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Na Zdraví - Southern Oregon Brewing Company

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Na ZdravíNa Zdraví

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very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Oregon Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-03-2009

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 18
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3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25


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.


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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can from the Brew Shop in Bend. Nice thick and chewy bohemian pilsner, lots of suspended articles in this deep golden brew. Initial abundant airy head fades, but lasts to the bottom. Aroma and taste of malt first most, hay, grass, light hops. Slight hops tanginess on the finish.

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

very nice, eastern-european style lager. to me eastern euro lager means lager with some flavor and this has it. In fact its a bit different from other east europe lagers Ive had. It has a little sour or dirty flavor and smell. Dirty not like a dirt smell but more like a vinegar smell, in a good way. Almost hinting on a belgian flair of flavor. Over all, very good, drinkable, light, crisp, flavorful beer.

Also beautiful color and haziness. About as nice as it gets with a lager beer

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After the first bottle of my shipment was flat, I was wary of the other two. But this one looks a lot more promising in my glass...

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color with surprising haziness for the style - it appears fairly clear until the light refracts directly onto the glass, actually. There also appears to be a few yeast particles floating around. The head is a nicely creamy one finger white color. Okay retention is featured here, but I love the textured lacing left behind on the glass.

S: Rather sweet for a Czech pils - hitting on the fruitier, almost citrusy malt and ester qualities. Beneath that is a layer of zesty, grassy hop funk. Decent, but I wish it had more hops and less malts.

T: That's weird, this tastes a bit adjuncty...not a massive presence, but it does seem to feature a bit of corn on the opening flavors. Ah well, some pilsners DO feature a small fraction of corn/rice in the mash, so I can't char-grill it too much. There are a lot of bready, grainy malts (in slight conjunction with the subtle presence of yeast and corn), as well, while the finish has touches of grassy hops. Given a stronger hop bill, this could be great, but instead has to settle for 'fairly good'.

M: Not as clean and dry as I like my pilsners. The finish is a bit on the sweet side, and it generally sits on the tongue too heavily. Drinkability is solid, but it lacks the "OMIGAWD I JUST CHUGGED A PITCHER OF BEER IN 1 MINUTE" qualities the best in the style feature. Middling carbonation.

O: I prefer a crisper, bone dry pils (see: Prima Pils, Pilsner Urquell when it's not skunked), but this one's fine for what it is - though it comes across more like an American pre-prohibition pils than a Czech one. The problem here is that it seems to shoot for having some complexity instead of just being simple refreshment...and falls short at both. Still, I'd use this to wean newbs on to craft beer, if I lived in Oregon that is.

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Hard Rock pilsener class, 8.6.12.

Crystal clear deep gold body, bevy of fast rising small bubbles, one finger pure white head, medium dissipation with no lacing. Sweetish aroma from the nose, floral hops. Taste is a bit sweet up front leading to floral hops which were subsumed a bit by the sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium, above average effervescence and a fairly dry finish. Not bad, but not on the level of Moonlight Reality Czech, IMHO the best American interpretation of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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"

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Na Zdraví from Southern Oregon Brewing Company
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