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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (2018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at Chuckanut. Pous pale gold. Good lacing. Toasted, grassy, biscuit. Like drinking cherrios. Light body, crisp, great carb - very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9402) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, clear yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of nice soft cracker, biscuit, bread, nice grassy, lemony notes, slight honey. Taste is a hint of grass, nice cracker, biscuit, slight honey, hints of spice and yeast, finishing fairly bitter, dry, clean. Pretty well done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours straw yellow with a finger white head. Smell grain and honey. Taste mellow grain with a bit of a hoppy finish. Crisp and clean, easy drinking. Simple but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4771) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2013
5% on tap at Craft Beer Base it Osaka. It poured a crystal clear straw gold and had a mild grassy bitter hop aroma. Its a really nice pils with a crisp bitter hop bite & a dry finish. Very solid. A good example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pint on tap. Big ol head, good lacing, clear, golden yella. Nice aroma, on trend. Nice carbonation, classic taste, i guess its a crafty version of a classic, but its no big deal. Drinkable though, pretty pleasant. Long long aftertaste. The thing is, crafties cant do too much better than the macros in this style for some reason!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1465) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Tap @ brewpub. Light yellow pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is lightly toasted grain and hop bitterness. Not particularly floral. Taste is clean and quenching with light grain and toasted notes and an assertive hop bitterness. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2013
On tap at the AFK Tavern. Pours a golden color with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Smell of sweet malt, light hops and honey. Tastes of all same things in the smell with a good hop presence for a pilsener. Mouthfeel its light and well carbonated one of the best Mouthfeels Ive experienced with a pilsener. This is a top notch pilsener. One of the best Ive had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13776) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear pale color with an average frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Moderate balanced sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet dry finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Serving: from tap at Hopvine Pub. Aroma: none noted. Appearance: very small, white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-yellow body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor, and lightly bitter finish with average duration. Palate: light bodied with watery texture and soft-to-lively carbonation. Overall: pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9528) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
Draught at Tadgs. Clear gold, nice fine head. Nice pilsner nose, grassy hops, pepper. Clean bready malt. Full, rich body. Great bitter finish. A very good pils, in the north German style.


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