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East Village Pilsner - Green Flash Brewing Co.

East Village Pilsner
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.63%

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 08-07-2012)
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3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden hued with nearly no head at all. Exceptional clarity. Aroma is faintly of light pilsner malt and somewhat of a saltine cracker. The mouth is light and refreshing. The flavor is light pilsner malt and faint bittering hops. The finish comes off as salty due to the lasting hop bite.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 15:52:26 | More by Franziskaner
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: 0.5L (16.9 oz.) glass
From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.00 (with progressive Friday)
Purchased: Feb. 21, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 21, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden yellow hazy color with three fingers of frothy white head. Lots of layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention all the way down.

Smelled cereal, sourdough bread, honey, grassy hops, wheat, corn, bubblegum, light citrus and lemon.

Tasted similar to the nose, but a bit stronger. Fairly dry malts. Honey, sourdough, bread, grass, corn and faint booziness.

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Semi-abrupt finish.

This was a very good pilsner. I’d have it again for sure if I was in the mood.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2014 07:17:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a bright, clean, clear gold color with 1/2 inch of bright white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma was fairly subdued and benign, and featured a pleasant enough grain base with some soft hops. On the tongue though, the beer had a much more assertive personality, nice earthy grains, hops that had a fair amount of "pop", and just enough tang to be interesting.

The body was very nice, full and smooth without being heavy, and with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was very good, my pint was gone quickly and I'll be having more while it's on tap. Overall, a very pleasant brew, one that's worth your time if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2013 20:54:35 | More by beertunes
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tasting glass at the brewery.

Pale, some head, no lace.

Fruity and lagered.

Incredible! One of the best lagers I've encountered. Very fruity without being bitter, and a nice chewy body. Full and delicious.

Overall, highly recommended to EVERYONE.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 23:58:51 | More by AgentMunky
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this beer on tap at LURES in Maryland

A: Pours a copper hue with a white head that quickly dissipates in to a wispy lace.

S: Pleasant malty aroma.

T: Sweet malt flavor and finished slightly bitter and dry

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Decent pilsner – nothing I would grab again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 18:58:13 | More by ckollias
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a little more than a half finger tall sudsy white head that reduces to a thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly sweet malts with a touch of cereal grain and light to moderate aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cereal grain malts with a touch of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of grassy hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness that linger for a short while.

M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and refreshing of a warm spring afternoon, light enough to be sessionable. Matched well with the meaty shepherd's pie I had for a late lunch.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 17:12:14 | More by dbrauneis
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes in a clear yellow pilsner color.

There is a decent amount of hops in the aroma with much skunk.

The flavor is very Czech pilsner. There's that saaz hops flavor with a dry finish.

So far, this is the best Czech pilsner from the US I've had. It's very close to the real thing. It misses a bit of warmness, complexity, and stankiness, but it's very very close. Lovely beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2013 03:20:50 | More by dar482
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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this pilsner, it definitely looks like a lighter beer and isn't impressive at first.

Smells clean and crisp. Slight malty and hop note with cereal notes.

Taste is great, the clove, malty notes slide to the slight hoppy. Ends with a subdued toasted cereal note. Everything about this beer is balanced and subtle.

Mouthfeel is sharp and slightly dry.

Overall this is a pilsner I wish was bottled.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 19:50:36 | More by lsummers
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South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured golden yellow with one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, bread, wheat, grain, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, grain, wheat, bread, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. While this one definitely had quite a few flavors that one would expect from the style it just felt like it didn’t really have anything above and beyond that. While this fact made it quite easy to drink, it didn’t make it very enjoyable unfortunately. If you are a fan of traditional brews from this style, this one might be right up your alley though. I prefer for my palate to be challenged though, thusly why I say that. Worth your time is you are a fan of the traditional style, but that is about it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 21:34:44 | More by thagr81us
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Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Engine 15. So-so drinking beer. No aroma. Light yellow with a lace sheet. Bland though a dry lightly hopped finish was pleasant.
Average beer overall. Formerly called Fizzy Yellow Beer. 35 IBU. More that than a true Czech Pilsner in terms of taste.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 04:05:50 | More by Sammy
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3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Schaumburg Whole Foods.

Groovy, man. This stuff pours a clear lemon-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grass and a very light bit of wheat. It's overtly simple and straightforward thus far. The taste holds notes of grass, strong flowers, and a very slight biscuit backbone. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice, in-your-face-with-its-pilsner-ness pils. Not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 15:30:39 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of CampusCrew


4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alright... nice american pilsner... amzing lacing head down the glass through out and a nice beautiful golden starw color.... am i in prague? Smells like a pilsner... nothing overhopped... smells earthy and taste like a classic pilsner... well done.. nealr y flawless pilser and i will have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 16:43:04 | More by CampusCrew
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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but pretty basic and nothing too exciting.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 01:15:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
East Village Pilsner from Green Flash Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.