Na Zdraví - Southern Oregon Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
22oz bomber, from a (I think) a Trader Joe's in suburban Portland, OR.
This beer pours a slightly hazy, very pale yellow colour, with two fingers of thin foamy off-white head, which leaves but a few specks of forlorn lace around the glass as it quickly recedes. It smells of sweet cracker malt, a bit of stewed, in a good way, vegetables, and grassy, weedy hops. The taste is sweet grainy, bready malt, and mild grassy hops. The carbonation is on the soft side, the body medium weight, and relatively smooth. It finishes clean and mostly malty, of the restrained bready sort, the hops going off to whatever it is they do when not in your face from a nice pilsener pour.
A decent Stateside version of a Ceske Pivo, but lacking significantly in the expected crisp bite. A little too focused on the sweeter side - 'tis hardly the American way, non? At any rate, something appropriate to 'drink to your health'.
08-05-2011 04:25:57 | More by biboergosum
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from tap. Pours a nice clear gold color that is exactly how one wants a pilsner to look.
Very fresh and aromatic pilsner with aromas of crackers, grains, and some fresh baked biscuits. More high-toned, but on the spot for what I want.
Excellent light and crisp feel. Tasty with flavors of crackers, grains and some noble hops.
A real delicious pilsner. Perfect lower abv and insanely drinkable.
06-27-2012 17:38:48 | More by KDawg
3.1/5 rDev -18.8%
From a 16 ounce can. Pours hazy gold with a small white head. A few clumps of lacing.
Smell is apple peels, some cracker malts.
Taste is bitter euro hops with a big hit of sweet malts. Might be a touch of corn in the sweetness.
Mouthfeel is pretty full for the style, plenty of carbonation and has a light bitter finish.
Overall a good attempt at the Czech Pilsener. Easy drinking refreshing beer. No brewed date but it is in a can. My advice bump up the hops a bit or back off on the sweetness.
08-15-2013 03:12:01 | More by Spikester
3.34/5 rDev -12.6%
22oz picked up today at Brewer's Haven Boise for about $4.50... Poured tonight into a standard tulip... 1" white head has good resiliency and leaves good spotty lacing. The brew is almost perfectly clear golden. Thick cookie maltiness that needs a more hops and bitterness to balance better.. a bit too much sulfur that never seems to dissipate. Body is a little thick for the style... carbonation seems fine. Okay drinkability, just needs to be dialed in.
07-08-2014 04:13:04 | More by JohnGalt1
3.63/5 rDev -5%
22 oz bottle from Capital market, Salem. Appearace? The usual pale golden lager..the head is nice and thick/frothy though. Aroma is quite musty in a strange semi-barnyard cheese way..actually sharp doughy if that makes sense. Tste is mainlly semi-sweet honey and cream..very little hops at all.Just a touch in the end..very sweet malt driven. The palate was quite enjoyable, not too thin and not over carbonated. Overall a pleasing beer, but not amoung the representation of the style
06-06-2010 15:28:24 | More by Reidrover
4.3/5 rDev +12.6%
Appearance: Pours straw yellow with faint amber highlights. Thin dissipating head.
Aroma: Sweet malty, grain, slight bread, very inviting
Flavor: Crisp w/ moderate sweetness. Grainy pils malt flavor. Very clean and drinkable. moderately low body with subtle bitterness and noble hop flavor.
Overall: A very good, clean, drinkable pilsner. I really can't find any flaws. It may be a touch sweeter than expected, but it's very well balanced and a great American-brewed Pilsner.
01-08-2012 06:05:23 | More by chemicalcraig
4.05/5 rDev +6%
On tap at Bier One today.
The beer pours the expected solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is all pilsner goodness, in this case showcasing bread dough, light honey and white pepper. On the palate this beer is every bit as good, and I was impressed by the amount of flavor and hoppy bitterness I got from this 4.8% abv. beer. This is really a well balanced, well crafted pils, and drinkability is just excellent. The pint I had at Bier One was gone before I knew it. So light, crisp and flavorful... what's not to like?
