Shower Beer
Champion Brewing Company

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From:
Champion Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #116
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,702
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.61%
Ratings:
168
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2021
Added:
Apr 24, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  32
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Perfect for any relaxing occasion, this Bohemian Pilsner sings with fresh, clean maltiness and spicy flavor and aroma contributions from 100% traditional Czech Saaz hops. Aged cold on Lager yeast for weeks for maximum refreshment. If you've never had a Shower Beer, it's high time. Winner of Gold Medal in the Bohemian-Style Pilsner category at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.

35 IBU
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3.63 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Nov 20, 2021
 
3.94 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Sep 02, 2021
 
3.5 by redfox405 from California on Jul 03, 2021
 
4.01 by Mustela_Man from Rhode Island on Apr 27, 2021
 
3.99 by hockeypuck from Maine on Mar 27, 2021
 
4 by Zanico from Ohio on Feb 07, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Served on tap into a 16 oz (473 ml) shaker pint glass at The Tap House in Tuckahoe, NY.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, but richly golden color with a two finger, fluffy, foamy yellow head, a finger of retention after several minutes, and complex rings of lacing.
S: Light aromas of lemon rind/zest, dragon fruit, grapefruit, and maybe some lychee, as well as peppery, spicy and grassy notes.
T: Semidry to dry. Palate fruity and spicy like the nose with a stronger caramel and almost toffee element. Moderate bitterness, but very much in evidence given the style.
M: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation. Subtly astringent, but not unpleasantly so.
O: Had this with bratwurst and spaetzl. Amazingly fruity and fun Pilsner: if this were what most Pilsners were like, I wouldn't have made the switch.

Dec 30, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is slightly hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a narrow white collar around the edge and lots of lacing on the surface.
S: Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a light to medium amount of grassy hops with notes of spicy hops and hints of bready malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lager doesn't feel that heavy on the palate and is very easy to drink.

Serving type: can

Sep 10, 2020
 
3.53 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Aug 09, 2020
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3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12oz canned 5-4-20, opened 6-12-20.
2 finger white head with very good retention, slowly falls to a 1/4' dense foam with small, tight bubbles. Early lacing.
Straw gold pilsner with good clarity and active visible carbonation.
Bread dough malts and sweet, grassy hay...floral, grassy hop aroma.
Paper flavor, not oxidized or stale...somewhat weak malt profile, spicy hops followed by an astringent hop bitterness that doesn't seem to fit.
Thin-ish body, medium-high carbonation...close to crisp. Quick and dry papery finish with a good punch of lingering grassy hop bitterness.
I like some of this and other parts I don't...looks great, smells pretty solid but falls off a little in the taste and feel category.
Good.

Jun 13, 2020
 
2.5 by wildman69 from New York on May 03, 2020
 
3.82 by monk2021 from Texas on Apr 17, 2020
 
3.64 by cgrunin from Texas on Mar 15, 2020
 
3.92 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Feb 07, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a crystal-clear golden color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades quite fast to leave just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is mostly of a grainy smell mixed with some sweeter aromas of caramel and a touch of harvest fruit. Along with these smells comes a touch of grass and hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather crisp and clean flavor of lightly toasted malt and some sweeter caramel flavors. At the start there is a little bit of a apricot taste as well as some light but nice herbal hop tastes. As the taste advances the caramel grows a bit stronger all while the herbal hop gets a tad stronger as well. With a touch of grass joining at the end, one is left with a rather nice slightly sweet, but crisp, pils taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather light and crisp with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Overall the feel is rather nice and makes for a super easy sipper.
Overall – A rather nice and flavorful pils with a low abv. A good session style brew!!

Feb 07, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at my local tap house, Tapped in Greenville NC.
Poured from Tap into a pint glass.
Appears light golden in color.
Smells lightly bready, floral, vanilla.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style, with a bit of creaminess.
Overall, good for the style, I'd definitely order again.

Jan 30, 2020
 
3.53 by BubbleBobble from New York on Dec 29, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MattDecker from Texas

Look: pours a clear lemon yellow, medium white head that lingers
Smell: citrus, lemon zest, little hop, slight malty,
Taste: lemon rind, hop some piney some citrus,
Feel: medium-light feel, medium carbonation
Overall: easy sipping

Dec 10, 2019
 
3.68 by DruC4 from Michigan on Nov 26, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DrMullet from Florida

Pours a clear light yellow with medium head.
Smell is very faint touches of sweet and citrus.
Taste is bread and a bit earthy. Almost slightly stale, but not in a bad way.
More taste than expected, not great but not bad.

Nov 24, 2019
 
3.75 by MGibbons from Maryland on Nov 15, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BergBeer from Hawaii

From a can at Codex

Look: Lightly hazy straw gold with a white head that just rims the glass.

Smell: Cracker malt, corn notes, lightly hoppy, and fruity lager yeast

Taste: Much like the smell. Cracker malt with a bit of bread notes, a little corn bread, mild noble hop notes, and a light lager yeast.

Feel: Aqueous and refreshing. No alcohol. Light plus bitterness. Fine carbonation.

Overall: A easy drinking Czech pils. Not much more to it then that.

Sep 20, 2019
 
4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Sep 15, 2019
 
3.35 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Sep 03, 2019
 
3.24 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Aug 22, 2019
 
3.78 by Explosion72 from Michigan on Aug 20, 2019
 
4.03 by bigbutter from Virginia on Aug 11, 2019
 
3.8 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Good solid beer, fairly good balance between the malt and more bitter grain taste. Tried this one on tap at a local bar. Looks good, clear golden color with just a little white head cap and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells faintly of malt, hops, grain, corn and a little bread. Taste follows the nose. Also some indistinct nuttiness in the background. Smooth, clean, mild, slightly thin mouthfeel and decent carbonation. A safe beer but likely not one I’d order again.

Jul 16, 2019
 
3.91 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jul 16, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 6/12/2019. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/straw/yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malts and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome robustness and balance of pale malts and earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent Czech pils. All around great robustness and balance of pale malts and earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome clean pils malt showcase, with perfect Noble Saaz hop presence/balance. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp drying. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example.

Jul 09, 2019
 
3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2019
 
3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 05, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
 
3.94 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina on Jan 07, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Squire from Mississippi

Light gold color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of sweet malt and floral, spicy hops.

Taste on entry is significantly malty with a good spicy hop hit. Fairly simple flavors well combined. Malt is forefront with hops singing the high notes. Hop spiciness catches up with the malt by mid palate and then builds to the finish ending on a firm classic hop dryness that lingers in the aftertaste. Quite refreshing as well as satisfying.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

My first take is hmm, this is good. I was actually into the glass before reading the label finding the brewer calls this a Czech Style Pils. I took to it immediately and believe my response would've been the same if it was a blind tasting.

Dec 10, 2018
 
3.32 by DanLane from Virginia on Nov 06, 2018
 
4.73 by DoubleD42 from Ohio on Sep 29, 2018
Shower Beer from Champion Brewing Company
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