Czech Pilsner | Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square

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Brewed by:
Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
Alberta, Canada

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
40 IBU

Added by elricorico on 06-21-2007

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz, 'real' pint. I appreciate the veracity of your Imperial measurements.

This beer arrives to the table appearing a somewhat hazy, pale golden straw colour, with one fat finger of otherwise aspirational puffy, loosely foamy, and quite bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of sudsy cobwebbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of grainy, biscuity, and slightly yeasty pale cereal malt, white pepper, fresh cut hay, and peppy grassy hops. The taste is a bit more restrained on the rounded grain front, as a certain warming character invades, though the doughy cereal fullness persists, a bit of muted, indistinct citrus wafts about, and those floral Saaz hops do indeed arrive, but to the tune of a rather underwhelming fanfare.

The carbonation is mature, in the sense of a duly restrained peppiness, the body a pleasantly plump medium weight, and generally smooth, the hops not really willing and able to mess around here. It finishes off-dry, the more or less crisp crackery malt doing well to not be upset at the somewhat middling rendition of Bohemian-friendly hops.

For an Alberta-brewed example, this is one of the closest I've yet seen to evoking the enjoyable experience that is the true Czech Pilsener - crisp, biscuity, and sassy in its hoppiness. They got that here, sure, but with a certain dose of Canuck understatement - worthy enough for the masses on the waning summer patio, but a bit lacking against the world beaters.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint served feb25 2011 from notes

A clear light copper with plenty of bubbles feeding a off white finger of head that hangs for a few minuets and leaves lots of random lace

S bready malt and some hops

T much more hops then the nose and a little citrus and more malt, almost a dry cereal flavor

M crisp and clean, fairly well carbonated and light and refreshing

O would make a nice patio beer once the air warms up a bit, pretty easy to drink

a decent example of the style and something I would drink again

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Photo of Bunman3
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thoroughly enjoyed from a fresh growler on a lovely summer afternoon. I happily shared this one with the family and the accolades were unanimous. Reminiscent of a true Euro pilsner, with just enough malt, grassy essence and Saaz bite to round out the experience. Well played, Brewster's, well played!

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Photo of elricorico
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Relatively pale golden yellow in colour, with the perfect two finger thick white foam head. Slow to recede with plenty of sticky lacing. Rising champagne like bubbles race to the head in a steady stream.

Cut grass, grains and pepper form the aroma. A hint of tea leaf mixed in there, but so slight it may be imagined. Promises a fairly hoppy pilsner.

Lemon, crackers and spice. This beer doesn't taste like I had expected. The front is grainy and slightly honey sweet. Once across the middle, there is a lemon coughdrop flavour, and the hops end up with a touch of pepper. Full flavoured pilsner.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp, with ample carbonation. Not watery and not filling, it conforms nicely to the style.

An excellent quaffer. Many interesting flavours in an easy drinking style.

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Photo of Sathanas
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ablaze
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favourite Brewsters beer. Pours a golden yellow with nice clarity, creamy white head and thick lacing. Quite nice.

Soft and grassy floral saaz scent.

Lots of lemon notes (when I first had this on tap I thought they had snuck lemon juice in there somewhere) and a beautiful balance. Decently hopped with a nice grain spine.

Medium body with some carbonation. Compliments the brew well.

Relatively simple pilsner that is easy to pick up and enjoy any day. Very juicy and refreshing, I would try this with a salad/veg or fish dish. Perfect summer beer.

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Czech Pilsner from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 7 ratings