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Harpoon Bohemian Pilsner - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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119 Ratings

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Harpoon Bohemian Pilsner follows the age-old tradition of extended lagering to help produce a smooth yet complex beer. The blend of European malts is balanced with Tettnang and Saaz hops to create a slightly malty beer with a crisp finish.

48 IBU

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 04-18-2011)
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-15-2012 01:08:44 | More by Rekrule
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-08-2012 20:54:24 | More by Mortarforker
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-07-2012 22:17:37 | More by KSather
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-07-2012 13:31:43 | More by jurbanik
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2012 01:58:56 | More by bluntedboywonder
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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks pretty nice. Smells alright. Flavor is "okay." Seems a bit too thick for the style, imo. Feels good though. For me personally, this is not as smooth as the style dictates. Nice hop tones and presence, but just not ironed out enough. Still a pretty good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 02:33:04 | More by RblWthACoz
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-05-2012 03:04:02 | More by mattparsons
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3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pokal glass.

a - pours a crystal clear, light golden shade and forms a finger thick, coarse, bright white head. after calming, i get a thin film and some nice, leggy lacing in my glass.

s - lightly toasted bread, fresh cut grass, faint citrus, faint spice.

t - bready malt with a pronounced hop spiciness. notes of citrus and pine in there as well. moderate bitterness comes in and lingers well into the finish. nicely balanced.

m - lighter in body but lots of carbonation to fizz up in the mouth. medium co2 profile.

o - i'm pleasantly surprised by this one, an easy drinking beer with plenty of flavor. seems to represent the style well and will be on my shopping list in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 21:36:03 | More by divineaudio
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New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-01-2012 20:11:21 | More by NPiet0709
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1.4/5  rDev -61.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into an Allagash flute on 7/3/12

Best by 07/15/12

Golden yellow color; a shade on the faded side. Fluffy two finger head drops rapidly, leaving a 1/4th inch layer. Mild lace.

The aroma is apple cider and cooked veggies. Hints of yeast and herbal grasses. Mostly apple cider, though. Tastes like dirt and herbs, moldy lemon peel, sweaty soccer field grass and griddle crusties wrapped in a chalky feel. Fairly thin body, but the carbonation seems appropriately lively.

Overall impression - I haven't sent one down the drain in a while; it's about time to break that streak.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 03:30:18 | More by Ryan011235
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-30-2012 02:23:16 | More by JayKay412
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

07-29-2012 22:59:36 | More by RussBecker1
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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in plasticware (only thing available)

A: clear dark yellow; champagne-like in head and carbonation; not much lacing
S: fruity, sweet, malty
T: cloves, somewhat dry, bitter, peppery, complex, flavorful; strong hop presence (thank you!)

Very flavorful, interesting pilsner

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 13:08:42 | More by Arithmeticus
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-26-2012 22:42:42 | More by andylipp
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-25-2012 02:16:16 | More by Peller80
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3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice looking pilsner. A clear golden color. A good amount of carbonation creates a thin white head that goes away very quickly.
Smell has almost nothing to it. A refreshing, crisp biscuit smell.
Taste is good. A very nice and crisp beer. A good amount of biscuit taste with a refreshing floral hop taste.
Mouthfeel is okay. Not too thick, but a very nice refreshing crispness that is good for a summer beer.
Drinkability is nice. A very refreshing and clean beer. If you don't like craft beers much, try one of these. It is a drinkable, yet refined pilsner that the big boys are attempting with their standards.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 02:01:39 | More by BDIMike
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-25-2012 01:55:58 | More by stormking
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-21-2012 20:19:56 | More by bdoggboston
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-19-2012 00:26:38 | More by chasmandocharles
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4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by October 15, 2012:

Into a pilsener:

A: hazy straw yellow colored body with a one finger white bubbly head. The head lasts about a good thirty seconds, rapidly rising bubbles are seen rising

S: Czech Saaz hops up front (reminding me a bit like Sam Adam's Noble Pils). Nothing else really comes out.

T: a bit bready and eventually the malts and hops kick start a full flavored peppery bready taste wonderfully combined

M: light to medium, slightly bitter with a decent amount of carbonation coming out on the tongue.

O: this is a solid summer beer. Since this doesn't expire until October, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna savor the rest of these up until then.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 14:47:42 | More by BeerKangaroo
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4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright blonde color with a one-finger head into my glass. Most certainly looks like a pilsener.

Light and crisp with a fluffiness to it. Like baked bread of sorts. I welcome this.

The taste confirms what I had smelt.Very nice. Light. Crisp. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Lingering buttery malt dominates the mouthfeel.

Blah blah blah. Point is, this can now be had in a sixer. I'm just glad I've finally tried it. You know, if they upped the hopping rate a tiny bit, they could have a worthy contender to other well-known pilseners.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 01:01:26 | More by Brad007
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-16-2012 00:27:28 | More by dreis
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-15-2012 15:27:25 | More by fatbatcat
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-13-2012 01:18:32 | More by milkbone_underwear
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3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I remember being annoyed by the fact that Harpoon brewed an imperial pilsner before they brewed a regular one. I guess they're trying to fix that. Bottle, best by 15th October 2012.

A brilliantly clear golden yellow with a dense, fluffy white head with nice retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose has a nice Saaz hop aroma, lemony, kafir lime leaf, a little dough, a little cilantro,

The palate opens with a nice hop character up front, with a good blend of hop flavor and bitterness. The lemony hop character in this beer is unique in that it really brings to mind kafir lime leaves, instead of a more earthy, lemony aroma that most Czech pilsners have. There's a slight metallic flavor to the palate as well, one I don't wholly enjoy. The malt character is minimal, not really doughy, and mostly sweet. Fairly clean, I get no serious off-flavors or aromas. Nice, soft water profile makes this light, focused on the delicate hop flavor, and crisp carbonation of a light acidity. Drying, refreshing finish, this is an easy-to-enjoy beer. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 03:41:46 | More by DefenCorps
Harpoon Bohemian Pilsner from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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