1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

Not Rated.
Dock Street Bohemian PilsnerDock Street Bohemian Pilsner

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Schmidts
Schmidts

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a Bottle pours a straw color with small head. Smells of Apples,nuts and Biscuts. Very Refreshing in your mouth smooth kind of spicey and nutty. It is very drinkable not a bad offering from Dock street and worth giving it a try!
Beer Its Not Just A Beverage Beer Is Food!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2009 22:59:01 | More by Schmidts
Photo of Orion4900
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
Photo of Chinon01
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
Photo of iceball585
iceball585

New York

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden yellow color, semi-cloudy, thin white layer on top, some tiny bubbles rising

S- Sweet, light malts, wheat, biscuits, light fruity auroma

T- Honey, bready, pale malts, citrus, grassy, earthy, bitter finish

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, oily, slightly fizzy

D- Worthy trying

Good flavors but nothing really stands out with this one. Good overall, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 01:02:14 | More by iceball585
Photo of dsa7783
dsa7783

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve ounce bottle copped from Gary's in Madison...
Pours a medium-golden hue with a minor head that quickly dissipated and deposited a thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Sweet, semi-grainy aroma with hints of wheat, and a nice mixture of malts and hops...
Crisp, clean, flavorful taste... Easily drinkable and a pleasure to down...
Good stuff from Dock Street...
Worth a shot...

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 21:55:46 | More by dsa7783
Photo of tempest
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
Photo of ffejherb
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
Photo of beerthulhu
beerthulhu

New Jersey

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

A: Poured a medium golden-orange with a foamy, off white head that quickly settled to a sparse layering. Visible carbonation was light but steady.

S: The nose brought forth some nice bright hopping and citrus and was really nice.

T: The initial flavor yielded a bright sharp citrus hopping and oranges. The hopping was very dominant and clean with some honeymalt sweetness. The overall flavor was sharp and fresh in nature making for a solid example. Really liked this one.

M: light, with bright oranges coming through with a beautiful hopping. Carbonation is light and subtle on the tongue.

D: Definitly session material, Bright citrus and oranges with a clean sharp flavor and hopping makes this a joy to drink and definitely worth a try. I would buy a sixer of this easily.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 21:34:57 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of NJpadreFan
NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dock Street- Royal Bohemian

A- Bright clear yellow with a big foamy head. Quick dissipation with a small amount of lacing.
S- Strong crisp grainy malt slight touch of sweet corn.
T- Big bold malt. Very grainy. Fresh cracked grains like oat, sunflower, spelt, and barley. A slight touch of lemon and orange poke through in the end. Slight grassy earthy hops mingle throughout but never imposing.
M- Strong bready grain malt makes a DRY beer! Sweet punchy flavors come out in the end.

Overall- What?! A Pilsner that I really enjoyed!? WOW, here's a beer that impressed someone who scoffs at Pilsners! Very flavorful and tasty. Awesome summer beer! If you like Pilsners buy this beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 21:11:11 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of irish
irish

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle did not taste at all as I had remembered early tastings. Maybe a bad bottle?

Appearance is good and light. Nose is...well, not there. Having just tasted a real Czech pilsner, I missed the heft. Same for the taste as well, regretably. I am wanting to like this as much as I remember it, but no amount of wistfulness can bring back the remembered taste tonight. Sigh.

It feels thin in the mouth. If "drinkability" means the ability to toss down one after the other, this sucker is drinkable--I just don't WANT to drink one after the other.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2007 00:34:45 | More by irish
Photo of llitsua
llitsua

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, given to me by my brother from his "Beer of the Month Club" selection. Unsure of date. Aggressive pour into plastic (I know, I'm sorry) pilsner glass gives about a two-inch head that stayed with me for a little while before becoming a ring, leaving moderate lacing. The color is golden, and crystal-clear. Smell is a faint aroma of sweet grains, maybe some honey with a taste of clean bitter hops in the front, some sweet grain in the middle, and a finishing-bitterness not unlike the beginning, quite clean. Mouthfeel is very light, with a crisp, clean carbonation. If I lived in this brewery's distribution area, I would seek this out often, especially in the spring and summer (Ironically, it's right at freezing right now with a 10 MPH N wind).

