Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Found in a small store in Telč, shared with heavy. Nice darker golden body, a nice surprise, no head though. Weak malty nose, sweetish, nice but nothing special. Taste... oh... nothing? Nah, there is something there alright... a hoppy bitterness shows up and sticks out, not that it’s assertive or something, it’d get lost in most quality beers, it’s just that there’s not much else, it does make thoughts of some pine, maybe agrumes come up in combination with something in there, but that feeling lasts for a second and then disappears. A very light egginess shows itself too. Not as off as the 12° was but not great either. Not unpleasant by any means, some quality shows itself, but overall just ends up lacking.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 30, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle brown, 500 mo, 10 P, got it in Trinec, Czech Republic.
Appearance: Pours orangy golden, very hazy and blured, quite flat body which quickly decarbonates, head is thin, greyish white,initially small to medium, quickly decreasing to minimal, positive thing about it is that it leaves some lacing, looks like past expire date beer.
Aroma: Very gentle if not to say weak, not much in terms of hops, some stale barley grains, some notes of orange and sourness of the strange origin, quite non-usual and slightly disappointing, notes of whipped cream and sour milk, impression of unfiltered and unpasteurized beer, ground poppy.
Flavour: Front attacks with watery, artificial, sugary sweetness, notes of almost non-existant malty sweetness, sourness, almost non-existant hoppyness either in aroma or on palate, finish duration is short and non-existant, maybe I got the spoild one?
Palate: Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feeli is flat, non-existant, like stale water.
ogivlado (6100) - 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 (1247) - 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 (6104) - 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 (1310) - 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 (8341) - 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 (9161) - 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 (9190) - 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.