chinchill (1013) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aka Opat Světlý speciál 13 -- Served in an Opat mug in CZ in July 2011.
Golden; clear with no visible carbonation; head is less white (more tan) than expected. Very nice and very sweet aroma of malt with a trace of hops. The flavor is more distinctive than the aroma; it has a fine bitter-sweet mix, with a nice flavorful hit of light toasted malt and hops that passes quickly leaving a lasting but mild hoppy finish. Very nice!
Medium-light body; crisp.
O - my first Opat is a winner. This tasted great by itself; with some trepidation, i tried it with some sweets that came to the table before i finished (vanilla ice cream; cinnamon-sour cherry-caramel parfait) with which the beer paired remarkably well! This brewery makes many flavored beers -- including pepper, cherry & apricot -- that i am now even more eager to try.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite of the Czech bottled beers I brought home. A good bit of malt and the hops were still fresh. Very clean and easy to drink.
Grzesiek79 (2733) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 toast, grass, spruce, cereal, cheese, leaves, bubblegum, soy sauce, raisin, butterscotch, golden, sparkling, minimal head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Koelschtrinker (9479) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Muffiger, sehr grasiger und wirklich SEHR eigener Antrunk. Etwas herb, weiter sehr grasig, CO2-arm, komisch. Malzig werdend, woran sich die Grasigkeit anpasst. Zum Ende hin besser, da ausgeglichener. Sehr komisch!
Test vom 29.10.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,5,8,6,11,6 - 6,60
Frovigalning (2475) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at SMÖF 2010. It poured a clear yellow-golden liquid with a small white head. Flavour of malt and earth. Semi-smooth mouthfeel, dry and light-medium body. Decent pilsner, didn’t look to good, but fresh and easy to drink. After having tasted a bunch of beers from this brewery I have problems seperating them, they taste very similar to each other.
rozsoma (359) - HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
on tap at klasterni pivnice at praha 7. it was awful!!! taste like CHEMICAL BANDAID.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5 l bottle at PBF. Golden color. Malty honeyish aroma. Dryish, malty, honeyish, biscuity, flowery, papery and slightly herbal flavor with low bitterness. Dull, not fresh.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On July 16, 2009 as "Opat Svetle Specialni Pivo" marked 5.5% ABV
Purchased at Pivni Galerie in Prague - Sampled on July 16, 2009
Hazy golden color, big white head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, malty, herbal taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled (as Svetly Special 13, 5.5%). Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is grains, malts and some earth. Flavour is grains, earth, mould and some slight vegetably notes. Mild hoppyness in finish.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(Bottled, BBE 06/2009) Slightly hazy golden with a small, lacy head. Aroma of cardboard and some malt. Flavor is just the same. Light body, lowish carbonation. Once again: bad, spoiled, or both. My guess is spoiled.