Machine Czech Pilz
Bunker Brewing Co.

Machine Czech PilzMachine Czech Pilz
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Bunker Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #99
Ranked #18,657
3.84 | pDev: 10.42%
Nov 18, 2023
Apr 30, 2013
Our flagship lager, our take on a traditional Bohemian Style Pilzner from the Czech Republic. 100% Saaz-hopped. Clean, crisp, biscuity, with a nice earthy, spicy hop finish.
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Rated by FreePal88

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I strongly believe a well made pilsner is as close to art as beer gets. This is that. Crisp, bready (slash banana bready), mildly peppery, delicious.
Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by Icecoldbepsicola from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2023
Rated: 3.95 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Really surprised this doesn't rate higher. Glad I took a chance on it anyway, as for my tastes it's delicious. Beautiful pour with the best head retention I've ever seen on a lager. Well-balanced, with a light but flavorful crackery malt profile. Perfect Saaz character in the finish which is slightly dry and begging for another sip. Yummy stuff.
Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by Taenim from Maine

Jul 14, 2023
Rated: 3.52 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 10, 2023
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bunker Brewing Company


Pilsner - Czech

Super crisp and light bodied, herbal, old world style hop flavor with both tangy earth and green herbs. Very smooth going down and rather complex overall for a pilz. The malt is very clean, lightly buttered toast and tangy sweetness rides throughout.

Purchased at Monadnock Food Co-op >

Jan 20, 2023
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Reviewed by StephenisDunks

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: clear and dark yellowish with some bubbles. Nothing special or that interesting to look at.

Smell: malt and peppery with a hint of yeast/bread. Smells great.

Taste: lager malt and almost a banana bread like experience in the middle with a shaper finish. After taste reminds me a little of pairs.

Feel: pretty light bodied with not to much carbonation.
Jan 17, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can into a tall Pilsner glass.
L: Pours straw light pale yellow w a massive 3+" foamy sudsy bright white head w a giant cap, VG retention, large carbo bubbles, semi-thick soapy lacing.
S: Light grass, herbs, bread, a wisp of lemon, honey.
T: Gently sweet malts, a hint of cereal grains, light yeast, crackery biscuit, spicy hops, a layer of zest citrus fruit, a touch of honey, wildflower.
F: Crisp, clean, fast med-light body, fast finish w a very light linger. Lightly dry. Water is soft.
O: Took 5 min to pour. Looks excellent and is great tasting as well. It has a mildly zesty short-lived linger. A fairly traditional take on this Pilsner. It is very good in its style.
Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Budlum from Maryland

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Sep 22, 2022
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lemongrass, lemon zest, mild biscuit, and light honey. The taste brings in more of the same, the lemon a bit stronger, and things progress into the spicy hop realm as things progress down the tongue and through time. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. A pretty nice Czech-ish pils.
May 04, 2022
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Sep 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can; born some time in May '21. A solid czech pilsner - pours straw yellow with plenty of effervescent bubbles and great (initial) foamy head that rapidly recedes. Great subtle hops bitterness with a touch of malt backbone. Very refreshing and crushable. Nicely done.
Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz. can served in my FF dimpled mug. Pours a straw gold with a fizzy, 1/8th inch head that quickly sizzles and pops as it disperses into a thin, consistent dollop. There's a slight haze to the complexion. Nose is grassy and herbal with notes of lemon. Taste follows nose with a slight, herbal bite at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation. Overall, a decent example of the style, but missing some clean, bready qualities I've come to appreciate in the style.
May 04, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Nothing special, yet solid. I usually shy away for CZECH Pilsners in favor or Germans, but this one drank well without that typical czech pilsner taste.
Apr 16, 2021
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Reviewed by JRed from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden in body with white frothy head. Aroma of grass, honeygrain, citrus. Tastes of honey grain, citrus, grass, light lemon. Light bodied with light carbonation.
Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2020
Machine Czech Pilz from Bunker Brewing Co.
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