Czech Pilsener - Herkimer Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
2.76/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Tried at Kumo Izakaya in Melbourne during Good Beer Week, at the Herkimer / Kumo Beer and Sake dinner. This (rather surprisingly) was the final beer they served, after some much bigger, darker and more interesting brews. I guess it was a cleanser, but it was pretty well railroaded by the beers we had before it.
Pours a deep golden colour. Perhaps a little dark, but otherwise it looks great. Head is a gorgeous mess of big frothy white that manages to stay fine and intricate at the same time. The lacing is superb. Carbonation is remarkably low, but apart from that it looks fantastic.
It's all a little downhill from here, unfortunately. Some honey characters on the nose accentuate the malt a little too much and give much too much sweetness. There's a clear grainy character trying to pull it back, but very little influence from the hops. Overall, it ends up being pretty flat and a little bland.
Taste is clean and dry, pleasant enough until the honey character comes back: it just doesn't work in this beer. Light, muted crispness towards the back, with some flavour-stops along the way: grain bag, cut grass some flour. But these are side-notes, and quite faint compared to the overwhelming banality.
Feel is light and pleasant. It would do well in a beer with more flavour.
Overall, this is at best a generic pils, and probably worse than that. I love a nice crisp pils, and while this has potential, there are things that just put me off about this one. I bet it's better right next to where it's brewed.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2013 04:05:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.38/5 rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a nearly clear golden color with a slight haze. The head was two inches in height, and receded slowly into sticky rings of lacing. The aroma is doughy and bready with a hint of noble hops. The taste is very balanced with the doughy and bready notes that were present in the aroma, and a crisp spicy noble hop bite. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is one of the better pilseners I have drank, and I will surely drink it again. If you are a fan of the style I highly recommend this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
03-28-2011 19:17:17 | More by KarlHungus
Czech Pilsener from Herkimer Pub & Brewery
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