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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Also brewed for Waitrose as Waitrose Czech Pilsner:
"Brewed using only the finest ingredients. Waitrose Czech lager is brewed in Prague, the heart of Bohemia. The brewery uses only the finest ingredients for its traditional production process."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle from the local Co-op. Clear gold, with a nicely dense, lasting, white head. Sweet grain and light toffee. Hint of fruity hop. Taste is soft sweet. Some spicy bitterness. Soft, oily mouthfeel. Turns sweeter on the close. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15383) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the Co-Op in the Birwich train station. Pours totally clear yellow-gold, with a creamy white head. The nose has a bit of biscuits, hay, pale grains, cereal. Light to medium sweet flavor with plenty of simple cereal, slight bitter straw, touches of lemon rind, citrus peel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Reasonably crisp on the finish, with more biscuity malts, pale bread and cereal, mild bitterness, husky grains, straw. A simplistic lager, but it’s very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from The Co-Op, Crossways, Dorset. Gold with fizzed, short head. There are doughy, bready malts to the fore in this with a wet cardboard character. Some drying notes, some sweetness. I just found it quite dull myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle from Co-op on Abbeville Road. Clear slightly toasty looking amber lager with a medium to large foam head depending on how you pour it. Nose is light grass and hay, sweetish cereal grain malt, crisp slightly bitter hop. On the taste this has a slightly toasty sweetness from the malt. Like the malt character although could maybe do with a touch more crisp dry lager hop bitterness, as body feels a touch lightweight. Decent though and a few notches above the standard macro lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
500ml green bottle, filtered, from local closing down Co-op for silly cheap price. Whiff of light-struck hops on opening. Malt is dry, bland, grainy. Hops are not as evident as one would hope from a Czech lager. All in all a less than ordinary beer. Drinkable, but unexciting. Tastes like the regular Staropramen, and probably is the regular Staropramen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear holden. Nose is grain, lemon, hay. Taste is sweetish malts, grass, vegetables.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Green 500ml bottle, under it’s Co-Op label: BBD Dec 15. Poured at home in Jan 15. It was taken in a blind tasting with a Pivovar Herold brewed beer and a German Memminger brewed one: this came second in the scores behind the Memminger offering. This Pilsner had all the typical attributes of the style: clean, clear and light golden in colour with the usual fading white head. Crisp on the palate but odourless almost, pleasant blend in the mouth, hops lead with a good underbelly of light maltiness the balance out the bitterness and dryness of the hop content: decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (3346) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from local co-op. Golden amber with medium head. Aroma of pale malts and perfume. Taste is slightly sweet pale malts, floral and a mild hop bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2458) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from co-op supermarket. Golden colour with a small white head. Grainy malt and straw aroma. Sweet grainy malt flavour with a hint of grassy hops and a decent bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edsspoon (798) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle - Pours golden with a big foamy white head. Aroma is light citrus, hops and malts. Taste is medium bitter with some sweet maltiness and light grassy hops. Light body, light carbonation. Actually not bad.

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