Czech Pilsener | Herkimer Pub & Brewery

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Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Minnesota, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KarlHungus on 03-28-2011

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of laituegonflable
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As I said in my review of Eva, this was tried at the back end of Good Beer Week in Melbourne, May 2013, and it's taken me a...little while... to enter.

Pale gold colour, bit of cloud. Head is white, dense, thick, hugely retaining. Fantastic lace. Looks fantastic.

Smells malty, decent. Salt and malt somehow. Notes of grain, caramel characters. Some citric hop notes. Lemon, lime. Tangy, cutting, pretty decent.

Bitter on palate with some malt, but very citric. Bit of phenol, quire grainy but yeah lemony citric bitterness. Bit of spice; quite clean. Quite citric. Not bad.

Bit fizzy on the feel; decent enough body. Not bad.

Nice enough pils, herbal hops. Bitter.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tried at Kumo Izakaya in Melbourne during Good Beer Week, at the Herkimer / Kumo Beer and Sake dinner. This (rather surprisingly) was the final beer they served, after some much bigger, darker and more interesting brews. I guess it was a cleanser, but it was pretty well railroaded by the beers we had before it.

Pours a deep golden colour. Perhaps a little dark, but otherwise it looks great. Head is a gorgeous mess of big frothy white that manages to stay fine and intricate at the same time. The lacing is superb. Carbonation is remarkably low, but apart from that it looks fantastic.

It's all a little downhill from here, unfortunately. Some honey characters on the nose accentuate the malt a little too much and give much too much sweetness. There's a clear grainy character trying to pull it back, but very little influence from the hops. Overall, it ends up being pretty flat and a little bland.

Taste is clean and dry, pleasant enough until the honey character comes back: it just doesn't work in this beer. Light, muted crispness towards the back, with some flavour-stops along the way: grain bag, cut grass some flour. But these are side-notes, and quite faint compared to the overwhelming banality.

Feel is light and pleasant. It would do well in a beer with more flavour.

Overall, this is at best a generic pils, and probably worse than that. I love a nice crisp pils, and while this has potential, there are things that just put me off about this one. I bet it's better right next to where it's brewed.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nearly clear golden color with a slight haze. The head was two inches in height, and receded slowly into sticky rings of lacing. The aroma is doughy and bready with a hint of noble hops. The taste is very balanced with the doughy and bready notes that were present in the aroma, and a crisp spicy noble hop bite. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is one of the better pilseners I have drank, and I will surely drink it again. If you are a fan of the style I highly recommend this beer.

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Czech Pilsener from Herkimer Pub & Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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