Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Bohemian Brewery

There's been a bit of a drought as far as local beer news goes. So, I thought I'd do some reviews. These are just my opinions. Good or Bad I still 'have the breweries back'.
First is the Bavarian Weiss. Poured a hazy yellow color with a fine white head. The nose was very wheaty. The taste was spicey with hops and had a definate wheat character. The finish had a sulfer harshness to it. This weiss was lagered, which doesn't do this beer any favors. The sulfur taste wasn't enjoyable, more importantly there's none of the creaminess that you would expect from hef or wheat ale.

Cherny Bock: Poured a very dark chocolate brown with a thick tan head. The nose was full of roasted malt, dark fruits with a pleasant nuttiness. The taste started with a deep roasted malt taste, then a dark nuttiness with minor raspberry notes beneth. The end was nicely balanced with an easy piney hop bite at the end. If I had not been told this was a Bock I would have thought it was a Porter or a Stout. That's not a bad thing. This was actually a very good, tasty beer even; if it's not very Bock-like. I really love this stuff and with a ABV of 4.0 I could drink it all night. Exellent!

Czech Pilsener: Poured a brilliant gold with a large white head. The nose was grainy with a bit o' honey and a crisp floral zip. The flavor was stong with floral hops over a lightly toasted malt bed. The finish was crisp and dry with a slight hop bite. Bohemian Brewery has built a true-to-taste Czech-style pilsener. I was very impressed with the palatability of this beer.

Viennese Lager: Poured a golden amber color with a nice white head. The nose was sweet with caramel and banana. The flavor had a nice balance of sweet caramel malts and stong piney hops. The finish was slightly grassy and dry. Not a bad Viennese, the finish was a bit harsh though

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