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Berkshire Czech Pilsner - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Czech Pilsner

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BA SCORE
88
very good

168 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 24
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 05-29-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Yallnumbskulls, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ms11781, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at 2 Brothers. Pours a murky light orangey brown with very little head. No lacing. Light aroma of grass and honey. Some sweet malty grain aroma. Taste is sweet honey and malts with some grass notes. Crisp with a nice mouthfeel from the cask. Very drinkable. Most Pilseners are a bit boring to me but this one does have some nice complex flavors. Overall, glad I got to try it on cask. May have to try buying a bomber next time i see it.

PicoPapa, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, pale, yellow gold coloring with a thin, dense, foamy white head. Floral nose, both effervescent and slightly tangy, with a touch of buttery sweetness in the background. Flavors are light, with a roastiness that comes in strong around the mid-palate. Buttery and toasted grain backbone with some slight sour notes throughout, all of which overpowers the floral flavors trying to break through. Roasty aftertaste on a light, round body. The carbonation fights to make it crisp, but falls just short. Sparse lacing left along the glass as you drink. The beer has a roasty and smooth finish. Easy enough to drink.

GarthDanielson, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Rekrule, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Jayli
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/11 poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a relatively clear, nice deep golden color with a one fringier of bone white, sudsy head. Head recedes relatively quickly leaving spider webbed lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is grassy, large bread notes, a bit of underlaying fruitiness, and just a touch of spice.

T: Taste is grain, bread and corn at the forefront. A grassy presence combs through in the middle with a touch of spicing. Finish is a very light malt flavoring with a granny smith apple flavoring that hangs in the finish.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, some girth to this for a pilsner with a slick finish.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not too filling, mild kick, nice representation. The granny apple flavoring took me by surprise, in a pleasant way.

Jayli, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Maximusmaximus, Jun 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

patfoley17, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

calmstock, May 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

40451, May 19, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours golden and only lightly hazed. Light frothy head is plain white in color. Head fizzles off.

S-I love when a Pilsener gives off aggressive hoppy aromas. This beer does that. There are both American and Euro hops in the nose. It has citrus and grass. Also there is some nice breadiness. Grainy and clean. A very pleasant aroma.

T-I found that I liked the aroma a bit more than the actual flavor. The flavor has the acceptable hop bouquet but it is rather lax. The flavor is a bit more watery than the nose would suggest. The breadiness is very well mastered however.

M-Great body. Light and crisp and far too easy to imbibe. Representative of this style's best attribute.

O/D-This smelled on par with Prima Pils by Victory. However, it fell a bit short for me. Nevertheless, this was a tightly crafted Pils and I would choose it over most from outside of the U.S. It displays the American take on a Pilsener.

VelvetExtract, May 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Walkinbeauty, Mar 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

durkle, Mar 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mctizzz, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

asafarc2, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

chrispoint, Feb 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

alamode, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

winklebrau, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a Pils glass.

Pours a clear copper, with several fingers of fluffy bright-white head. This retains with a soft foaminess, which leaves back a robust cascade of spotty lace. The aroma is fresh and airy feeling in the nose, with a leafy spiciness and then a touch of earthy fruit behind it. This melds the graininess of the malt but is maybe coming off as a little too sweet overall. It’s definitely got a twang to it anyway.

The taste is has fresh citrus flavor and a moderate spicy bite to it, with some softer feeling fruit notes working themselves in as well. The malt is a bit more tight feeling but still mostly has a grainy sweetness going on with it. This finishes dry and spicy with some lingering bitter pith. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm prickle to the carbonation that then smoothes our more across the back. This definitely has a quality crispness to it overall though.

This was decent. It’s wasn’t quite as good as I remembered it being on draft at the brewery a couple of years ago, as this kind of got a little overly loose with the sweetness in spots but things did tighten up a bit the more I worked it and I was overall pleased with it by the end. A worthy pick-up if you see it.

Kegatron, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ryan1788a5, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Reagan1984
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Time to break out the pilsner glass for this beer. Been a while.

Pours with the distinctive bight white fluffy head that builds up the flute of the pilsner glass. Really nice retention and it slowly settles looking like whipped egg whites. My favorite component holds true here which is that the head can rise about a 1/2 inch above the rim of the glass. Bright brass color with perfect clarity and some sparkling carbonation rising to the surface. Lots of lace remains. A good looking pilsner indeed.

Aroma is bright and fresh. Light dough, grassy, a little whiff of light white pepper.

Wow, very nice. Quite bready with just a touch of bitterness to off set a bright light lemon sense along with some grass notes. Finishes with more bread.

Light, refreshing and almost creamy. Quite nice.

This is right on the spot for the style. Sometimes it’s just a treat to drink a nice pilsner. This fits the bill and is obviously a fresh bottle.

Nicely done.

Reagan1984, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of Hibernator
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Berkshire Brewing Czech Pilsner
22 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a golden straw yellow with a frothy head on top. Ample amounts of sticky lace cling to the sides of the glass.

The nose is pleasant and clean with whiffs of freshly baked bread and grains. There is also a floral presence as well.

A super clean and crisp pilsner. The malt backbone has a bread and dough quality to it. This is such a drinkable and smooth lager in so many ways. There is a mini hop bite and lemon wedge zing on the finish, but overall the beer is extremely well balanced.

Probably one of the better session beers I've sampled in quite some time.

Hibernator, Oct 06, 2011
Berkshire Czech Pilsner from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.