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


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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”.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polaxis (73) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeniorZozo (354) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8799) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2015
Medium, just off-white head over clear, faintly copperish golden beer; lacerings. Dry, bit hoppy nose over sweeter grains & malts. Cucumber flavour, enhanced by the spritzy CO˛. Greenmalts? (could be, as the brewery uses its own floormalting). Spritzy, light. Not so bad at all, Jiri!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at Klub. Deep, bright gold, clear, bubbles, medium pillowy head. Nicely malty nose, bready, fruity. Full body, sweet fruity malt, a bit heavy. Nice, but a bit too sweet. Overall, a nice special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1937) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
Clear golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy and sweet notes. Flavor is hoppy and malty as the aroma, medium to high carbonation and a bitter finish. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vincent68 (577) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2015
Fľaša 500 ml z pivotéky v Nitre. Zlatá farba, hustá krémová biela pena, sladovo chmeľová aróma. Nižšia rezkosť, krásne vyvážená plná chuť chmelu, sladu a kvasníc. Jemne lahodné pitie, super!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rgf001 (266) - München, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
Strong fresh floral hop aroma (saaz?), low grainy-sweet malt aroma, DMS?, no detectable esters. No off aromas. Persistent white head that leaves lace. Clear but not brilliant gold color. Initial sweet flavor with soft bitterness coming immediately after. Excellent balance hoppy/ malty. Medium spicy hop flavor, and medium pils malt flavor with background melanoidins. Medium dry finish and good resiny aftertaste. Apparently soft water. Medium-light body with optimal carbonation. No astringency and no alcohol apparent. Extremely drinkable and flavorful pils in its prime. One of the best I had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1659) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sharkydodson (763) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 17, 2015
the aroma is malty with hints of hops, grain and grasses... the taste is rather clear and refreshening, malty and hoppy with some herbal notes... aftertaste is dry and bitter... universal Czech pilsner...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of JFK10000. Pours golden with white head. Sweet malty, grainy, thin bodied. Below average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1650) - 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.

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