Golden Pilsner | Morgan Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
Morgan Street Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Bohemian styled Pilsner is rich and malty. The hop character is spicy due to the use of Czech Saaz hops. MSB’s Golden Pilsner is not quite as bitter as its German Pilsner cousin. This pilsner has a nice rounded taste, with a clean crisp finish. The appearance is pale to deep gold, with a creamy white head. This beer has won many awards, with the most prestigious being Gold at the World Beer Cup in 2010.The Golden Pilsner is available year round at our brewery.

35 IBU

Added by maxpower on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Vancer:
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3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good pilsner, came out with a clear straw yellow with a darn nice thick and rich white head floating on top. Plenty of lace all the way down.

Interesting brew, with an aroma of grassy malt, touch of lemon. But the quaff sealed the deal - a tangy euro style brew with malt balanced with a good hop kick. Crisp and dry finish, a very drinkable brew.

Not the wimpy crowd pleasing dumb-downed pils I was expecting. Go ahead and try one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dertyd
2.65/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a decent Pilsner nothing great kind of plane

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of AlmightyIrishman
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gets the job done and it is drinkable, it just doesn't have any characteristics that make it stand out. Nothing offensive, nothing to make me crave it.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of karst
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Czech Pilsner / Bohemian Pilsner, is light straw clear in the pint glass with a snow white head. Hops are Saaz and well done. Smooth and crisp with a clean malty medium body. Lagering has left this perfect with no diacetyl, esters very refreshing and a popular session according to the Morgan Street's crew.

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Photo of JSchock7
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.36/5  rDev -28.5%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.01/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found on tap at Fitz's on the Loop in St Louis.

For a pilsner on tap, this one looked absolutely fantastic. Light tannish in color and pretty clear in complexion. What really stood out was that even on tap, this pils had a really nice, lasting head which never completely went away, even though I took my time with the beer, and had absolutely spectacular lacing, leaving thick sheets after every sip sticking to the glass.

Smelled lightly grassy and lightly malty, pleasant but not terribly strong.

I definitely liked the taste, very nicely done. Crispy hops accented a caramel malt background gave exactly what you'd expect from a Czech pilsner.

Body was surprisingly thick and far fuller than I expected. Great floral hoppy aftertaste finished it off.

Pilsners don't get enough love around here, but they're a very welcomed addition to your choices when you're out on the town and don't want to get drunk too fast. This one was quite good and certainly deserves a high rating. Great job!

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Photo of flexabull
3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I get to be the first to review this one? Ok.

I had tried a few other of the Morgan St. brews before I got to this one... the others were very average, drinkable, but average.

This was the one that stood out the most.

Appearance was great. Very classical Pilsner look, bright golden color, with a good looking head.

Smells and aromas were slight, but pleasant. Had a faint herbal and grassy quality to it.

Flavor was good. A good representation of the Pilsner style. Full bodied, nice rounded mouthfeel, and just enough of that classic euro hop flavor and a slightly sweet malty finish.

Good stuff. I could have had a few of these.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this Czech style pilsener on tap at the brewery, in a pint glass. This is Morgan Streets flagship beer and it won the gold medal in the 2010 Beer Cup so im expecting big things. This brew poured a clear straw color, produced an average white head, possessed poor retention but did have nice lacing. The aroma was smelled of pale malt, slight hints of caramel and floral hops. Light in body, this Pilsener has a backbone of sweet pale malt, some caramel and a decent amount of bittering hops. Creamy, smooth, and a dry finish. Nice example of the style- not outstanding but good in terms of most pilseners that are produced.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.89/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at the brewpub

Clear medium golden color, big white head. Earthy hop aroma. Crackery malt flavor, mild bitterness. Well done to style. Good mouthfeel.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Suds
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I love a good Pilsner, but they are few and far between. This didn't start well. It pours with a distracting haze...lots of floaties in the Orange-ish liquid. The smell is better. Clean malt and Nobel hops. And, the taste is great....good balance of malt and hops. Clean, refreshing. Maybe a little heavier and sweeter than necessary, but still very good.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at 33 in STL.

A - Poured a clear, straw yellow color with golden highlights. It had a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam that left some sudsy lace.

S - It smelled of caramel with some floral notes. Not outstanding but nice.

T - It had a sweet caramel flavor with a slight nuttiness. A mild spicy hop bite added some balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty nice Czech Pils. I had never had anything from Morgan Street so I was good to find this at 33.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Golden Pilsner from Morgan Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 33 ratings