Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Plzeň goes to show that a beer doesn’t need a lot of alcohol to be special. With its fine, hoppy flavour, this 5% blond beer can certainly hold its own against the stronger beers. Brewed only from pale barley malt, this is a floral beer with delightful, hoppy aromas of hay and fresh grass. Deliciously dry, with a long-lasting aftertaste. We named the beer after the Czech town of Plzeň, from which Pilsner beers originate. Despite that, our Plzeň is not a Pilsner; it is a refreshing, bitter, top-fermented beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy gold pour with foamy white head. Aroma is lemony, grassy, grainy and quite yeasty. Taste is bitter, nice hoppy flavour, however it is a bit husky and yeasty, could be a lot cleaner. Palate is well carbed and dry. Nice flavor profile but a bit too dirty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11012) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of straw with a bit of grass and some sweet grains. Flavor has a nice grass and straw with a backing leaf note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3859) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Tijdens dkv-cambuur, wazig oranje witte kraag Aroma: citrus, hooi, zacht Smaken: fris, licht hoppig, zacht bitter, citrus, pilsmout Lichte body, zachte tonen, afdronk gist/bittertje

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (7386) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
How: Draught.
Where: Brouwerij ’t IJ, Amsterdam.
Appearance: Hazy yellow colour with a white head.
Aroma: Wheat, yeast, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Wheat, spices, apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy straw yellow pour with substantial fluffy white head, herb and floral aroma, grassy taste quite crisp some herb and spice and a hint of citrus. Carbonation has a maelstrom of activity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14642) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, yeast. Flavour is fruit, malt, yeast, hop, citrus. OK beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RexTalionis (3705) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pale golden in color with a creamy white head. Vegetable aroma, some herbs too. Same in taste. Bad batch or if it is meant to be like this, it’s not just my cup of tea. Doesn’t feel like a czech pils at all with those disturbing vegetable notes spoiling it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheEmbryo (15) - ITALY - JUL 15, 2013
The aroma and the taste of this beer are nothing special; moreover, the palate is quite poor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2288) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
Overall: Clouded, dry, some yeast, but nice.
Note: On-tap at Brouwerij ’t IJ. Reviewed 2013-06-29.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2808) - Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy opaque, peachy orange with a large, white head. Aroma is fruity with peach and apricot. Some yeast and grass. Taste is somewhat grainy, fermented fruit (the peach and apricot as well as apple) light yeast and metal. Finishes very dry with a lot of grass. Palate is light with quite a bit of carbonation though not too much. Perhaps would’ve been better to leave the yeast in the bottle. Definitely can taste the house flavor of the ’t Ij yeast.

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