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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Pivo s jemnou čistou vůní a chutí po sladu a chmelu, s jemnou harmonickou hořkostí, příjemně řízné střední plné chuti.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (3899) - - FEB 4, 2007
pours gold with a small head and hardly any lacing. looks flat. flavor is a mix of a grainy lager with stale hops and pineapple and something. juicy palate with sharp carbonation. weird stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours an ever so slightly cloudy golden, and a large white head. Lacks the sulfur in the aroma that the 12° had, and has more floral notes. The body is thin, but pleasant, without any big faults.The finish is wheaty, with a hint of banana. A decent light lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4837) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Excellent in its own style and not bad otherwise. Sampled from the tap. Gold and highly carbonated. Long lasting white head. Light hop aroma, and light bitter flavor; light all around. If you called it a pilsner, I wouldn’t call you a liar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bright yellow-gold and mostly clear. Head was thinnish. Curious microfloaties swirling about. Fruity, buttery nose. Soft and light body; light carb. Delicate notes of pear, vanilla and butter cookies. Very mild, herbal bitterness provided decent balance. Kind of white wine-like. Not bad, but not very exciting at all, either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Sold in the states as Ferdinand Lager Beer, 4.0%. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Aroma is moderately malty (bread), lightly hoppy (flowers). Body is medium to dark yellow. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. A rather unclean and flimsy rendition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Pours dark yellow, medium head. Aroma is sweet, corny, fruity. Flavor of corn, dough, butterscotch. Slight hoppiness in the finish, but very lacking in bitterness overall. Smooth body. Well made beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Golden and flat in appearance with a white head that tries but fails. Butterscotch malts in aroma with grasses and grain. Flavor heads in a sweetly malted direction, then ends quick and sour. No contest between this and the immensely more diverse <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/benesov-ferdinan 12°

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2005
Bottled(500ml). -light version of Ferdinand Premium, sweet malt aroma with floral notes, fresh, clean and crisp, easy drinkable brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Mine says Ferdinand Skutecne Pivo. Light yellow color. Full foaming head. Seaplant, skunk, algae, herb, nail polish, corn and grain in the nose. Clean, overly sweet flavor. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 As Ferdinand Vycepni Pivo Svetle.

The Lure:
Grainy, worty milkiness shyly peeks through the filtered light gold. A ring of head creates no lacing, this is pretty boring so far.

The Festivities:
Subtle sweet malt husks suffer from a severe lack of hops. Very "vycepni", this light lager has a well-brewed malt body which sadly is burdened by the near absence of any other flavor. I still prefer water.

Dumbed down for the masses always frustrates me.

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