MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This yeasty Světlý Léžák develops honeyed cereals atop herbal Saaz, as banana-like fruitiness (esters, really?) seems to stem from the yeast.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-Its body is clad in pleasantly sugary love handles.
-The prevalent yeastiness does not make this as cohesive as other of their beers, imho. It feels like 1/4 Weizen, 3/4 BohPils.
-Caramel even seems to protrude from the maltiness.
On tap at the brewpub.
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
PETka z pivovaru. Hazy pale yellow, enourmous large head, hoppy nose. Very aromatic hops (Saaz), slight fruityness, malty body. Full-bodied despite "only" 4.5%Alc @ 12°. Delicious.
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Točene v Modre Hvězdě v Dobřanech: Distinctive hoppy (Saaz ?) nose with a light fruity-yeasty touch, backed by some sweet malt, golden coloured, lacy creamy head; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, very small malty base detectable; lingering hoppy-yeasty finish. O.K., good stuff, but not an archetypal Bohemian Pilsener, the 10° of Modra Hvezda is better...........
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 On tap at the rather blue brewery - makes sense I suppose. Lovely hazy gold, good head. Quite sulfurous in the best way and the hop aroma seems vaguely German (?) to me. Fresh corn chip yeast flavour, big juicy malt and a tiny bit of saltiness in the finish. Fairly light on for hops relative to other Czech beers but doesn’t really suffer for it. Actually some Zoigls reminded me a lot of this beer. Incredibly fresh and drinkable... and delicious. Beautiful.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Modra Hvezda. Pale, with a hazy appearance. Dry fruit (apples and pears), sharp hop bitterness, really dry once again. Quite classy stuff, super bitter and more-ish.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
unfiltered pilsner is becoming quite a popular offering from many czech micro´s. this was quite pale with light murkiness and a fat head with big craters in it. vanilla and peach aroma and a good hit of saaz. tasted a bit like mango weis bars witha hint of muesli and a long lingering slightly metallic bitterness, classy stuff, nothing crazy about it, just a really good czech pils