mvdc (2) - - SEP 12, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bready notes along slight citrus make this session beer complex and enjoyable
Bill Becker (948) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a pale gold with a 1 finger head of foam and again for a Notch beer, some very good lacing.
Aromas of spicy herbal hops are at the forefront. I get just a tad of a malt smell...bread? Maybe biscuit?
Wow, another brew with some great balance. Yeah, it’s biscuit for the malt profile, the hops are herbal alright, just a nice crisp spiciness that doesn’t go over the top. Swishing the beer in my mouth to get the ultimate experience of what a brew has to offer, I’m amazed that THIS is what I get in a 4% abv brew made in the US.
Nice lightish mouthfeel, the drinkability, at least for me, is through the roof.
Yikes, I love this beer!
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 awesome. pours a lightly hazed golden hue with a thick big bubbled long lasting crater head. aroma of bright lemongrass, rustic dirt earth dry herbal farmhouse. chewy, lemony biscuit dough. leaves a dry, rustic, fresh cut grass, herbal leafy fall day taste in the back of the mouth. clean. crisp. complex. awesome fresh. best and most authentic bohemian pils of come across in the US, and overwealmed with joy to have it available a half a block away. just about perfect.
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold body with a beautiful one finger frothy white head that faded to a wispy film, light lacing. The nose is spot on for the style, great clean bready malt, perfect floral perfumy hops with very delicate slight hint of yeastiness. The flavor is dry, crisp and perfectly hopped. Wonderfully dry with the perfect level of juicy bitterness that really lingers well past the swallow. It just makes you want to take one sip after another. This really would be a great beer to session on. Light bodied with perfect pinpoint fizzy carbonation. Great beer, wish I would have bought a lot of this.
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Lushawn
Pours golden with a nice well retained white head and a good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is clean & bright with some crisp lightly fruity malt character... but generally not sweet smelling at all. The hops are of herbal and citrusy varieties.
The flavor is remarkable, very crisp and clean. The fruity malt is better defined than in the aroma but again the beer is not especially sweet & finishes dry. The hop character is central to the flavor of the beer and is basically fruit forward with a light herbal character. The bitterness is moderate but right on for a beer like this.
Probably one of the better marriages between Bohemian and American pilsener traditions.
micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can poured into Czech "holba" mug. Born on date reads "7/23/15"
Aroma - Hops are prominent on the nose. Grass, lemon, herbal. Faint yeast notes. Great intro.
Appearance - Aggressive pour produces a thick, frothy, white head. Beautiful golden hue. Spotty lacing.
Taste - Crisp, clean, and bright. Pale, semi-sweet malt meets lemon/ herbal hops. Well balanced, with the hops stealing a bit more of the show. Finishes bones dry with lingering yeast/ hop resin (perhaps some sulfur?).
Palate - Creamy, light-medium bodied.
Overall - Having just returned from Prague, I’d say this one holds up remarkably well with its Czech counterparts. The slightly more assertive, resiny hop character brings an American touch.
damzz (490) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is a lineage with this and its brother ale. The hopiness is attenuated as is expected in a pilsner and balanced wth the malt wth a tip to the hops. The head is immediate and white quickly dissipating leaving a ring and very little lacing. Malt is up front followed by a hops bitter aftertaste. I am tired of the high gravs touted as being the epitome of the brewer’s art. Nonesense. This is a beer that can be enjoyed for its complexity with friends for hours while maintaining sensibility.
egajdzis (6370) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, straw, light grass. Taste of light doughy sweetness, toasty, lightly bitter, grassy hop finish.
JStax (6006) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Clear yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma has grain, lemon zest, dried grass. Dry and bitter taste. Medium sweet. Quick finish. Nice stuff.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz received in a recent trade with mkabull. Thanks again Alec!
Pours a hazy dark yellowish orange color with pale golden yellow hues when held to a light and a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots and streaks of lace left behind.
Earthy aroma with hints of grassy hops, straw, light fruit and pale malt. The floral hops are most prominent followed by some apple, pear and biscuit.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected fr the style with a god balance of grassy and citrus hops, pale malt, straw, hay and light fruit. Surprisingly hop forward but not too bitter or dry with a nice floral, earthy presence which compliments the straw/hay character and pale malt presence. A decent amount of biscuit flavor along with apple, pear and faint alcohol. Slightly dry presence.
Overall this beer was a pleasant surprise. Clean, crisp, well balanced and extremely quaffable. I could see myself drinking several of these in a sitting and would probably buy this regularly if I had access.