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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,358 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2358
Reviews: 1230
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%


Brewed by:
Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-10-2000)
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of my favourite pilseners.
Pours a clean, golden color, very decent carbonation. It is topped with a generous white foamy head, that slowly settles down to only a lacing around the egde.
The nose easily picks up pleasant malty and grainy aroma, a bit stronger than with some others.
There is a tiny initial sweetness, followed by a nicely balanced body, concluding with decently bitter finish, the bitterness staying for some time.
Very refreshing, easily drinkable and enjoyable. Exactly what pilsener must taste like.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 18:00:50 | More by MarkoNm
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this on tap compared to from the bottle is a complete different experience.

On tap, I give this a 4 for its wonderful grassy grainy but highly drinkable nature.

I haven't drank it from the bottle too recently but its not nearly as good and I wouldn't bother buying the bottles anymore. Maybe its too tough to get fresh or the dreaded green bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2014 15:57:30 | More by Givemebeer
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station. I've had this one from the bottle and have not been impressed in the slightest, but I've gotten a huge contrast between bottle and tap on another similar-style beer, Bitburger, so I had to see if the tap would again vindicate the beer. Served in a classic 16 oz pilsner glass with a flared contour.

Appearance - A brassy golden body is pretty much the defining feature of this beer. The slight, one-finger head of stark white fades away immediately--it's gone before they can even bring it to my seat at the bar from the tap two feet away. No lacing whatsoever. The body does have some tracers in it, reminiscent of how it looks when you pour oil into water. So far, not particularly impressed, but I'm a huge fan of big rocky heads and messy lacing.

Smell - Strong notes of grain and cracker, with some fainter, but present characteristic of grass and even a slight hint of lemon zest. but make no mistake, the grain is the star of this beer. Interestingly enough, the bottle version is also malt-dominant, but it's not pleasant in the slightest. It tastes off and muddled--you don't get a clear sense of the grain characteristics like you do on tap.

Taste - This is where the beer shines the most. A great, well-defined biscuit and whole-grain cracker element is at the forefront, with some notes of fresh corn tortilla coming through in subsequent drinks of the beer. As with the smell, there is an herbal, grassy bitterness present, and here it is a bit more present than the smell. Provides just enough counterpoint to the grain dominance that it doesn't feel one-note.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and clean, with just enough carbonation to provide some bite to the feel on my tongue. Light bodied and easy drinking.

Overall, a great take on the style and one that again is night and day between the bottle and tap versions. It's amazing how much cleaner and more distinct the flavor profiles are on the tapped version versus the bottle. I've seriously opened bottles of this that I couldn't finish. That was far from the case with the taste of it on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2014 22:50:43 | More by LambicPentameter
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h20mbh

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

a-honey golden in colour

s-slightly sweet, hints of a non-citrus hop

t-bitterness and body come through, strong flavour for a 4.4 abv beer

m-thick body for a pilsner and only lightly carbonated

o-the original pilsner, benchmark for all other pilsners

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 00:19:59 | More by h20mbh
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz into pint

Light hay color, ok head after an aggressive poor.

Sweet malt, lemon grass.

Follows the aroma. Crisp and light with some soft hop bitterness. Refreshing to say the least. Some soft funk goin on.

Clean and lively on the palate. Nice dry finish. This is nice.

A classic in its own respect. This beers has been enjoyed by me, and many others.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 07:04:39 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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deadchef

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle to 20oz pint glass...

a: bright white 1 finger head. very clear light gold color.

s: light toast, sweet grain, floral hop, faint sulphur

t: medium hop flavor of herbs & mint. light malt flavors pull through. flavors of light base malt.

m: medium-light body. medium-high carbonation. not too thin, not too thick.

o: this is the standard that all pilsners are compared to. this is where it all started. i could only imagine what people thought when this was first invented. this is a great beer but i feel it loses a bit of character along the way. i picked this bottle up at my local shop but i'm sure it's been there for a while. touch of skunk but not as bad as some heiney's i've had. i would drink more of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 00:35:59 | More by deadchef
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richardl

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In my opinion, the grand daddy of all Pilsners. As far as any mass produced beer goes, there is no competition.
Best served locally in the Czech Republic, where they know how to pour it for maximum taste and aroma.
Caramel and saaz and tigers, Oh My!

