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

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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”.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Iznogud (1448) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of JFK10000. Pours golden with white head. Sweet malty, grainy, thin bodied. Below average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1431) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear pale body with low white head. Aroma is malty , clean. Taste has medium malty sweetness with well balanced noble bitterness. Actually not bad for a bottled lager, would like to try it on tap. Body is full, high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1425) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 19, 2015
darker golden colour, moderate size, dense white head; aroma of grass, hay, floral and fruity notes; taste of bread crust, fruity notes, hoppy bitterness and some buttery notes; correct pilsner

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours orangey amber with a thick white head that quickly dissipates. The wonderful aroma is of rich malt, some grassiness, fruit -- virtually no hops. The flavor is nicely layered: more rich malt, some caramel, fruit. It is rather sweet, but not overly so, and well balanced with some light hops that come on toward the end. The mouthfeel is creamy. All in all, a very satisfying, interesting beer. Rich, but not heavy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 22, 2010
Tükrösen tiszta,sötétebb aranysárga színű sör amin hósipkaként fekszik egy fehér,vastag buborékos hab,ami lassan elolvad szép csipke függönyt hagyva a pohár falán.Illata malátás,kissé égetett cukros és enyhén olyan mint a pisztáciának.Íze erősen malátásan és kissé édeskésen kezdődik amit egy kesernyés és gyümölcsös finom komló íz követ,ami kitölti az egész szájat.Van benne egy kis pörkölt sós mogyorós íz is.Nagyon érdekes!Elég jó teste van és a kezdeti nagy buborékok után közepesen szénsavas marad.Utóíze komlósan száraz és kissé sós,alaposan kiszárítja a szájat.Nagyon könnyen iható,fantasztikus pils ami a legjobbak között van!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1331) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 18, 2010
Szép, mély aranyszínű lager, habja viszonylag tartós, és vékonyan megmarad, szénsavassága átlagos. Illata édes, gabonás, fűszeres. Enyhe csípősséggel indul, íze gyümölcsös/malátás. Aromájában is a malátán van a hangsúly, mely mögött fel-feltünedezik a komló. Befejezése először édeskés, utána válik fokozatosan egyre fűszeresebbé, mely megmarad a szájban ill. valamelyest kiszárítja azt. Teste közepes, könnyen iható. Összességében inkább egy jobbfajta átlagos élményt nyújtott nekem:, annak ellenére, hogy érezhetően minőségi alapanyagokból készült...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 On tap in Pivovarský Klub, Golden, creamy-white foam, medium sweet, light bitter, bitter end good balanced beer good aroma, medium body

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1125) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (1080) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2010
(Bottle 0,5l) Sweet malty, light hops aroma. Clear dark golden color. Huge white head. Medium sweet, light bitter. Creamy texture. Medium-full body. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1064) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a medium bubbled and very bubbled white head. Creamy. Excellent retention and lots of thin and lingering lacings left in the glass S: Great notes of honey and sweet grains. Delicious. Very bready with strong notes of flowery hops. Notes of vanilla and earthy, bready Lager yeasts T: Slightly sweet pale grains in upfront. Crispy. Strong notes of honey. Very bready. Delicious flowery hops. In overall, a dry but smooth and pleasant taste M: Medium, creamy and extremely smooth texture. Good carbonation and a very bready aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Quite "different" Czech Pilsener in the good sense. Very smooth and pleasant Lager [ BA Review @ 6/18/2014 ]


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