dwyerpg (6498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Nothing really wrong with this. A bit on the malty side but it has a solid crispness that lasts from the beginning to end. Solid. malrubius (3088) - 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. nearbeer (5669) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz. Mostly clear, and golden with a lasting half inch of spongy foam. Clean crisp nose of grassy hops and a touch of honey and lightly toasted grain. Taste is more caramel and toasted grain on the front with the dry grassy hop coming in towards the end, along with a touch of lemon and resin. Medium bodied, with an excellent balance and smoothly carbonated. Easy drinking and an excellent American rendition of the grand old style. Frank (4261) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Trader Joe’s Josephsbrau label has two beers under it that would seem to be the exact same thing. One is the Bohemian Style Lager and the other is this, Plznr, which is sold as a "Czech style lager." They are actually quite different beers and the difference is the Bohemian Style Lager is pretty much garbage and this is rather good. It is perfectly clear and golden in the glass and its head is dense and of fine bubbles. Small patches of lace dot the side of the glass. It’s smell is of pleasanty grassy hops and fresh malted barley. This beer is dry overall but relatively low bitterness allows some some sweetness to come through, which helps highlight the malt character. This is a medium bodied to light beer which is not at all watery which, combined w/ vigorous and fine carbonation, makes for very drinkable beer indeed. It finishes w/ some lingering malt sweetness and a firm bite of bitterness. I don’t know how the folks at Gordon Biersch, who are the people that ultimately brew this stuff, can make two beers of the same style where one is so good and the other is so bad but here it is and they have. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12oz bottle -
I’ve passed by this beer a few times at Trader Joes, however this time I went ahead and plunked down the money and got a sixer and I was quite happy I did. A clean, flavorful, classic example of a fresh pilsener. A nice malty, bitter walnut-like aroma mixed with some wet pine. Flavor is clean, dry, with a nice hay-like hop flavor with some cracker malt to help the balance. Solid beer and I can see several sixers of this being bought because the price is so right.
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear orangey-golden with a dense, well-retained white head. The aroma picked up sweet lemon zest and grassy notes over light bready malts.. clean and well-balanced. The flavor found crisp lemon, grass, and peppery notes over soft bread and lesser caramel malts.. refreshing finish.. well done. Lighter-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. not a whole lot to it, but it was very well done.