swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cereal, grass, white foam, golden, clear, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, normal light beer
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap in some low-life sleazy train station pub/snack-bar in some Czech Republic village. An experience by itself.
The look: Clear blonde body with a short-lived white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 11° and below is: Well malted body with lots of smooth cereals and a light fresh honey sweetness flavour. Some fruity notes (more fruity notes than in the 12°+) with mostly citrus fruits and a little lemon. The finish is somewhat herbal and citrusy with but unlike the 12°+ there is only a hint of the dry grassy bitterness usually associated with noble/Saaz hops. Bitterness is mild and does not really play a big role in the overall flavours spectrum. A light meringue sensation and an overall freshness impression.. Carbonation is typically very soft. These beers are low in intensity but very refreshing and drinkable in scarily large quantities.
This one: Watered down version of the above with a light pleasant acidic touch and plastic hops. A Czech Republic pils imitating a North-American macro.
estpiwo (1161) - ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0,5L. Golden color. But like water, dont feel hops or malt, only aftertaste is dry.
Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bright golden yellow, lovelly head. Quite full flavour for only 10°, dry finish.
pivnizub (8379) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Golden coloured, stable white head; sweet-malty nose with grassy hops; quite robust bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied, not watery; sweet-bitter, smooth finish. An excellent Desitka, the right stuff for the hot bohemian djungle...........
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Grassy, hoppy aroma. Quite grassy, lightly hoppy taste. I felt it tasted more like German hops, rather than only saazer. A bit one-dimensional, but still drinkable.
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Freshness date, 12/31/04, drunk 12/31/04 at 830pm. Phew! Just in time. Thanks Georgina for bringing back from your homeland. In fact, a Bohemian Pilsner. Very good Pilsner. Nice appearance, smooth, and easy mouthfeel.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rather tasteless pale beer with a slight hoppiness in the finish. (Draught at Hotel Okřišky, Okřišky)
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is ok, but the taste could be better. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the low alcohol content is evident.
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very bitter, a lot of aroma, but the taste is awful. This beer was one of the poorest in Czech.