muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2016 felsenpils (178) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 16 ounce can from the liquor store. $9.29 for a four pack.
Deep golden almost orange color. Low CO2, poor foam retention. Some malt sweetness in the aroma. High viscosity, tastes like a high percentage of caramel malt. Subdued bitterness with a lasting residual sweetness. Decent enough blond lager, but not very Bohemian at all.
Draught pint at the brewpub, July 30th. Sitting outside in the sunny biergarten with my friend Kathy, who I hadn’t seen for 8 years, rating beer was not uppermost in my mind. Hungry, thirsty and tired from a 3 hour drive and several days in a row of "entertaining" my brother and his family - and drinking too much - so you’ll forgive me, the 2 or 3 folks who will read this, for not putting as much attention into the ratings from this brewpub as I could have. Somehow pulling out a pad of paper (or smartphone which I don’t have) seemed less important than other things...anyway, this poured a nice solid bright yellow-gold with a bit of lasting head...fairly sharp grassy nose with some honey-accented pale malts...in the body it was mostly those light malts that came through, with perhaps a bit less bitterness than I could have wanted on a hot day, sitting in the sun, but still enough for a reasonably well-balanced and readily drinkable pint. I got something a little less malt-forward next, so it was all good. jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Draft. Deep yellow/orange with a short, white head. Aroma of raw grain, light corn, grass. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Lacking crispness. Little nuance with an undercurrent of dusty grain. Jow (3958) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from pilsner man atom. Pours golden with frothy head. Nose is grassy and grains. Tastes of grass, honey, herbal, grainy, some yeast, and lemon. Nice rich palate. Really enjoyed paired perfect with Saturday afternoon hang. madvike (3271) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
On tap on GTMW 2014 - Pours golden with a white filmy head. Nose is herbal, floral hops with a nice grainy maltiness. Taste is malty graininess, with herbal/floral hops. Well-carbonated and fluffy. nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2014
16oz can. Pours a filtered tanned yellow. Thin, soda-like head. Classic brewhouse aroma, lager yeast, mild noble hop. Probably the best made in the state. Smooth, clean, refreshing. Sublime, easy going, classic. Not so hopoy for the style, leans into the clean golden malts.
islay (2816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2014
16 oz. can, consumed on 7-5-14. Dry aroma features scents of champagne, hay, manure, compost, and overripe orange. The off scents are subtle, but they are there, and there isn’t much good to make up for them. Cough-inducing smell. Pours a clear gold/brass. The slightest hint of a green hue, in the direction of Yellow Chartreuse liqueur. Light effervescence. Small to moderate amount of short-lasting, beige head. Smoky, dry, leathery taste surprisingly features a coal flavor as well as rye bread. I like what’s going on in the flavor a lot more than I do the aroma. Quite tasty and interesting. Medium body. Not as crisp in the palate as a lager should be. Somehow lively (although only a bit so) and undercarbonated at the same time. Forgettable palate effects. Overall, Lazy Monk Bohemian Pilsner constitutes an odd combination of legitimately good flavor and legitimately bad aroma. Unfortunately, the appearance and palate do the beer no flavors. It definitely is a memorable pilsner, and I am happy to have experienced it. I am giving extra weight to the flavor in the overall score. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
Can courtesy of Atom. Sweet bready/grainy malt aroma. Clear brassy gold with a large white head. Sweet grainy (corn?) malt and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
On tap in Waukesha, pours a golden amber with slight foamy head. The aroma is mild with a banana yeast smell. The taste has a lingering chalky and bitter feel. Finishes with a dry, bitter, yeast taste. Not too bad. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Can:   Bright straw, orangish, thin white head, frothy, little lacing.   Odd herbal aroma, seems a bit sweet, but also a touch corny.   Seems like a touch of ashtray is in there.   Noticeable on the tongue, that ashtray.   Slight smoke, which is odd.   Old stale air, almost like bike tire.   Reminds me of Epic Ales saki yeast.   Sweet and malty otherwise, but odd.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Odd beer, ashtray, like an ESB, but with a nice sweet grassy maltiness.   Don’t care for the ashtray...   Thanks Bob! camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Yeasty and bread nose. Palate follows suit. Well made pilsner beer. One of the better beers of this style