Brewed by Pivovar Kout na Šumavě
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Kout na Šumavě, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 re-rate: koutland might be a bit of a dump but i can’t help but keep going back for this stuff, often just with some PET bottles in hand which they dutifully fill. anyways, this gets better every time i drink it, so balanced, so bitter, an amazing splotchy head, the perfect beer, as far as i’m concerned. on tap at U Škodovky in pilsen. utterly still amber colour - looks like honey, big and frothy off-white head that refused to go away. fresh saaz aroma - grassy, faintly minty, hugely buttery texture reminiscent of krakonos, decent bitterness, lightly metallic but in a good way, classy stuff from a very exciting brewery

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NickBelaine87 (6) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2010 does not count
on draught @ Open Baladin. Golden color with a thick white head. Bready, and chamomile aroma. Intense taste of pilsner malt, acacia honey and biscuit, well balanced by herbal bitterness of saaz hop. The Best Bohemian Pilsner at this moment.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (1143) - - JUL 10, 2013
Golden, fluffy white head. Nose is fresh malts, bread, grass, musk, lemon and a touch of funk, almost gueuze-like. Taste is super juicy fruits, lemon, grassy hops, more juiciness at the end and big fresh saaz hops linger after the dry bitter finish. Very crisp clean mouthfeel. Never expected to be blown away by a pilsner.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bhaag (29) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2015
1.5 Litre bottle. This is a great beer. Spicy noble hops beautifully balanced with well crafted malt profile. More up the fruity end of the spectrum than savoury biscuit malty pils. I’m moving to CZ. Thanks Dave.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
Draught at Koutland, Pilsen. Deep golden coloured. Rather big aroma with plenty of floral Saazer hops and freshly baked bread. Also some nice eggy notes in the background. The flavour is sweet and bready at first, then it becomes more and more hoppy. The hops never overpower the nice maltiness though. The finish is dry with a lingering hop bitterness. Chewy mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced. One of very few beers I could never get tired of. Truly a world class brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
On tap in Praha at U Slovanske Lipy. Simply delicious and gaining appreciation for this style. Best Czech Pils we had in Praha. Nice and hoppy aroma and flavor plus bitterness. Apparently they use only Saaz. They also had the unfiltered version but it was a bit yeasty for us. Not in bottles so you are going to have to get it on tap somewhere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
d07c0m (126) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Probably the greatest lager I’ve ever had. Super bitter but super balanced malt body. This beer absolutely shines and is a completely different beast compared to the 10 degree. Both stand proudly on their own but this one ranks way up there for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pivnizub (10085) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2007 On tap (Koutland, Pilsen): Deep golden, extremely long-lasting, almost off-white head, full oaky-resinous hoppy nose with a solid sweet-malty background, full aromatic-bitter and sweet flavour, medium bodied, robust malty base, lingering hoppy finish, the umbels stick to the palate. Beautiful, the archtypal Bohemian Pilsener.......

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
this for me was as close to Bohemian lager perfection as I have ever experienced, pouring a dark golden with a tight rocky head. In the mouth it was sheer delight of bready malt and that lemony/hay thing that just screams Saaz., I am not sure I have ever enjoyed a pint of bottom-fermented beer so much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Herbal tangerine hoppiness swings its fresh hips to the delight of the honeyed hay which cannot help but join in the dance up close to create an immensely refreshing and snappy Světlý Ležák.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A trustworthy head of foam stays atop the translucent blond.
-The grassy, herbal hoppiness even recalls fresh dill at times.
-The hop bitterness is scrumptiously long but the malt knows how to keep it in check at all times.
-This is a tad more intense in its hoppiness than the usual Bohemian Pilsener, but it is by no means aggressive, nor is it an IPA version of the style.
-I feel privileged to have been able to spend an entire evening drinking pints of this, over and over and over. That’s a sign I liked it, right? ;)

On tap at Koutland, Plzen, U Slovanské Lipy and Kulovy Blesk, Praha.

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