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2014 04:20:55 | More by richardl
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dar482

New York

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a clear light amber color.

The aroma is of bright grassy hops, spicy hops, a prominent lager yeast note, some light bready malt.

The flavor follows of that bright green grassy, spicy, and floral hop. There’s a light crackery malt. The lager yeast comes through in the middle to end. The finish is drying with a stiff bitterness on the finish of grass.

The body is a light medum.

A well made classic pilsner. Next to Firestone Walker Pivo Pils, this did not stand up too well however. A fine beer to have when out.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 04:54:16 | More by dar482
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Beric

Indiana

3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 500mL retro label can into pint glass
Served: 25 Jan 2014

Appearance: A pure, crystal clear golden-yellow. The 2.5 finger head eventually dissipates into a .5 finger head that sticks around for some time. Good lacing on the glass. Looks pretty.

Smell: Not much in the nose- grassiness, some faint herbal spice, musty earthen tones also present.

Taste: Crisp bready malts overlaid with a soft spiciness and a dry finish. Very bitter without a huge hop flavor or aroma.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation makes this one crisp and refreshing, inviting sip after sip.

Overall: This much-maligned beer is great to me, and one I would gladly drink again. Not sure I would have this out of the green bottle unless I know it's been properly cared for, but the can protects and preserves the beer, preventing skunkiness. A refreshing Czech-style pilsener which I would gladly serve to guests in a party environment who may be used to drinking light American lagers or Euro Pale Lagers (Heineken, Stella, etc.) and a beer that would pair excellently with grilled sausages or pizza.

Serving type: can

01-27-2014 18:49:52 | More by Beric
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I finally tried this archetypal Czech pils/modern descendent of a historical icon at a Calgary pub in the Kensington area (here's another plug for the Bottle House, the food really is good now). Poured into a pint glass, a golden amber brew, certainly darker than mass-produced Euro pale lagers but with the same aggressive carbonation and white head. Much has been said and written about this beer's morphing into something more commercial, industrial, and perhaps just plain bland ... Although some of these criticisms cannot be impugned, to my palate this is still a pretty solid beer than is at least worthy of riding on its grandparent's coattails. The aroma is fresh, bright, and hits the appropriate malt and hop targets. Smells like sweet cornbread and gummy boiled sweet grains, green grassy hops (or hop extract), green fruit, and there's a faint hit of struck match or sulfur. The malts are more complex than you get with your average Euro pale lager, evoking popcorn, light toast, and even a faint raisin note. I also get some herbal Saaz hop character (lavender? tarragon?) although this feature is disappointingly muted. The hops come off more as fragrant hay and do provide a crisp lingering bitterness. Not skunked despite the green bottle. Crisp and refreshing. If you want a hoppy Czech pils find a craft-brewed example. I will say that this brew is enjoyable enough and I appreciated the malt profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 04:17:42 | More by CalgaryFMC
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bushwik

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ahhhh Urquell. You've always been plentiful but never something I sought out regularly because of your skunkiness. I think however you've turned a corner....I picked up a 4 pack of the new tall format with the original art works from historical archives. Not sure f this is a limited thing but all 4 of the tallboys in this cardboard back are a cool retro label. With that said the beer however was the real stand out. I can't remember a Pilsner Urquell tasting this fresh and frankly malty and creamy delicious. The balance with the Saaz hops is outstanding in this pack and it taste more like a Munich Helles Lager to me then a watered down Czech Pils that I remember. The only other time I remember Urquell tasting this way was on tap and that was the unfiltered version of the beer. I think that the flavor is probably due to a fresher can and I will try to see if I can find more because for $5.50 a 4 pck of pints, you can't beat this legendary Pils.

