Plzeň | Brouwerij 't IJ

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 't IJ
Netherlands
brouwerijhetij.nl

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Plzeň goes to show that a beer doesn’t need a lot of alcohol to be special. With its fine, hoppy flavour, this 5% blond beer can certainly hold its own against the stronger beers. Brewed only from pale barley malt, this is a floral beer with delightful, hoppy aromas of hay and fresh grass. Deliciously dry, with a long-lasting aftertaste. We named the beer after the Czech town of Plzeň, from which Pilsner beers originate. Despite that, our Plzeň is not a Pilsner; it is a refreshing, bitter, top-fermented beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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A: pale yellow colour, thin but dense head, lots of bubbles rising up

S: grassy hops, hints of malt

T: clean, just grassy hops, nice bitter finish

M: enough body for a lager, nice carbonation

O: clean crisp lager, nice hoppy finish, good drinkability

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On-tap at Brouwerij 't Ij, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of herbal and grassy hops along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: it feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite hoppy for the style and the grassiness is unique but it goes down rather easily.

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Plzeň from Brouwerij 't IJ
3.52 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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