hopdog (9990) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared courtesy of weeare138 (thanks!). Pured a medium golden colro wtih an averaged sized white head. Aromas and tastes of corn, malty sweetness and some wheat. Boring.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, but it sort of has a bit of an adjuncty feel to it. Lots of bready malt in the aroma and flavour, with a lot of sweetness in both. A bit of a metallic twang too. Pales in comparison to the Bernard I had the other day...
StueyD (1467) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light golden amber colour with a light effevescence, a very clean, and slight aroma of wheat and hops, there is also a touch of liquorice. the taste is again of dry hops, and the wheaty aspect comes through again. the aftertaste is very light, with only a little dryness on the palate.
Diogčne (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a thick white head that vanish quickly. Aroma is hoppy and floral. The taste is light, some hops, very drinkable. Nothing wrong but nothing special either.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting, it’s no a bad one. BUt it has a pumpkin after taste that I did not get at all, but I liked it.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a wonderful tale told in Michael Jackson’s Beer Hunter Series about The Good Soldier Svejk. Svejk for Czech beer drinkers, is a national hero of sorts. As the story goes, Svejk failed to join his regiment. When asked what happened, Svejk replied: "It happened to me that I drank one beer after another." Kozel might have been the beer that caused Svejk to forget about reporting back for duty, and continue to drink beer. This is a fantastic Czech Pilsner, it very clean, malty, hoppy, and so, so drinkable.
Kozel pours to a beautiful, bright, deep golden color, with a nice white head, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting. Very fragrant Saaz hop aromas coupled with some good pilsner malt aroma, and a touch of DMS(sulphur like aroma) flood the nose. The palate is crisp and clean. Wonderful pilsner malt flavors with a smooth, round, body. This beer finishes with a nice hop bite up front, then dries with a snappy, grassy, bitter hop finish. This is a drinking beer. I could lose a day, or a weekend in a tavern in Prague drinking glass after glass of this beer. With pilsners as good as this, can you really blame Svejk for not joining his regiment? I guess the moral of the story is, if your going to drink a beer as fantastic as Kozel, don’t make any other plans. Match this with roasted chicken, or grilled fish.
Bungalo (13) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good Lager. Taste is mild but colourfull. Maybe there are better beers in this kind, but Kozel has a great if not the best balance.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color, the head is white and initially has a medium thickness but slowly diminishes. The aroma reveals hay and noble hops, it is gentle. The flavor is good, fruits (berries) flirt with noble hops on a stack of hay, the flirt finishes with bitteness. The body has a medium to full thickness, the texture is creamy and the carbonation moderate. I didn’t think I would really appreciate this beer but it is a pleasant surprise.
Dorqui (2148) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium and compact foam, discreet duration. Yellow gold color, limpid and medium fizzy. Determined alcohol and malty scent, unusual for one Czech beer. Much prickly and racy taste; enough determined malty and hoppy notes, overbearing and long-lasting bitter. Elevated alcoholic perception. Balanced end.
Joffe (3) - USA - OCT 23, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Overall a great great beer. Goes down even better after trying other, inferior, beers! It is the best medium beer I have tried, better than Staropramen and even Pilsner! I prefer Czech beer, in general, but this one easily takes the cake. A number of people I know think Staropramen’s "Granat" is better but I don’t agree. I also like Kozel because it has less of a bite.