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Berkshire Czech Pilsner | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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87
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64 Reviews
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Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Czech Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Replaced by Busker

Added by Kegatron on 05-29-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
186
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
19.44%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
21
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Reviews by berkshire413:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Julio's. Best by Nov 18 2014, consumed 28 Nov. Long time want.

A clear light yellow with a dense, white head with nice retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is excellent. Soft, supple and firm hops, lemony and mildly earthy work very well with a clean, honey and bready malt character. Medium light in body with soft malty fullness, this beer is clean, crispy carbonation. Long bready finish with some hop bitterness And excellent lemony hop flavor. Wonderful pillowy palate. Highly recommended.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a few bottles in early July, during the early part of the release.

Pours a beautiful golden with a nice inch head in a pilsner glass. Aroma is what I'm used to with other great lagers.

Damn this beer is solid. Great balance between a slighthly sweet malt and some finishing crisp hops. Unlike prior years, this is a really clean lager. I could drink this all day in the summertime - heck I'd drink this year round.

Though Berkshire specializes in English-style ales, they make great lagers when they put their minds to it.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MontfortBrew
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Needs more hop profile

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Photo of rdilauro
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Typical light pour with almost zero head to it. I was hoping for a lot of a hoppy head and nose to this. I was disappointed since it was on the milder side.
The taste was light and the over mouthful was not totally balance. My mouth was bombarded with different flavors, some being hop, some being malit, but it was too inconsistent.
The final taste and aftertaste was also disappointing.
This was not a bad brew, but something I juts really didnt like

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rappaman
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a Pils glass.

Pours a clear copper, with several fingers of fluffy bright-white head. This retains with a soft foaminess, which leaves back a robust cascade of spotty lace. The aroma is fresh and airy feeling in the nose, with a leafy spiciness and then a touch of earthy fruit behind it. This melds the graininess of the malt but is maybe coming off as a little too sweet overall. It’s definitely got a twang to it anyway.

The taste is has fresh citrus flavor and a moderate spicy bite to it, with some softer feeling fruit notes working themselves in as well. The malt is a bit more tight feeling but still mostly has a grainy sweetness going on with it. This finishes dry and spicy with some lingering bitter pith. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm prickle to the carbonation that then smoothes our more across the back. This definitely has a quality crispness to it overall though.

This was decent. It’s wasn’t quite as good as I remembered it being on draft at the brewery a couple of years ago, as this kind of got a little overly loose with the sweetness in spots but things did tighten up a bit the more I worked it and I was overall pleased with it by the end. A worthy pick-up if you see it.

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Photo of Zbyler
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Slightly hazy golden yellow. About one finger of white head.

S- Bready notes, floral and grassy aromas.

T- Bready malts, light citrus/lemon notes, floral notes, fresh grassy flavors, corn, slight bitterness on the end.

M- Mild carbonation, light, refreshing.

O- overall a solid offering from BBC. On a hot summer day it would be excellent. Very refreshing.

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Photo of sawbones420
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haven't done a review in a while and I believe this is the first time this beer has been released so I figured I'd throw my two cents in.

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Yes, I have a pilsner glass but if you've had as much BBC as I have, you've learned that all their beers have a malt profile that tastes best in a shaker.

Pours hazy straw, with a head that quickly dissipates to nothing.

Smell is fine, slightly fruity, slightly malty. Smells like a lot of BBC beers.

First sip is delicious and crisp. As suspected, this has that classic BBC malt backbone that I really dig. It probably detracts from the "authenticity" of the style, but I'm finding it very drinkable. Those hints of fruit I smell come out only a little bit in the taste with a very subtle hop tang. There's a quality to the flavor that reminds me of the pleasant almost grassy flavor of some Chinese green teas.

Mouth-feel is similarly crisp though it flattens out slightly towards the back of the tongue.

At 5%, I believe this is the lowest it gets from BBC in terms of ABV. This makes it very drinkable and very sessionable, however at this price point ($5/22oz.) it's not likely that I'll enjoy more than one at a time. If this ends up on tap at a local bar, I imagine it'll be one of the better values available. Give it a try if you see it on the shelf

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Photo of OldIronLungs
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pils glass a straw gold with a nice white styrofoam head that settles to a quarter inch disc.

The nose is sweet grass with the slightest touch of lemon.

A sip is open and light with lots of tingly carbonation - bready malt sweetness is tempered by very subtle hops. Clean, smooth and mellow.

BBC, you make a fine brew. Truly.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the BBCs 22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours light amber - darker than a typical pils. White foamy, leaving a full layer. Pils-y smell but mild. Cleab malty flavor. Subtle hop. Some citrus. Clean finish. A little sweet, if anything. A good beer, not great.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Berkshire Czech Pilsner from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.
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