Machine Czech Pilz | Bunker Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
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83 Ratings
Machine Czech PilzMachine Czech Pilz
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 04-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,344
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
83
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by donkeyrunner:
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2.06/5  rDev -45.5%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.4/5  rDev -36.5%
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 Jason
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of j_hollings13
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer of all time. Make fun of me if you wish, but for me nothing beats a perfect Czech Pilsner and Chresten has perfected the Pilsner with Bunker Machine. Clarity, aroma, taste, perfect carbonation, and sensations produced in the mouth and on various sections of taste buds are so delightful. Chresten once told me that making this particular beer was the reason he got out of bed in the morning. Thank goodness he does get out of bed for this delicious brew. I worked in Portland all of last summer, and I liked Bunker Machine better than the lobster.

I don't know anything about notes or how beer is made. I'm probably just a redneck from the hills as far as beer snobbery is concerned, but if you want a smooth flavorful golden beer Bunker Machine is the one.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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 metter98
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit hops are present in the nose along with hints of grassy hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has somewhat stronger flavors of grassy hops, which contribute a moderate amount of bitterness and mask most of the underlying biscuit malts. The grassiness lingers into the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pilsener seems to be a little hoppier compared to other beers in the style and is easy to drink.

Serving type: can

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Machine Czech Pilz from Bunker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 83 ratings