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Czech Pilsener - Bohemian Brewery

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bohemian Brewery visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Light crisp full bodied, well aged lager made from Pilsen malt, and real Czech yeast from Prague, Czech Republic.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2004)
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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.13/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pils glass.

2.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Retention is a bit below average and very little lacing is left.

2.5 S: Dirty herbalness makes this a lot less clean than I like my pilsners. Something along the lines of breadiness, but not less clean. Light grassy and hay qualities.

2.0 T: Less clean than the nose. The pseudo-breadiness is more intense and I don't like it. Lightly grassy again with some hay. The problem is that the yeast wasn't allowed to work cleanly.

2.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Too thick and muddled and lacking crispness. Carbonation level is fine though.

2.0 D: Not a good beer.

DavoleBomb, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

ygtbsm94, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

light golden yellow, not the straw color, a little darker. Lots of carbonation coming up and a quick hint at a half inch high head, which faded as quickly as it came up. No side glass lacing to speak of.

The aroma was rather bland. Light earthy hops, with a good dose of grain. Kind of light if I am being honest as it really did not have anything sticking out to me at all. The flavor was more of the same, highly carbonated with a moldy or stale bread taste that was slightly astringent and bitter, especially towards the end, and a non existent aftertaste. Decent light body for the style and the carbonation was good all around, not too crazy on drinking multiples of this one though, just not up my alley. Maybe as a macro replacement

mikesgroove, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of En29356
3/5  rDev -18.3%

En29356, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of PDXHops
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint. Slightly hazy light gold body with a finger and then some's worth of fluffy white head that slowly settles down into a skim, leaving scattered patches of lacing.

Smells of biscuity malt, straw and grassy hops. Not particularly bold, but quite pleasant. A bit of sweetness seems to float in and out. The flavor pretty much follows suit. Not a bad tasting brew at all, although it's somewhat lacking in crispness and noble hop spiciness. A few tweaks away from being pretty damned good.

PDXHops, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%

donkeyrunner, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of facundoCNB
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

hazy gold/orange pour with 2 fingers of frothy head which dissipated quickly, nice lacing. smells of butterscotch, bread, caramel, buttery biscuits. slightly acidic flavor, slight grassy hop bitterness, definitely getting that buttery biscuit flavor. light body, high carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel.

not a very impressive beer. i've had way better pilseners, though not sure if the slightly acidic thing is a czech thing, or just a fluke.

facundoCNB, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of marct
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

marct, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Wasatch
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Was a yellowish color, some carbonation, small head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of hops and sweet malts.

T - The taste was hoppy, but kinda watery.

M - Light - Medium body, nice carbonation. A well rounded beer.

D - Very drinkable. Most likely would buy again.

Wasatch, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of brentk56
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a modest head; the retention was fair as was the lacing

Smell: Biscuity, but there is no noble hop aroma

Taste: Opens with the biscuit, with a developing floral hap character in full force by mid-palate; after the swallow, the hops and the malt balance each other nicely

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; crisp carbonation

Drinkability: Not as flavorful as some of the other canned pilsners from the East Coast, but a very nice drinker indeed

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

brentk56, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

warpedrevolution, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #30 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

I don't know why, but I've been wanting to try this one for a while now.

Pours very cloudy for a pilsener. There is a mild citric tone to this; but very , very mild at that. Again, like the provo pilsner before this: this is much heartier and thicker than I would expect for the style. I am wondering if leaving it out for a while has brought that out. Either way, there it is. A passable pilsener, but not one I would rush to go back to. (Not my preferred style anyways.)

RblWthACoz, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of mhewes
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mhewes, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of mentor
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger white head over a hazed dull straw liquid. Smells earthy and Saaz during the pour. To the nose, wet paper, heinekin hoppy (which many call skunky, but usually isn't). Sugary piney and tin-like saaz. Peppery zing is well done. Some mustiness.

Tastes wet paper. Potent hop flavor with mild hop bitter and a gentle zing. Malt sweet plays throughout with a blend of flour flavor. Hop flavor is dry earthy, oranges, and iron on the sides of the tongue. Flat ending just barely misses the mark for the style.

Light liquid byt dextrinous in the mouth. Efferveescent moouthfeel works with the spicy zing, but the zing isn't quite enough for the style. Papery oxidation was distracting and I would have rated much higher if this character had been missing.

mentor, Apr 02, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 12 pack of this for $16 from the Jubilee grocery store, down to the last two. Into a SA perfect pint.

