Boom Pilsner | Pardubický pivovar a.s.

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Pardubický pivovar a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 09-17-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle.
on the pour... nice bubbly pilsner, golden color, decent thinning lace for the style that sticks a bit

mild bread and honey, not over powering

subdued and mellow, carbonation very apparent but not bubbling all over the place, fast in to the aftertaste of grain (almost a hint of burnt grain in the very back end with a hint of hop)

mouthfeel and drinkability:
very smooth, good body for the style especially being raised on the crap we have here in the US.

a nice smooth pils, nothing to go nuts over but probably real good ice cold in the summer while you are taking in a ball game as it wont taste like ass when it warms up a bit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 500 ml brown Euro-style bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Faded clear golden colour, thin lace but it does stick to the glass a bit.

Smell: Grassy grain, herbal floral hop and a drawn between a breadiness and slight honey sweetness.

Taste: Big thick crispness, medium body and a decent level of carbonation. The usual suspects of a Czech Pilsner; faint fusel alcohol, very grainy with a grassy character, bitter bite from the hops and more lingering grainy husk. Finishes with a slowly fading grain husk and hop mix.

Notes: Less refined than the mass produced Czech Pilsners that we normally get in the US. Similar to Rebel Lager and the sort but priced a bit more expensive.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An intersting change of pace in Czech lagers! This one offers a surprisingly rich maltiness and a fuller mouthfeel than most. It pours a clear, deep golden body that's topped by a frothy bright-white head which holds very well and leaves some thin lace. The aroma is boldy grainy, bready and even cereal-like, with some clear notes of floral and spicy hops. A firm body pairs with a very fine and crisp carbonation to create a fuller mouthfeel than would normally be expected. The flavor is as the aroma suggests with a richly grainy, and even lightly toasty malt that's well infused with bitterness and floral, grassy and spicy hop flavors. What it lacks in refinement it makes up for in gusto! It finishes semi-dry with some lingering malt and hop flavors that are gently spicy on the tongue. While it's not an amazing beer, and it is a little rough around the edges, it is still pretty interesting and somewhat unique.

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Photo of skar
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle, 5.0 abv

Appearance/Head: Light amber color, below average head.

Aroma: Light malt, and some decent hop aroma for the style.

Taste: A somewhat malty start, it finishes crisp and with stronger than expected hops. I also noticed a light fruityness.

Bottom line: A solid imported Czech Pilsner. I was expecting something a little watered down, but this beer delivered quite a bit of flavor.

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Photo of stirgy
2.9/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought a single of this for $.99 at Roger Wilco's in New Jersey.
It poured out a slightly hazy golden color. Fading head, Sweet grass aroma. The taste was ok, but I expect this style to be a little more crisp and biting. Nice and light biterness. Detected a sour
dough taste to this beer. Sweet and oily on the back of the throat.
Not that bad.

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Photo of CBFanWish
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A little boring to me. I guess I expect too much sometimes.
Pours fizzy yellow with almost no head. The aroma is faint saaz hops and the slightest malt swetness. Not really much there to talk about. The taste was just as bland, but wasn't as bad as anything from the big 3. I don't think this is something I'll ever go out of my way to buy, but I will when in the mood.

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Photo of tommarino
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This came in a pint size bottle (nice). Had a real nice malt flavor and I thought it was overall great for this style. It is hard to find this style by US brewers because of the lager time. I assume it would be best if it was fresh but not dated. Very refreshing year-around beer. Great with most meals.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blurred goldenrod inundated with yeast. The head is an unappealing color that can best be described as dingy, yellowed ivory with a grayish cast. It was several fingers after the pour, then quickly fell to its current schlumpy, thin disk. Very little lace graces the glass. Beer good, head bad.

The nose is semi-pleasant with aromas of sugared grain and lightly musky, softly floral hops. It won't remind anyone of the best Czech pilseners, but it's decent.

Boom Pilsner tastes more like a Euro pale lager than a pilsener. It's too sweet for the stated style and isn't nearly hoppy enough. What malt is present is cracker-like and mildly toasted, and the floral hops are much too muted. If the hops in a so-called pils don't seem to be that interested, why should I be?

What little bitterness is present fades by the finish, allowing the (still modest) sweetness to take over. The light body/mouthfeel almost reaches light-medium thanks to the low degree of carbonation. A little more bubbliciousness would help to make this beer more interesting in the mouth.

Boom is really more of a Whimper. The lack of a style appropriate amount of hoppiness and the lackluster mouthfeel consign this one to the pilsener memory hole. I've had much, much worse. I've also had much, much better.

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Boom Pilsner from Pardubický pivovar a.s.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 8 ratings