Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at brewpub (Pivovarský Dum, Prague)
The look: Partly cloudy golden yellow body with a short-lived white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 12° and above is: Well malted body with plenty of biscuits and cereals. Sweetness level is in the light-medium range with some honey flavours and a light caramel presence (3/4 honey, 1/4 caramel). Fruity flavour limited to a light citrus flavour. Medium carbonation. Finish is dry and moderately bitter with a light citric touch. After-taste of dry grassy/herbal hops with a light dry spiciness character.
This one: As above with a bit more citrus/orange flavours. Average.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unfiltered haze and heaped suds almost like a weissbier. Big piney Saaz aroma once it’s got going. Dunked mealy biscuit and creamy vanilla cushioning the generous hop presence. Sweetly malty but coniferously bitter. At the time, a completely new taste for me... and a good one.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with a note of pineapple juice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Another one of those sourish fruit-juicy sorts of svetly that I just can’t get into.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Pivovarsky Dum. Golden with white head, good retention. Aroma is pretty good for a pilsener, faint hops and citrus. Flavor is slightly sweet, of grain with a focused hop note near the end. Good mouthfeel, medium body. A good, refreshing beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 Draught at Pivovarsky Dum. Hazy gold with a white head. Yeasty somewhat phenoly aroma with a hint of banana. The flavor is malty and sweet with a nice, flavorful hop balance. Creamy medium body. A little sweet and not very bitter for a pilsner, but the unfiltered mouth-feel is very nice, and the freshness of the flavor makes it pretty good overall.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Hoppy nose, sweet citrus. Clear gold with no head. Lots of balanced hop character, lingering bitterness. Smooth and slightly dry palate.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden body, creamy white head, lacing; Very pleasant fresh nose, lots of malty ripe pineapple aromas; Bitter fresh body with lots of carbonation, quite warm; Long malty bitter finish with a pleasant malty warmth. Great full beer.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Unclear strawyellow - white head. Grains, straw, hay, bread, cornfield, fresh. Dry - very good.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - DEC 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy blond color. Light hop aroma. Some malt taste, and a powerful hopping, aromatic. Good, but less characteristic than others in Prague.
Geiserich (2905) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub: Frsh, light fruity aroma. Yellow, hazy color, creamy white head. Flavor is fresh, light fruity (citrus) and few malty. Light hoppy, herbal. Astringent finish. Very smooh but not very expressive and a bit light.