Serving type: can

01-21-2014 23:56:54 | More by bushwik
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ilovewaffles

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour from bottle. Golden yellow pour, head dissipated fairly quickly with some retention.

Smells of noble hips, quote pleasant.

Taste is excellent from the beginning. Good balance and very clean. Mouthfeel is appropriate for style.

Overall good to great beer. Will be drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 03:27:30 | More by ilovewaffles
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Landar

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma 12/12
Immediately hit with a rich malt profile with floral Saaz hops.
As it warms the floral profile mixes well with the rich malts and creates a complex interesting balance that makes one want to just smell it instead of drink it.


Appearance 2/3
Pale rich gold color. The head pours thick, dense, foamy and snow white. It immediately disappeared leaving a thin layer of foam covering part of the surface and ringing the glass. It sticks nicely to the sides of the glass. Strong carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. Very clear beer. It is disappointing that the expected head retention was entirely absent.

Flavor 17/20
The first thing that hits is a strong rich, complex light malt profile. This is immediately followed by a floral and spicy Saaz hops flavor and bitterness. A strong hops bitterness is left on the tongue but gives way to the clean water refreshing feel.
There is a touch too much wateriness to it, but the water tastes clean and almost pure - refreshing.

Mouthfeel 5/5
Medium bodied and medium-light carbonation. Feels crisp and cool with a clean water feel that is refreshing.


Overall Impression 9/10
This is what a bohemian pilsner should be. Crisp, clean, clear, refreshing. Complex malt and spicy floral Saaz hops with nothing else going on, leaving a bitterness memory on the tongue with a clean palate if you wait a bit between sips.

45/50

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:41:10 | More by Landar
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad beer at all. Excellent for a pilsner and good on a winter day for some reason. Golden color with little head very drinkable for your average pilsner drinker. I poured this into my trusty pint glass i got for Christmas. I dont think the recognition it deserves.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 16:22:19 | More by yuenglingfan101
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tmzl

Slovenia

3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours with average fizzy white head, fast retention, fully diminishing. Lacing is good. Color is like it should be - golden. Body is clear, normal carbonation, expected maybe a bit more.

Smell: Grain, bread malt, hay, grass, crackers. Also spicy and the distinct Saaz hop. Text book stuff.

Taste: Similar story as the smell. Hay, spice, hint of sweetness in the middle and then the explosion of moderate clean hop bitterness. Works well. Bitterness stays with you for a while, but smooth and screaming at you: "Drink more you fool!"

Mouthfeel: Surprised at the medium, silky body, but still fresh crisp carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: Text book stuff, nothing more and nothing less then expected. Well, maybe the medium body was a bit of surprise, but yes, a well crafted lager.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 21:47:38 | More by tmzl
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Murphious

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours into a pilsner glass with 1/4 head that disappears quickly & leaves little lacing. Aroma is typical pils--grassy, hops, citrus.
Great for a hot summer day after mowing the lawn.
Has just the right blend of hops and malt to be crisp without skunkyness. Good mouthfeel and quality comes through compared to other mass produced beers.
There are many worse beers out there for the money as well as pricey highly-touted beers that are let downs. Pilsner Urquell is simple and well done but not earth shattering.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 21:42:37 | More by Murphious
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden straw color, quite clear, with a tall bubbly head. The head recedes relatively quickly and there is little to no lacing left on the glass. Small amounts of visible bubbles make their way slowly to the top of the brew. Quite pleasant to look at.

S - Light but noticeable. You get the aromas that one would expect from a pilsner. Bready malts, grassy, floral hops.

T - Follows the nose. Bready malts come first, followed by a nice grassy flavor. The bitterness is actually more pronounced than I expected, but it works well.

M - More substance here than I expected. Definitely medium-bodied. Finishes clean and refreshing.

O - I bought this in the winter, but would probably do better to have this highly drinkable, sessionable beer in the summer. I'll put this on my shopping list for my Memorial Day party this spring!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 15:43:31 | More by Andrew041180
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Brewthing

British Columbia (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - The golden pilsner. No light yellow here. The deep colour says this beer has substance.

