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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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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”.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
On tap at Hospudka v Chaloupce, Plzen, 330ml. Clear gold with white head. Reasonable, dry, crisp pilsener. light and malty bit with a cardboardy, carbonated note. It’s ok without reaching any heights.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dEM1972 (53) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Has a fabulous aroma to it, I am getting apricots somehow, and a definite roasted scent, the smell is quite fabulous; golden brown in colour; first taste is rather a full on blow, I get the apricots again, that roasted flavour comes at you and then the bitterness kicks in, not over powering but you can certainly tell it has a great flavour, quite a presence; after taste isn’t too bad, you still get the bitterness but not too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Draft at Hospůdka v Chaloupce in Plzen.Clear rich gold colored body with a pure white head. Crisp but wet, if that makes sense… grains, corn, sweet malt and wheat all smelled and taste, medium yeast presence, sort of twangy at times, but very refreshing and drinkable. A little honey flavored malt and some crisp hop bite in the finish makes this a serviceable pilsener on a hot day for sure.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13046) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle, 5.1%. Clear golden colour, small white head. The flavour is quite citric, slightly sweet and fruity, with a cleansing amount of CO2. Good mouthfeel. Pleasant enough, just not my cup of beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4610) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle from Pivovarsky Klub. Golden colour. Foamy. Very hoppy and grassy pilsener. Tasty with fruit flavours, including orange and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of Bov. Clear, deep golden with a white head. Clean, malty aroma. Medium body with sweet, clean malts and a whiff of caramel. The finish is dry. Rather clean and classically Czech. 180807

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 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. Not bad but not great either.5-3-6-3-11=2.8

From tap at Hospůdka v Chaloupce. Pours almost clear orange with a slowly collapsing white head. Aroma is light hoppy and of mild sweet malt. Light butterish flavoured too. Mild yeasty fruity too. Ends dry and light bitter. Fresh hoppy too.6-3-6-3-13=3.1

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2803) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2009 Bottled 50cl. It pours a golden beer with a whitish, long remaining head. I was impressed by the nose straight away. Amazingly nice, biscuity with hints of pineapple, just a wonderful hop aroma, lots of hay with some crisp caramel and a touch of sorbet. Very toasty. The taste was slightly oily showing amazing features again: Pineapple, sorbet, a hint of caramel withouth being out of place or unenjoyable. An extremly smooth beer possessing all the qualities of a Bohemian Pilsener. It leaves a beautiful lacing. A beer I will have again and again... The finish is gentle and smooth, rather biscuity with a decent amount of saaz hops. An extremely nice pils.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2007
Looks great: clear golden yellow, with really large and consistent head. Lovelly malty aroma. Full malty and hoppy flavour, well-balanced. Great!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
Golden, white head. Hoppy and somewhat sourish aroma. Hoppy bitter flavor with some perfume. Malty notes, but most of al lthis is about hops...


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