Stowe Style - Czech
von Trapp Brewing

Stowe Style - CzechStowe Style - Czech
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From:
von Trapp Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Czech Pale Lager
Ranked #9
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,489
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.03%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 07, 2024
Added:
Dec 02, 2023
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
This collaboration with Human Robot of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the next offering in the Stowe Style series: a showcase of traditional techniques and 100% Czech ingredients brewed with Bohemian floor malted barley,
Czech Saaz hops, and fermented with Budvar lager yeast, this unfiltered, double decocted pale lager is gold in color with spicy and earthy hop aromatics, a round honeyed malt character, and a smooth and crisp finish.
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Rated: 3.87 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4.29 by crobinso from Colorado

Feb 06, 2024
 
Rated: 4.19 by Taenim from Maine

Feb 05, 2024
 
Rated: 4.03 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jan 23, 2024
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I love czech lagers. I've had A LOT more beers than I have rated or reviewed currently on this site, I've had a lot of czech lagers from czechia. This doesn't taste like any of them. It's so American in style I just don't get anything resembling a czech lager. It's good beer though. Not worth describing, underwhelming for this brewery. Human robot seems to only be found in name also. Meh.
Jan 20, 2024
 
Rated: 4.12 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Jan 13, 2024
 
Rated: 3.73 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jan 03, 2024
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can.
Best By 04/16/24.

Moderate pour yields a nearly 2 inch white head over a bright golden body with lacing.

Nose of floral/earthy hops, bread, toast, cracker, and malt.

Taste follows nose fairly closely. Smooth, with hop bitterness slowly taking charge over the bready, slightly sweet malt for a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly full with medium carbonation.

Overall, an excellent example of the style and definitely worth seeking out.

Cheers!
Jan 01, 2024
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From a 16oz can dated "Best By" 4/15/24 into a 20oz "pint" glass.

Pours a slightly hazy (not opaque) golden brown with about one finger of white head. Great retention and lacing.

Crack of the can yields aromas of earthy hops backed by sweet bready malt. A little warming brings the malt to the front with some floral notes.

Well balanced bready/bitter taste. Maybe slightly more on the bitter side.

Medium to full bodied mouthfeel for a lager. Medium to high carbonation. Smooth drinking with a bitter aftertaste.

This is a great lager.
Dec 31, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Dec 31, 2023
 
Rated: 4.24 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on draft, in pint glass

clear golden in color, white head. decent head retention. Bready malt, earthy hops, but crisp and bitter . Very clean finish. Thin to medium bodied.
Dec 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.77 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.84 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Tolianych_Pivomnabuhanych from Vermont

5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
WOW! I was beginning to think Vermont brewers were challenged in the Czech style beer department. Like seriously handicapped. So many attempted various Pilsner and Pale Lager brews over the years and failed, miserably.

Enter "Czech" (Stowe Style), a delightful and impressive collab between Von Trapp (a fairly mediocre Vermont brewery) and Human Robot (a bunch of genius beerheads from Philly).

Everything about this beer is wonderful. It has a gorgeous rich golden color, a rewarding pale ale aroma, a taste gifted to this beer style by Beer Gods... I could go on and on, but I'll just simply get back to drinking it.

Approx $13 for a 4-pack of pint-sized cans. That's a very wallet-friendly price for Vermont beer. (Typically, shttty Vermont IPAs go for $16 a 4-pack of crap.)

I am impressed and highly recommend this Czech style pale ale to fellow aficionados.
Dec 02, 2023
Stowe Style - Czech from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 15 ratings