S - The smell is subtle and only offers a hint of the hoppy flavour will hit your mouth.

T - This is where Urquell shines. The Saaz flavour hits you hard and you either love it or you don't. I definitely love it. Well balanced between hops and malt.

M - Malty body with a crisp finish. Good carbonation but not a lot of head.

O - One of the classics. Not perfect, but definitely deserving of its high reputation.

I have a hard resisting this one when it goes on sale at the local shop.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 03:55:01 | More by Brewthing
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-11-07 in Danville, KY. from the "new" cardboard pack and refrigerated shipping. Had this again on 2013-12-21 from a 16.9 oz can with a best-by date 6 months from now. It definitely tasted better than when I last had it in bottles so I amended my comments and ratings accordingly.

A - Very clear golden yellow with a 2-finger firm white head and mild-moderate lacing.

S - Bread, spice, grass, citrus. Quite pleasant and fresh.

T - Much like the smell with bread, grass, mineral/suphur. Much bolder and not skunky like the brew I gave up on years ago. Flavors continue into the moderately-lingering and tasty bitter aftertaste.

M - Light and smooth body and medium-high carbonation give a pleasant firmness and then a crisp finish.

O - OK. They've won me back. Very satisfying for a 4.4% brew. We did a Pils tasting on 2013-12-21 with this, Troegs Sunshine Pils, Stoudts Pils and Victory Prima Pils. This was most-similar to Sunshine Pils and about as good. I like the Prima Pils' bold hops flavor a bit more, however, it comes at the price of 1% more ABV. I like to watch my calories so Sunshine Pils is a staple in my fridge but they stop making it every year in August. This Pilsner Urquell, at the same ABV with as satisfying a taste, will get me through the winter until Troegs starts back up with Sunshine.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 23:22:23 | More by Tucquan
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LiamAhearn

Australia

4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 5 months from 'Best before date'. Poured into a standard pilsner glass.

A: Pale gold to straw in colour with brilliant clarity and a bright white head which dissipates slowly. Carbonation continues to be effervescent, yet unable to support a head.

S: Pleasant noble hop aroma of Saaz, paired with a moderate grainy maltiness, exhibiting a fresh baked white bready aroma.

T: Extremely clean white bready maltiness with some grainy notes and well balanced flavours of mild spice from the Saaz hops. Bitterness is firm but not overwhelming of the malt backbone.

M: The first impression is of soft malt sweetness which quickly finishes in a dry mouthfeel with the bitterness supporting this sensation. This lends its self to a very drinkable beer as it's dryness calls for you to go back for more.

O: Considering this beer has endured a voyage from the Czech Republic to Australia and remains a fantastic example of a Pilsner is a testament to the brewers of this beer. This beer is known as the original pilsner and for me it is the benchmark for which I compare all Bohemian Pilsner. This is a very enjoyable pilsner and on a hot summers day I could drink this beer without desire for anything else. I look forward to visiting the Plzensky Prazdroj brewery on my travels around the world, as I would love to try this beer fresh from the source.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 04:10:03 | More by LiamAhearn
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz. can into a pilsner hourglass. Best by date of July 10, 2014

A- Pours a deep melted golden straw with a high amount of clarity. Had a high white head with lots of tiny bubbles that dissipated quickly to a thin film.

S- Big grassy noble Saaz hops and bright communion wafer, challah bread malt character. Very slight corn sweetness, much less than other European lagers I've had.

T- Similar to nose, bright crisp, grassy hops with nice medium bitterness. Very slight corn and the challah bread malt from the aroma is there.

M- Bright and crisp and very drinkable.