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2007 00:41:35 | More by llitsua
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

1.93/5  rDev -45%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a nice golden yellow with a snowwhite head. Some faint lacing. Smells of lightly sweet malt with just a hint of noble hops.

Yeesh. The only flavors coming through here are sweet pale malt and some DMS. Nary the hint of noble hops here. OK, just a bit as it warms. Watery mouth. The sweetness and the thin mouth - almost nausea-inducing as it warms. I had a hard time getting through this one. Not a good pilsener, certainly shouldn't be calling itself Bohemian. Where's the hops?

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2006 17:47:45 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Photo of allengarvin
allengarvin

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a bright, pale golden color with a sufficient head. Nose is grainy, pleasant malt with a nice grassy hop overlay. Clean and crisp malty flavor, but less bitterness than I expected from the aroma. Reasonably dry finish. Neutral texture with crisp, effervescent body.

Decent pils, nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2006 05:40:05 | More by allengarvin
Photo of guinness33
guinness33

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crisp looking golden colour with a thinnish white head that leaves a trace of residue on the glass.

The aroma is mildly malty and a touch grassy, with a touch of floral, chalky sweetness. Fairly bland and average for the most part.

Flavour is a lot more of the same, with sweetness and chalkiness leading the way and a hint of general grain flavour mixed in throughout. Mouthfeel is light bodied and nice and crisp overall.

I was surprised at this one. Whilst not stellar, it's still got much more flavour than anticipated and is much more on point than expected as well. It's a basic one, but a decent one overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2006 02:45:29 | More by guinness33
Photo of jcdiflorio
jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into a pub glass,a light golden color,very clear.
The 1 inch white head dissipated into a foam ring around the glass.
A few tiny strings of bubbles rise to the top of the glass.
The aroma was clean,bisquity,the hop aromas were faint,a slight grassy note.
The taste was crisp and clean,a mild biscuit taste,a little tart and grassy,not a lot of hop character.
The mouthfeel was thin,with a dry slightly tart aftertaste.
A very drinkable beer,especially on a hot summer day.
Not a bad beer. It was almost like a BMC.
A bit more hops would have been nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 03:28:08 | More by jcdiflorio
Photo of NeroFiddled
NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden body. Creamy bright white head. Fair retention. Some minor lacing. Sweetish malt and floral hops greet you in the nose. It's more dextrinous in the mouth than one might expect, but it's not over done... medium bodied and crisp with a standard carbonation. The flavor is as the nose suggests with some very nice, grainy and sweet malt at the heart of it. The floral and spicy hops, however, are also present from start to finish, and really dress it up in a nice way. It's not complex, but neither is it intended to be. A touch more bitterness could lend it another component though; it is a touch sweet, but otherwise right on for the style. Great finesse for what's there though. The sweet edge is obviously intended, and it's really well-balanced with that in mind. Superbly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2006 12:59:43 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of tugdriver7
tugdriver7

Maryland

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

Pleasantly surprised. Picked up in Camden NJ, knowing nothing about it. When I found out it was a Matt (aka Saranac) product, I had high expectations for it. They were met. Nice color, foamy pale head (1/4 inch or so) and all malt in the nose. The taste is smooth malt with just a tiny hops presence. A really enjoyable, drinkable, and made me glad I had picked-up the 6'er. Only one problem... Can't buy it in my area. Rats.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2006 01:03:11 | More by tugdriver7
Photo of aquatonex
aquatonex

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTM offering...

