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


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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”.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1393) - SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Prague Airport (Ł1.63):
Fresh with some nice grassy hops & hints of citrus plus medium strength lager malts, biscuit & sweetness. Hops with some spice making an appearance as well. Quite a lively one on the nose with a good balance & a pleasantly sweet aroma throughout.
Bright amber with with a 2-fingers tall head that holds well initially & looks creamy with some nice lacing on the sides & a clear body.
Sweet malts, biscuit & bread come through with the grassy hops from the nose. Citrus as well & spice from the Saaz hops & more malty than I was expecting.
Smooth with a medium body & a sweet mouthfeel that almost seemed creamy. The citrus left a tickling tang on the tongue & the beer was well-carbonated, crisp & moderately bitter towards the end.

Another cracking Czech beer. This was was thicker than I was expecting, with a great feel to it that bordered on creamy. The beer was very easy to drink and is again another that is up there with the best that the style has to offer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7220) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Big white head. Clear deep yellow body with strong carbonation. Meaty floral aroma. Dry-sweet earthy strawy taste with meaty minty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish resiny earthy spicy aftertaste with minty grassy notes. Nice and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Csak a jo Sörök, Budapest.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Maria bottle shop in Krakow, enjoyed at home. This is more like an lager in my opinion. Not so "crispy"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours golden yellow to orange with a white head. Slight sweet and malty nose. Grainy and malty flavour. Slight alcohol finish, grainy. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6505) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From the brewery, brought by and had at Halle’s.
Appearance: Golden colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, some hops, grain.
Body: Medium body, heavy carbonation.
Flavour: Bread, sweet malt, hops. No distinct metal flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7725) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tampierre (1209) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brugmanneke (283) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12188) - 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!

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