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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Bottle at home with friends. Pour is bright golden straw color with a fluffy white head and great lacing. Big grassy, noble hoppy, minerally, chalky, almost fruity, snappy, crackers, and cereal aroma. Very fresh and clean. Taste is cookie, grainy, fresh hops, almost lemony, fresh cut grass, so minerally, effervescent, bright and floral with a lightly bitter finish. Airy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Beautifully balanced, clean, easy-drinking, and hoppy. No off-flavors to be found and I could literally chug this stuff. Wish I could buy cases of it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8659) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bomber to pint glass (shared with the Mrs.; thanks Jason). Looks good; a slightly hazy golden orange with white head. Smells solid; a pleasant hop profile with notes of citrus, malt, and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a smooth but snappy mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2953) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Clear golden pour from a bomber - thanks Chris! Soft wheat nose on this one, lots of flavor - easy to drink, refreshing, hoppy and just enough bitterness on the finish. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear yellow, with a thin but sturdy white head. Smells grassy, like freshly mown hay, and a good bit of pine. Very crisp palate. Good firm malt base and a snappy, crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1951) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Tin Bucket, PDX. Slight hazy gold with a white cap. Tangy, resinous hoppy fruitiness abounds. Its heavy on the hop bitterness but retains a nice pilsner character. Some hoppy lagers taste like an IPAs poor cousin, but this feels more in line with what I expect.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
22-Aug-13 (22-oz bottle: Thursday Night Bottle Share, shared by Eric)
This beer pours a hazy yellow-gold bogy with half an inch of white head that settles to a ring. The nose is grassy hops and grainy malt with a touch of malt husk. Its similar on the palate, showing medium-bitter hops with a grassy, almost weedy flavor and a very grainy, slightly sweet malt, but theres a perception of huskiness thats most noticeable in the evolution and finish. The bitterness lingers for a long finish too, leaving a final impression centered around the hops. Its light in body and medium in carbonation with a dry mouthfeel. Overall, this Pilsener is just too hoppy and bitter; it overwhelms the malt base. Although a good amount of hop flavor would be fine for an American-style Pilsener, its the hop bitterness that is over done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
22oz recd in a trade from writerljberg. Being in a pils mindset lately, I was quite excited to take this one down. Pours slightly just slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice pillow white head that lasts. Scent is grassy, some spicy hops. Taste pops and what sets this pils apart. Hops pop more, big grassy, spicy, herbal. A bit dry and refreshing and taste lingers for a while. Damn boooyyyee!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big grainy and lemon nose. A large flavor profile with oranges, lemon zest, sulfur, some earthy biscuit malts, honey. This is a big smooth and flavorful beer. Finishes dry and mineral filled.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1548) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Uh, I have no idea who Prufrockstar is but I too, am from Seattle, drinking this in a hotel room, and had to finagle the bottle open with tools at hand. In my case, the security clasp on the door. Weird... Anyway, on to the beer. Ive heard of these guys many times but not tasted before - I dont think they distribute in the Seattle area. Pours slightly cloudy pale yellow with a thick copious head. I may have been a bit rough with the bottle. Aroma is light pale malt and crisp slightly spicy hops. Taste is clean light malt with super flavorful finish - thinly but sharp spiced hops with a peppery finish. Not really malt-driven but way maltier than most lagers. My first thoughts were "This is a lager?!". Indeed it is. Delicious and really impressed with this. I will chase down more Heater Allen.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (2071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Bomber, opened through sheer force of will (with some help from my wedding ring and knowledge of physics - I knew I bought an indestructible ring for some reason) in my hotel room and poured 6oz at a time into the tiny hotel water glass. Keeping it classy. pours clear golden with finely-bubbled white head. Aroma briefly of sulphur, then toast, and whatever that "pilsner" smell is that I cant articulate after drinking ales almost exclusively my entire beer-drinking life. Taste is toasted grains, a little spiciness, with a short clean bitter bite at the finish. Some sips feel like white wine + hops. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, very crisp, easy drinking. Overall: perfect day for this pilsner, and a reminder that I should really stop being so ale-focused and consider drinking more seasonally. This is a delight.

Update: Ive had this again many times since the first. Its damned good, and deserves a higher score. Bumping it up a tenth. I want to go even higher, but will save that until Ive had another dozen or so. Love this beer.


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