Plzeň | Brouwerij 't IJ

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3.56/5
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49 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#35,478
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
49
pDev:
14.89%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of benfons
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of jneiswender
2.37/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this beer at the brewery in Amsterdam. Served on tap, cool in small taster snifters.

A-light gold cloudy body and a white head.

S-light grain and yeasty presence.

T-sweet light grain front, astringent bitter hop finish

M-light

D-A bit too coarse for me. Okay but just not for me. I would not drink this again.

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Photo of crossovert
2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle.

Pours a pale gold with a big foamy bright white head that leaves some decent lacing and sticks for a while. The name of this beer reminds me of Pilsen, but this is a top-fermenter.

The smell has a hint of golden raisin and spiciness, perhaps form the hops. I have to give it a lower score though cause it isn't all that appetizing.

The taste is sweet, with a malt presence, I don't taste much hops besides a slight spicy bitterness int he end but nothing much really.

It isn't something too special, this brewery does better.

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4.43/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Insane amount of rapid carbonation. Immediately the foam built up in the bottle, and in the glass created a souffle type head, of the finest, creamiest variety. Just as nice as Duvel, if not better. Pale hazy yellow, it looked more like a Wit. Dense coating of lace. inside the glass.

Dusty grains, Orval spice (Brett), clover, signature Belgian pale character.

Earthy vegetal dried hops, citrus, thyme, sage, pepper. Soda crackers and dried flowers. A bone dry finish. Super clean and refreshing. If ever there was an import doppelgänger to Bam Biere, this would be it.

I was hooked on this stuff after finding it at Spuyten Duyvil, and finally was able to buy some to provide this review. Label notes: Rounded corner decal, looked newer that other t'IJ labels i've seen in the past. Make sure your bottle is fresh.

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Plzeň from Brouwerij 't IJ
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 49 ratings