Brewed by Plzensky Prazdroj (SABMiller)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Plzen, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
In Czech this probably is equivalent to supermarket own brand beer as it does not taste good at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Tap. Basically a run-of-the-mill pale lager with brewer’s corn thrown in. Not awful, but nothing special, to be sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2008
Decent head and a brown lager colour. Corn fired sweetness with some hops at the back. Reminds me abit of eastern european macro lagers (but not quite as bad). Would not revisit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle purchased from the TRC Hotel in Launceston Tasmania. Clear honey-gold, moderate white head with weak retention. Faintly corn syrup, faintly green stemmy aroma. same on the palate. Pretty average overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2007
Cheap, sugary malt snout. Foaming dark gold pour. Really ratcheting up the bitterness units on top of a Bud Ice (?!), but in a not entirely pleasant way. At least Bud ice doesn’t attempt to taste of anything. ’Distinctive hop character’?? I don’t think so. Chemically bitter and metallic. Some strange, butterscotchy caramel flavours inappropriate to the style. Which is anonymous 40c tinned Europils. Ok, it’s growing on me a bit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2006
A bit lame. Thin body, minimal head, watered down taste of a very average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2911) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2006
From the same stable as the Original Plzen, this one seems just a shadow by comparison. Yet aside from the rest it wasn’t too bad a drop, or atleast being the only beer of the night it quashed a fierce thirst. Poured a bright, sparkling medium gold with a touch of copper. Rocky 1" pad of foam built up and held for the length leaving minor lacing. Dry, slightly musty, gritty pale malt aroma with a hint of lemon extract. A pleasantly soft blend of sweet honey and tangy malts, drying out towards the back before becoming sweet again passed the tonsils like watery lemon cordial. Hops are present hovering around the mid-palate - lightly spicy and grassy - but aren’t prominent enough to stop this from being a little off-balance towards the sweeter side. It’s otherwise as clean as a whistle, crisp, and light in body and finish, so I can’t say there’s too much to whinge about. Easy drinking!!! (50cL, 01/08/06, Jandakot Liquor)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 25, 2005
Good example of the style. Standard amber in appearance, looks very macro. Musty maly nose with some honeyed notes (fresh bottle). A touch fizz in the palate but well structured to hold medium bitterness levels and some mild malts. You can never rate the t$%ts off these styles but I thought this one could hold its head high.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
highlandlad (1474) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2005
Mediocre Czech pils. Deep gold colour with a lasting 2cm head and some lacing. Sweet, one-dimensional honeyed aroma dominated by malt. Some faint grainy hops. Honey also dominates the initial flavour profile before the clumsy arrival of some astringent hops. This is a mediocre Czech pils, too sweet initially and too metallic in the finish. Drinkable but why bother when you can pick up Budvar or Urquell at the same price point? (500ml bottle, Camperdown Cellars, best before 8/2/05).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
16 July 2004 - Slight herbaceous, sweet, Ok but nothing spectacular aroma. Some white head retention lacing, amber clear colour. Simplistic malt sweetness is slightly grassy/metallic tatse that lingers. Bitter finish unpleasant aftertaste, the rating reduces the more you drink.

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