Work has been insanely busy, so we’ve spent the weekend doing nothing. I did crack open a few beers, so let’s see how it was.
Style: Czech Pilsener
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The city of Pilsen began brewing in 1295, but until the mid-1840s, most Bohemian beers were top-fermented. The taste and standards of quality often varied widely, and in 1838, consumers dumped whole barrels to show their dissatisfaction. The officials of Pilsen founded a city-owned brewery in 1839, called Měšťanský pivovar Plzeň (German: Bürger-Brauerei, English: Citizens’ Brewery – now Pilsner Urquell), which was to brew beer in the pioneering Bavarian style. Brewers had begun aging beer made with cool fermenting yeasts in caves (lager, i.e., German: gelagert [stored]), which improved the beer’s clarity and shelf-life. Part of this research benefited from the knowledge already expounded on in a book (printed in German in 1794, in Czech in 1799), written by Czech brewer František Ondřej Poupě (German: Franz Andreas Paupie) (1753–1805) from Brno.”
Random: I have never been to the Czech Republic before. Once traveling is safer, I would definitely go.
The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The body was mostly clear and light yellow in color. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had some grain with mineral water. There was also a touch of sweetness. The taste was crisp and clean with grain and mineral water. I didn’t pick up a lot of sweetness. The body was light with lots of carbonation. The finish was quick with grain. I enjoyed this beer and it went down easily. I would have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0