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Icon Series: Bohemian Pils - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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83
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer starts with the distinctive Saaz hop nose, then a pleasant maltiness for such a light beer followed by a floral, spicy and earthy hop flavor that closes with a focused bitter finish. Very refreshing.

The inspiration for this beer comes from hop buying trips to the Czech Republic. The unfiltered, unpasteurized pilsners that you find there at the birthplace of the style gave the idea of recreating that same beer, but with an increased emphasis on the flavor and aromatic qualities of the hops.

We used one malt (pils) and one hop (Saaz) in brewing the beer. The maltiness is derived from the decoction mash, a traditional and rarely used method for heating the mash by removing a portion of the mash, boiling it, and then mixing it back in. The boiling causing caramelization that deepens the beers color and lowers the fermentability of the sugars resulting in a slightly richer bodied beer. Saaz hops are the only hop used in brewing that have never been hybridized, dating back to when hops were first used in brewing hundreds of years ago.

(Beer added by: Michaeldmanley on 11-14-2013)
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-07-2014 03:21:53 | More by OgreSanchez
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Canti4341

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-05-2014 17:40:59 | More by Canti4341
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-04-2014 00:51:20 | More by jheezee
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a semi-c;lear bright hazy golden color with bright white frothy head that left minimal lacing.

S- Big grassy, grape, and bready notes. Smells like a really fresh pilsner.

T- Big grassy, grape, bready, floral, pilsner malt, and some spicy Saaz hop notes.

M- Prickly carbonation, very dry, and refreshing.

O- A very refreshing and complex pilsner.

02-02-2014 05:09:10 | More by Hoptometrist
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.14/5  rDev +13.1%

12 oz bottle pours a mostly clear gold color with a frothy white head. Not a whole lot going on for retention and lace.

Nose is freshly crushed grains and herbal/floral hops. Low sweetness...fresh and crisp - just like a good pilsener.

Taste has biscuity, grainy malt that tastes really fresh and clean. The hops are a bit understated and could use a little boost, but has enough bitterness on the back to keep it in the dry realm. This is really good...might be the most simplistic of the ICON series, but also might be the tastiest too. Good stuff and a really good example of the style.

01-23-2014 01:39:25 | More by twiggamortis420
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animal69

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-22-2014 23:22:55 | More by animal69
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2014 23:10:58 | More by Ben7773
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bram325

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2014 14:40:37 | More by bram325
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2014 12:39:15 | More by JamLand
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-18-2014 13:35:57 | More by tbryan5
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gritz147

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-18-2014 01:30:06 | More by gritz147
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

A finger of white head. Good retention an lace. Color is a clear gold.

Flavors: Classic German pils. Bready and biscuity malts. Earthy and grassy hops. Some spicy hops. Has a floral bite to it.

Mouthfeel: crisp and clean. Light bodied. Higher carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, solid pils with a good drinability. Nice hop profile.

01-17-2014 02:55:31 | More by mothman
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-13-2014 03:06:03 | More by thereal_adam
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jtoledo04

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-11-2014 18:30:46 | More by jtoledo04
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Brauntasaurus

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

01-06-2014 00:21:03 | More by Brauntasaurus
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mattLummus

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +14.2%

Good, quality Pilsner. Decent head and a nice floral and tangy aroma. Hops really stand out. Taste is more tangy with a slight bitter finish in opposition to the floral aroma. Finish is nice and clean and lingers for a decent moment. The Bohemian reference in the title is fitting.

12-30-2013 22:43:00 | More by mattLummus
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beaverapproved

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-28-2013 11:50:53 | More by beaverapproved
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-28-2013 05:20:34 | More by StArnoldFan
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msturek

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

I'm always ready and willing to jump on St. Arnold's latest Icon, but I was especially excited to see them taking on a Pilsner. A good Pilsner is hard to find, but their Summer Pils is my favorite.

Appearance - Snow white 1-2 finger head that stays with the beer the entire time, gradually reducing to about 1cm. Beautiful lacing.

Smell - Pretty much what you expect out of a Pilsner. Sour and slightly bitter.

Taste - Perfectly middle of the road. Slight bitterness and sourness with a sweet taste at the end. Very enjoyable, but not much to pull it away from the pack.

Mouthfeel - Mildly carbonated as expected.

Overall - I wanted to love this beer, I really did. While it is quite enjoyable, it doesn't separate itself from the back of other acceptable Pilsners. I'll be looking forward to the summer again more for the Summer Pils than ever hoping for this one to be brought back.

12-26-2013 15:12:53 | More by msturek
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RTG3467

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-25-2013 16:03:54 | More by RTG3467
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-22-2013 19:40:21 | More by brandon911
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-19-2013 03:30:29 | More by Jame515
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Nuggetz

Texas

3/5  rDev -18%

12-18-2013 16:10:45 | More by Nuggetz
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javlin624

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-17-2013 05:23:57 | More by javlin624
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-14-2013 22:24:45 | More by greenspointexas
Icon Series: Bohemian Pils from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.