Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub pouring clear copper with thick gold edges and near white head. The aroma offers up snippets of sweet malts, lagery yeast notes and faint grainy pilsener like malts. At times I can smell just a sense of floral hops. The taste has an even mix of sweet pilsener malts and floral hops. The hops seem to be equal in bitterness and flavor hops. I think this isn’t terribly fresh but ok.
digitalczech (6) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2010 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was really blown away by this beer. The Bohemian has their traditional Czech Pilsener that is one of my favorites. But this one is really something different. It’s brewed with craft floor malts, Saaz Hops and truly done in the old original fashion first brewed by Josef Groll on 5 October 1842. This is more malty and has more sharp hop flavors and aromas than other pilsners I’ve tried. I could drink this beer all night. I love it!
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a nice, sturdy two fingers of foam. The nose is crisp and clean with nice spicy Saaz hop aromas. Toasted malts are also strong in the background. The taste is pleasantly crisp with a firm Pilsner malt body that lets the spicy hop notes shine in the finish. Well balanced. There are some peppery notes that hang in there for a short time but then leaves the palate clean. Light to medium body, but it does possess a sturdy mouthfeel. It’s gentle carbonation makes it feel almost creamy.
1842 is dangerously drinkable. If this is close to any representation on the original beer brewed by Josef Groll it’s no wonder why it became the most popular beer style in the world.
douglas88 (8680) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a cool brew. As the description says, it is made to mirror the original pilsner style beer using expensive but authentic ingredients. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a fairly clear copper color with a huge pillowy white head. The aroma is great; sweet citrus hop notes, lemon and orange, lots of rich malts and grain. The flavor is similar; a very well balanced, clean and refreshing beer. Lots of Saaz hops with citrus notes and a light bitter finish. The malt balances it all well, and is lightly earthy and mellow. Very, very drinkable and well crafted. Thanks Bobby, Geoff, and everyone who helped make this awesome brew.