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Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Dock Street Bohemian PilsnerDock Street Bohemian Pilsner

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BA SCORE
81
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57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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)
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Photo of bonkers
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.

bonkers, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of rorjets
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

rorjets, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

TheFightfan1, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

dgherm, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of SixpointJMH
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.

SixpointJMH, Oct 29, 2006
Photo of Sellen
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Sellen, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
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?

ViveLaChouffe, Dec 12, 2006
Photo of pezoids
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.

pezoids, Aug 01, 2004
Photo of beermanbrian
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.

beermanbrian, Mar 16, 2006
Photo of TheDeuce
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.

TheDeuce, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of jcdiflorio
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.

jcdiflorio, Oct 10, 2006
Photo of Citadel82
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.

Citadel82, Feb 06, 2006
Photo of Soonami
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

Soonami, Jul 07, 2010
Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
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.

WilliamPhilaPa, Sep 14, 2005
Photo of tugdriver7
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.

tugdriver7, Jul 28, 2006
Photo of aquatonex
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.

aquatonex, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of iceball585
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.

iceball585, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of mempath
4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours like a great pilsner...very pale, white head and simple, good lacing revealed as it settles pretty fast.

nice, but subtle, nose of...raspberries, perhaps?

taste is light, refreshing but pretty complex. at least not what i expected. mouthfeel is an interesting light/creamy. makes this downright drinkable as a session pils or with a great meal. or pub lunch. i can see this going with chinese easily.

a few more sips and i get almost an Urquell sense...plus bitter honey and sweet malt...nutty/seed overall sense, too.

though i still always will favor the masterpiece hophead extremes out there, this suggests another fine light and unique lager for the summer. i need to head out for some of this on tap.

mempath, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of hanco005
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.

hanco005, Jun 30, 2006
Photo of TeachChefs
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

TeachChefs, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of edskirk3
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.

edskirk3, May 02, 2006
Photo of stingrayvr6
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.

stingrayvr6, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of Chinon01
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+

Chinon01, Feb 09, 2009
Photo of Schmidts
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!
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Schmidts, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of DevilDogBeer
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer ran the line on average. It poured a dark straw color with a white head that built up. The head retention was not that great and quickly faded. The smell was a bit hoppy with mostly earthy tones presenting themselves. The taste was average, nothing jumping out from this beverage either malty or hoppy. A descent mouthfeel, not too light or too heavy for a pilsner. Very drinkable, goes down easy and leaves no aftertaste. A good session beer for those of us that avoid CMB.

DevilDogBeer, Sep 29, 2005
Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
81 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.