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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
While it may be difficult to fully appreciate outside of its homeland, the breadth and diversity of the Czech brewing tradition extends far beyond a certain Ur-lager. Hardywood Bohemian Pils gives a nod to the wonderfully fresh and complex unfiltered pale lagers being produced in the brewpubs of Prague. Brewed with an heirloom variety of floor-malted barley from the Czech Republic, Hardywood Bohemian Pils features a rich, bready maltiness balanced by smooth bitterness and spiciness from the exclusive use of Czech Saaz hops. A traditional Czech lager yeast strain ties the whole package together, creating a refreshingly clean yet characterful flavor profile with a crisp finish. Na zdraví!

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Super-versatile with food, possibly the perfect brunch beer.

Original Gravity (O.G.): 1.048
Strength (ABV): 5.0 % ABV
Color (SRM): 4 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 38 IBUs
Category: Pilot Series beer

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3.4
tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
At Fegleys Brewfest. The aroma is grassy, sweet malt. The flavor follows. He apearance is clear gold, white head. The finish is grassy, spicy noble hops. Nice representation of the style.

3.4
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a white head. Grassy with a nice clean crisp finish. Not one of my favorite styles, but this one, for me, was quite drinkable.

3.2
Travlr (25173) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Clear pale yellow color, large bubble head. Aroma of white pepper, straw. Taste is clean, crisp. Decent.

3.5
Drake (13934) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Draft at Mellow Mushroom Charlottesville, 7/25/14. Pours a clear pale golden with a thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of grassy hops, a mild bit of lemon, pale biscuit malt. The taste is biscuit malt, grassy, citrus hops, mild earth. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness, good balance, crisp.

2.6
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Tap @ brewery. Yellow with thin light head. Smells like about dough bread and citrus. Not much on the sweet end but a nice light bitterness. Feels a tad watery on the front, and had a tad of the sweetness coming in too hang on at the back end.

4
Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Aromas of grassy, floral hops, and grainy malts. Clear gold with a mostly fading head. Dry, clean, grassy. Light bodied ,crisp.

3.5
RussianDragon (578) - - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at Hardywood. Pours a clear bright golden yellow color with sudsy white head that fades to a wisp and light lacing. Aroma is fruity lager yeast sweetness, light malt complexity and a kiss of hop bitterness. Flavor is characteristic pilsner, delicious and quenching. I’m not normally a fan of the style, but there is something to be said about having this fresh at the source. Active carbonation and sweet finish with notes of corn swetness make this stand out.

3.8
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Draft at Heritage. Poured a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of spicy hops and crackers malts? Flavor matches, with a show of spicy and floral hops. Maybe not totally clean, but darn tasty. Would love to see this as a regular offering.

3.6
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2014
On tap at rustico. Aroma is spicy floral hops, very traditional, taste is light bodied and crisp with a dry biter finish, nice pils

3.5
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Really surprised by just how good this is. Nice near clear copper yellow pour with good khaki head. Grassy/noble hop profile marries well with the breadiness of pilsen malt. Bitterness lingers quite a bit. Pretty good job for the style I would say.


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