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Angry Chair Brewing

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From:
Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #159
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,021
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 19.14%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 14, 2022
Added:
Jan 20, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  0
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Very pale body; fairly lively. Good head production; OK retention. Crystal clear and perfectly transparent.

Very soft aroma, bready with fragrant hops. Floral notes, along with a touch of mandarin orange, pine, earth, and pepper. Less spicy than other Czech Pils; really, "soft" is the operative word.

Similar on the palate, albeit with a bit more of a spicy bite. Really delicious, arguably up there with the best American craft brewers of German-style lagers. Supremely balanced, with a notable but restrained bitterness. Flavors are a wonderful interplay between hops and malt: pepper, white bread, rye, grass, pine, very light resin, wildflower honey, and a hint of grapefruit.

Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel despite the overall light body. Crisp bite about the gums.

This is a shockingly good Pils for a brewery that is best known for over-the-top pastry stouts. Really remarkable.
May 14, 2022
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

1.82/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
Weak, thin, and skunky.
Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
No canning date; consumed on 1/8/21

Pours a crystal-clear pale golden straw body topped with over two fingers of fluffy, soapy, white foam; solid head retention leaves a slight, bubbly cap, an expansive, frothy collar, and limited array of webby, soapy lacing clinging temporarily to the walls of the glass.

Aroma features pale yeast esters and doughy bread cut with semi-sweet cereal grain and a touch of honeysuckle upfront; a plush minerality courses throughout the bouquet as slightly more refined notes of straw and tinges of grassy hops come to form into the finish.

Taste offers lightly honeyed cereal grain and a delicate pilsner malt presence to start, slowly phasing into doughy yeast and more developed white bread on the mid-palate; bread crust and light toast brings a shred of nuance to back end as grassy hops become more prevalent on the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a light body and full carbonation drying quickly to crispness as it dissipates; clean and bright, the prevalent texture glides across the mid-palate while a more compact, spritzy dryness leaves a hint of grit and minutiae of bitterness to the finish.

Definitively light and comprehensively basic, this take on the style seems just a light pilsner malt base from impressing more of an adjunct lager complexion; fortunately, a composed quenchability and tentative balance to the flavor profile keep this one an easy, if entirely simple and safe, approach to a Czech pilsner.
Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very pale straw yellow body; lively, small bubble carbonation; thick and frothy white head. Heavenly pilsner aroma; mild and soft malt notes; spicy and grassy hop elements. Light cracker malt base taste; outstanding herbal and freshly cut grass notes with the hops, excellent bitterness expertly complementing the light malt sweetness. Light, delicate body with a crisp edge; a kiss of sweetness adds subtle contrast to the overall dryness of the beer.

This beer speaks tremendous praises for the art of Czech-style pilsners. It is unbelievably balanced and nuanced. Complex and subtle, undeniably tasty.
Sep 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.54 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by RollDamnTide from Florida

Aug 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.33 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jun 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Tilley4 from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I'm a bit confused by some of the low scores that this one has gotten...

Dead spot on for the style. Super clean and crisp and very drinkable. Hits all of the marks for a terrific Pilsner. I love a lot of their other stuff but I always find myself coming back to this particular beer every time I visit.

If you like pilsners do not miss out on this one if you get a chance.
May 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Mar 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by user785335 from Florida

Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by robotic_being from Florida

Mar 23, 2019
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Rated by johnyb from Florida

4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Rock solid as to style. Well done !
Mar 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by SDRedDevil from California

Sep 13, 2018
Vodnik from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 15 ratings