A: Pale gold in color with almost an inch of dense white head, fair amount of carbonation moving through the glass. Nice spots of lacing as it recedes. Excellent clarity.

S: Nice floral hop flavor, grainy little bit of malts, and a slight amount of sulfur. Not remarkable, but certainly not offensive either.

T: A little bit more flavorful than a standard macro, grainy, slightly floral hop profile, and just a touch of bitterness. Pretty middle of the road here. Tastes like a pils, but not a remarkable one. Just a standard pretty decent beer. I would enjoy a little more bitterness and a little more of a saaz presence.

M: Light body, prickly carbonation, and quite dry. Just about right for the style.

O: A decent beer to have around for the BMC drinkers, quite a few people that I've had over that aren't into craft enjoyed this more so than the other beers I've offered. Not a bad beer in the summer time.

pokesbeerdude, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring this from an inch or so above the glass gives this beer a big white head that settles into an alright lacing above a clear golden colored pils.

The aroma is a sour leaning towards lemon with a light floral hops that has a soupiness to it.

Souriness that you would expect from a pils is present with a slight sour soupiness adding to a bitter hops taste.

Bitter and slightly sour but almost to a perfect degree make the dryish aftertaste almost exactly what you want from a beer, hey you hand me another piece of that cheese you have there.

This is one of those beers that I would like to drink with a snack tray full of cheeses and meats.

LXIXME, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is grainy and very floral.

The taste is bready and grainy with bitter floral notes. A bit overhopped/bitter for style - I like my hops, but this pushes it, even for style. A bit of yeast comes through, too. Could use firmer malt backbone. Crisp finish.

LIght-bodied, a bit thin, though.

Easy to drink - has a bitter bite, but is smooth.

jwc215, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of k47k
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

k47k, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber in the tall glass. Nicely foamy with a sprightly carbonation on the tongue. Hoppy nose.

Mouthfeel is sudsy and light, with a faint oily sensation. Fairly crisp with a fleeting malty flavor. Taste of crackers with an assertive hoppy flavor. Aromatic hop flavor along with the smell. Not as bitter as many Pilseners, and the hop level seems appropriate to the light 4.0% ABV.

Pleasant and highly quaffable light beer. From the 12 oz can bought at Emigration Market in Salt Lake.

mactrail, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of BigJTrucker
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken this summer.

A clear golden yellow color, light white head, moderate carbonation. Aroma is classic pilsner, with notes of fresh grass. A nice flowery hop flavor with some nutty notes as well. Mouthfeel is smooth and buttery. Very creamy. Somewhat unexpected, but very nice indeed. A very light, easy to drink pilsner. Different taste than others i've had makes this one a pleasure to drink & leaves me wanting more. This beer is also available in cans at the brewery or in various stores around SLC.

BigJTrucker, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of Zesiger
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Zesiger, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Jsteez
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a German Stange glass.

A-Darker orange hue with some cloudiness. Hints of golden-yellow. Nice creamy white head that left considerable lacing on the sides and a foamy film on the surface of the beer.

S-Not a lot going on here. Hints of lemon peel and malt is all I could really pick up. Maybe some spice...?

T-Nice and refreshing feel going in with a salt and pepper aftertaste. It is just the way I like my pils: peppery, dry, and a little bit of sweet malt. I could sense some citrus-like flavors, but not too much. Just enough to keep the flavor balanced. I sensed a little metallic/irony flavor every so often...maybe it's because of the Utah liquor laws to keep all beers in the supermarket at 4% ABV, or maybe it was the water they used? Who knows...

M-Light to medium body with carbonation a bit on the high side, but not enough to ruin the beer.

Overall, I am in the beginning process of bidding "farewell" to summer by drinking as many pils and kolsch out of my stange glass. I have tried to find a decent enough Czech style Pils to quench my thirst (besides the delicious Budvar), and I think this is the one!

Jsteez, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a can to a pilsener glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A subtle aroma of malt, hops and tiny bit of citrus.

T: Tasted of Czech hops, malt, and some lemon. Not the most complex of flavors, but solid nonetheless.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a mostly dry finish. Light-bodied.

D: Not a perfect beer, but definitely drinkable.

avalon07, Nov 14, 2010
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Czech Pilsener from Bohemian Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.