Bohemian Czech Pilsner
Bohemian Viennese Lager
Bohemian Cherny Bock
I drank the Czech Pilsner during the Labor Day weekend. I bought it back in the April when I was looking for some nice canned brews that I could take on cycling trips and not worry about breaking glasses bottles. I bought it along with their Viennese Lager. I drank the Viennese back on June 25th, which is 5 days after I started my quest to finish the 55 brews in the laundry room.
I didn’t review it then because to be honest, I didn’t care for it. I’m not sure what a Viennese Lager is supposed to taste like. But if this is what it’s supposed to taste like I’m not impressed. Must be an acquired taste. I remember it being more like an American Sour brew. I would describe it as a bitter malt. It’s a pretty cooper color though.
So, I held out hope that the Czech Pilsner would be better. I like the thought of having a brew from Utah. Having spent some time out in Utah on business a few years back I’m impressed that someone in the middle of Mormon country would attempt to make craft beer.
So Labor Day weekend I tried the Czech Pilsner. I’m not sure what a Czech Pilsner is supposed to taste like but it tastes like Viennese Lager. I’m having to go by memory because I lost my tasting notes from back in June. (My office is a mess).
This one also tastes like a sour malt brew. Okay, I said I was impressed with someone making craft beer in Utah. I’m not impressed that they exported it to the East.
I’m also not impressed so far with canned craft brews I’ve found in general (The Westbrook Thai is an exception). Maybe I bought some old beer. I’m not going to buy any more to see if that’s the case.
Their website describes the Pilsner as “Light crisp full bodied, well aged lager made from Pilsen malt, and real Czech yeast from Prague, Czech Republic”. They describe the Viennese Lager as Full bodied Vienna Style Lager – A result of combining fine Pilsener and dark roasted malt. Slightly more hoppy than our other beers.”
When I saw their website I saw a picture of their Cherny Bock. I had been looking through my old photos and remembered I had also bought the Cherny Bock at the same time. I drank it on a bike ride the weekend I bought them. I found my tasting notes on my iPad. I remember this brew being jet black.
Back then I wrote “I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt. Aftertaste is like dates or barley for sure. Sweet barley. But it has a flat mouthfeel. Slightly sour. Does not improve as it warms up. Need to eat something to clear the icky aftertaste.”
Okay, that’s three brews from them I’ve had and all have been sour and I haven’t liked any of them
From: Midvale, Utah
Brewery: Bohemian Brewery