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Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

Dock Street Bohemian PilsnerDock Street Bohemian Pilsner

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80
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 17.09%


Brewed by:
Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 08-01-2004)
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copperish color with an steady off-white head. The head retention is decent and leaves nice lacing along the glass. The aroma was mostly clean light malt, hint of honey. The taste is great with mostly biscuity flavor and a hint of honey and just a hint of hops. Very crisp and smooth. Very good brew IMO. I could hang with this more often. I don't drink Pilsners to often but this one is a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2005 04:28:22 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Despite the crooked label, this beer pours a straight-up golden hue topped with a frothy ivory settling thin cap.

Metallic scents of water fountain offering and copper.

First swigs: Some grain and pilsner-esque scents. No macro nose. Light fresh water and smooth buttery white bread.

Last swigs: One dimensional at best. Partof a mixed case that was a Summer Mix. This is a convert beer at best. Nothing off yet nothing stellar.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2005 04:47:53 | More by blitheringidiot
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Biffster

Michigan

2/5  rDev -43%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer pours brilliant straw/golden, with a quickly dissipating white head.

The aroma is somewhat floral, but with notes of corn and an off putting grainy huskiness, indicative of a flaw in the brewing process (too high strike temp, oversparging?). There is a hint of diacetyl as the sample warms. I can detect the barest hint of a woody or spicy hop. The beer is clean, with no fruity esters or phenols.

The first taste is grainy and husky again, with evident tannins. The beer is malty and finishes a little flabby and sweet for a pilsner of any type, let alone a "Bohemian" Pilsner. There were no hops evident in the flavor, and too little hop bitterness.

In the mouth, the beer is of medium body and a bit fluffy. The slickness from diacetyl is noticeable. The carbonation is moderate. The tannic astringency is quite evident.

Overall, I found this sample wanting, first as a Bohemiam Pilsner, and second as any type of pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2004 01:11:53 | More by Biffster
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear yellow in color with a fluffy 1.5" head. Some light lacing develops during the session. The aroma was minimal - only light malt and hay. The flavor was tame, as malts and bitterness seemed mild. Tiny notes of fruitiness were also detected. Smooth in mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish. I expected a bit more bite or crispness, but not bad.

The flavors nicely last on the tongue after swallowing. Nice carbonation levels. Nice drinkability since there is some nice flavors and it is light in body.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2004 22:50:31 | More by Gavage
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No mention of Matt on the bottle, but I believe the original founders of Dock Street have recently reaquired the rights to the name. The beer is being contract brewed by Matt under the "Old Dock Street Brewery" name.

This is a recent reintroduction of a beer that Dock Street used to brew in the past. I heard that the original was much different than this new version.

As for the beer, it poured bright, golden and clear. Topping the beer off is a creamy white head of foam. The aroma is somewhat musty and pungent with a fruity graininess. The taste is light, crisp and tangy. Nice malt presence, but I'm looking for more accent towards the hops. Hard to tell where the bitterness is coming from. Leaves an oily lemon coating on the tongue, with the slight aftertaste of stale grains. More fruity and less crisp than I expect, but overall not a bad American example of a classic style.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2004 11:47:02 | More by pezoids
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brew pub, seved in a tall pilsner glass, light golden color with a solid white head. The lacing is very good. The aroma is grassy, spicey, and sweet. A hoppy pilsner, saaz hopps are featured. NIce lingering bitter finish. A very good pilsner, nice balance, great session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 01:55:22 | More by bonkers
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TheDeuce

New York

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner...on tap at the brewery.

Appearance-comes to me in a tall thin pilsner glass. Pale gold with a large foamy white head trapped with lace and bubbles. Attractive.

Smell-light hop aroma up front, alcohol and the sweet grain I associate with the style. Notable little traps of yeast and bits of malt bite.

Taste/Mouthfeel-medium mouthfeel, hops come in and provide some good flavor before being overtaken by the grain and alcohol mix associated with the flavors. Less sweet than most, a little watery on the way down, hops try to re-surface but are drowned away. Finishes with a last touch of grain.

Drinkability-lots of flavor here to like in a Pilsner and no real issues.

