ogivlado (5716) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled(500ml). -Dark golden coloured, small white head, grainy cereals nose. Sweet malty, light hoppy and bready with notes of brewing cereals and honey. Short moderate bitter finish and rather watery palate. Ordinary desitka.
swooper (1248) - 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 (6022) - 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 (1277) - 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 (7911) - 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 (8853) - 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 (8628) - 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.