Wednesday, May 20, 2009

1842 Pils at Bohemian

Bohemian's recreation of the original 1842 Czech Pilsner is done, and I gotta say they that they've done a fantastic job. This is a delicious pils that you must try because it will likely never be made again. At least with this special malt.

Pours a hazy straw color with a nice, sturdy two fingers of foam. The nose is crisp and clean with nice spicy Saaz hop aromas. Toasted malts are also strong in the background. The taste is pleasantly crisp with a firm Pilsner malt body that lets the spicy hop notes shine in the finish. Well balanced. There are some peppery notes that hang in there for a short time but then leaves the palate clean. Light to medium body, but it does possess a sturdy mouthfeel. It's gentle carbonation makes it feel almost creamy.

1842 is dangerously drinkable. If this is close to any representation on the original beer brewed by Josef Groll it's no wonder why it became the most popular beer style in the world. Prost to Bohemian and Geoff Fischer from Crosby & Baker for getting that rare malt. 4.0% abv.

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