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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Czech Pilsener (a.k.a. Bohemian Pilsner) is the purest of beers - in our eyes. Clear and golden in color, light and crisp in taste. Our lager is well aged from real Pilzen Malt and actual imported Czech Yeast from Branik - Prague, Czech Republic. Only the finest Saaz hops are used to emulated this outside-of Pilzen, Pilsener. Crafted after one of our favorite Pilsners, Pilsner Urquell - you won’t be disappointed in this true Czech beer. The closest thing to Bohemian Pilsner you can get without actually being in the Czech Republic.

First brewed in 1842 and taking its name from the city of Pilsen in western Bohemia, pilsener is the original golden lager. The signature taste of Czech Saaz hops complement pale pilsener malt to create the most famous and beloved style of all Czech beers.

4% A.B.V. / 32 IBUs / Color: PALE GOLDEN / AVAILABLE: On draft at Bohemian Brewery and select bars, and in 6 & 12-packs at convenience & grocery stores.

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4.7
Motomille99 (7) - Salt Lake, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2003 does not count
Utah makes a lot of beer and a few Pilsners. But when I tried this beer I really thought this was a true tasting Czech Style Pilsner. Reading their bio I now see why... with all their Czech yeast and Czech hops I can see why it tastes so authentic. I would have liked a touch more hops but though it was fine. Super smooth and a great golden color. Very impressive. I must try Bohemian’s other beers!

4.2
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Can courtesy of douglas88. Pours gold with a generous white head. Smells of dry pilsner malt, light pepper, touches of citrus. Tastes dry and bitter with alight spicy finish. An excellent pilsener!

4.1
Velkyal (322) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Pours golden, topped with the firm white head, looks the part. The nose is floral, orange blossom and a touch of hay. Tastes lightly grainy, biscuity and with a good dose of bitterness, tastes the part of a proper Czech lager. Perhaps a little thin in the body but otherwise on the nail.

4.1
TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2016
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.

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mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Poured a brilliant gold with a large white head. The nose was grainy with a bit o’ honey and a crisp floral zip. The flavor was stong with floral hops over a lightly toasted malt bed. The finish was crisp and dry with a slight hop bite. Bohemian Brewery has built a true-to-taste Czech-style pilsener. I was very impressed with the palatability of this beer.

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hellbilly (3248) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
on tap 7/22/10. deep straw yellow color with a fluffy white head which leaves behind tons of foamy lace. bready aroma... mixed with florals, peppery spice, lemon, some grassiness and pils malt. the flavor is the same.... with a spicy dry finish and notes of nobles and straw. medium bodied, crisp and terribly sessionable. this needs to be in phx! 7.5/4/7.5/4/17/4.0

3.9
ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Another good beer from Bohmian Brewing. Pours a light golden color with a nice head, is very drinkable a good old school pilsner.

3.8
3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2016 From can it’s filtered gold with a lasting white head. Clean, floral-citric noble hop aroma comes across as honeysuckle, lemon, apricot nectar, spicy touches of black fennel; clean fermentation provides clarity for hop and malt (which imparts a baked baguette toastiness), while the yeast imparts a subtle sulfur-mineral quality. Off-dry, hoppy and bitter, light-bodied but fluffy with a fun bounce of carbonation, finishing fruity and juicy with a small bit of pineapple twang that I didn’t get from tap (better carbonation and balance than the cans, going from memory). Canned 6/29/16, so age may be a factor, but even so it’s still in fine shape.

3.7
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Found a 6 pack of cans at a gas station in Draper, UT. Looked interesting so why not. Surprisingly good, who would’ve thought good beer could come in cans? Stands to the Czech Pils style fairly well, slight subdued sweetness and just the right amount of hoppiness. And good brew from Utah, who’d have thought that? ;)

3.7
douglas88 (9427) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 On tap at the Bayou. Pours a clear golden with a nice white head. The aroma is mostly a nice biscuit malt with some light hops. The taste is true to the style a nice crisp malt with tons of grain and hints of hops. A little bit of sweet honey and maybe fruit also. Pretty good and quite enjoyable. Can drank September 20, 2008. Again, a sweet honey and biscuit like body. Very quaffable and well-made. The fullness of the body and flavor are really nice. Simply an excellent Pilsner.


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