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

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 25
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:
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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 05-29-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from a BBC bomber into a tulip glass. The beer is a beautiful hazy golden color. Nice light penetration. Nice carbonation. Good looking beer!

S - A little less here, sweet malts and a hint of grassy noble hops.

T - This one is pretty high on the sweeter maltiness and low on the grassy hop character that I associate with this style.

M - Medium-bodied, but nothing really interesting about it.

O - Not really impressed with this beer. After reading some of the other reviews I feel like I wasn't even drinking the same thing.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Dope
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 10/23/14. I assume probably brewed around April so less than two months old.

A: Pours a not-quite-clear golden amber. Good sized and very fizzy light tan head. Almost soda like for a moment. Head fades pretty fast as you can probably guess. Zero lacing at all but halfway decent retention.

S: Huh, nice. Lightly grassy with a nice sweet citrus aroma to boot. There is a nice sweet...melon in there too? It halfway reminds me of Midori (melon liquor). I really like it.

T: Again, grassy with melons and a crisp, tart lemon. Typical pilsner malt with a dry crackery flavor that's got an edge of sulfur. Nice sweet melony flavors balance the crisp pilsner character. Especially in the finish, that sharp bitter sulfur really hits with bitter orange peel and grass. Very dry finish.

M: Light/medium bodied, crisp and balanced.

O: Exceptionally tasty and balance pilsner. It has a nice sweet grainy and melony character that balances out the dry, bitter and crisp pilsner character that you normally expect. Drinkability is EXCEPTIONAL as a result. This may be the best czech pilsner I've ever had. Nearly perfect.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pilsner glass at Estelle's.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a clear pale yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles cowing up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Pilsner malts, a little sweetness, and some grassy and herbal hops.

Taste: Same as above with some mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Above average pilsner. Could be a bit more dry and less sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of smcolw
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderate head, but it settles slowly with some decent lumps. Some streaky lace. Light golden color with a continual series of fine bubbles working upward. Hazy.

Light, frothy raw grain barley aroma. Some malt is present. There's the lightest of hops in the mix. Very true to style.

Far more hoppy in the taste than in the smell. Grainy start but it fades rapidly to the bittering hop. The body is not quite as light as most pilsners. Long, bitter aftertaste. Refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Berkshire Czech Pilsner from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.