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Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner
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BA SCORE
82
good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%


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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Traquairlover

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 19:09:18 | More by Traquairlover
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droomyster

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 05:25:45 | More by droomyster
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 12:07:03 | More by NeroFiddled
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Outlet liquors & wines in Rehoboth Beach DE. Poured chilled from the 12oz into a pils glass bottled on May 2009.

A - A crystal clear golden colored lager w/ 2 fingers of rocky white crowning. Rings of lace cling after the head settles, bubbles rise incessantly as lace collects

S - A fragrance of equal parts hop and malt burst out as soon as the pils is poured- very fresh malt which has a slight scent of dough and a mild fruity hop aroma

M - Crisp malty and highly effervescent w/ mildly bitter citrus tinged feel w/ a dry slightly spicy finish

T - The taste is sweet w/ hop flavors up front and the malt supports the edgy hops that are herbal and floral w/ juicy grassiness. The taste is sweet yet an earthy spiciness pervades the finish. Mild cracker and lemony taste effects the flavor in a good way making for a refreshing pils.

D - A very good pilsner w/ fresh hoppy taste and a crisp/quaffable quality. I enjoyed this lager a lot, don't pass it up.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 11:28:16 | More by Slatetank
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argock

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2009 02:21:20 | More by argock
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BeerSox

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 00:36:57 | More by BeerSox
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kshankar

District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 05:19:39 | More by kshankar
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, clear golden-yellow color. The white head is tall, dense, and frothy, with very nice retention. Lacing is solid.

S: A nice sourdough bread malt aroma up front. Leafy and grassy hops tell me that this is a substantial pilsner. A faint lemony and yeasty twang as well.

T: A nice backbone of sourdough bread malt, as the nose suggested. A robust spicy, leafy, and grassy hop bitterness keeps things perky.

M: Medium-firm body, with somewhat lively carbonation. Crisp and dry throughout.

D: I'm pretty impressed with this pilsner - another well-brewed beer from Dominion. This stands up pretty well against Prima Pils - it's a notch below, to be sure, but it seems to be cut of the same cloth.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 01:18:32 | More by Clydesdale
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2009 17:36:22 | More by hopdog
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 01:57:37 | More by Proteus93
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arguemaniac

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very similar to their older version of Spring Brew (also a double pilsner) but even better. And, I really felt that the old Spring Brew was Dominion's best beer, so you can imagine how I feel about this one!

A delicious caramel and grain base, with the perfect level of malt sweetness, balances beautifully with a rich, assertive, and very fresh hop bitterness and flavor.

Intense but drinkable, fresh yet balanced, beers like this one don't come along too often. That's why I was so disappointed when Dominion changed their Spring Brew style from the awesome double pilsner they used to have to that Belgian ale they currently brew for the spring season (though that one isn't bad). However, I think Dominion has more than made amends in my book with Beach House...

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 05:25:14 | More by arguemaniac
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 00:29:05 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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nrpellegrini

Maryland

2.23/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horrible.

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 00:46:38 | More by nrpellegrini
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Redwood21

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 05:09:33 | More by Redwood21
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timtim

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

am i really the first one to review this?? bottled on 4.7.08... they say they used perle, tettnanger and saaz, and it is quite a noble effort by dominion indeed. bright golden with a white head that holds on for a minute or two, and doesn't leave tons of lace, but looks pretty darn attractive. the beauty of fresh beer is here, so i reccommend getting in on this first batch while the getting is good. nice floral, grassy, herbal hop scent mixed with a hint of sourdoughyish bread that has a bit of sweetness in it. taste is similar. fairly well balanced, but a bit of pungent dryness comes out, and i'm having a hard time describing it, but it is pleasant and lemony, and kind of weird and medicinal as well. anyways... one of the best beers i've had by this brewery in a long time. a very easy, refreshing drink that i'll be having more of for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 08:37:30 | More by timtim
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Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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