Machine Czech Pilz | Bunker Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
68 Ratings
Machine Czech PilzMachine Czech Pilz
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
bunkerbrewingco.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of mikeycibelli
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MustangPauli
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.4/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Grabbed a sixer on a whim at the packie, was reasonably priced, fresh - & im a sucker for lagers.

In the 1st smell & sip - Diacetyl city. Frankly was a chore to get this one down. Perhaps an isolated event, but IMO thus beer should've never left the brewery.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and quaffable. Hints of toasted pilsner malt, grass and noble hop bitterness. Bright, but somewhat earthy. It's pretty good. Leans more towards a traditional pils than new American.

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Photo of icarus003
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a couple cans - one poured into a glass and the other straight from the can. So drinkable. Familiar pilsner look - clear, straw gold body with a light fluffy head. Clean and crisp are the prevalent themes - light spicy and floral hops layer atop the toasted bread-body. Crackery-malt goodness. Crisp pop after every sip. Perfect companion beer.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a faintly hazy golden orange color with a finger of bright white head. Not much retention but leaves a ton of lacing.

The aroma brings a good amount of bread and crackers, with a light touch of spicy hops on the back end. Very clean and slightly floral aroma.

The taste is quite doughy and sweet. Has plenty of roasted grains and wheat bread, with some spicy, floral hops lingering on the finish.

The feel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Incredibly crisp and refreshing, with just enough dryness to keep me wanting another sip.

Overall, a damn good Pils that is about as refreshing as it gets. Could drink this one all day.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pveilleux
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tpeters
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #111
(APR 2016)

Crisp, Pops, Clean, Quaffable
You’d never think a Czech Pils would be brewed in Maine, but times are a changin’, and this one is a tasty one at that. Machine Czech is big on the whole crispness thing, and that really quenches the thirst. There’s just enough spicy hopping to go around, and it’s clean across the board while showing off a bit of body. This Pils dries up nicely in the finish; with each sip I’m wondering why the hell it came in a 12 ounce can, I would have prefered a 32 ounce crowler. [Jason]

Look 3.75 | Smell 3.75 | Taste 3.75 | Feel 4.75 | Overall 4.00

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatsgoody
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alucard
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.06/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark honey amber color with scant retention. Smells like apple juice caramel. Tastes much sweeter than I'd like. Lots of caramel and nary a hint of saaz. Better than Miller.

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Photo of Philcassella
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Machine Czech Pilz from Bunker Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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