Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brewpub. Pours unclear dark yellow with a handsome creamy white head and lacings. Nose is fresh. Lots of straw and grass. Floral, crisp and smooth hoppy flavor. Dry lasting end. Refreshing and very nice! Incredible Pilsener!
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. (Again a bit different than this. Displayed as: Speciální svetlé pivo, Easter, 13°, ABV 5,3%). Light strawyellow - white head. Fruity, flowery, medium bitterness, citrus, citruscest, light yeasty. A very sudden bitter finish. Lasting bitterness - citrus-bitter.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottle, thanks to DeDolleWaitor. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of bready malt with grassy and herbal hops and a touch of fruit. Dry and malty flavour with a big hop flavour and a very bitter finish.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy yellow beer with a white head. Wheat and banana aroma, apples, spices and alittle sourish. Wheat flavor, hoppy, spicy, peppery with some fruity notes.
pivnizub (8367) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught, at the brewpub: Deep golden to orangey coloured, medium-sized stable and lacing white head, cloudy, traces of wort and peaches in the strong, aromatic - Saaz hops - resinous nose, strong bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, gentle MF, fine Saaz hops, sticking to the tongue, in the dry, lingering bitter finish. A very well made, beautiful hoppy brew............
P.S. This beer is different from the 14ş Easter Special, because of the lower gravity and the lower ABV.........
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Spicy, grassy, piney Saaz soars out of the sturdy biscuity hay, leading to a blooming herbal hop finale where balance resides and quenching is epitomized. Intense enjoyment is inevitable with this quality of Bohemian Pilsener as far as I’m concerned.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A De Dolle-like tower of foam mushrooms over the opaque orangey blond.
-Effervescence is frothy and serves the plentiful flavors quite well.
-I love it when equilibrium is reached through muscular flavoring and effortless drinkability.
-This is a truly complex and festive beer, but it has the amazing ability to make you want to stop analyzing it.
On tap at the brewpub.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught at the brewpub. Deep golden colour, hazy, enorumously large and creamy head. Intesnively hoppy in a very pleasant way, full-bodied with a solid and tasty malty base. Lovely - ceske pivo jak ma byt!
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub. The beer is a mostly clear orange-yellow color with a medium foamy off-white head that burns away steadily. Patches of lacing on the glass. Spicy Saaz hops aroma with notes of citrus and bready malt. Light, clean body with flavors of spiced hops, bready malts and orange rinds. The finish is fruity with a lingering Saaz hops aftertaste. Enjoyable from start to finish. When you see monks from the monastary across the street coming in to order something it must be good.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2010 At the brewery again. Dark hazy amber with a billow of suds. Tangy Saaz and something subtly citrusy/mandarin-accented. Wafery afters. Citrus aroma with sneaking sulphur. A bit different, distinctively hopped, still retains its Czechness..
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at brewpub (Klásterní Pivovar Strahov, Prague)
The look: Cloudy golden body with a large white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 12° and above is: Well malted body with plenty of biscuits and cereals. Sweetness level is in the light-medium range with some honey flavours and a light caramel presence (3/4 honey, 1/4 caramel). Fruity flavour limited to a light citrus flavour. Medium carbonation. Finish is dry and moderately bitter with a light citric touch. After-taste of dry grassy/herbal hops with a light dry spiciness character.
This one: As above, but more intense, perfect balance, perfect everything. My favourite standard (non-oak barrel aged) pilsner ever. Puts my beloved Amčre Ŕ Boire to shame.