Pilsner Prosim is a Czech-style pilsner from Saint Benjamin Brewing Company. Roughly translated from Czech, the name of this beer is “Pilsner, please,” which seems perfectly suited for the brew – once you’ve had one, you’ll be needing another.
They recently claimed top honors in the Best Lager Style category at Brewvitational Awards in Philadelphia, with judge comments like: “Bright hoppy-liciousnness”; “Clean and malt-forward”; “Light and crushable.”
I was able to have my first taste of this beer at the Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Festival. Pouring a gorgeous hazy gold into my souvenir glass, with moderate white head with spotty lacing.
The aroma is of pils malts and spicy, floral hops, with bready and light sweet malts.
The active hopping adds a refreshing and slightly bitter twist on the traditional Czech pilsner style. With a creamy mouth-feel, this light-bodied beer has a slightly dry, slightly bitter finish.
Czech pilsners work because of their simplicity and subtlety. This local Philadelphia pilsner captures that subtlety perfectly, but by adding the Czech saaz hops, they managed to transform an ordinary pilsner into an extra-ordinary treat.
This is a fantastic session beer, supremely crushable. I highly recommend, and will have to visit Saint Benjamin Brewery Company soon.
- ABV: 4.2%
- Style: Czech Pilsner
- Taste: Grass, Earth, Malts, Hops
- Rating: 4.7/5
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