Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Supermarket, Prague. Pours clear golden with a egg white head on top. Sweet toffee, a bit of dust and then a herbal, quite rough, herbalness, reminding me of a "Dortmunder". Medium to thin palate. Dry end
Sammy (9823) - 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.
pivnizub (9482) - 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...........
shrubber85 (9287) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sweet barley malt and grassy hops aroma. Golden yellow color with small head - mildly effervescent. Sweet grainy malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Medium body. Okay but has a cheap lager flavor.
Quack-Duck (8862) - 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.
motelpogo (7670) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a little thin as you would expect of the desitka. but very guzzlable and bitter enough to keep you wanting more
daniele (6750) - ITALY - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
chiara bella schiuma piuttosto persistenza naso delicato leggero malto lieve erbaceo cosi inbocca
ogivlado (6473) - 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.
Cuso (6250) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Rusovsky dvor, Bratislava. Deep golden color with small white head. Strong malty aroma. Sweet malty taste with honey, light bitterness in finish. Average desitka.
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.