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style
RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pilsner, the worlds most popular style of beer, was invented in Czech Bohemia, perfected in Germany, and turned into flavorless mass-market fizz in America. Genuine Pilsner is a thing of beauty; it is delicate, sharp, flavorful, aromatic, and appetizing. While most people think pilsner came from Germany, its origins actually come from Bohemia. In 1842, a Bavarian monk smuggled lager yeast from Munich to the Bohemian town of Pilsen. Brewer, Jesef Grolle, used the lager yeast with British malting techniques to make pale malt, but was able to craft an even lighter malt, creating a beer golden in color. Only one year prior, Spaten brewery had stunned and delighted the people of Munich with its light bronze Marzen beer, before this time all beers had been dark and murky. Grolles Pilsner beer grabbed peoples attention and changed the world of beer. It had the color of burnished gold, and light sparkled straight through the glass, as no one had ever seen before. Cold fermentation left the beer clear and bright after its long aging process. The sharp clean bitterness with flowery aromatics was created from local Saaz hops. High levels of natural carbonation in Pilsner result from the long aging process, creating a pillowy white head on top of the golden liquid. People were captivated, and word of the new golden pilsner beer raced past the borders of Bohemia and swept throughout Europe. Genuine pilsner is truly mouthwatering, deeply satisfying, and incomparably refreshing! Original Gravity 12.5 Plato ABV 5% IBUs 38

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3006) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Golden. Nice crisp noble hops. Medium thin body. Slightly sweet with a lingering crisp bite. Very good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2708) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2016 (tap) clear bright yellow colour with a small white head, faint aroma of noble hops, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (556) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2016
Keg at backyard bbq. Nice malty aroma with grassy hop. Full bread and grain malt flavour with a touch of nice hop bitterness before it ends clean and dry. Refreshing and solid for a couple of pints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Chuckanut, Bellingham. Very pale yellow, good stringy foam. Sweet grassy aroma. Green hop. Sharp, clean, a touch watery. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2110) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 8, 2016
On tap at the brewery in Bellingham - USA. Gold light clear pour, white foam. Nose: crumb, clean weedy Pils feel, yeast. Franconia! Mouth: crispy, clean Pils malts, a bit honey end. Great clean Franconia Pils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1132) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Tap outside of Seattle. Pint glass. Light gold with good carbonation, medium white head and good lacing. Zesty, fruity, floral nose. Light citrus taste, light hop, nice mouthfeel. Pleasant and really good for this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (6214) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Draught at Walrus and Carpenter, 11/7/15.
Clear, highly carbonated deep golden liquid supports a medium-sized white head with moderate to moderately-high retention.
Good burst of zesty, spicy and floral hop notes in the nose with a strong sweet hay-like character behind it. Clean, with no alcohol and good minerality. Not too heavy on the doughiness.
Moderately sweet, with a strong maltiness yielding plentiful, rich honey notes that are well-balanced by liberal hopping adding spicy herbs and such things as we know and love from the saaz hop. Very carbonated, but its not sharp or fizzy and keeps it very refreshing. No flaws and quite clean.
These guys just won Gold for their Kolsch at GABF, which, in my mind is one of the biggest accomplishments you can have in the beer world (a gold in kolsch or a light lager category). Those are tough styles to do competently, let alone on a gold medal level.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Clear golden body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Fairly grassy with some lemon zest and cracker. Light bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, light sweetness, clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle sent to me by Prufrocksfar - thanks Chris!! Super clear yellow pour with a nice big white head. Earthy nose with a hint of cracker. Crisp taste, earthy spicy hop character with a strongly bitter finish. A classic Pilsner thats been turned up a notch. Reminds me of many of the beers in Prague.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13751) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft. Medium white head atop crystal clear straw body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, herbal/grass, some blackberry, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon/herbal, some cantaloupe, straw, light berry. Light-medium body, some effervescence, acidity, crispness.


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