TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2016 From can, packaged on 3/26 and consumed on 5/06. Toasted golden with some haze. Creamy, tiny-bubbled cap of foam. Fragrant aromas of wood oil, tealeaves, pepper, pastrylike malt, sugar cookie and a hint of melanoidins. Soft as rosewater with microbubbled carbonation to match. Exceptionally soft and graceful hop entry yields a plethora of soothing wood oils and elegant tealike herbality. Oils gently sizzle as they saturate the palate. Grassy spice notes prick the tongue and contrast with a slick marmalade quality. Replete oiliness aids the perfectly lean body. Exquisite maltiness reveals sleek piecrust accents, sans the toasty grip, along with a buttered pastry effect layered with the gentle tang of uncured hay which imparts a rustic dimension. Fresh oven-pulled baguette and the delicate tug of bouncy melanoidins provide an abundance of pillowy textures which oh so softly embrace the tongue. Sparklingly clean, soft, well-attenuated finish exhibits harmonious honey-kissed hay and oily flower petals. Fresh baguette flavors linger for minutes. A classy little pils of masterfully detailed malt (obviously owing to decoction) and sophisticated hoppiness that’s all flavor and negligibly bitter. The mash schedule has sculpted an extraordinary softness and array of fine details out of the malt, which is a rare feat in the new world. The brewer is Czech and it’s quite apparent in this world-class pils of remarkable purity.
Buyer beware of the fragility of this beer and the importance of freshness in order to experience this just as the brewer intended. After trying two separate batches (one packaged on 3/16 and 3/26), a mere ten days apart proves to be quite significant, as the former was slightly limp and taking on a yogurty tartness. My experience was the same with all their other lagers. Which of course puts a visit to Midvale, Utah high on the priority list, as a fresh brewpub pour must surely be sublime! Thanks to sledutah for the cans.
iguanodon (143) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Label says 1842 and looks just like the picture for ’Bohemian Brewery 1842 Czech Pilsener’ but that one says draft only. Maybe they recently started putting 1842 in cans?. Clear gold, thick white head. Looks like a pilsener. Smells like a pilsener. Tastes like a pilsener. Not bad but nothing special.
ogre71 (332) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another good beer from Bohmian Brewing. Pours a light golden color with a nice head, is very drinkable a good old school pilsner.
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bohemian. Clear golden pour with white foam. Bready malt and some sweet esters and cereal on the nose. Slight floral and grassy hops with mild bitterness on the tongue. Pretty refreshing and a good malt character throughout. A nice beer.
Gription79 (2873) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery. The saaz hops are noticeable throughout this entire beer, spicy, light lemon. The malt character is grainy, sweet maltiness. This is a very enjoyable pilsner.
wchesser (1980) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep yellow, with foamy persistent head. Light nose of rustic hops, light wheat and malt. Pretty full bodied for the style, clean enough, but not much going on.
OldMrCrow (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can in Springdale, UT.
Yellow pour, white head as expected. Grainy and a bit sour, not impressive though there’s a decent Saaz bitterness very late. Not a great pils.
slowrunner77 (10763) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"definitely a full bodied and flavorful above average pilsner here. this was one of three pilsners that stood out at a recent tasting. clean and crisp like you’d expect with a delicate hop presence as well. Not as much of a standout upon repeat visit, but still solid in style example."
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ brewery. Grainy malt and light grassy aroma. Clear gold with a large white head. Follows the nose with grainy malt and grassy flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
PorterPounder (7616) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Midvale, UT - on tap at the brewpub. Sparkling dark gold pour, fluffy snow white head, nice bubble action and thick lacing. Aroma has some buttery notes, a touch of honey sweetness. Flavor has some notes of grain, some honey sweetness, some yeasty notes in the back end. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.