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Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 22:01:41 | More by johnnnniee
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mactrail

Washington

3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:48:34 | More by mactrail
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tennisoscar1

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2013 22:17:43 | More by tennisoscar1
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-18-2013 23:20:26 | More by Jason
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-10-2013 09:37:35 | More by DRBiser
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

05-04-2013 18:18:01 | More by fishguyac
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-13-2012 21:02:04 | More by RBorsato
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

10-24-2012 18:27:49 | More by Navalartichoke
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -23%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 02:12:26 | More by RblWthACoz
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Mikegsparks

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-13-2012 13:31:46 | More by Mikegsparks
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 13:16:14 | More by micromaniac129
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Theheroguy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

07-24-2012 02:24:22 | More by Theheroguy
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bonz696


2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-22-2012 20:19:35 | More by bonz696
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-17-2012 16:01:56 | More by Scott_McCool
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rhettroactive for forcing the issue on this one!

A. Pours a lovely pale straw with a nice golden undertone. Two fingers of beautiful and pillowy eggshell white head quickly settles to a half finger. Excellent and consistent lacing. Top notch looking pils here.

S. Wow, a really pleasant nose of freshly baked bread, like a baguette fresh out of the oven. Also a nice, sweet, semi-citrusy hop profile. Very floral aromas combine with dry crackers to create a very pleasing bouquet. Very very nice.

T. Lots of spent grains, some floral and lightly spicy hops, tempering caramel malts, and a bit of a dry, grassy finish.

M. Light, crisp, clean, refreshing, well-carbed. Really a nice balance here and near perfect integration.

O. Don't sleep on Dominion. They are still producing some excellent brews and this is absolutely one of them. Great recommendation, Rhett, and a must-try pilsner for anyone living in a city that gets above 90 degrees in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 21:36:03 | More by siege06nd
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Ville

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-13-2012 03:17:51 | More by Ville
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lilbrewmonkey

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this brand at least once before Dominion was bought and then production moved to Fordham, in Delaware.

Luckily, Fordhad does a phenomenal job with lagers, and they don't draw my criticism for doing a brand based on a Virginia name in a totally not-Virginia state. Beer is still good if it's good, right?

Hazy deep straw to early gold color.

Clean white head, good retention.

Good noble-seeming hop aroma.

Balanced Czech-like Pils bitterness.

Nice mouthfeel, with that hint of wortiness meets grassy hop.

I think it'd be a come-down to say a good "lawn mower beer", because it's got more depth and character than that. A great hot weather beer. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 16:46:46 | More by lilbrewmonkey
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2012 20:15:47 | More by THECPJ
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crisp, crystal clear beer with maybe a finger's worth of white head. There looks to be a lot of carbonation going on as bubbles rise from all sides of the glass initially, then settle down to just coming from the bottom. There is a decent amount of lacing left on the edges of the glass.

S: Crystal malts bring a good deal of sweetness to the aroma, and it is also quite grainy. A slight bit of floral notes work together with a lemon zest brightness to make this smell like a nice beer.

T: Bready notes up front are tempered by a slight taste of white grapes before the hops kick in with a heavy floral taste. The hops bring a really nice bitterness and crispness that balances the sweet really well.

M: Crisp, moderately light with a decent amount of carbonation. There is a slight slickness to this beer, but also a stickiness in the back of the throat.

O: There is a plethora of mediocre, forgettable and just plain bad pilsners out there, but this isn't one of them. It is well balanced, has enough body and flavor that I know I'm drinking a real beer. Definitely a worthwhile summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 18:48:16 | More by DaveBlack
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2012 20:56:51 | More by briandaube
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pagardner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-02-2012 00:03:57 | More by pagardner
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 23:03:41 | More by smakawhat
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.93/5  rDev -46.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 23:40:25 | More by B967ierhunter177
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-26-2012 01:22:10 | More by AndrewMichael
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-07-2011 13:47:50 | More by ROGUE16
Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.