omhper (18372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Hotel Victor, Prague. Hazy golden, small head. Hay and butter, some apples. Dry yet a bit fruity. Hoppy and light with soft, vital mouthfeel. Nicely bitter finish. Good desitka!
Dedollewaitor (13025) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Chyne Brewpub, Prague. Pours unclear yellow with a small stable white head. Bread, butter and floral grassy hops. Smooth. Dry and bitter end. Very quaffable 3 point eighter!
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Murky tan. Thin head. Has a fairly Soviet gluey aroma. Full of diacetyl. Some light bitterness at the back but this one is pretty rough.
Christian (10367) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma of biscuit-y malt, with some herbal hops and a bit of diacetyl. Sweet and malty flavour with a nice bitter finish
pivnizub (8390) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pale golden and hazy, moderate, but distinctive leafy hoppy and sweet malty nose, solid sweet and bitter flavour, light bodied, lingering hoppy, juicy finish with an increasing bitterness towards the aftertaste. Very good Desitka.......
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. buttered biscuit nose, diacetly is creamy / doughy / buttery, texture is soft. light cracker malt flavor, mild hop aromatics, increasingly creamy and soft late. lightly sweet honey malt with tart and acidic diacetyl. medium body, chewy, seems stronger than a 10.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
A stupendous balance of honeyed maltiness and leafy, herbal hoppiness leads to a marvelously lengthy and dry bitterness. This Svetlé Vycepni is more corpulent than usual, and its flavor profile proves there is lots of potential for this underling of the Bohemian Pilsener family.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A compact inch of foam ices the hazy blond.
-The aroma is not as enticing as the flavor profile.
-This vycepni is as flavorful and round as a healthy Svetlé Lezak.
-The yeast character is a little dusty, like in all of their beers tasted that day.
On tap at the brewpub.
Quack-Duck (7223) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the brewery. Pale yellow like straw, hazy as it is unfiltered. I expected something weak, watery and thin, as this beer only has 3% ABV, but on the contrary: Only few 10° beers have so much flavour as this one. Malty, slightly yeasty and hoppy.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 First rating
(Draught at the brewpub, Chyne)
Shady golden color, white head. Hoppy and banana ester scent. Malty and hoppy bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, really big bitterness.
Draught at the brewpub, on May 21, 209
Shady golden color, fluffy white head. Fresh spicy, herbal, hoppy scent, nice! Butterscotch, malty, herbal, hoppy taste, superb! Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Very, very nice and refreshing.
Draught at the brewpub on June 3, 2011
As "10% Světlá"
Cloudy orange color, fluffy white creamy head. Hoppy, herbal fresh taste. Medium low mouthfeel and rather high bitterness. Fresh herbal hoppy scent.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 Dvůr Chýně, Hostivice, Czech Republic)
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body with a medium white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 11° and below is: Well malted body with lots of smooth cereals and a light fresh honey sweetness flavour. Some fruity notes (more fruity notes than in the 12°+) with mostly citrus fruits and a little lemon. The finish is somewhat herbal and citrusy with but unlike the 12°+ there is only a hint of the dry grassy bitterness usually associated with noble/Saaz hops. Bitterness is mild and does not really play a big role in the overall flavours spectrum. A light meringue sensation and an overall freshness impression.. Carbonation is typically very soft. These beers are low in intensity but very refreshing and drinkable in scarily large quantities.
This one: As above with a more assertive than average hop bitterness.