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Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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46 Reviews

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Reviews: 46
Hads: 106
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: timtim on 04-24-2008

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.
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Reviews: 46 | Hads: 106
Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.98/5  rDev -45%
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.

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Photo of nrpellegrini
2.27/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2


It might just be my personal preference of beer taste, but this was awful.
Nothing refreshing about this beer.
An upfront kick in the teeth bitter bite.
Followed by a stale / bland aftertaste that made me wash it down with the Fordham Light which was close by.

Im gonna say pass on this beer.

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Photo of tigg924
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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.

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Photo of argock
2.76/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a plastic clear pint glass. Purchased as 6-pack at Giant for $6.99.

A: Straw yellow with mounting white 1-2 finger head with below-average retention and no lacing.

S: Barely any smell for the style with graininess and minimal to no noble hops types of aromas.

T: Flavor is light and inobtrusive with light toasted pale malt graininess and very mild spicy hops contribution. Is not especially crisp and is not really up to par for the style.

M: Clean and medium-to-high carbonation with minimal aftertaste.

D: I hope this is not a harbinger of the kind of beers the "new" Dominion lineup is going to consist of. Low flavor with ad gimmicks -- thankfully a low price, but maybe a case of "you get what you pay for" here.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Quite a bit of tangy tone to this one. Also a lot of ink to it as well. Hoppy spices are clogging things up as well. The whole combination makes it much more robust and intense than I would like for a lager. Doesnt seem to have any level of restraint at all. There is nothing refreshing about this beer.

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Photo of hopdog
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Capones.

Poured a medium yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of grains with some grassiness. Tastes of the same graininess, grassy, and verly light caramel. I found the body to be on the weaker and somewhat watery side. Some lacing left on the glass.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Budweiser pokal.

And the Leaving Falls Church uber-bender rolls forth. This abettor pours a clear pale straw topped by a fairly thick finger or so of white froth. The nose is nearly nonexistent...I think some flowers are getting through, but that's about it. The taste comprises wheat, corn, flowers, and a slight bit of tin. The body is very light, with a light carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, an average pils, really nothing especially good or bad here.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at McGillins this past weekend. Light golden straw color with a smallish bone white head. Sweet malty bready aroma with a hint of spicy hops. Light bready honey like sweet malty taste with a hint of tartness to it. Decent pilsner but not nearly as refined or as cleanly fermented as some classic examples.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. A lot of white-colored head is formed, at around two fingers high. Retention is pretty solid, with webs of lacing being left on the glass.

S: There's definitely Saaz in here - that grassiness is unmistakable. As it opens up slightly, a gentle fruity sweetness appears. Crackery malts and mild diacetyl appear throughout. It doesn't set the world on fire aromatically, but it hits my preferences for a pilsner really well.

T: It starts with a mild malt sweetness, while the finish is pretty much Saaz grassiness. It goes down superbly, plain and simple. Still, some of the bitterness could be balanced out better, and some of the malts could be - if not richer - more defined in flavor.

M: Really damn crisp and light. It really is effortless, and it doesn't rely on excess carbonation to get the job done. The feel itself is nicely balanced - not too sweet nor too biting.

O: Nothing special, but wow is it easy to drink. I could easily drink a six pack, so something right was done here. Still, it's far from my favorite pilsner.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a lightly dulled gold color, little head. Scent is fairly weak and clean and gives notes of bread, grass and caramel. Taste leads with a unsatisfying combination of bread and grass, quite earthy and muddy, back has notes of the caramel, light herbal quality. Light to medium bodied, light in carbonation. Lacks the crisp, clean bite found in many pilsners, the malt and hop quality seems sub par.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Attractive appearance with the yellow color and frothy head which lasts pretty well. Pleasantly carbonated. Green pepper flavor with a wisp of bready malt. Quite fragrant in the nose.

The resiny hop taste is quite prominent. A touch of the metallic and stony. An herbal sort of bitterness at the finish. This seems quite sharp and tangy with a lemon peel taste. Not as quaffable for a light beer, as you might like, though it has plenty of hops for those who like more bite. From the 12 oz bottle out of the cooler at Whole Foods in DC.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow color with a slight head.

Smell: Grass and hops .

Taste: Slightly sweet I can't really taste the hops in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and smooth. Slightly dry finish.

Overall: Ok pilsener but not in the class of Prima Pils due to the underwhelming hop characteristics of this beer.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden in color with a smallish white head thats pretty dense. aromas of lite spicy hops and pilsner malts come through.
Taste is malty with a dry spiceness. very sutle hop. Tart and puckering in the mouth.
Not a bad beer but seems to lack flavor feels washed out.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pickled Pig, Rehoboth Beach DE. Hazy golden color with thick, long lasting eggshell-colored head. Crisp, clean taste with a bit of citrus although malt dominates initially. Very subtle sweetness morphing into a restrained hops bitterness. Moderate carbonation and body. Refreshing beach beer, but not something that'll change your worldview.

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Photo of droomyster
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pilsner pours a golden orange with a big ole frumpy white head that instantly grabbed my attention. Bear in mind that I scored its appearance relative to that of other pilsners. Lightly sweet aromas, reminiscent of a bin of ripe lemons. The taste is too sweet up front for my liking and I'm grateful for the lingering bitter finish that eventually balances it out. Overall, this beer is not a bad choice and would make a welcome companion out in the sunshine.

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a modest, though fluffy head that delivers nicely in the lacing department

Smell: Grassy hops with a slight bready undertone

Taste: A bit of bread and then a surprisingly herbal, grassy bitterness overwhelms; while there is a bit of malt balance after the swallow, the hop bill is dominant and leaves an aspirin bitterness in the aftertaste; bone dry throughout

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with spritzy carbonation

Drinkability: The hops are surprisingly vivid but the beer needs more balance; not a bad stab at the style for a domestic pilsner

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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

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Photo of Traquairlover
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of kshankar
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks a somewhat clear golden with carbonation. Nice small head with good retention..leaves a layer of foam and some sticks to the side of the glass as well

Aroma is of hops and some malts

Taste starts out with a nice hop bitterness, not too strong. Finishes off with a breadyness and malt backing

Mouthfeel is light and crisp

Drinkability is high...pretty refreshing beer which tastes good. Worth having a couple.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Redwood21
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A; it has a brown almost straw brown color with a white head that has decent retention

S: too much of a semi skunked smell, its not skunked i know this for sure, but had that moderately off aroma

T: clean and refreshing, nothing too insane here. it has a slight banana taste to it, also seems to have a bit of dried apricot in the taste. its a tad tart

decent brew, nothing too special but with a name like "beach house" it fits the bill

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Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.