Bohemian Riot

Georgia
United States
Bohemian Riot, Arches Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

A light colored, bready lager that became popular in Bohemia after many years of spoiled and inconsistent beer led to riots in the streets. We've collaborated with North Carolina's Riverbend Malt House to develop a custom batch of floor-malted Barley which creates the unique flavor profile of this marquee style. Saaz hops add a slight bitterness while allowing spicy and herbal aromas to show through. A crisp summertime drinker!

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
38
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
Saaz
Malts: 
Riverbend Malt House (RMH) Expedition Pilsener, Weyermann Carahell, RMH Light Munich
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bohemian Riot by Arches Brewing has been evaluated as a Czech Premium Pale Lager (2015 BJCP Category 3B) known better to most beer drinkers as a Bohemian or Czech Pilsner.

The aroma is clean and malt forward with just a hint of bread crust and an underlying herbal hop presence that emerges as the beer warms. Once the olfactory senses have acclimated to this beer it can be difficult to perceive much aroma at all due to an exceptionally clean fermentation profile and subtle malt and hops. The beer is gorgeous – deep burnished gold with incredible clarity and a dense slightly off-white head that has decent retention. The flavor is well balanced between malt (which is quite rich) without being sweet and a moderate bitterness that is present without being invasive. The hop flavor is subdued but appropriate to style with light floral and herbal characteristics. A low level of diacetyl is acceptable in this style but there is none present in this example. This medium-bodied beer is a wonderful domestic example of a style that is often overshadowed by it's northern German interpretation.

This beer falls somewhere between a German Pils and a Vienna Lager and audiences of those styles would be pleased to drink this fine example of a Czech-style pilsner. A bit more hop aroma and flavor would be welcome but overall this beer ticks the guidelines quite well for the style. Another solid offering from Arches Brewing that throws a bone to those just beginning their discovery of classic styles as well as to connoisseurs with refined palates looking for the next best beer they haven't tried yet.

Brewery Introduction

Arches Brewing is a craft brewery located just north of the Atlanta airport, in the arts district of Hapeville, GA. Our focus is bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to deliver many beer styles never commercially brewed in Georgia. Our biochemist-brewmaster, Jamey... Read More

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