Pours straw yellow with a nice foamy head, a few fingers, good carbonation and a little bit of lacing. Smell consists of some nice light hops, citrus, and light wheats. Taste follows with well-balanced wheats, citrus, and floral hops. Very nice, very enjoyable. What a pilsner should be.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2006 06:16:33 | More by aquatonex
Photo of arizcards
arizcards

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of my MicroBeerClub shipment received in late June.

This beer poured a yellow color, with little to no head but decent carbonation is showing. Nose is of sweet malts with a hint of lemon. Taste has a hint of lemon, grass, and malts with a slight hint of hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, almost creamy. Overall drinkability is pretty good. This beer is going down well on a 106 degree Phoenix afternoon!

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2006 23:06:32 | More by arizcards
Photo of pbr85
pbr85

New York

2.48/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a bud light esque yellow with a small white head that disappears in about 3 seconds. Not particularly attractive.
S: Corn, white wine, again, bud light esque.
T: Tastes better than it looks, though still not that impressive. Tastes reminiscent of white wine, with apple flavors and some corn-like sweetness. Finishes very clean with no thought of an aftertaste.
M: Smooth and slick, goes down easily.
D: It could easily be confused for a cheaper light beer, and it goes down like one. I could imagine enjoying these sitting outside on a nice hot day, but since I'm sitting inside on what was a nice day, its not anything special.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 01:55:45 | More by pbr85
Photo of hanco005
hanco005

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass, part of my beer of the month club offerings

A—pours clear golden honey color with a 1 ½ inch bright white head that slowly fades to a thin sheet, laces in layers down the side as I drink. A beautiful pilsner.

S—faint grainy notes, very faint overall, I hardly smell anything at all

T—sweet grains, a touch of honey, straw, the flavors are balanced well, this is a good pilsner

M—crisp and refreshing, light bodied, medium carbonation

D—very much so. I would have this again. I am reviewing this while sitting by my pool in the early evening. A great summer relaxation beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2006 16:50:58 | More by hanco005
Photo of Abita45
Abita45

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I couldn't be more underwhelmed. Poured from a bottle, it has no head to speak of and similarly has no fragrance to speak of. I actually checked the bottle to ensure it was a pilsner. It really didn't carry any of the pilsner characteristics I'm used to. No carbonation to speak of, and thin-bodied. Color is gold, but otherwise unremarkable.

Overall, this beer was mediocre, though I will give it the benefit of the doubt and try it again at a later date.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2006 17:55:25 | More by Abita45
Photo of edskirk3
edskirk3

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a crookedly designed label. I'll also care to note that on the neck label this beer boasts itself as a "voluptuous pilsner."

Clear light gold in color with a respectable white head, which laces the glass only faintly.

The nose is weak. There's something there but there's not enough of it. A faint pilsner scent, no hop presence. The palate isn't very present either but it's better than a macro. I could probably switch beers on some of my Miller Lite-drinking friends and they wouldn't know the difference, perhaps saying, "This is tasting pretty good today!" I mean no disrespect to this beer by comparing it to Miller Lite, because relatively there's much more taste going on here. But on the wider scale it isn't much. It is, however, quite light and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2006 01:50:16 | More by edskirk3
Photo of beermanbrian
beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What can you say about this beer, average. Light golden color with a fizzy white head. No retentention, no lacing. Pale malt smell with maybe the thinest trace of citrus if you really try to imagine that it's there. Taste is malty and that's about it. Fizzy mouthfeel. Just an average beer with nothing to make you want to come back.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2006 02:19:36 | More by beermanbrian
Photo of Citadel82
Citadel82

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice above average offering. A crisp clean brew that pours out a crystal clear pale yellow with a fluffy white head that lingers for a little while and leaves some sticky thick lace as it withdraws. Aroma is clean with a hint of pale malt and some delicate floral hoppiness. Taste is crisp, mild and refreshing. This brew seems to be an attempted facsimile of a Czech pilsner. It is not far from that mark IMHO. It is light on the palate and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2006 12:35:07 | More by Citadel82
Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
80 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.