Overall-a well done pilsner, I like the hoppy variety of pils and this trends towards that style. Doesn't quite reach the heights of the giants like Prima or Sunshine but I like this a lot. A winner.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2011 03:51:23 | More by TheDeuce
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the brewery. Poured a golden yellow, very clear, nice frothy white head that stuck around for a while. Smell was very earthy and crisp, clean malts and some bitter hop notes. Taste had small malt body up front, pretty one dimensional there and then nice crisp and bitter hop finish. Very simple but tasty and refreshing. Great summer/session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 20:10:08 | More by stingrayvr6
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer before, but finally decided to review it.

This beer looks perfect! The bright, clear yellow beer, the fluffy white foam, the constant stream of fine carbon dioxide bubble, the everlasting lace left by each sip, it was exactly how a beer this style should be made to look like. And importantly, it was served in the proper glassware to accentuate the beauty of this beer.

The smell was clean, hop-forward with a little bit of malt sweetness. And it tasted that way too, but having an assertive Saaz hop bite that was spicy and a little grassy. The malt provided an underlying backbone to support the beer and provide a bit body.

I was looking for a thirst quenching beer after a hot day and I got it in this Pilsner

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2010 23:07:41 | More by Soonami
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the brewpub on 10/3/09. Served in a Pils glass.

Pours a HUGELY effervescent clear gold, topped with 2 fingers of brite-white foam. This has some of thee best retention that I've seen in a while. It just kept bubbling and bubbling, and looked beautiful paired with that clear gold color. The aroma is tight smelling with Pils malts, definitely more bready than sweet, along with fresh citrus and floral spice, which gives this a nice zesty pop in the nose.

The taste has (once again) a good firmness to the malts, with a big splash of lemony citrus and aggressive spicy hop character that STICKS in the mouth with an instense dry feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a very crisp yet very smooth and creamy carbonation. Just a great mix of the two feels that kept this hugely drinkable.

A top notch American take on a Czech Pils, this was just SOLID with flavor and quite thirst quenching. I killed this glass in no time flat and could have pretty much kept going to this during the duration of our visit.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2009 16:38:19 | More by Kegatron
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Orion4900

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Dock Street Brew Pub

A. Served in a tall pilsner glass. Had a nice thinner 2 finger white head that dissipated rather quickly. Body was almost a transparent straw colored and left some lacing in the glass.

S. Granny-Smith apples, wheat, and toasted pinenuts

T. A refreshing blend of flavors such as lemon zest, the tanginess of extra sharp white cheddar, along with some earthy tones of nutty bread.

M. High in carbonation, very refreshing and light with a nice light hint of hops in the finish. Dry, almost Brut in character.

D. Very easy to drink and carries a nice complexity for a pilsner. Definitely worth a try. Great Job Dock Street!

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2009 08:01:38 | More by Orion4900
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Chinon01

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a: partially translucent beautiful honeyed gold. Nice bishops collar which dissipates quickly.

n: lemons along with strong spicy saaz hop perfume. Cracker malt base, buttered toast.

t: malt chunkiness up front which finishes hoppy. Spicy saaz tang with sweet and bitter buttered toast. "Green" tasting.

mf: "alive" feeling with prickly sensation with noticeable weight.

d: A+

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2009 00:43:31 | More by Chinon01
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery.

In a word: underrated. This is a fantastic pilsner full of malt and hops flavor that should be recognized for it's deliciousness. The malt lends a sweet, bready and nutty flavor, and that's met by a sharp and spicy hops flavor and bitterness that leaves a long trail of an aftertaste. Great drinkability and full-flavored - give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2008 13:16:05 | More by tempest
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Dock Street on 6/16/08.

A - Hazy golden/straw-colored body with two fingers of creamy, bone white head that held fairly nicely and left a bit of lacing. Lots of active carbonation present.

S - Fresh wheat-like aroma with a slight biscuity malt and mild lemon zest, followed by a more fruity aroma reminiscent of apple and white grape.

T - Malt is quite bready overall, and dominates the flavor. However, there is ample lemon zest, which provides a moderate bitterness. Some grassy hops are present as well as a mild fruit sweetness.

M - Pretty smooth and creamy texture with a bit of oily slickness. Medium body with mild carbonation for a pils.

D - Honestly, what pils isn't easy to throw back? Not the best pils I've ever had, but far from the worst. This one's a bit more smooth and thus less prickly and lively than your standard pils, but overall this is a pretty solid effort from Dock Street.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2008 21:17:34 | More by ffejherb
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Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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