Russell Brewing Co. – Eastern Promises Czech Pilsner


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  • Brewery: Russell Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Pilsner
  • Pros:

    Great, light flavour with a hop-kick finish

  • Cons:

    Hoppy for a Pilsner

  • Conclusion:

    Nice Czech style Pilsner with an added hop kick


Russell Brewing Co. – Eastern Promises Czech Pilsner Review

The Russell Brewing Company has been in the business of craft beer since 1995 and they do a lot of things very well. A Czech Pilsner is not something to take on unless you are very confident as there is some world-renowned competition around every fridge door. The Eastern Promises is a darker than average amber-straw colour with a single finger of quickly dispersing head. The aroma is light with crisp malts and a touch of honey sweetness balancing things out. When you take your first sip the beer is very light and airy. The beer seems to float on your tongue with a light and crisp Czech malt flavour. as the taste progresses a light sweetness comes in just before a hop-bittered finish. The Eastern Promises remains light, crisp and highly drinkable while bringing out the flavours that we love from a Czech Pilsner. This is a great beer that I think even a Czech may just approve of.

Alcohol – 5.0%
IBU – 35
Size – 650ml
Price – $8.99 (16th St. Liquor) (Not on website).


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  1. Ted Child
    Ted Child 10 March, 2017, 15:20

    Nice review for a nice beer. Spot on. So many North American Czech Pilsners miss the more bold malt and hop depth that really defines a great Czech Pilsner but Russell did a nice job with this one.

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  2. Jeff Stecik
    Jeff Stecik 22 March, 2017, 22:25

    Tried craft beer before and didn’t like it, to hoppy. I saw the East West connector box had a Pilsner, the Czech pilsner. I was disappointed when the 3 different beers tasted exactly the same, with the pilsner being the strongest? Sat in my fridge and wound up down the drain.

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