rlgk (16899) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 A fresh and tasty czech lager. A good looking beer with a nice head. A smooth beer that you want more of.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nice pour, golden amber color with a large white head. Malty aroma, with cabbage (?) and light citrus hops. Definite lager flavors but slightly skunky with a strong metallic finish. Nice mouthfeel - light with almost creamy carbonation.
Sigmund (6281) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Original comment: (500 ml brown bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Norway). Typical pilsener golden colour, large frothy head. Lovely Saaz aroma, the flavour has sufficient malts to balance the irresistibly crisp hoppy bitterness. This is another evidence that pilseners / lagers from big breweries do NOT have to taste like ...nothing. A great refreshment beer from our friends in Brno!
New comment July 2007 (I’m keeping the old rating numbers), 330 ml green bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. The ABV in Norway has now been watered down to 4.7%, to allow the beer to be sold in our grocery stores. Distributed in Norway by Hansa-Borg Bryggerier. Golden colour, large head. NIce Saaz/Zatec aroma with flowery, grassy and also some "skunky" notes, hints of honey. The flavour has decent pilsener malts and a moderate Saaz/Zatec bitterness. Okay, but they should have kept the brown bottles and 5% ABV!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
clear dark golden with many a CO2 shinanagan...white head..cereal aromas..clean taste but with cereal aftertastes..tad hoppy floral notes creeping here and there..nonoffensive.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strikingly decent for a cheap bohemian pilsner in a green bottle. To say that i had my doubts was an understatement, but it came through. The aroma is weak in sense, fairly malty, with some hop and stale hop substance, and a wet grassy mossiness to it. It pours very carbonated and clear..little alcohol presence, and a tiny white soapy head which disappeared almost as quickly as it came. The flavor is the shocker...there isnt too much to it aside from the malty bite in the aftertaste...a nice malty dryness..but the real kicker is how smooth and clean the bite is...served fairly cold with heavy carbonation leaves a nice crisp hoppy bite with malt backbone. Dry ending...decent beer...one of the better bohemian pilsner's ive had.
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A typical, fresh czech lager. A great, frothy head and a hint of yeast in the aroma.
A growing bitterness in the flavour. Nice!
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 So...this beer has a malty, kind of cereal aroma but is surprisingly weak in the taste, it does not really taste much. Still, for the man of quantity it might be a good choice
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold with a soap-sudzy head that disintegrated into soapy lacing. Malts may be on the thinner side, but are bready and appley sweet. Very nice hop/dirt finish. refreshing.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice thick head, golden straw color, very Czechish malt, not strong hop aroma. It should be greater on tap.
Frank (3842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright golden color. Head is initally thick and rocky but diminishes to the standard ring-around-the-glass. A very small amount of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Despite the low carbonation, mouthfeel is full and round (for a light pils, anyway). Hops and a slight apple note in the nose. Light front. Spicy hops become more appearant as the beer progresses. I can detect some slight metallic notes if I look for them though I choose not to as I like to enjoy my beer. Nearly perfect hoppy, bitter finish with the slightest hint of citrus.