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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is our take of the renowned Bohemian-style pale lager that you might find in Bavaria or the Czech Republic. Ours is a little more golden, rounder, and a little more malt driven than many other versions. The beer possesses strong hop character that is balanced by its rich, round, malty palate. Refreshing and balanced, this beer is a favorite of our winery friends during harvest. (1.014 BG, 5.0%, 38 IBU, 4 SRM)

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4.4
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Pillowy pils malts suggest straw, while spicy hops bloom and dally about in this most authentic and endearing Světlý Ležák.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty blond.
-Hops are well leveled throughout, developing a pleasant bitterness in the finish.
-Mouthfeel is neither dry nor sweet. It dwells in that perfect middle ground
-I wonder if they do open fermentation? In any case, their flavors seem to "breathe" like many beers from Czech brewpubs who do open fermentation.
-One of North America’s rare Czech-style Pilseners which is as impressive as Czechia’s best examples. Wow.

Bottle.

3.5
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a lightly hazed golden hue with a retentive white head. Aromas are lightly musty, bready, grainy, lightly grassy. Flavors are grassy, a bit nutty, bready malt, a bit of herbal hop. Very clean. Lively bubbles, clean, crisp and dry. Medium salinity. Well made.

4.3
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
22 oz bottle. The aroma is softly spicy and really aromatic. Bright and zesty with a lot of floral hop aroma. Lovely and fresh with a whiff of sulfur but still clean. Minerally and hoppy. Awesome really. A top notch pilsner.

3.6
mcberko (17840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium foamy white head. Aroma is grassy, with grains, hay, and some dry hoppy notes. Flavour is very mellow and refreshing, with grass, grainy malt and some light hop notes. Subtle, restrained and perfectly well-balanced. Great thirst-quenching pilsner.

3.7
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Grassy and floral nose with a touch of lemon. Malt is rather bland with just some raw sugars. Chunky bitterness at the finish. Certainly decent, but doesn’t stand up to Victory’s best offerings. Needs slightly more attenuation and a more interesting malt.

3.7
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Slightly hazy pale yellow pour with thin fluffy white head. Lightly peppery bready aroma. Flavor is dry and malty. Biscuity and bready. Very bitter hoppy finish.

3.5
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, large white head. Aroma of lemon and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter lemonpeel. Not bad.

3.8
jredmond (8285) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Max, shared at Andy’s tasting. Pours a bright, hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is fresh bitter hop and fresh yeast. Mouthfeel is medium and crisp, with notes of bisquity grains, bitter fresh hop, yeast and light toasted malts.

3.9
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Max at a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a rather hazy gold with a thin white head. Crisp grain and a light bit of crackery yeast. Medium bodied, sweet and crisp. Nice crackery grain. Very crisp, light nuttiness, toast grain and crackers, grainy yeast. Tasty and super easy drinking.

4
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
651mL thanks to 3fourths. Blind tasted with top pilsners. Scored 3rd out of 8 beat by Victory Prima Pils and Victory Braumeister Pils. Pour is clear, light gold. Webby white lace. Nose is fresh apricot, white peach, sugary pineapple, marzipan. Taste is rich grain, biscuit, honey, apricot, pineapple, raw grainy, oatmeal. Palate is oily, rich, soft. Yum. Thanks MJ. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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