Boutip (4433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap from the brewpub: Poured a Clear golden color pils with a medium size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet bready malt with a light dry hoppy finish. Taste is very refreshing with nice cereal notes and very subtle dry hops. Body is fuller then expected with good carbonation. Very well done and it doesn’t show that alcohol is below 4%.
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at l’Amère à boire. Clear yellow with a medium frothy head. Aroma is noble hops with malt and raw cereals. Flavor is Very malty for such a low alcohol beer, with raw cereals and noble hops. The best beer below 4% I ever had. This brewpub is just getting better and better.
Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 On tap at Amère à boire, 12oz. Yellow with medium fluffy white head. Great lacing. Aroma is malty, hoppy and fresh. Taste is malty and discrete hops. Bready and hints of citrus and maybe bananaa. Finish is light bitter. Very enjoyable and tasty. Very refreshing. I definitely had my pilsner fix ! This is quite discrete brew and I’m no pilsner specialist like some here. You definitely can’t judge this beer by its abv. Try it !! 8,4,8,3,14;3.7 Re-rate 2013-06-11 Wow this time it was in very nice shape. Big malt, great hops. Amazing how they manage to get such a rich malt profile in such a low abv beer. Amazing beer.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was amazed how palatable this beer was. I found it compared favorably to Cerna Hora and even at 3.6%, the beer did not lack body or depht at all. Crisp, clean and oh, so refreshing. Over my previous visits, ever since this beer has been on tap, I kept ordering this beer pints after pints. No need to be guilty. I think this is l’Amere a Boire best offering. Too bad it is not likely to be brewed again, according to the owner, people are reluctant at trying this session beer, for it seems they expect it to be too light. They could’nt be more wrong!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A true to the style “Světlý-light”. The first in North-America? Very good.
How: Tap at brewpub (first batch ever)
The look: Clear dark blonde body topped by a long-lasting small white head
In long: Nose is full of noble hops with lots of dry grass and a little spicy twist. Despite the 3.6% the beer doesn’t feel watery at all. Lots of cereals with a crisp/crunchy sensation. A little dry lemon skin flavour adds a pleasant light acidity. Light fruity notes of fresh apricots and bananas. Carbonation could have been softer. Finish is mildly bitter and moderately dry. A very nice example of the style and I’d even say that it is above average compared to what is available on tap in Czech Republic. And at 3.5% here’s a beer I don’t have to drink my 6th pint through the opening of my underwear I’m usually wearing on my head by the 6th pint.
rederic (2846) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden color, with a white head, juicy, bready, cereal, grainy pale malt and buttery nose, with a wet straw accent, and a mild corny, floral hop citrusy aroma with a light-bodied palate with a wet juicy grainy, corny, pale malt character, with a kind of flowery hop leafy vegetable accent, still has light saaz bitterness, leading towards a watery, corny, mild lingering hop bitterness finish. Vive! the real thing their Cerna Hora
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden pils with a thick white head. A nice biscuitty malt with pungeant czech hops. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt, carmale, with herbaceous hops, a bit of butterscotch. Very well balanced and rich bodied....and its 3.6%??? Wow. A quaffer classic. On tap at brewpub, April 24 2009.
TaktikMTL (5498) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe houblonnée et légèrement fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #2386)
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Outgoing Saaz spiciness bounces and flutters all around this Světlé Výčepní’s valiant bready cereals, creating a cushy, lovely example of old world drinkability. This little sister of Cerna Hora might very well be as satisfying for long sessions.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces atop the veiled blond.
-This has to be the first 10-degree Czech-style Pilsener brewed in northeastern America?
-Carbonation is soft and the body lean (but never thin), building an engaging mouthfeel.
-The finish is lightly bitter from the Saaz’s herbal character and a tad dry as well.
-A few more pints of this and I might fall in love just like I did with their Cerna Hora many years ago! Bravo! Now if they could brew it as often...;)
On tap at the brewpub.