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Brewed by Pivovar Chodovar
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Chodová Planá, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This extraordinary beer brewed solely from Czech aromatic hops possesses a distinct gold colour, pleasant hop bouquet and full malt taste with a touch of gentle bitterness. Zámecký Lager Speciál fermenting 2 – 3 months in stock tubs of our unique rock cellar is an example of supreme art of our brewers. A specialist committee appraised its quality and the lager was awarded the “Prize of Czech Brewers 2000”.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours clear golden, bubbly, no head. Malty and a little sweet aroma, some grain and laundry detergent. Bitter metallic taste, a little watery. Light body, smooth texture, sticky, sweet finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear deep golden. Aroma of grassy hops, bready malt and light graininess. Sweetish flavor, a bit bready, a bit caramelly, with a drier finish with light hops bitterness. Light to medium-bodied. Kinda drinkable, but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Week butterscotch notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (4588) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2012
Thanks to quack-duck for that bottle. Looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts fine malty-grasy, a bit moldy. More and more spicy. Finish less moldy, dominated by spicy notes. Quite drinkable. Good!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ruprecht_007 (551) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Brava: janaterová, pěna bílá, s velkými bublinami, nedržící. Vůně "sklapní" nepříjemná. Chuť: sladké pivo s nádechem jablek, mírný chmelový dozvuk. Nepříjemná nevývažená chuť. Edit: předchozí kousek byl asi zkažený. Barva zlatá světlá, pěna vysoká, středně hustá. Vůně příjemná lehká sladová. Chuť: jen mírně nahořklé pivo se středním řízem s výrazným sladovým tělem a lehkým chmelovým dozvukem.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7102) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2012
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, corn, light caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, grain, grassy hops.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2012
The head is medium, the body brown. It smells malty, roasty. The taste is sweet, soft-foamy, mild. A bit strange. 6/4/5/5/8/4

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 21, 2012
raisin, basement aromas, spruce, cereal, alcohol, nuts, golden, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (660) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Good head, lovely clear color. Weak aroma of malt and peas. Very balanced and malty taste, a bit on the sweet side, but has some biterness in it, too. Very good lager.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden amber pour with a long-lasting creamy white head. Malty, grassy aroma has notes of honey, caramel, hay and herbs. Flavour is particularly malty with overtones of fresh bread, caramel and grain, with a hint of lemon. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a lingering mildly bitter finish. Exceptionally easy to drink, this is a rather outstanding Czech Pilsner.


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