Friday, November 29, 2013

Berkshire Czech Style Pilsner

Sometimes when I'm craving a beer I want something so hoppy it strips the enamel from my teeth. Sometimes I want some thing so malty it's almost chewy.  And, sometimes I want something smooth and silky like a good stout.

Maybe it's the Czechoslovakian blood flowing through my veins, but when I want to kick back and knock back a few, I usually turn towards a crisp pilsner.  When I bought this beer, that's exactly what I had in mind.

Berkshire Czech Style Pilsner (5.5% ABV) pours a bright clear gold with lively carbonation that builds a fluffy white head that leaves behind clumpy lacing.

The aroma is bready malt and herbal hops. Some floral essences waft forth, as well. Enticing and droolworthy.

The taste is malty and biscuit with the tang of citrus and herbal hops. The gentle sweetness is offset nicely by equally gentle bitterness. The flavors are bright, fresh, and balanced. The finish is crisp and clean.

The mouthfeel is light and effervescent making for exceptionally quaffability.

Berkshire Czech Style Pilsner is an excellent example of the style. It's crisp, bright, and tasty. The low alcoholo content makes it sessionable so that drinking a few isn't a few too many.

Overall: very good.

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