jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of floral hops and some pepper, with notes of straw, yeast and light cardboard. flavour is more straw and floral hops, with a hint of popcorn, some butter, alcohol and caramel. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
yy0pp (663) - - OCT 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Clear golden color with off white head. Aroma - Malts, grain and citrus.
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Slunce ve skle 2013. A golden beer with an yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw and lemon. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and spices.
pivnizub (9153) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap(@Uncle Paya, Plzeň): Golden, a bit unclear, firm, stable and very lacy creamy white head, spicy Saazy nose; mild to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, not really light bodied, but very soft; lingering spicy hoppy finish. Good czech quality…
realadam (82) - HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden beer with a thin texture, light sweet, medium bitter. Long lightly bitter aftertaste. Some citrus and leather.
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at ZBF. Pours Clear Gold with a White head. Grassy and slightly herbal. Refreshing but ultimately not impressive considering the backdrop of superior beers at the festival.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This Svetly shares the classic honeyed malts and mildly peppery hop notes most traditional examples of the style possess.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam decorates the pale golden.
-Malts also take on biscuity, cracker-like angles.
-Mouthfeel is silky and oily.
-The flavor profile is balanced throughout.
On tap at Nota Bene, Praha.
JulienHuxley (3603) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nota Bene Beerpoint, (01/03/13). Clear gold pour, thick frothy white head (this is going to become a pretty standard entry for the next 100 or so ratings...) Aroma of citrus, hay, quite refined, light spicy notes, lemon. Taste is very clean, light grainy flavors, lemon, light herbal finish. Palate is very clean, crisp, fresh, silky yet well carbonated. Urquell style.
Benzai (9351) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from bottle thanks to Joes. Clear orange golden color, small white head. Smell malts, dust, cardboard, musty cellar. Taste malts, musty, cellar, cardboard, old. Maybe a bottle filled from draught. Overall also grainy. Low body, low to medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4421) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thx to Joes @ Café Oud Brabant. Hazy yellow to gold colour with a decent white head that doesn’t last too long. Smells butter, malts, not as fresh. Tastes some cardboard, butter, but also malts and fresher than i expected from the smell. Thin body, soft carbo.