KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar. Hazy deep golden with medium white head. Sweet grainy aroma with butter notes. sWeet flavor with notes of caramel, hops and butter. Ends bitter.
Dorqui (2188) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar (Prague).
Torbid and clearly, rather dense orange color. Fresh and natural aroma with notes of malt, hay and maize. Rather bubbly and crisp taste, served nearly at room temp, much aromatic one and perfumed in the time.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(6/24/08) Draught at the brewpub in Prague. Slightly hazy deep golden color with a medium white head. Aroma of some yeast, malt, some honey-ish notes and a bit of butterscotch. Sweetish flavor with hints of butterscotch and caramel and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. OK.
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague, 22 July 2008) Golden yellow colour, hazy, with a frothy, white head. Malty, grassy nose with fresh hints of grassy hops. Malty, grassy taste with notes of toffee, yeast, sweet malt and a slightly bittersweet finish with hints of citrussy hops. Decent pilsener.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange color, creamy white head. Lemon, bread, brewing mash in the nose. Light bready, "typical" brew pub beer. Slightly lemony, sweetish malty, crisp with hoppy aftertaste.
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague.
Pours hazy, deep, golden amber with a great, big, creamy, slightly off-white had. Aroma is sweet, light toffee, some slight grass and flowers. Okay mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour has a good deal of butter, but it doesn’t seem as out of place as in other Bohemian Pilsners. Light citric and grassy hops mix with a caramel note at the finish. Which is also slightly hoppy dry.
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at the restaurant. Pours hazy orange with a one finger thick white head. Light bitterhops aroma. Flavour is mild to distinct butterish. Light due to the alcohol and yet medium dry and bitter. Ends medium dry with a continued butterish note.
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Huge off-white creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Pale amber color. Aroma of lovely creamy smooth hoppy floral notes, mild butterscotch, somewhat dusty flower as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation mild dry texture. Moderated sweet and light bitter flavor. Sweet malty finish with a mild dry and bitter end.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Golden colour with mediumsized white creamy longlasting head. Aroma is malts, hops, some yeast and saltwater, cereals and mild toffeeishness. Flavour is about the same, but also has some fruity hints.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at Novomestsky Pivovar brewpub (Prague)
The look: Cloudy blonde body with a medium white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 11° and below is: Well malted body with lots of smooth cereals and a light fresh honey sweetness flavour. Some fruity notes (more fruity notes than in the 12°+) with mostly citrus fruits and a little lemon. The finish is somewhat herbal and citrusy with but unlike the 12°+ there is only a hint of the dry grassy bitterness usually associated with noble/Saaz hops. Bitterness is mild and does not really play a big role in the overall flavours spectrum. A light meringue sensation and an overall freshness impression.. Carbonation is typically very soft. These beers are low in intensity but very refreshing and drinkable in scarily large quantities.
This one: As above but with an undesirable high lemony acidity and overall lack of hops presence.