Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2003
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hey it is about time that a brewery made liquid skunk in a bottle! What the hell is this stuff anyway, this was by far the worst pilsner that I have ever tasted! I am not sure what everyone else was drinking, but this was nothing like the bottle said it was, nor was it like what the other ratebeerians described either. Bottom line this was just pure czech swill. I am sorry but nothing was good about this one.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Floral-spicy nose. Golden body with ample carbonation, billowing white head. This beer is very lightly-flavored, with soft sweetness complimented by spicy hops. Slight papery aftertaste.
seely (10) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have not had this beer in the US, but when I was in the Czech Republic, it was all I drank, and is apparently the favorite among the locals there. It has a very strong hops flavor, and is quite crisp. Just a hint of sweetness... maybe honey. Gorgeous when poured out in a glass. Good bitter flavor overall.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice middle of the road pils.Some almost clean saaz character with a touch of honey.This was sampled from a fresh enclosed 12-pk.
Eirikur (374) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - NOV 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the darkest Pilseneres I have seen.
Very, very hoppy, too hoppy for my taste actually. Otherwise nice brew.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
We'd all be rich men if we got a dime for every occasion when a lager is called golden. This stuff is golden. Not straw, yellow or what have you, but golden! The head could hold up better, but there's a bit of lacing. With that colour and initial head I can't bring me to a lower appearance score.
This one was from a bottle and I should have cooled it longer. Still, hop aroma hits you right away. Good start, but it's not the heady Saaz aroma you'd get when pouring a Budvar. Still, this beer has excellent body, and that's not despite being a pilsner. Nice malts start of the flavour, nothing heavy, but pleasant. Aftertaste is somewhat delicate hops and lingers a long time.
Class act and sure to be found in my fridge at any given time.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 the standard in czech lagers. Not offensive but hard to find not skunked out when it comes in the bottle.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luckily, mine was not skunked. A good crisp pilsener that is a little bit light in the malt department and focuses mostly on the hops. Hops lend some citric/minty/herbal/medicinal qualities to the beer. Bitter, and the dryness will linger long after the beer is finished.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 (Canned, 0.5l, bought from the brewery, BBE 06/2005) Deep golden color with a medium, foamy, quite tight and lacy head. Surprisingly mild and fruity aroma with metallic hints. Quite buttery and metallic, slightly sweet and malty flavor with grassy hopping. Light to medium-bodied, oily, bitter and slightly metallic palate with medium, sharp carbonation. A hoppy and refreshing pilsener, but quite sharp and metallic.
(Bottled) Deep golden-copper color with a medium, lacy head. Crisply hoppy and pleasant, although quite mild aroma. Buttery and malty, slightly sweet flavor, that turns into long, bitter and dry finish. Aftertaste is long and sticks to gums and teeth. Light to medium-bodied, sticky and oily palate. The original pilsener won’t let you down.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as good as I was expecting, I like my pilsener's but maybe this bottle slightly off cos I was expecting a little bit more. Golden colour, small non lasting head, malty initial taste with not much bite. Managed to finish it at least!