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Moonlight Brewing Company

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Moonlight Brewing Company
California, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #1
Ranked #1,636
4.28 | pDev: 9.35%
Sep 23, 2023
Feb 22, 2005
The most delicate style of Pilsners are the Bohemian Pilsners of the Czech Republic. Those classic beers inspired this West Coast version of delicious! You're only moments away from tasting it, no airplane ride required...
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Reviewed by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
canned on 6/26/23.

16oz tallboy can poured into dimpled mug.

Appearance: Pale Golden Yellow bodied beer with a bone white head. The head stacks up big; it's fluffy and has substantial staying power. Lacing is noted all over the side of the beer glass. The head never really disappears from this beer.

Smell: Fresh baked bready & rather doughy aromas.

Taste: The malts are of fresh baked bread just like the nose. Rich with just the right amount of malt sweetness. I really enjoy the way these malts taste in this Pilsner. Stale hops seem to emerge in the finish. Slightly over hopped / I would prefer less bitterness for my tastes as this distracts me from the glorious malt profile that opens up the beer. The hop flavors aren't vibing with my tastes for a reason that I can't seem to put my finger on.

Mouthfeel: Medium light bodied Pilsner. Moderate carbonation levels. The texture is on point. Soft bodied lager with just the right amount of crispness.

Overall: This is #1 Bohemian/Czech Pils on Beeradvocate. I really enjoyed this Pilsner, but for my tastes I would like the hops dialed back just a little bit. The highlights are: the beer looks incredible, the malt profile is rich and delicious, & the texture/body of this beer is very well done. For me... Goldfinger Bohemian Pilsner is the better lager here & it sits at #14 on the Beeradvocate list for this particular style of beer.
Sep 23, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Benish from Utah

Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jul 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From City Brew Tours, canned May 23rd.

It pours a pale gold with a couple of fingers of foam, lacing is very good.

The smell is noble hops, bread, grassy, lovely overall aromas.

The taste is nice grassy, noble hops, some bread, a bit spicy...this is what I imagine that a Bohemian Pilsner should smell and taste like.

Medium bodied, lively carbonation.

Jun 26, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Jun 16, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by sweetbrew82 from California

May 15, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 23, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Clear, bright yellow body; sparse carbonation; huge, frothy, white head, good creamy texture, rocky; thick rings of foam encircle the glass. Mild light grain aroma; biscuit and sweetly spicy; a bit floral. Well-balanced flavors comprising light biscuit and cracker taste and a fairly mild hop bitterness; mineral presence; peppery spiciness. Medium body; crisp and lightly prickly on the palate; semi-dry overall.

Overall, a very nice pilsner. It's crisp and clean with a nice depth of character and having a nice, rounded balance of flavors, looks, and mouthfeel.

Pouring temperature: 42 °F; canning info: 10/10/22
Dec 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden pour with a 3 finger white head. The head retention is quite good, and it took a long time to pour the beer into the glass.
Slight malt/grain nose. A bit of bread biscuit here.
The flavor is malty as expected. The flavor has a lot of grain in it. Bread and biscuit. Slight earthy flavor. There's a slight bit of bitterness on the back from the hops.
Light, crisp clean body.
Easy drinking and delicious.
Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured at fridge temp from a can. Pours a wonderful transparent yellow with a good amount of white head. Solid lacing. Bubbles rising at a moderate speed throughout. The nose is great. Wheat, banana, apples, slight citrus, a floral note, and grass.

The taste is fantastic. A nice fruity sweetness hits first, with a transition to a hoppy note on the back end. Grainy, dry, prickly, banana, apricot, grassy earthy, and a slight peppery spice. Super flavorful.

Mouthfeel is really crisp and refreshing. Dry.
Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by o29 from Texas

Nov 24, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
New brewery for me courtesy of @beersnake1

Brewers Notes: A delicate soft Lager, authentic to the west coast of the Czech Republic.

Huh! A coast is a land mass adjacent to a body of water . I guess Germany and France have been moved into the Atlantic Ocean

Canned 10.10, opened 11.22, poured into a Spiegelau ipa glass, clear golden liquid, active carbonation streams , fluffy two finger white foam cap, , good retention , settles yo a mounded island , spotty lacings

Aroma is clean, grassy

Taste is grassy ,

Mouthfeel is low sudsing sweet , clean, crisp

Good beer
Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The best Czech style pilsner I have had, not surprised to see it ranked number one here. Incredibly crisp with clean malt that lingers throughout the palette. The lacing is also just a joy to watch, incredible.
Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz. Can served in a willibecker. Canned on 04/25/2022. Pours a lovely, golden yellow with a tight, creamy, 1.5 inch bright white head that slowly collapses in on itself. Lovely nose - clean and grassy with a big hit of Noble hops. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a light, lemony character. Finish is slightly medicinal and bitter. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation that finishes semi-dry. Overall, quite lovely, but not as delicate as I would have liked to have seen.
Sep 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: nice clear amber with a thick white head lots of carbonation

Smell: nice clean malt and hop notes

Taste: very crisp relatively hoppy with just a hint of malt

Feel: very bubbly
Jul 29, 2022
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Rated by Hophazzard from California

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I've always been a german pilsner guy, but this one converted me. Wow! Easily the best Czech pils I've ever had.
Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 4.84 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by PlinyBeMiney from California

4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
The best representation of anything you’ll find in the Czech Republic. Amazingly thirst quenching and genre defining. My all time fav Moonlight beer. Never stop making this.
May 14, 2022
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Rated by kleinahoe from California

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A little bitter on the finish.
Mar 31, 2022
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