Category Archives: Czech Pilsner

Suntory The Premium Malt’s Master’s Dream

Brewery: Suntory
Country: Japan
ABV: 5%
Style: Czech Pilsner

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The Master Brewer’s dream brought to life. An unprecedented harmony of heritage and innovation in Beer.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.1
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 305ml pull cap bottle with a best before date of April 2017, poured into a Moonzen teku glass.
Appearance: It poured a wonderful clear golden orange colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left some sparse lacing.
Aroma: On the light side, but there’s sweet malt, biscuit, grass, caramel and a touch of lemon.
Taste: Sweet malt, grain, grass, floral notes, lemon, apple and honey.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: If only Suntory made their beers as good as their whiskies… Master’s Dream was easy to drink and was not bad, but at the same time nothing special either.

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Plzeňský Prazdroj Pilsner Urquell

Brewery: Plzeňský Prazdroj
Country: Czech Republic
ABV: 4.4%
Style: Czech Pilsner
Other Notes: Brewed in Plzeň, Czech, the original pilsner

Brewer Description: (from can) The citizen’s brewery of Plzeň brewed the world’s first golden pilsner and never stopped. We make it in the same way, in the same place, with 100% of our ingredients from the same farming regions in Czech, as always.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 500ml can canned on 2nd February 2016 and poured into a Riedel weizen glass.
Appearance: It poured an extremely clear golden colour with a three finger white head that had decent retention and left sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Grassy and honey aromas with a hint of grain and floral.
Taste: Sweet honey and grain with some biscuit, toast and grass plus a hint of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice refreshing easy to drink Pilsner.

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Sierra Nevada Summerfest Crisp Lager

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: Czech Pilsener
Other Notes: 28 IBU’s. Malts – Two-row Pale, Pilsner, Munich. Hops – Perle, Saaz, Spalter Select.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) There’s something about a warm summer day that calls out for a cold glass of great beer, and this classic Czech-style lager is sure to fit the bill. Crisp, golden and refreshing. Summerfest is the perfect choice for soaking up the sunshine.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.33
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 12 fl oz bottle with a packaged date of 17th March 2015 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a nice clear golden colour with a light one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some nice stringy lacing.
Aroma: On the light side, but its sweetish corn, grassy with hints of mineral notes.
Taste: Like the aroma, taste is a little on the light side, but its mainly sweet malt, honey and corn.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: Its definitely crisp and quite nice to drink. Definitely wouldn’t mind a bottle on a hot summer day.

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