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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9634) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013
Draught at Yellow Ape Craft, Osaka. Clear yellow - white head. Clean. Bread. Nice hoppy. Fresh hoppy. Very german. Light white peppery. Citrus. Grassy. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5372) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
Medium golden color. Frothy white head. Grassy hoppy nose. Very clean mouth with solid malty backbone. Moderate bitterness. Very clean and well put together.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bule (1908) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
On tap at Wild Ginger in Seattle. Pours a clear golden color with a fine head that sticks to the glass. Strong hop bitterness for a pilsner.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
On tap at Seattle. Very light color. Refreshing and tasteful pilsener....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4015) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2012
As part of a sampler tray during my visit to Bellingham Not a favorite style of mine, but clear light straw colored with a modest bright white head. Tell-tale saaz hops aroma and the crisp bite of the pilsner style is nailed. Good representative of the beer genesis.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
On tap at Collins Pub in Seattle, WA. Pours a clear yellow colored body with a finger-width, dense, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is floral citruses and a light grass with a very lightly sweetened, grainy pils malt backing. Flavor is similar. Clean, grassy and floral citruses with a lightly sweetened, grainy pils malt backing. Finishes dry, clean, and lightly bitter with a touch of pils malt sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a crisp, moderate carbonation. Overall, a tasty pils. Well balanced with a nice grassy and floral citrus alongside a lightly sweetened pils malt backing. Enjoyable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear gold with some thin, white head. Mild nose, yeasty, bread, lemon, grain. Sweet malty flavor, honey, hay. Light, crisp finish. Very nice Pils.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9696) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Clear yellow color, white head. Sweet, malty, herbal scent. Sweet, herbal taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled on 10/11/12 at GABF. This Pilsner pours a light gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, fruity and spicy. A medium bodied Pilsner. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and spicy. Mild carbonation. Nice balance. Light crisp and clean pilsner. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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