Czech Pilsener | Bohemian Brewery

Czech PilsenerCzech Pilsener
BA SCORE
42.2%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 64 ratings
Czech PilsenerCzech Pilsener
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bohemian Brewery
Utah, United States
bohemianbrewery.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light crisp full bodied, well aged lager made from Pilsen malt, and real Czech yeast from Prague, Czech Republic.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,059
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
64
Liked:
27
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
15.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.15/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pils glass.

2.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Retention is a bit below average and very little lacing is left.

2.5 S: Dirty herbalness makes this a lot less clean than I like my pilsners. Something along the lines of breadiness, but not less clean. Light grassy and hay qualities.

2.0 T: Less clean than the nose. The pseudo-breadiness is more intense and I don't like it. Lightly grassy again with some hay. The problem is that the yeast wasn't allowed to work cleanly.

2.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Too thick and muddled and lacking crispness. Carbonation level is fine though.

2.0 D: Not a good beer.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Nichol
2.43/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm continually surpised by the "BA Score" given to Bohemian Brewery's beers. I've yet to find one I enjoy, and their pilsner is no exception. Like all of the other beers from Bohemian, it's weak and disappointing. The only reason I finished the few purchased was because I paid money for it. Didn't enjoy. Don't like. Like many other Bohemian beers, I won't have it again.

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

light golden yellow, not the straw color, a little darker. Lots of carbonation coming up and a quick hint at a half inch high head, which faded as quickly as it came up. No side glass lacing to speak of.

The aroma was rather bland. Light earthy hops, with a good dose of grain. Kind of light if I am being honest as it really did not have anything sticking out to me at all. The flavor was more of the same, highly carbonated with a moldy or stale bread taste that was slightly astringent and bitter, especially towards the end, and a non existent aftertaste. Decent light body for the style and the carbonation was good all around, not too crazy on drinking multiples of this one though, just not up my alley. Maybe as a macro replacement

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Photo of En29356
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of yemenmocha
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of PDXHops
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint. Slightly hazy light gold body with a finger and then some's worth of fluffy white head that slowly settles down into a skim, leaving scattered patches of lacing.

Smells of biscuity malt, straw and grassy hops. Not particularly bold, but quite pleasant. A bit of sweetness seems to float in and out. The flavor pretty much follows suit. Not a bad tasting brew at all, although it's somewhat lacking in crispness and noble hop spiciness. A few tweaks away from being pretty damned good.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of casapy
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of facundoCNB
3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

hazy gold/orange pour with 2 fingers of frothy head which dissipated quickly, nice lacing. smells of butterscotch, bread, caramel, buttery biscuits. slightly acidic flavor, slight grassy hop bitterness, definitely getting that buttery biscuit flavor. light body, high carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel.

not a very impressive beer. i've had way better pilseners, though not sure if the slightly acidic thing is a czech thing, or just a fluke.

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Photo of marct
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Almost clear, slightly hazy golden color with orange tint. Medium retention white fluffy head. Forms nice film on liquid surface and walls of glass. Nice level of carbonation judging from bubbles floating up from the bottom. Smells mildly each of grains, bread, and lemon. Taste is most lemon-like up front and in finish, though the latter is more rindy. Breadier in the middle as it foams up, and also in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied. Medium, fine carbonation, making it fairly smooth going down if you let it linger. Not too dry but tingling to the gums and tongue.

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Photo of brentk56
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a modest head; the retention was fair as was the lacing

Smell: Biscuity, but there is no noble hop aroma

Taste: Opens with the biscuit, with a developing floral hap character in full force by mid-palate; after the swallow, the hops and the malt balance each other nicely

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; crisp carbonation

Drinkability: Not as flavorful as some of the other canned pilsners from the East Coast, but a very nice drinker indeed

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity

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Photo of nmann08
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wasatch
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Was a yellowish color, some carbonation, small head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of hops and sweet malts.

T - The taste was hoppy, but kinda watery.

M - Light - Medium body, nice carbonation. A well rounded beer.

D - Very drinkable. Most likely would buy again.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #30 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

I don't know why, but I've been wanting to try this one for a while now.

Pours very cloudy for a pilsener. There is a mild citric tone to this; but very , very mild at that. Again, like the provo pilsner before this: this is much heartier and thicker than I would expect for the style. I am wondering if leaving it out for a while has brought that out. Either way, there it is. A passable pilsener, but not one I would rush to go back to. (Not my preferred style anyways.)

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Photo of mhewes
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BigGold
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had a couple of years ago at Alta Ski Area, Utah, poured from 12-oz. can into clear plastic beer cup, and again this year at Snowbasin Resort, Utah, on draft into clear plastic beer cup, and Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah, poured from 12-oz. can into pilsner glass. Except for that last can, which was definitely off, Bohemian's (1842) Pilsener (Czech Style) is a solid effort.

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Photo of sohearn
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Czech Pilsener from Bohemian Brewery
Beer rating: 42.2% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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