3fourths (7520) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Multiple glasses at Vegas Club in Brno and later at Pivnice U Poutníka. Hazed gold body with a perfectly fine and stiff white head. First whiff is "oh snap". As in ridiculously snappy hops and snappy malt with immense crispness. Absolutely clean and defect free, fucking a... Bright and zesty throughout with prickly and buzzing hop acid, probably way beyond excessive for Czech tastes, but for this American who favors the brighter hop character of German pils, this is killing it, and this is what I want all svetly to be like. It’s a zingy showcase of Saaz - pungent fruit rind and musty hop oils with a rich, firm and frothy texture with ridiculously soft and creamy carbonation. Wow... glad to finally have a real wow moment with svetly here, and it truly was a mind-expanding experience in the first glass, and of couse the wonder continued glass after glass until about 4 in the morning at a pub that should have closed at midnight. Up until this point I considered the Únětické 12° the best of the trip, but now I’d have to say this is the finest beer to seek out traveling Czech Republic, in my very subjective and humble opinion.
Otec_Chura (13) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden colour with a great white head. Aroma of hops and pale malt with a touch of caramel, taste rather malty sweet, long lasting bitter finish.