Really, whenever I have a beer like this, the first thought that crosses my mind is why the big boys at BMC can't make their beers this flavorful. Alcohol is low and drinkability is high, yet the beer delivers so much more flavor than the crap from BMC. Regardless, this is a very nice beer from the folks at S.O.B.
05-01-2011 01:34:02 | More by John_M
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
No date on the bottle, so no idea how fresh this is.
Pours a very light, thin, clear, slightly golden yellow. Solid, fluffy pure white head, with nice retention and decent lacing. Lots of carbonation visible as streams of bubbles.
Smell is mostly pilsner malts and grassy hops, clean and crisp. Has a slightly pungent vegetable smell in the background, like a pile of wet cut hay.
Taste is of light grainy malts with that soft bitterness of low-acid hops, not biting but smooth and liquidy twang. Lots of rounded grain and grassy flavors. Finish is light and mildly sweet, kinda watery.
Mouthfeel quite light and fresh, with good medium-high carbonation. Finishes quickly, rather dry.
A very nice pilsner. The flavors are mild, as expected, but it's tasty, very refreshing, and with a nice balance of malts and vegetal hops. Has a variety of grassy flavors, sorta like chewing your way through an overgrown field (but in a good way). Stays tasty even as it warms up to room temp.
07-03-2011 07:25:27 | More by zeledonia
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Served from a tallboy can into a pilsner glass
A- Poured a clear light golden color with massive fluffy white head that left tons of webbed lacing.
S- Big bready malt, some floral sweetness, lemon, and spicy notes with mild bitterness on the finish.
T- Big pilsner malt and bready notes, pretty big grapelike and lemon fruity notes, some spicy notes, and light grassy hop notes.
M- High carbonation, smooth, lighter to medium body, and mostly dry.
O- A very enjoyable and balances pilsner. It leans a little on the sweeter side than hoppy side with lots of nice pilsner malt flavor.
12-17-2013 05:59:05 | More by Hoptometrist
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a Pilsner glass.
Appearance: nice golden-yellow hue with a bit of haze and plenty of effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam. Not too bad.
Smell: rich, sweet malt with a subtle but distinct noble hop aroma. Clean, light and without error -- just what I want in a Pilsner.
Taste: clean malt with a crisp, fresh and biting noble hop flavor and bitterness. The cleanliness on this is superb; it's a very tasty beer.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a very good level of carbonation and nice creaminess. I like it.
Overall: this is a great Pilsner. It's hard to gush about such a subtle style of beer, but this is a clean, crisp and error-free brew.
10-14-2011 22:42:27 | More by flagmantho
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
Bomber into standard pint. Served at fridge temp (roughly 46 degrees F)
A: Golden straw color that got about one finger of thin white head. Small bubbles that didn't retain very well, it faded into a very thin ring around the glass. Looks pretty good, not amazing but good.
S: Hoppy for sure, a good dose of pilsner hops. Not overwhelming. A good amount of pale malt in there too. Smells crisp and refreshing. Lagar yeast in there too.
T: Just like the nose, nice crisp hop character and a little bit of rich golden malt. Not bitter at all. As refreshing as it smells. A touch of minerally aftertaste. I like it.
M: Tad thicker than I am used to for lagers but I am unfamiliar with Czech Pilsners. Light carbonation and a light mouth feel with just a bit of oily thickness. The little bit of oiliness keeps it from being too much like seltzer which is disappointing in a beer.
O: Above average brew, it doesn't have any marks against it but nothing stands out a whole lot either. I would drink it again especially at $3.79 for a 22oz bottle. The minerally taste without that oily thickness would make it scream "SELTZER WATER"
04-26-2012 19:33:50 | More by N3rdM3t4l
Na Zdraví from Southern Oregon Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.