Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
07-19-2009 12:07:03 | More by NeroFiddled
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
3.36/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
06-06-2013 02:48:34 | More by mactrail
3.5/5 rDev -2%
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.
07-29-2012 13:16:14 | More by micromaniac129
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
3.58/5 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
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
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
06-07-2008 00:29:05 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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
District of Columbia
3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
06-23-2009 05:19:39 | More by kshankar
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
06-26-2009 00:36:57 | More by BeerSox
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
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
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
05-18-2008 05:09:33 | More by Redwood21
Dominion Beach House Golden Pilsner from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.