East Village Pilsner
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #151
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #37,148
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 10.3%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
112
From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  8
SCORE
83
Good
Notes:
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 112 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by dar482:
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dar482 from New York

4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes in a clear yellow pilsner color.

There is a decent amount of hops in the aroma with much skunk.

The flavor is very Czech pilsner. There's that saaz hops flavor with a dry finish.

So far, this is the best Czech pilsner from the US I've had. It's very close to the real thing. It misses a bit of warmness, complexity, and stankiness, but it's very very close. Lovely beer.

Mar 28, 2013
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Flash09 from Florida

5/5  rDev +35.5%

Jul 02, 2014
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jbriggs7 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jul 14, 2014
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cdog707yo from California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jul 14, 2014
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thomda11 from California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Got this beer on tap at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego. Beer was straw-gold and effervescent with a thin head. Aroma was subdued, consisting mainly of Pilsen malt. The malt was a bit grainy and there was a nice, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. Saaz is definitely present. Overall, a solid, serviceable example of the style and a beer that I’d grab on a hot day.

Sep 09, 2014
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Phi_Psi_OR_Beta from Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Sep 12, 2014
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Erndogg from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2015
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 19, 2015
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johlac66 from California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Sep 04, 2014
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JoelClark from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 01, 2015
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IRISHFAN951 from California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jul 30, 2014
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ordinarymatt from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Aug 22, 2014
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DuaneL from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 02, 2015
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jpuetz from South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 04, 2015
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PaulWaters from California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 19, 2015
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 05, 2016
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Todd from California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Jul 05, 2014
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jjboesen from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Sep 14, 2014
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WynnO from Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Apr 13, 2013
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Sammy from Canada

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Engine 15. So-so drinking beer. No aroma. Light yellow with a lace sheet. Bland though a dry lightly hopped finish was pleasant.
Average beer overall. Formerly called Fizzy Yellow Beer. 35 IBU. More that than a true Czech Pilsner in terms of taste.

Jan 22, 2013
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oddly green tinge to the pale yellow color. Ample ring lace to the otherwise modest head.

The smell is mostly freshly gristed pale malted barley.

The flavor is soft pale malt with a strong pepper-shaker of noble hops. The aftertaste is bitingly bitter. This may be the closest American version of the real thing. Rich body with an appropriate level of carbonation.

Oct 26, 2014
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden hued with nearly no head at all. Exceptional clarity. Aroma is faintly of light pilsner malt and somewhat of a saltine cracker. The mouth is light and refreshing. The flavor is light pilsner malt and faint bittering hops. The finish comes off as salty due to the lasting hop bite.

Mar 08, 2014
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft tonight at the GF tap takeover at Bittercreek... Pours clear polished golden with a nice rocky white head.. I would guess Saaz hops and a heavy hand on the flavor and aroma.. bittering is also pretty good... Seems more pale malt than pils malt, but not a big complaint... Nice and clean and a great change of pace from the hop and sour monsters we've been enjoying tonight.... I'd happily buy this again, may not be perfectly to style, but still nice when a brewer tries to make a cool lager.

4/3.75/3.5/3.75/3.5

Mar 01, 2016
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nickfl from Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

Oct 03, 2012
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WeisGuy from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Aug 12, 2012
East Village Pilsner from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 112 ratings