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Patriot Pilsner - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Patriot Pilsner
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23 Ratings

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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-11-2014 04:06:02 | More by Tiernan
Photo of Flounder57


3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

12 oz bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A one finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Bready, grainy, toasted, and sweet pilsner malts followed by lager yeast, herbal, and grassy hops.

Taste: Nice and tasty pilsner. Herbal and grassy hop characteristics compliment the malts in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light bodied, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Very traditional to the style. A Good put together Czech style pilsner. A great beer to enjoy on this warm weather Dorchester Day.

06-01-2014 22:25:38 | More by Flounder57
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4/5  rDev +12%

05-07-2014 16:05:21 | More by jbertsch
Photo of tigg924


3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

Had at Hingham location

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, light gold in color, moderate carbonation, clear

Smell: citrus hops and grass

Taste: citrus hops and grass

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, light bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent hoppy Czech Pilsner. Nothing blew me away with this beer, but it is not bad..Certainly above average. I would have this again, but I do not think I would get a six pack.

05-06-2014 16:27:09 | More by tigg924
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4.24/5  rDev +18.8%

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dull golden color with great clarity. Thick creamy white head. Retention is good. Lacing is ample and sticky. Looks great.

S: Semi sweet doughy and bready pilsner malt aromas. Hay. Soft grassy hop notes with a hint of lemon peel. Touch of yeast. Very clean.

T: Sweet pilsner malt, doughy flavors. Very clean. Oily hop bitterness cuts sharply. Hay and grass. Bitter lemony edge. Lingering oily bitterness and doughy malt on the finish.

M: body is appropriately light, but also has a firm and creamy malt texture. Carbonation lays in a big crisp bite that amplifies the cutting hop bitterness. Mild astringency. So refreshing.

O: Wow. I came in not expecting much from this beer, but this is excellent stuff. It really nails the Czech pils style with just that little extra heft in the sweeter malt body. So crushable. It's a shame that bottles haven't attracted much attention in the market. This is a very well made beer. I'm sure it would hold its own in a blind taste taste even when lined up with some of the better examples of the style.

05-01-2014 23:37:24 | More by ryan1788a5
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3/5  rDev -16%

04-20-2014 20:25:30 | More by Syraquse
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-17-2014 21:49:20 | More by oriolesfan4
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-31-2014 22:09:33 | More by Gww1864
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4.04/5  rDev +13.2%

Good bar pour head. Settles to rim bubbles. Leaves some spots on the glass. The liquid is straw colored and crystal clear.

Smooth, round, pale half-malted barley aroma.

Hopper and even crisper than most pilsners. It doesn't start off that way--there's lightly sweet light grain flavor. The bitterness comes quickly but diminishes in the finish where the malt returns subtly. The aftertaste leans to the bitter. Good body and carbonation.

Overall, this is pretty complex for the style.

03-29-2014 16:16:49 | More by smcolw
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2/5  rDev -44%

03-16-2014 01:56:28 | More by Fettpopps
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4/5  rDev +12%

03-13-2014 20:26:18 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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4/5  rDev +12%

11-03-2013 16:57:05 | More by HattedClassic
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

08-03-2013 21:24:09 | More by Userme59
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North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +11.5%

Poured on-tap and served in a pilsner, the beer is a crystal clear, bright, golden yellow coloring with a sparse, filmy, white surface coat of head. Aromas of toasted grains and floral highlights. Smells clean. Flavors are roasty, with a grain backbone and floral hops at the end of the palate. Resiny characteristics bring a subtle bitterness and clean the palate. Peppery and slightly bitter aftertaste. Crisp finish from the smooth, full body. Very solid brew.

05-11-2013 15:38:55 | More by GarthDanielson
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16%

03-18-2013 17:44:45 | More by Celtics76
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

03-08-2012 10:03:59 | More by carrollmel7
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3.98/5  rDev +11.5%

Presented from the tap in a 16oz. willybecher pint the beer was a pale straw color and topped with 1.5 fingers of pure white head with excellent retention.

