Tjekket Pilsner (AKA Czech-style Pilsner)

Well, what a strange brew.
Let’s start with the price. This was $9.99 for the 12 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. I spoke with Kraig at length about this and he assured me that this was correct. Seems bizarre.
The pour is a bit odd as well. Rather than getting a lovely, crystal clear, golden body we get a cloudy, butterscotch colored pour with a high bubbly head. To be honest, it looks more like a Hefe that anything else. Odd and not Pils like by any stretch of the imagination.
The nose gives away a little smoke(?) which is then massively exaggerated in the taste. I really don’t understand it. By the end of this beer I feel as though I am almost drinking a smoked beer. Very odd. There are a few pepper highlights as well and a acrid, bitter, smoke filled finish. I’m confused.
The smokiness in the taste for this beer is a bit beyond my comprehension. I did not drink it in a smoky environment, nor did I drink it following a smoked beer, not did I drink it with smoked food. The whole thing is crazy. Either way I didn’t like it much and the beer had a very poor drinkability for me. Coupled with the price, value = 0.
I dunno, someone will have to explain this to me.

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09/07/2009
Brewery:
Mikkeller
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.8 %
Appearance: 2
Taste: 1.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 1.5
Total: 1.88
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