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Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Bohemian Pilsner, brewed with all natural ingredients, is crisp and refreshing, making it a perfect beach companion. Go Bohemian this Summer and take a case of our Beach House to your beach house.

(Beer added by: timtim on 04-24-2008)
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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Navalartichoke:
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Navalartichoke, Oct 24, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:

Sure we drink lagers all year long, but in the heat of the summer we live to drink a nice, crisp Pilsner. An easy but smart choice for Old D to brew up was a Czech Pils as their summer seasonal. Three fingers of white froth grabs visual attention, and the lacing garners the same amount with a whole lot of clinging action going on. Bright midday sun-yellow color with the proper clarity. Aromas of dried grass and crushed white grapes with a light bready note in the rear. More than enough crispness to get by, smooth and semi-slick moderate size body. Big hop presence with a heavy hand of sweet floral hop oil to kick things off, maltiness comes off a bit dry with a moist biscuit flavor in the beginning and more cracker-like flavor in the finish. Grape skin and bitter herb in the center. The bitterness of the hops weighs strong on the malt with a spicy flavor, yet does not throw the beer out of balance.

Beach House knocks the hops out of pretty much any imported Czech Pilsner. Yeah, freshness helps, but a near perfect balance and the fact that it's brewed right to style make this one a winner all around.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 10, 2010
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Jason, May 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Average to slightly below average hoppier pilsner. The earthy hops do not seem to mesh well with the pilsner malt. Decent beach beer, but I prefer others in the style.

tigg924, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out a clear gold yellow colour, and had a mainly malty nose with floral hops. The smell slightly reminded me of a barley wine. This beer seemed malty for a pilsner, and I could also taste those floral hops I smelled earlier. The flavors were overall bright and good, but did not fit my construct of a pilsner.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

NilocRellim, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

skloeff, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Old Dominion's Beach House pours a deep golden body beneath a massive head of frothy white that holds exceptionally well and leaves rather nice lacing about the glass (I really wasn't expecting that).

The aroma offers doughy malt with an odd bit of diacetyl thrown in, and a background of spicy and grassy hops.

The flavor starts with gently sweetish malt at the tip of the tonuge, and that buttery note is still present, but it's not as prominent as it was in the aroma. Across the middle and into the finish the hops really kick in. They're spicy and grassy, and even a bit resinous or piney. Combined with a solid bitterness the take you to a dry and hoppy, lingering finish.

Apart from the diacetyl, which hopefully is a single batch error, this is a pretty decent Czech-style pils. The malt is at the right level, bitterness is at the right level, and the hop flavors are at the right level. A little bit more hops in the nose would be nice, but OK. It's nicely balanced, and there's enough character to keep it interesting beyond one. Nice.

NeroFiddled, Jul 19, 2009
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass, the liquid id light gold with good carbonation. The head is thick white and lacey.

The smell is nice mild bitter with a bready aroma.

The taste is nice also light bready malt and a mildly bitter hops.

The mouthfeel is nice a bit thin and the carbonation is not as bity as most.

The drinkability is good as the whole of this brew is more enjoyable the is parts, Prosit, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of BeerSox
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

This one's a little darker than average than your typical pilsner, but only by a little. Light honey-like amber hue with a dense two finger head that slowly settles to a thick cap.

Slightly grassy, more herbal notes, with a touch of spiciness. The malts are sweet and slightly toasty.

The malts exhibit the same toastiness as the aroma, giving an every so slight caramel flavor. The hops are pretty sharp, giving a strong bitterness and a little citrus. Light bodied, with a slightly acerbic finish toward the end.

An okay pilsner, and I prefer the ones with a little lighter and crisper malt flavor. The hops have a perfume-like in the aroma, and biting in the flavor, which I think is the better half of the beer. The malts need a little work.

BeerSox, Jun 26, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Gmartin75, Jul 22, 2013
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1.93/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear gold with no head or lace. It's aroma is of citrus, dough, and grass. The flavor is grassy with lemon notes and a mildly bitter aftertaste in the finish. The mouthfeel is light. Old Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner is a decent beer. Slightly recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Apr 17, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass dated April 19th 2012.

A real brassy gold and orange colored body, super crystal clear with lots of cola sticking carbonation on the glass, with an occasional bubbles bursting to the surface rather quickly. Head is big and rocky, with some good sized bubbles and white as can be.
Pretty solid, just wish there were some more finer bubbles in the body.

Wonderful pilsner malt and honey action. Some grassy bitter hop and a bit of phenols. Seems a bit astringency might be coming. Smells solid and refreshing.

Palate is sort of muted and small. Dull crispness a bit, not much of a malt presence in the middle of the palate, finishes fairly clean with a good body, even some density. Bitterness doesn't seem to translate nicely, nor sense of hop and tangyness either.

Overal long story short, not too many complaints, but can't say I am excited about this one.

smakawhat, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

IdrinkGas, Jun 07, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured into a pilsener.

A = Golden clear honey color with small white head which quickly recedes and settles as a foam cover over most of the surface.

S = Very tart smells, some citrus rind, some grass, perhaps a little clover.

T = The taste is well aligned with the smells, but on top of some nice sharp bitter notes, there is a good strong sweetness of bread, and some hay.

M = Medium-light body, fair mouthcoating, carbonation present but not overwhelming, foams in mouth when swished without stinging.

D = This one is a great beer to drink while bar-b-queueing, goes down easily.

Traquairlover, Aug 01, 2009
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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very crisp, well filtered brew... rather pale, but a pale golden rather than yellow. It's got a fair bit of colour and character. A nice, creamy head tops it, retains beautifully, and sheets the glass in nice lines of lacing.

S: Grassy and earthy, with a rather sizeable malt profile and leafy hop balance.

T: Full flavoured, with a nice and pungent hoppiness. A nice little bit of spiciness holds on through the finish and holds on well. Flavour is quite true to style.

M: Body is a medium, and on the heavier side at that. It starts off with a little bite of crisp carbonation but goes on to smooth out a little and becomes a little heavy, perhaps. It's not harming anything, but I'd love it if it were crisper and cleaner.

D: Not sure of the alcohol content, but I do detect the alcohol, so I imagine it's at least about 5.5 or so... sure it could be found if someone looked hard enough. A pretty good beer, and something that would serve well as a sort of 'every day beer,' of sorts.

Proteus93, May 20, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dsshuck, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Scott_McCool, Jul 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ShanePB, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

nitter, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

CCutch, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked this bottle up as a single sampler. It had a respectable appearance. Smell seemed a little off for a pilsner. Taste was not that good as it was metalic and bitey. All in all this wasn't one of the better pilsners I've had. Not very refreshing and noble hop flavors were not as pleasant as some of the other better crafted pilsners I've had.

bubseymour, Jul 02, 2011
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Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.