Crazy Mountain Brewery

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Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #167
Ranked #34,659
3.72 | pDev: 13.44%
Crazy Mountain Brewery
Colorado, United States
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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iguanodon from Utah

2.96/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz can from the grocery store. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma: malt, typical pilsner hops, grass. Taste: bitter hops, malt, a little lemon. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Pretty average pilsner but not bad.

Aug 24, 2020
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DrMullet from Florida

3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale straw yellow with massive, persistent head.
Smell is grassy hops and light lemon zest.
Taste is cracker, light apple and some lemon. Very tasteful pilsner.

Feb 10, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with hints of lemons.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit malts and grassy hops along with hints of lemons. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The subtle bits of lemons in the smell and taste of this beer are unique. It is easy to drink and had a nice and refreshing dry mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 17, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a high sided pilsner glass.

Look is clear bright yellow with a thin head.

Aroma is lager easy and biscuit malt.

Taste matches with a dry biscuit sweetness and a lager twang.

Nov 16, 2018
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creedence pours a golden color, with a giant, long lasting frothy lacing head. Nice creamy "beer" aroma. Flavor is creamy, crisp, hints of bitterness. Good body and feel. Overall, this is a good pilsner, nice balance in flavor, great look and smell.

Sep 22, 2018
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-Slight carbonation. Small Head. Straw gold color.
S- Slightly spicy and very much sour. Smells like a gose with a floral hop aroma mixed in. Grainy aroma all together.
T- Lemon zest, biscuit with a slight hop presence.
F-Medium bodied with a dryer finish than expected.
O- Very well done pilsner. I dig it for sure. It would be weird if you didn't try this beer if you had the chance to try it.

Oct 21, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can - c'mon Finley, we're goin' up around the bend!

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky dirty white head, which leaves a bit of high-flying sudsy cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, some crackery cereals, dried lemon peel, a hint of Euro gasohol esters, and some earthy, spicy, and dead grassy noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy pale malt, damp white saltine crackers, overripe lemon flesh, ephemeral petrol notes, and more understated leafy, weedy, and grassy green hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, as that gassy essence takes things down a peg or so here. It finishes trending dry, the crisp malt, workaday hops, and muddled citrus all lingering wanly in that skewed direction.

Overall, this is more or less true to style, with all the metrics generally hit upon - y'all might not like them, but I have a certain nostalgic affinity for them (read: drinking my way across the Czech Republic in the 1990s), and am always happy to see someone making a good version of it on this side of the proverbial pond.

Jun 09, 2017
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Streams of rapidly rising bubbles fill the bright straw pour as a 3" white foam stand mounds up over the glass's rim. The retention is excellent, sustaining a thick layer of film after five minutes.

S: spicy with hints of cinnamon and a faint suggestion of licorice. Fresh cracker is in the background.

T: light apple, cracker, very light sweetness, and a drying finish. The beer is crisp and hop forward with bitter flavors becoming more prominent as the beer warms.

F: medium light body, medium to medium high carbonation.

O: Flavorful, refreshing and very easy to drink.

May 25, 2017
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James954 from Florida

1.66/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2


The head explodes and takes forever to dissipate.
There is a lemon flavor that overpowers the whole thing, tastes unnatural, and is unsettling on the stomach.

Drinkable when ice-cold, but an expensive drain-pour for when it warms up.

Mar 25, 2017
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dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good pilsner, nice and light, goes with a lot of different foods. It's nothing too adventurous, but sometimes you just want a well-made lighter beer. I'd get this one again.

Dec 27, 2016
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant clear straw gold, 1 finger head of foam that lasts.

Noble hop aroma with lemon zest and a touch of biscuit.

Same goes for the taste but it has a spicier aspect to it. Easy drinking and faithful to the style. Enjoyable.

May 22, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i really liked this new one from crazy mountain, a little less hoppy perhaps than the czech style usually goes, but i think its real well executed, and the best of their new line of bottled beers i have had so far. the art on the label is cool too. the beer us ultra light, pale pale yellow, almost clear in color, with frantic carbonation amassing over an inch of white head, bubbly and bright in my pilsener glass. it smells nice, a touch sweeter than normal i would say, but still insanely light. Grassy hop complexion on the back end of the flavor, but almost none of the attendant bitterness. a slight floral character too, almost gives it a springtime vibe. the carbonation and light but not watered down body really make this beer for me, it sings on the palate, and is drinkable forever at this low abv. i dont even mind the bit of residual sugar, gives it one more layer really. i have not had many lagers from these guys, but if they are capable of this, they ought to put out a bunch of bocks as the seasons progress here. one of the better crazy mountain beers i can recall ever having truth be told...

Nov 30, 2015
Creedence from Crazy Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 40 ratings