O- This is one of my favorite beers, it is the first pilsner and they really know what they are doing. I waited to review it til when I could find it in a can as the bottles and even some I've had on-tap have had that skunkiness imported green bottle lagers can have. Seems that the people at Pilsner Urquell have been focusing on freshness as of late, which means I will definitely be buying more than I had in the past. This stuff is really drinkable and I could probably drink a gallon of the stuff. This is really underrated on this site, as is many pilsners of this type. I do enjoy many of the American craft versions of pilsners, Prima and Scrimshaw come to mind, but really I think they are a bit hopped out of the style sometimes in keeping up with what craft beer drinkers want. I however enjoy the grassy medium bitter hops such as Saaz which really are showcased in this beer.

Serving type: can

12-22-2013 03:30:44 | More by PaulyB83
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Fieldzy27

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes
12oz bottle into a pint glass

A-pours pale straw gold, bright white head that foams and deflates quickly. Leaves a thin layer of foam and a few random strands of lacing. The clarity is astounding, no sediment or haze to speak of, you could read micro print through this beer.

S-floral and grassy, not a very strong aroma but its present and clean, no off scents or anything not to style.

T- First to hit the tongue is sharp crisp hop bitterness, followed by light dough or raw biscuit. Hops are herbal and spicy very clean. Not a ton of complexity but simplicity is perfected here.

M- Carbonation is as high as needed but doesn't dominate. This beer washes easily over the tongue and finishes clean leaving the mouth asking for more. Extremely refreshing.

Overall- Flawless example of a Czech Pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 23:55:58 | More by Fieldzy27
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JeanDuteau

Alberta (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice amber beer with a small head. I'm wondering if my altitude in Edmonton and the fact that it is so dry in winter is causing the heads to not form. When I read the reviews of the other beers that I've reviewed, everyone else is getting good heads on their beers and I am not. I'll keep looking for a beer that foams nicely.

The initial smell was what I would have called skunky, but it did not taste that way and after swirling the beer, that smell went away. Instead, it has a bready smell and a little bit of sulfur. Not the greatest smell but it was not overpowering.

The bready-ness continued into the taste. You can definitely taste the malt and there is a slight hoppy aftertaste.

The carbonation can be tasted and all of the taste is in the front of the mouth. A good beer and a wonderful first try at a Czech Pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 06:03:13 | More by JeanDuteau
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliantly clear medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever before washing the glass in layers of lace. Aromas of sweet bready crackery malt with a hint of melanoids a hint of sweet sulfur and a firm spicy hop bite. The flavor is light sweet bready maltiness with a solid shot of spicy hop flavor. Medium low to medium level of hop bitterness lingers at the end of each sip. Medium body with a moderately high level of carbonation and a bubbly carbonic piercing mouthfeel. Very nice pilsner, it took me a while but I can now really appreciate the brilliance of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:52:24 | More by johnnnniee
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Premo88

Texas

4.81/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(best by Dec. 28, 2013)

L: clear gold ... surprisingly darker than I expected; even up to light it's dark enough to be gold (not pale yellow); big fat sticky head of foam, about 1 inch; clumps of the head stick to the glass, and the skin on top is amazing -- so much carbonation is rising in the column that its leaving five white spots of foam on the top layer; big collar

S: huge biscuit note mixed with grain; underneath, a thin layer of grassy hops -- but the sweet biscuit-and-grain dominates it early on; corn takes over halfway in, sweet creamed corn;

T: sweet light malt, yeast, bread, biscuits with a softer grassy bite that shows up as much in the dryness as it does in the taste -- what it amounts to is a hop presence that lingers with good grassy and spicy pepper notes

F: watery enough to drink but huge carbonation ... i'm sucking it down so fast, it might qualify as *too* drinkable. damn.

O: it's super dry in the finish but with so much sweet biscuit malt up front that it really stands out as a unique brew. i love that it's got a bit of color to it, a nice gold flair that continues a show of fast-rising bubbles.

if it had just a bit more hops in the nose and laced on the way down, i'd give it 5s across the board. as it is, it's fantastic. i'm glad i finally tried it. it's as good a beer as I've had in any style and a brew i guarantee will find its way into my fridge often.

(for posterity, it's also my 100th beer here on BA)

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 07:51:36 | More by Premo88
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