East Village Pilsner | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3.7 w/ 112 ratings

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-07-2012

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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Sammy
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but pretty basic and nothing too exciting.

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3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

always funny when a brewery known for doing one thing well goes in a different direction, and the beer falls flat becuase its not what we all expected from them. this is guilty of that in some sense, the first green flash beer maybe ever to be less than a hop bomb, and what is this pils missing? an appreciable hop profile beyond the standard grassy straw balancing bitterness that every single pilsener ever made has. its an irrelevant commentary on the style, bland in malt, one dimensional there, and so light in body as to be confused with a coors light. i dont dislike it though, think its fits the pils style guidelines well, but where is the innovation? it seems this series from them may have run its course, a white, black, and session ipa, fine, but now this? it was a disappointment to me, not because i didnt like the beer but because green flash can do a lot more with a pils than this, im sure of it.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a little more than a half finger tall sudsy white head that reduces to a thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly sweet malts with a touch of cereal grain and light to moderate aromas of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of cereal grain malts with a touch of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of grassy hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness that linger for a short while.

M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and refreshing of a warm spring afternoon, light enough to be sessionable. Matched well with the meaty shepherd's pie I had for a late lunch.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of smcolw
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Schaumburg Whole Foods.

Groovy, man. This stuff pours a clear lemon-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grass and a very light bit of wheat. It's overtly simple and straightforward thus far. The taste holds notes of grass, strong flowers, and a very slight biscuit backbone. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice, in-your-face-with-its-pilsner-ness pils. Not bad.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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East Village Pilsner from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 51.8% out of 100 with 112 ratings
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