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Czech Pilsener - Bohemian Brewery

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

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

11-25-2009 01:56:33 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -21.7%

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

07-20-2011 02:04:56 | More by mikesgroove
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

03-09-2014 20:11:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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.)

09-19-2012 05:36:06 | More by RblWthACoz
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mactrail

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

12-24-2012 01:16:23 | More by mactrail
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

07-16-2008 16:42:46 | More by jwc215
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

12 oz Can (4% ABV) picked up at Ruby's Inn outsdie Bryce Canyon NP.

Sat outside our motel room I poured the can into two toothbrush plastic cups, I had nothing else to use!

The beer was a golden pilsner colour (what a suprise) and had a pure white head which gave some good lacing on our plastic cups.

My notes mention a good body depth, that the beer had character and good attributes which came through from the start of the tasting.

All in all, a good pilsner, as good as many original Czech ones I've reviewed anyway.

06-05-2010 04:51:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

The CANQuest (TM) CANtinues on its merry way. They CAN't hold me back, yo! One dude lost the BOTTLE and had to CANcede 'cause this is how we roll now. CAN you dig it?

From the CAN: From the CAN: The word "Beer" in its many forms, including "IINBO (sort of my Cyrillic), Bier, Biere, Cerveja, Birra, Pivo, [Japanse or Chinese characters], Cerveza, Bier and Biere" and "Best if served in a glass." Fair dinkum, but how come we never get the word for CAN, which is far more important? CANs = Dosen, Boites, Lattine, Lattas, and Blikken. Also, "Pilsener is a style of beer, developed in the city of Plzen (Pilsen in German/English), Western Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). It is generally distinguished from other lagers by a more pronounced hop character, particularly from the use of Saaz (pronounced 'Zaats') Noble hops." Finally, "Old school brew" in olde English lettering. Yo!

Music: We're kickin' it olde school wit 2pac and some noble (hip) hops, yo! For the non-rappers among us, that'd be Tupac Shakur and "Old School". CAN you dig that?

Yo, dis Crack & Glug jaunt is da bomb, yo! Who CAN mess wit' a finger of bubbly, bone-white head every time out the gate? Color was a deep gold, like some of the bling I'm sportin' on my grill and clear like the raps I'm layin' down. Zaats, it is, all up in my nose like that. Yo, in a BOTTLE, I mighta yelled "Skunk!", but this wuz madd nice. Mouthfeel was full, like my gas tank before a run, and bringin' some nice spice to the party. Finish was bone-dry, like my wallet the day before payday, dig? This bad boy is going in my cooler quick fast, before the 5-Oh is up my tailpipe. Hang loose, fools, and I'll see you around the 'hood.

09-06-2010 01:48:45 | More by woodychandler
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Zorro

California

3.9/5  rDev +6%

Clear deep golden colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells malty with a strong noble hop scent. Spicy and grassy and a little soap smelling. Slight sour scent here.

Starts out fairly hoppy with a strong grassy hop taste. Assertive hop bite with a medium bitterness. Slightly spicy this is a beer that really wakes your taste buds up. Little bit of soapy hop taste.

Mouthfeel is on the light side.

Overall tasty, possibly the best lager in Utah.

03-21-2014 02:11:09 | More by Zorro
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Wasatch

Utah

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

03-12-2006 00:12:46 | More by Wasatch
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

04-08-2012 22:38:25 | More by LXIXME
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

11-14-2010 13:06:58 | More by avalon07
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12 oz. can.

Golden straw body with a small, gauzy, sticky, eggshell-white head. Nose of sweet, honeyish malts and grains, hay, and a nice dose of sea-air funk hops. Nice. Toasted grains and slightly metallic hop bitterness up front. Mild honey and biscuit malt follows. Spicy, floral, and slightly funky noble hop bitterness takes over. Peppery with lingering honeyish malts in the finish. Moderate body with a very soft mouthfeel. Very quaffable and pretty damn tasty too!

09-01-2009 00:58:36 | More by alexgash
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-04-2011 18:53:18 | More by mhaugo
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.13/5  rDev -42.1%

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.

06-28-2012 23:46:08 | More by DavoleBomb
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mentor

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -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.

04-02-2009 15:51:20 | More by mentor
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +17.7%

appearance: Golden pale with quickly disapating head retention, resembled what a lager sould be with fast rising bubble action from top to bottom

smell: light on the aroma as a classic pilsner should be. slight aroma from the hops

taste: like I was back in prague. it;s really hard to get a quality and fresh pilsner in the US thats taste correctly.

mouthfeel: light bodied. very easy to put down. great summer feeling

drinkability: awesome beer, the way they are supposed to be made. very traditional.

09-28-2009 01:58:59 | More by CampusCrew
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -13%

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.

04-24-2013 02:15:37 | More by facundoCNB
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-11-2012 01:40:53 | More by klipper
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

Pour - very clean, light golden in color with a nice sharp looking head. Just looking at this cold beer in a glass makes me want to stop thinking about it and just start drinking. Thankfully I've got more!

Aroma - grainy and slightly citric. This smells a bit sulfuric and spot on for the style.

Taste - first gulp and my thirst is almost quenched. This is a sharp, crisp tasting pilsner that tastes almost perfect on this 90 degree evening. Some nice noble hop flavors come out and match well with the slight grainy sweetness. A nice finish leaves the tongue a little dry, the lips a little wet and your brain moving your head back to the glass.

Overall - if you want crisp and refreshing this is your beer. When you think pilsner I hope your thinking of a beer like this because it truly showcases what this not-so-easy to brew style should be. These guys are brewing up some lager-ific magic out in Utah!

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. This is one of the best pilsners I've had to date and a perfect beer to stock a cooler with on a warm summer day.

08-10-2010 00:04:34 | More by indiapaleale
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%

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.

12-07-2010 19:55:35 | More by PDXHops
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

07-30-2011 23:34:46 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-08-2014 19:02:43 | More by Karibourgeois
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%

This beer looks like a Pilsner with that unmistakable straw golden color and a bright white sticky cap of foam. A crisp aroma offered pale malts and bitter spicy hops. A snappy palate presents the flavor profile: a fresh dose of light malt followed by grassy, spicy hops. This beer hit the spot after a long hot day. Very refreshing.

09-03-2010 04:34:54 | More by BeardedBoffin
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

03-27-2012 00:58:18 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Czech Pilsener from Bohemian Brewery
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