Brewed by Pivovar Ferdinand
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Benešov, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Beer with a fine, pure fragrance and taste of malt and hops, featuring a fine harmonic bitterness, pleasant medium-body beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear straw golden with a small, white head. Completely pure malt aroma. Medium body dominated by sweet, malty notes balanced by some dry and slightly floral hops. A classical Czech. 120906

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2006
Bottle. Golden body with a large white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is more of the same with a nice hop finnish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours slightly dark golden, with a large creamy white head. Faint sulfur aroma, but enough to drain out anything else. Body is quite weak, with some floral hop flavours coming thrugh late, again there is some sulfur in the flavour, pretty much ruining everything. I feel that I tried it before lagering, I’d expect the Ferdinad pub to get the beers in their prime, and have good quality control, but that is obvously not the case. Also seems a bit overcarbonated, but as it warmed and flattened (as I didn’t want to drink it) some banana esters came to the surface. A weird beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1495) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2006
ehhhhh, bordering on good and mediocre. pretty close to pilsner urquell, just a little less bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle (@ Pivni Galerie Praha) Deep golden coloured, medium-sized lacing white head; sweet grainy nose with a tinge of herbal hoppiness; sweet flavour, medium bodied; sweet-herbal-bitter, also a bit citrousy finish. Not bad, but a little bit too much on the sweet side.........

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4438) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Best before bottle 6/30/2006 from Sams in Chicago consumed on 5/12/06. Foamy, huge creamy-ivory head is well-retained, showing light, spotty lacing. Intensely burnished brass body is luminous and shows a flurry of bubbles. Coming after Podkovan, anything is going to smell crisp and highly attenuated (no, but seriously, I actually didnt mind Podkovan). Crisp, mineralic, just plain aromatic (perfect is the only word I can say) styrian goldings explode on the nose with a wonderfully crisp lager yeast. Seems like they lagered this one amply. The flavor is crisp, biting and with that true mineralic water that balances sweet pils malt so wonderfully. I don’t even think this is the most amazing Bohemian Pils, but this is just such an intense style, with such a strong sense of malt and beautiful hops that it’s hard to really relax and see this for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
This pilsner pours a light gold color from a 500ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly herbal with a touch of cereal. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are mild and sweet with a touch of cereal and grain. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. Nice carbonation. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Very nice. Gold with a large, long lasting white head. Great floral-hop aroma with a hint of fruit. Crisp and clean flavor; light bitterness. Excellent pilsner; full bodied and a pleasure to drink. On draught at Ferdinanda, Prague.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Deep dark brown center with amber edges. Light cream colored head that quickly diminishes. Mostly watered down flavor with a hint of malt and hops and a slightly bitter finish that becomes more pronouced with each sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1982) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Golden with constant, tiny effervescence and a short, white head. Heady sourdough yeasts in aroma with a big pile of cut wet grass. Dusty floral perfumes emerge as it rests, showing through to the initial flavor as a floral-sweetness. Breadiness follows with almost-caramel malts. Finish is light bitters and light burnt grain with a lingering sensation of having licked the grasscatcher. Buttery mouthfeel, but in a good way. This beer was surprisingly diverse and intriguingly delicious.

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