Na Zdravi | Brasserie Bièropholie

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Na ZdraviNa Zdravi

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Brasserie Bièropholie
Quebec, Canada

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rastacouere on 03-15-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by mzwolinski:
Photo of mzwolinski
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper in color. Well-carbonated, with a nice looking white head. Aroma is pretty surprising -- very fruity, with hints of green apple. Just slightly spicy, with hints of a light caramel malt in the background. A bit sweet for the style, but still enticing.

Flavor is quite clean, with a light toastiness to the malt. This is quite overshadowed, however, by the overall sweetness of the beer, which, as in the aroma, has a fairly strong fruity character. A bit of grassy hoppiness to the finish. Not bad on its own merits, but this strikes me as more of a English Pale Ale than a pilsner. Too sweet and without enough of a role for the hops.

Stylistic complaints aside, this is a tasty brew!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – The body is light yellow in color with some good carbonation. The head fluffed up nicely and left some good lacing.

Smell – This smells kind of grainy for a Pils. I can’t pick up any of the traditional hop flavor that you come to expect from the style.

Taste – The taste is a bit more on-style, but it still seems off a bit. The grain isn’t bad. It’s very sugary sweet and easy on the pallet.

Mouthfeel – I didn’t get the promised carbonation. It was a bit flat and light to medium in the body.

Drinkability – This beer wasn’t bad, but I thought it was way off-style.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While this is their least highest-ranked beer, they have a reputation for not producing a bad brew. Pils is above-average brew. Very large head. Golden colour. Hay and floral aromas. Dry from bitterness but not astringent aftertaste, though not noticeably malty. Best Canadian pils?

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light blondish brew with a huge head with standard retention. Carbonation is average with a nice standard body for this type of beer. Aroma is quite floral with a hint of dryness. Taste is a bit dry with some nice notes of malts. Overall, this is a very enjoyable example of the pilsner style comparable to Pilsner Urquell but I’m just not a huge fan of this type of beer.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear peachy hue, small spongy head that recedes to a dime-thin cap, small amounts of lacing. The nose contains caramel, green apples, figs, currants, hints of spice and a rich bready malt. Unique for this style, wasn't expecting that at all. The flavour is all rich malt, carmelized apples, dried fruit, until the finish when some herbal hops make an appearance although only really pick up steam on the aftertaste. The flavours remind me more of an ale than a lager, and although this is nothing like any pilsner I know, I do like what they have produced all the same, it's an interesting interpretation. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, not crisp and dry as is the norm for the style. A decent beer, I enjoyed it. Thanks to northyorksammy for the sample.

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Photo of 3Vandoo
2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was dissapointed with this Pilsner, maybe I expected a bit too much.
First let me say that it didnt tasted like a Pilsner at all.

Her robe was a clear golden yellow with a good white foamy head, that was reduced in size overtime but stayed for all the beer's life.

The smell wasnt very Pilsneric, actually it didnt smell the usual pilsner.
The taste was very hoppy to the limit of cerealic, a strong sense of unbalance was very present, and for a moment I thought it was an IPA.

Not a bad brew, but not my favorite from Bieropholie

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Clear light yellow body with a mild golden shine. Big white frothy head forms on top of the very effervescent liquid. Fresh floral saaz aroma. Fresh cut grass malt profile. Grassy palate with the typical toasty malts at first which. Dry finish with a fitting bitterness strenght. I never have that much to say about a pilsner and being the only one rating it, I'd sure wish to be more descriptive, but this displays great balance and tastes fresh like I wanted it to be + it got a nice bitter aftertaste and a tongue-cleaning carbonation that makes it a perfect match for salmon I imagine. I'm in a belgian funk mood though these days, so I may not be appreciating it to the fullest. No excess on that one. The brewers were talking of a beer approaching the old Budvars, but I thought the budvar to be less hoppy and maltier. In that sense, it's not unlike one of the rare fresh Urquell bottles.

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Photo of mrmanning
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks goes out to CapFlu for letting me try this one! Poured a sparking golden body with a thin head. Aromas of flowers and spices. Also a slight hoppiness. The taste is really unique...floral and sweet, with a touch of bitterness. Goes down really nice...has a nice bite in the throat. Refreshing!

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid all around. Sampled at the past Mondial. Dark golden with a nice head of big billowy white foam. Aromas are all czech pils bready malts and saaz hops, although the aromas arent as striking as other examples I have had lately, they are still damn nice and under control. taste is awesome hoppy saaz flavor snaps crackles and pops and than the nice bready malts kick in and balance everything before the hops take hold again with a semi-dry finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, drinkability is good. Another champion...

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Photo of Beersignal
2.12/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A very nice beer to look at. A beautiful crystal clear straw coloured pour gave off golden highlights. An honest and white cap of foam adorned the surface of the beer, formed a dense cap which slowly caved in on the beer leaving lots of lace.

Not complex in aromas by any gauge. Light citrusy hops tangled with malt and bready smells up front followed by hints of fresh cut grass.

A very abundant and enticing bead rose from everywhere in the glass as I took my first sip to find this beer had a sliky almost aqueous texture and thinnish drying body. Light cereal tastes were rapidly overpowered by a firm bitterness which left notes of grapefruit peels lingering on my tongue for some time.

Simple and one dimentional in my opinion. Nothing further to say... lets move on.

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Na Zdravi from Brasserie Bièropholie
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 10 ratings