Czech Pilsner | McCoy's Public House

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McCoy's Public House
Missouri, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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The birth of Pilsner beer can be traced back to its namesake, the ancient city of Plzen (or Pilsen) which is situated in the western half of the Czech Republic in what was once Czechoslovakia and previously part of the of Bohemian Kingdom. Pilsner beer was first brewed back in the 1840's when the citizens, brewers and maltsters of Plzen formed a brewer's guild and called it the People's Brewery of Pilsen.

The Czech Pilsner, or sometimes known as the Bohemian Pilsner, is light straw to golden color and crystal clear. Hops are very prevalent with a spicy bitterness and or a spicy floral flavor and aroma, notably one of the defining characteristics of the Saaz hop. Smooth and crisp with a clean malty palate.

Some commercial examples are… Pilsner Urquell, Budvar and Golden Pheasant.

35 IBU

Added by marc77 on 04-13-2003

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

they have done a nice job with this one, a standard czech style pils with all the elements in great balance. the malt is a crackery european pils type, almost white cakey up front, with a dusty drying character emerging as it moves along. hops have the noble spiciness to them, but are nicely restrained in terms of potency here, its a little zip to the finish with appropriate bitterness, and thats about it. the lager yeast is a clean one, quite familiar and even classic in its presentation, bready it its own right, but for whatever reason not quite drying this one out the way i like them to finish. its got a little more body than many, and with it just a bit more grain sweetness, its not sugary or off style, but its a step removed from finishing fully dry. i wouldnt mind that, but the carbonation is also s half step from really popping, and the combination of the two keeps this from being as refreshing and drinkable as it otherwise would be. still, its a nice pils, plenty easy drinking as they go, and a versatile compliment to almost anything on the menu in here. they should keep this one on tap all the time.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Czech Pilsener. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of grain, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hops, and hint of roasted malt. Overall, strong grain aroma, but still a good blend.

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Photo of tjthresh
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap the the brewpub. This beer features a bery nice Saaz aroma with some malt sweetness to back it up. Served with no head, the beer is straw yellow with some orange-ish highlights. Very will balacnced between the Saaz bitterness and malt backbone. Medium bodied with livley carbonation. The entire time I was dinking it I was thinking to myself "So that’s what a fresh Cezch Pils tastes like".

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Photo of marc77
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear dark straw. Billowy, well retained porcelain white head leaves Belgian lace. Crisp, lightly grassy Saaz hop nose along with mellow bready sweetness in aroma. Soft grainy sweetness upfront is quickly overrun by assertive, lingering, but clean hop bitterness. Spicy hop flavor, with an herbal tinge. Lightly bodied, pleasantly dextrinous in mouthfeel. Trace husky grain late. Finishes, dry, bitter and satisfying. An excellent pilsner with a striking hop profile. Malt nuances were subued as a result. Akin to a more attractive Victory Prima Pils.

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Czech Pilsner from McCoy's Public House
3.77 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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