RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Josephsbrau Plznr (pilsner) is a celebration of noble hops from central Europe. This style of beer was developed by German brewmaster Joseph Groll in 1849 in the town of Plzen (Pilsen), Bohemia (modern day Czech Republic) and was the first beer to be brewed golden and clear. This beers pin-point fine bitterness is perfectly accentuated by its crisp body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
This beer pours a clear golden color. It has a strongly wheaty aroma but is much more bitter than you would expect from the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was faint with some perfumey hops. The flavor was bitter, dry and perfumey. Long finish. Light to medium body. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rumbero (75) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2017
12 oz from TJs pours pale gold, with a half inch white head with decent retention. just about perfect clarity and some lacing as the beer is drunk in the tall glass. aroma is of light bready, biscuity malts, herbal, spicy Noble hops. the taste is light malt sweetness balanced somewhat by significant bitterness with some hop spices. body is medium, with crisp carbonation, and creamy texture. there is a mild astringency there. the beer finishes dry and short although I notice an uncomfortable astringency that almost turns harsh after the fact.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
12 ounce bottle
A basic pilsener doesnt do much. A safe play by Trader Joes manages to reflect the basic essence of the style but quickly bores. If I hadnt known it was done by Gordon Biersch I would have guessed as much.

Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated transparent body shimmers under thick white head. Grainy citrus pops up briefly before it disappears like a ghost. No frills or depth is present here beyond the required profile.

Flavor / Palate - Lemon wedges, light sunshine, and calm bitterness resemble an average "beer" that you would find at any bar. With little fanfare it fades into nothingness. No glaring flaws present themselves however it is not memorable either. This is just a notch above a macro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Banksiz (127) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Malty-nutty nose like a true pilsner. Some slight resinous notes. Clean malty flavor, but with a coarse bitterness. Medium body. Harsh bitter finish. Maltiness is good--seems like a genuine step-mash pilsner, but spoiled by a harsh bitterness. No true noble hop flavor. Tweak the hop bill and this could be a winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (2797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
$1.09 bottle from Trader Joes, Charlottesville. Pours clear gold with a large white head. Aroma of grasses and grains. Flavor is bitter grasses, slightly burnt toast, grains. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Poured from bottle...clear piss yellow pour...nose and mouth are all grain and malt...lame brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Dark gold beer with a white head. Aroma is significant grain. Refreshing afterbite. A bit on the malty side, but I guess thats where a beer should be

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bavarian81 (157) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Poured a deep gold color. Aroma is earthy and bready. Its quite crisp and dry with a hoppy finish. Its alright

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergstaden (2809) - Rros, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2016
Golden with a white head - Malt aroma - Malt body with some hop bitterness - The malt and some bitterness goes into the finish - This was ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2793) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, obviously. Clear gold with lasting dense head and lace. Grassy earthy wet hay aroma with some lightly toasted raw honey sweetness. Fairly herbal earthy bitterness medium assertive and a nice light and lively body to accentuate it. A very good very flavorful pilsner. Not delicate but tasty.

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