Berkshire Czech Pilsner | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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186 Ratings
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Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Czech Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

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
Ratings:
186
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of mltobin
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber, split with a couple pals, poured into a wine glass.

Appearance is straw yellow with one finger of a white head. This Czech Pils has an aroma with biscuit, malt, some sugar. A fairly basic smell, but a little better than average. Tipping it back and I taste malts, some hops, quite a bit of bread. The mouthfeel here is great, very low-key and crisp. It has perfect carbonation and finishes very clean. Over the years, I grab a bomber from these guys once in a blue moon. And this was a good choice and it went very well with the spicy food that I had for dinner alongside it.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bomber into pint glass

Appearance – The beer was poured a medium golden color with a big thick just lightly off white head. The head had decent retention, eventually fading to give a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of malt. It has a bready and biscuity smell. Mixed with these malts is also some floral, grassy and light citrus hop aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with a dry malt flavor. Towards the middle there is some citrus that comes to the tongue. Any sweetness that was present in the start (which was quite light) is now largely gone. At the end there is a floral and grassy hop flavor which combined with the malt base to leave a slightly bitter and dry flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The beers body is rather average as well as its carbonation level.

Overall – It had a decent flavor and aroma, but was nothing too special. It was rather simple and lacked much complexity. Good for a easier drinking brew, but nothing to really go out of your way for.

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darker golden slightly hazy body. Fizzy looking white head. Very thin lace throughout the session but lasting.

Nose is big floral. Weak Saaz hops. A slight, almost undetectable skunkiness.

Taste is very good. Wonderful light malted backbone. Nice grassiness that is not overwhelming as some others of this style
sometimes are. Strong enough hop profile, not very spicy but still complex enough to be interesting.

A close to excellent American made Bohemian pilsner. Definitely will pick this up again.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at 2 Brothers. Pours a murky light orangey brown with very little head. No lacing. Light aroma of grass and honey. Some sweet malty grain aroma. Taste is sweet honey and malts with some grass notes. Crisp with a nice mouthfeel from the cask. Very drinkable. Most Pilseners are a bit boring to me but this one does have some nice complex flavors. Overall, glad I got to try it on cask. May have to try buying a bomber next time i see it.

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3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, pale, yellow gold coloring with a thin, dense, foamy white head. Floral nose, both effervescent and slightly tangy, with a touch of buttery sweetness in the background. Flavors are light, with a roastiness that comes in strong around the mid-palate. Buttery and toasted grain backbone with some slight sour notes throughout, all of which overpowers the floral flavors trying to break through. Roasty aftertaste on a light, round body. The carbonation fights to make it crisp, but falls just short. Sparse lacing left along the glass as you drink. The beer has a roasty and smooth finish. Easy enough to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/11 poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a relatively clear, nice deep golden color with a one fringier of bone white, sudsy head. Head recedes relatively quickly leaving spider webbed lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is grassy, large bread notes, a bit of underlaying fruitiness, and just a touch of spice.

T: Taste is grain, bread and corn at the forefront. A grassy presence combs through in the middle with a touch of spicing. Finish is a very light malt flavoring with a granny smith apple flavoring that hangs in the finish.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, some girth to this for a pilsner with a slick finish.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not too filling, mild kick, nice representation. The granny apple flavoring took me by surprise, in a pleasant way.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Berkshire Czech Pilsner from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.91 out of 5 based on 186 ratings.
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