Hochzeit Summer Lager | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Hochzeit Summer LagerHochzeit Summer Lager

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by JAXSON on 10-15-2011

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dogfishipas
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ScreamForMe
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of DOCRW
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of snaotheus
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle at 41 F poured into a large mug. 4-23-14 is stamped on the bottle.

Pours crystal clear golden with a big white head, tons of carbonation, dissipates somewhat quickly. Smell is (surprise!) lagery. Yeast with a slight fun. Grassy, mild hay.

Taste is nicely bitter, some of that yeasty tang, slightly spicy. Bready.

Mouthfeel is maybe not so crisp as I would expect from a pilsner. Kind of fluffy, pleasant. Overall, good summer baseball beer.

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Photo of beerloverofbham
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a clear body and a strong effervescence. Head pours a finger of creamy white foam, which subsides a bit quickly. Nice overall look, though.

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a touch of graininess and a hint of noble hops. Low in intensity, but just the right composition for the style.

Taste: quite grainy right up front, with a little bit of husky bitterness and a little tartness thrown in. Perhaps a little bit on the astringent side for my taste, but really, this is a damn clean and tasty Pilsner. it lacks sweetness, which could be a plus or minus depending on your taste.

Mouthfeel: light body with a huge carbonation and a big, fluffy carbonation -- mouth-filling, although a little ephemeral. Still, refreshing and satisfying.

Overall: a very drinkable and tasty Pilsner. On the dry side, with an emphasis on graininess, but I think the balance works quite well.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a one finger white head that slowly dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass. Mild aroma of biscuit, slightly toasted malt and slight grassy hops. Flavor is a pleasant biscuit malt with hints of toastiness, grassy hops, slightly floral finishes with nice balanced grassy hop and malt leaving a lingering grassy hop memory. A very nicely made pilsner that appears to be very close in style to the description. As I learn more about beer distribution, I realize that I have never had a fresh Czech pilsner from its homeland, but this is certainly what I would hope it would taste like. Mild but nicely made; a great summer beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of draheim
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz (bottled 6/6/2013) into a weizen glass. Pours a crystal clear straw color w/ a white 1-finger sustained by vigorous carbonation.

Aroma is floral and light, fruity. Ripe apples, peaches and pears. Delicate.

Taste follows nose. Crisp, clean, mildly grainy. Grassy with a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and light, drinkable.

Overall a solid version of a style that's probably underappreciated in the craft beer world.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Hochzeit Summer Lager from Black Raven Brewing Co.
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