Style: Bohemian Pilsner
A good Bohemian Pilsner will be very clear pale gold to darker orange gold. The head is dense, creamy-white, and should last a good amount of time.
Aroma is clean, with a rich and complex sense of malt. The Saaz hops will contribute spicy notes to the whole. There can be slight diacetyl (butter-like flavor) tones, but no fruity esters should be present.
If diacetyl is present mouthfeel may seem fuller. Otherwise, a good example will be medium-bodied with medium carbonation.
Taste will be rich, with complex malt rounded nicely by spicy tones from the Saaz hops. Diacetyl may be part of the flavor profile, but should be restrained if present at all. Bitterness is noticeable but with no hard edge and should run cleanly into the aftertaste. Finish is clean, crisp, with no noticeable fruity esters.
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