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


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Pivo s jemnou čistou vůní a chutí po sladu a chmelu, s jemnou harmonickou hořkostí, příjemně řízné střední plné chuti.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9517) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2013
Lahev(@Tesco Karlsbad CZ):Deep golden, clear, lazy carbonation, mid-sized creamy white head with a good lace, sweet pale-malty nose with a delicate hoppy background; light to moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied, but with a still detectable malty base; sweetish malty-bready finish, accompanied by a slight balancing hoppy touch. Simple and sweet, but not bad at all…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2008
bottle from Hypernova Praha-Nové Butovice. Clear golden yellow colour, large and very creamy white head. Malty nose. Rather full malty body, well-balanced with good aromtaic and bitter hops, resulting in a bitter-sweet character. Very slightly fruity with shy hints of apple. Pleasant carbonation. A superb desítka. Very tasty indeed, as are the other beers from Benesov.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MartinT (8736) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (8403) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
Draught @ Pivni Lokal Ostry, Prague. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, some light grassy hops. Flavor is malt, yeast, little bread, grassy. Medium body, average carbonation. 250815

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
quite acceptable for a cheap czech beer. perhaps a little too frothy for some

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2014
500ml bottle from Premium Czech Beers online. Pours clear golden honey, thin bubbly short-lived white head. Crisp mineral aromas, light grassiness. Taste is quite sweet, with a herbal hop backnote, slightly astringent. Creamy texture. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6905) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (6645) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2012
Tap at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Golden color with medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with light hoppy notes. Surprisingly strong fruity taste with apples, pears, sweet malt. Almost no bitterness. Easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2005 Not a bad beer, but a bit sweet for my tastes. Golden with a moderate white head, it’s got a grainy, sweet malt aroma with a hint of floral hops. It’s got a fairly good malt/hop balance and ends with a sticky sweet/bitter taste.

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