Nose is slightly grainy and grassy with some muted saaz and a hint of malt.

Taste starts out slightly spicy and peppery with some saaz flavors and a crisp finish. A little grassy in the finish and dry but a thin malt character develops to balance the hop presence. Some moments of diacytle in the finish and a little bland when it warms up.

Light on body, but not flavor. Crisp, but yet still seemed a little lacking in carbonation for the style.

All around fairly typical pils. No blow away flavors here, but not trying for any. Easy to drink, easy to session.

12-18-2006 21:30:05 | More by Sycodrummer
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: clear yellowish ornage in color with a short head that falls to a surface foam.

Smell: very light grass and a hint of spiciness.

Taste: mild malt, grass, and the typical Saaz bitterness you expect. A bit of spiciness arrives late on the tastebuds and it is a bit too dry for me. Not as refreshing as some other pils.

Mouthfeel: crisp and very dry throughout. Very short aftertaste of bitterness and spice.

Drinkability: easily quaffable. Worth a try if it's on tap.

08-14-2006 17:28:10 | More by Gavage
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

Tasted On-Tap 09/30/05 at the Boston Beer Works - Fenway in Boston, MA.

Clear straw-yellow color with a decent white head and nice carbonation. Nice Saaz hop and light grain aroma. Decent flavor but a bit buttery for the style which hurts it a bit. Light bodied and refreshing. A decent American stab at the Czech style.

Per BBW website: Patriot Pilsner
A Czechoslovakian Pilsner in the tradition of the first golden lager, Pilsner Urquell. This deep golden lager is brewed with an abundance of Saaz hops, producing a clean, crisp, dry lager with a refreshing noble hop bitterness.
Season: summer Color: gold Alc./Vol: 5.5%

10-07-2005 18:55:49 | More by RBorsato
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2.15/5  rDev -39.8%

Pours a pale to medium gold, topped with a one finger white head, leaves just thin bits of lacing.
Grainy, husky, corn aroma, a little grassy hop.
Tastes like a macro, corn, vegetable.
Light bodied, crisp and easy to drink, but so is water. This was from the Fenway location, maybe I'll try it again this summer.

03-18-2005 12:10:38 | More by mschofield
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

Had this at the Salem location.

Light copper in color, with a slightly bready aroma. Decent head, which disipated.

Medium bodied, slightly malty. Tangy finish from the hops.

A decent beer over all. Not overwhemingly a wow, but not disapointing either. pat

07-07-2003 17:28:08 | More by PatandDavid
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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%

Dusty golden colour with a strikingly sticky lace. The aroma is sweet and grassy just the way I like my Czech style pils.

Moderate body and crisp. Big bitter spicy palate lined deeply with a thick grainy malt sweetness. Hops continue with the spicy character and double up with the crispness off of the carbonation. Hint of alcohol and a lingering grain and hop in the finish.

Probably could pair up with nearly everything on the menu and bold enough to stand on its own as a brew to drink all night as well.

10-10-2002 18:38:19 | More by Jason
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4.15/5  rDev +16.2%

Presentation: On tap.

Appearance: Bright, crystal clear golden with a healthy white foam head. The head just looks like the beer is going to be tasty.

Smell: Soft malt and floral aromas, with an underlying sweet breadiness.

Taste: A surprising creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and medium bodied. Malt is light on the palate, and seems to actually float. Sweetness is moderate, slightly dextrin in taste. A nice crisp hop snap with some faint spice, bready dryness, soft citrus hop flavour. This is all followed by soft esters and alcohol notes as it warms. Finishes with toasted, bready dry notes.

Notes: Possibly one of the most finely crafted Pilsners, not from the Czech Rebuplic. I enjoyed it's American influence and unique mouthfeel. Most Pilsners, world-wide, tend to be very typical to the style ... which can be boring.

02-08-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
Patriot Pilsner from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
82 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.