Cuso (4265) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Handbottled from Richtar Jakub. Dark golden color with emdium white head. Malty aroma with bitter hops, diacetyl. Taste, malt, bitter hops followed harsh bitterness, DMS.
Gurthnar (1534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at RJ. Aroma malty, balanced with light hops. Overall a bit mild, but that is okay. Clear golden colour. Stable head. Taste has some off-seting DMS, cooked corn. Otherwise moderate bitterness, only light malt in background. Drinkability and finish suffer due to the off elements.
fajry (384) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Výčap Pivovar Moravský Žižkov. Medená farba, pekná biela pena. Vôňa sladová, ľahko karamel. V chuti opäť sladové, karamelové a v pozadí chmeľová dochuť.
MisoW (1097) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty and bit hoppy. Taste is medium bitter, malty, caramel, hoppy. Hoppy aftertaste.
Karol (599) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tapped at the brewpub. Pretty the same as divocak. The body is more full. But all characteristics are like divocak. Overall drinkable.
Roublard (161) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tapped. Dense and stable foam, clear light golden body color with a bit cloudy impression. Very tastable and refreshing one, with proper amount of hoppy notes in the finish.
Daro (2) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Brno. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma, nice clean taste with medium bitterness, some malty flavours. Very well balanced and drinkable. Quite low carbonation, very pleasant pils.
mithe (833) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap 0,5l @ Hluchá Zmije (Brno))
Light hoppy, light malty aroma. Clear golden color. Huge creamy white head. Medium bitter, light sweet, spicy hops flavour. Light fizzy, creamy texture. Bitter finish.
TheCametron (1751) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at ZBF. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a dense White head. Grassy, peppery saaz leading to a dry finish with a lovely malty midsection. I think Martin T covered it eloquently in the previous rate to mine. A very good Svetly and an apparently great producer.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed malts and spicy Saaz evolve in a slender, well-sculpted mouthfeel, building an archetypal Svetly.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam sits atop the shiny honeyed golden.
-Malt flavors are beautifully showcased.
-Drinkability is as high as you can imagine.
-Peppery hop bitterness builds slowly but surely. Num num.
-Delicate and elegant; a true Czech brew that showcases base ingredients of great quality.
-This is another Urquell grandchild that’s wise and mature.
Fresh PET bottle.