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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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”.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
(Bottle) Golden colour with lasting, frothy, of-white head. Malty nose with bread, toffee, toast, butterscotch, vanilla, hay and grassy hops. Malty taste with notes of bread, hay, toffee, a touch of toast and a gentle grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a light malt sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, classic Czech pilsner. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (853) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2013
Bottled , Pilsen , CZ , Sweet malt,cereal,buttery and nice grassy aroma , Clear golden color with bigger lacing head , Sweeter taste with light bitter and long finish , Medium body , Soft carbon , Pleasant beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013
Golden hazy turbid, low level head, sweet malty aroma and flavour, grainy very easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brugmanneke (278) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2013
(tap) Golden, clear, with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is rather spicy, with lots of herbal hops and some cereals, a touch of honey and a piney and mineral touch. Taste is a bit sweet, with light to medium bitterness. Palate is slightly sticky. Overall a good, spicy beer reminiscent of Heller Bock-style, but lighter. Well-crafted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
Swing top bottle from Ruprecht_007, thanks! Deep golden color. Grassy, bready aroma and flavor, almost herbal. Soft somt fruity notes, citrus and prunes. Well balanced. Good Czech beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2124) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2013
The beer in the glass is strong golden yellow, slightly cloudy, with a high, soapy head. It smells yeasty and sweet, subtly tart, with a lot of aroma hops, grain and bread. Starts mild malty, very bready and grainy, with plenty of aroma hops in the background. The middle part shows some sweet yeast, coupled with a lot of grain, bread and aroma hops. Goes into a hoppy-bitter finish, coupled with some caramel and toffee.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (2589) - 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 (6337) - 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 (10784) - 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 (5163) - 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!


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