Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is a 5.5% Czech-style pilsner beer from Yokohama Brewery. Following the Czech influence, Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is brewed with 100% Saaz hops and uses something called “three decoction mashing” or as the label puts it 3Decoction mashing, which is where during the decoction mashing part of the mash is boiled in a separate kettle. The boiled part is added back to the mash to achieve the required temperature rise. Not that most people pay attention to that stuff.
Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner Aroma and Taste
This is the second time I’ve reviewed Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner as I felt it deserved a retry. I know in the first review I did, I said I would doubt buying it again, but that wasn’t really fair. Tastes change and so does life. Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner poured out a hazy dark-golden colour with a solid creamy head that clung to the side of the glass as the beer went down. It had a pleasant grassy hoppy aroma to it along with some sweet caramel malt hints to it as well.
German style pilsners are the most common version in Japan so it is always good to get something different but drinking Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner wasn’t that impressive. The taste followed the aroma closely, with the caramel malt flavour coming to the forefront followed by a slight edge of grassy hop aftertaste. Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is an easy-drinking beer, I’ll give Yokohama Brewery that, but besides that, it doesn’t have much else going for it.
Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner One Line Review
Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner is a passable version of a Czech pilsner but needs more work on the balancing of the flavours.
Where to Buy Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner
Yokohama Bohemian Pilsner can be bought at the following places: