Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
05-29-2012 23:03:41 | More by smakawhat
1.93/5 rDev -45.9%
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.
04-16-2012 23:40:25 | More by B967ierhunter177
3.18/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
08-05-2011 14:12:58 | More by rfgetz
3.23/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
07-02-2011 19:32:31 | More by bubseymour
4.1/5 rDev +14.8%
Just picked up a sixer at my local deli. What a great way to kick off Memorial day weekend.
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow with subtle head. Reminds me of something plain, but we'll see.
Smell: Surprising mix of grassy hops, but a reveals a nice complextion within.
Taste: Nice herbal and bitterness to it. Kind of enjoyed that. Does have a slight grassy hop to it. Tolerable though.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Moderate amount of carbanation. Bone dry on the finish too.
Overall: A bit surprised when I first opened this beer. I looked at it appearence wise thinking how this could be any good. But now I'm thorough surprised and did enjoy this summer time beer. Will try again soon. Cheers!
05-28-2011 01:20:31 | More by DMXLOX22
3.35/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
05-25-2011 01:00:39 | More by ejimhof
3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
Poured into a pilsner glass.
Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Nice thick white fluffy head. Decent lacing. Nice head retention as well. Good looking pilsner hybrid.
Brew smells of corn, yeast, lemon zest, some hops. Pretty good smell.
Brew is crisp initially, zesty and spiced; lemon, grassy hops and then a a smooth creamy middle. Brew is crisp and drinks very well. Very unique blend of wheat and pilsner. Good stuff here.
Could easily see having a nice session with this one or just drinking one on a hot day after cutting the lawn. Good stuff.
04-01-2011 00:46:47 | More by magine
4/5 rDev +12%
Poured into a mug.
Good looking brew - not at all what I would have expected from a Czech Pilsner or any "classic" Pilsner. Typically they're not my thing, but this is something different. Pours a golden hazy brew with a two finger thick head that lasts a while. Good lacing.
Smells of bready yeast, malt and flowery hops.
Tastes of hop bitters - more than expected, but welcome. Also tastes grassy, and buttery baked bread with a descent malt presence.
Light, crisp, refreshing and a lot of carbonation.
This was an unexpected surprise. Well worth a try - in fact, this is one to definitely try out.
01-21-2011 00:46:41 | More by ujsplace
4.25/5 rDev +19%
This brew pours an amazing golden color, with a nice haze to it. It also has a very nice thick, but fluffy head that has some great lacing that follows you throughout the brew.
Aroma has a few different things. There is a nice grassy hop aroma in the front of the brew. There is also a nice mixture of citris and spices mixed in there as well that give it a nice bitter smell. The end of this brew has a nice bready undertone that rounds out the aromas.
the taste of this pilsner is pretty solid. The front of the brew has that nice crisp taste you expect then you take the first sip. There is a nice grassy and citris hops flavor that just tickles the tongue on the first sip. This is followed with a nice burst of spice and bready taste. It's very bitter, but in a great way. It give you a nice strong flavor, without overbearing the whole brew.
The mouthful is a light to medium bodied beer. The bitterness of this beer is what makes the mouthful great. It's refreshing, but stays dry through the drink
Overall, this is a great brew. Its a great represenation of the style. I found this brew to be very refreshing and would surely session this during the summer months. Another great beer by Dominion.
11-03-2010 02:52:53 | More by mattgreger
4.08/5 rDev +14.3%
12oz poured into a pint glass.
A. Pale gokd and clear with not much on the head department.
S. Great arouma for a pils. Smells of citrus and pine.
T. Way more bitter than I anticipated, but in a good way. Dry and clean. There is aome resiny hops with a medicinal lingering bitterness.
M. Medium mouthful with nice carbonation.
D. This is a pretty good beer, but pils is not something I would session. Its just to hard on my face. The bitterness is bitter, but not in the way I am looking for from a beer.
09-29-2010 00:50:46 | More by ComfortablyBum
4.22/5 rDev +18.2%
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.
09-10-2010 13:46:44 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.1/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
08-27-2010 03:41:55 | More by TMoney2591
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
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
07-30-2010 02:09:07 | More by brentk56
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
A: This was drunk from a bottle, as it should be.
S: It smelled like mild grassy hops and bready yeast. Not much to the nose.
T: It tasted like grassy hops and some light lemony citrus hops with sweet bready yeast.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation.
D: This was a very clean and crisp summer beer that was super easy to drink and fairly refreshing. Nothing exciting about it at all, but good to have on the beech or after mowing the lawn, etc.
07-12-2010 18:39:32 | More by Pencible
4.35/5 rDev +21.8%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Pilsner Urquell pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pours a translucent pale golden color. Has a large, fizzy white head that dissipates slowly and leaves some pretty nice lacing.
Smell: Bready with hints of citrus and spices (cloves, maybe).
Taste: Has a strong, hop bitterness up front. The hop flavors remain and the beer gains a strong grain flavor with hints of citrus and cloves. Taste matches the smell pretty well. Nice...
Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, and refreshing with a pleasing, dry finish.
Drinkability: A great pilsner! This is a real pleasure to drink and goes perfect on a hot summer day. I'll definitely be having this one again in the near future.
06-30-2010 16:38:23 | More by wahhmaster
4.45/5 rDev +24.6%
Mmmm, Pilsnahhh, as my Bostonian pals might say.
The finger + of thick, bone-white head sat atop the beer like puffy clouds on an afternoon in mid-spring. The color was a beautiful golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was slightly sweet with a cotton candy-like scent. Interesting. Mouthfeel was medium and there was no sweetness on the tongue. This was super dry, like the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara desert! Whew. Breathtakingly dry, literally. I was NOT expecting that. Described on the label as "Our Bohemian Pilsner", it did not lack for Saaz hops either on the tongue or on the finish. I was left gasping for air. More please, sir and pass the pitcher of water while you are at it. I may need to rehydrate after this one.
05-08-2010 05:26:43 | More by woodychandler
3.95/5 rDev +10.6%
Here is what I can say about the Old Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner. It has a Golden Pale color and a smell of citrus that comes from the hops used.
It has a semi-bitter taste that makes it taste like it's a bread, but that is due to the hops. It does go down easily and it's a beer that I will drink again.
09-07-2009 21:14:27 | More by MikeRa
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
08-01-2009 19:09:18 | More by Traquairlover
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
07-24-2009 05:25:45 | More by droomyster
Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.