omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hotel Victor, Prague. Cloudy deep golden, rich creamy head. Citric marmelady hops jumps at my nose. Mid sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Somewhat bready malt covered with ever present saaz hops; sweaty graĺefruit and hay. Really bitter finish. Clean and solid, hoppy yet elegant, no trace of butterscotch. Tasty new wave Czech lager.
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Zly Casy, Prague. As Zitny Special. Pours amber with a small creamy head. Lots of spices. Cardemum and caramel. Sweet. Medium bodied.
Quack-Duck (8341) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Zly Casy beer festival. Slightly unclear golden yellow with a large white head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, malty-sweet with shy but nice hop flavours in the lingering finish. Bitter-sweet with the emphasis on the sweetness. A delicious full-bodied and well-rounded Bohemian Pilsener.
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed cereals delve into dusty herbal hoppiness in this balanced and inoffensive Svetlé Lezak. This one sure won’t turn heads, but its idiosyncracies definitely point to this brewery’s signature and no one else’s.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Thick foam dwindles into the hazy, orange-laced gold.
-The body is once again well built and the mouthfeel made for quaffability.
-Its hop bitterness is strangely not as compelling as that of their 10-degree’s.
-The malt personality could be better defined, to my tastes.
On tap at the brewpub.
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at zly casy, as chyne zitny. i was just about to enter this as a new beer but i guess this must be the one. anyways, somewhere between brown and amber with a large off-beige head; plenty of honey rye in the aroma with a bit of swimming pool; a bit on the sweet and sticky side but with an interestingly almost nutty character, could be excellent with more grassy hop character
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Hotel Victor in Prague. Dark gold to amber color. Sweet, malty, some caramel, but very earthy too. Light and interesting. Sweet yet dirty, earthy, with a bitter finish. Fruity also, with a bit of orange and some honey and apricots. A bit too sweet, again, and rich, but flavorful. Really different and original.
Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Zly Casy, Prague, 25 July 2012. 4.2%) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with toast, orange, apricots and herbal hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange, toast and a generous grassy, herbal bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very tasty and in excellent balance. Very nice beer.
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En fűt. Verre de 300 ml dégusté ŕ la brasserie. Arôme: Légčre odeur d’houblon. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goűt d’houblon et de céréale. Courte durée d el’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légčre présence de céréale en arričre goűt. (Rating #1527)
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 golden blonde body with a large off-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: Take the above and dilute it with mineral water.
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handbottled from Richtar Jakub. Dark golden color with medium white head. Aroma of malt and honey. Taste, malt, honey, bee wax, long hoppy bitter finish.