dry finish. No off-flavors. Would rate a bit higher but the body is a touch big.

4
nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2016
got this super fresh directly from the brewer. super bright yellow some bright white foam. Aroma grassy hops nutty grains. Super fresh, crisp crackers. Some rye like grain intensity. Very dry, almost resinous mouthfeel. lives up to the high rating.

3.9
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Growler from the brewery, drunk an hour after filling it. Clear, light gold, bubbly pour with a big, lasting white head on it. Aroma is light, with hay, dry herbal notes, a little pepper. Lightly sweet malt body that tastes of grain, bread, and plain popcorn, finishing cleanly with hay, grass, pepper, earthiness. Light, moderately carbonated body. I’m normally not a huge fan of pilsners, but this is pretty great to drink fresh in the warm weather. Thumbs up.

3.9
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours light with a grassy, slightly hoppy aroma. In my experience, a lot of pilsners don’t 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.

3.8
theisti (4175) - 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.


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