Crazy Mountain Brewery

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Crazy Mountain Brewery
Colorado, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #181
Ranked #24,482
3.66 | pDev: 13.66%
Dec 12, 2021
Nov 30, 2015
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Rated: 3.5 by KT3418 from Colorado

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by iguanodon from Utah

2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
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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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
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
Rated: 3.73 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 17, 2018
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Rated by kimlhurst from Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pale gold color, white frothy lasting collar. Slight spicy aroma. Slight bitter taste.
Dec 07, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.77/5  rDev +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
Rated: 3.5 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 03, 2018
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Rated by CoolAxioms from Nebraska

2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Not bad for a Pilsner. Small head. Sour with hint of spice. Light to medium bodied. On dry side. Refreshing
Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by Dface from Texas

Aug 31, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by 22Blue from Kansas

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
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
Rated: 3.71 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 24, 2017
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Rated by Richard007 from California

4.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Clean and crisp. Nice and smooth. Not too much bite but enough to make it sit in your mouth after you swallow. Fresh Simms it up
Aug 13, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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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Reviewed by James954 from Florida

1.66/5  rDev -54.6%
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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Rated by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice clean lemony pils with some sweet fruity esters.
Mar 15, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Feb 11, 2017
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.3%
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
Rated: 3.62 by corywalston from North Dakota

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 3.17 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by Jeremiah87 from Colorado

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
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
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2016
Rated: 2.81 by BigAl18 from Minnesota

May 15, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by Cramerican from North Dakota

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Mar 16, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Feb 24, 2016
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