Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Pilsener
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
15 degrees stand for 15 degrees Plato, the actual starting gravity of this Pils. Brewed with a floor malt from czech republic, hopped with german Magnum hop then dry hopped with german Spalt. 8 weeks lagering before release. It’s a deep golden lager with a heavy malty nose that combines with the spiciness of the hops. Full bodied, with good bitterness (54 IBU) and a medium dry finish.

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sseb69 (1924) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
En fût au Cheval Blanc. Couleur jaune assez pâle, un peu voilée. Arôme frais de houblon et grains. En bouche, wow...herbes, pleine, douce, malt, fraîche. En finale, amertume et grains...une petit peu d’alcool. Très bien faite. Excellente.

rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
Un verre sur place. Bière dorée avec une superbe couche de mousse blanche et crémeuse. Cette mousse est durable. Le nez est frais avec des houblons marqués et une touche maltée. La bouche est quasi crémeuse et ronde. Les houblons sont bien agréables et robuste, mais l’alcool supporte le tout. L’alcool n’est pas gouteux. 6,4% houblonnée à froid avec du Spalt et houblon Magnum pour l’amertume. Difficile de résister.

douglas88 (9508) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A grainy honey nose, the Amarillo is distinct. The flavor is a earthy spicy dominated pils, some rich sweetness- a bit too sweet for me, but nice-, earthy and nice. A good pils.

Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
A golden pils with a thin white head. In aroma, nice Saaz hops aroma and biscuitty malts, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth biscuitty malt with fresh floral hops, quite nice fresh floral hops, nice, crisp and smooth. On tap at Mondiale de la Bière 2010.

Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 15, 2010
Mondial de la bière Montréal 2010
Aroma sweet nose with clean hop. Citric hints , refreshing hops are there. Nose of good stronger Pilsener.
Appearance lighter shade of gold with white top. Good presentation. 4-
Flavour and Palate refreshing with good character of grainy pale malt . Quiet bitter but with solid support of malt. Nice offering , not sure if I would call this Bohemian Pilsner.

MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This hybrid of a 15° Světlé Speciální manages to keep you amazed throughout with its citrusy and herbal hop proclivities always surrounded by plump cereals.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Creamy foam sits atop the cloudy straw blond, decorated with sparks of brightness here and there.
-This is a very nice alternative to when their Bauweaerts Gouden Ale is not on the menu; similar hop profile and intensity, good drinkability and nourishment, no caramel malt flavors, etc.
-The version I drank was dry-hopped with Sladek and Premiant and bittered with Sterling and Amarillo, making it quite different from the previous batch, I imagine.
-The hop aroma could be brighter. It is a tad muddled as is.
-The Czech character is not easily identifiable, as the Amarillo varietal tends to overshadow the noble cultivars.
-All that being said, this is yet another very nice unfiltered Pilsener creation from Le Cheval Blanc.

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lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
Slightly hazy pale golden topped by a generous creamy white head. Nose of hay and a touch of spicy hops. Medium body, nice raw malt presence, with a growing bitterness on the grassy side completed by a certain sugary sweetness. Long bitter finish. Interesting take on a deviant pilsner lurking toward a belgian blonde ale. Very good, with the alcohol warming the palate a little bit in the end. Interesting brew.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
In short: A well malted and mega-saaz-hoppy “big” bohemian pilsner. Kick-ass.
How: Tap at brewpub. First batch ever (summer 2009)
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body topped by a small but persistent white head
In long: Nose is an onslaught of Saaz. This is a Saazy baby. There is a whole lot of cereals in this beer and coupled with a light sugary honey sensation the malts tasted like my Honeycombs™ breakfast cereals (yes, I eat Honeycombs). The pleasant nourishing body is chewy and a bit fluffy with an expansive carbonation. Bitterness is assertive, very dry and intense. No alcohol presence or “heavy” feeling, this is as drinkable as the over-the-top 5% bohemian pilsners I had fresh in Czech Republic. There is a light perfumy note on the nose that I didn’t find “authentic” but mostly this is spot-on authentic imperial bohemian pilsner that makes me wanna go back pub-crawling in Czech Republic instead of going back home watching midget porn. Wow, in a single rating I confessed eating Honeycombs™ and watching midget porn. I bet most people who know me didn’t suspect I eat Honeycombs™.

TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2009
En fût. Verre de 10 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût franc d’houblons Saaz avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #2490)

Quevillon (3143) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2009
Bu sur place le 21 juin, 2009, en fut (20 oz). Blonde dorée claire, petit collet. Arome d’houblon saaz sex et parfumé, des notes de citron. Goût sec mais assez rafréchissant, agrume houblonné fraiche, amerturme végétal sec. Légèrement inférieu a l’autre bohémienne de CB, mais respectable!

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