Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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 Belzepub, Prague
The look: Clear blonde body with a small white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 11° and below is: Well malted body with lots of smooth cereals and a light fresh honey sweetness flavour. Some fruity notes (more fruity notes than in the 12°+) with mostly citrus fruits and a little lemon. The finish is somewhat herbal and citrusy with but unlike the 12°+ there is only a hint of the dry grassy bitterness usually associated with noble/Saaz hops. Bitterness is mild and does not really play a big role in the overall flavours spectrum. A light meringue sensation and an overall freshness impression.. Carbonation is typically very soft. These beers are low in intensity but very refreshing and drinkable in scarily large quantities.
This one: As above but a bit dryer, some dry honey and everything else divided by 2. Boring.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
En fűt. Pinte dégustée chez Belze Pub (Prague, Rép. Tchčque). Arôme: Odeur de céréale avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pŕle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goűt d’houblon avec une pointe fruitée. Courte durée de l’arričre goűt.Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arričre goűt légčrement fruité. (Rating #1540)
kappldav123 (4542) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The bottle looks not really good. The aroma is very sourish and the beer tastes the same. Dry and sourish. I think up to now the worst beer of the brewery.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Söderbärke 2007) Golden color, white head. Malty aroma, fruity notes, some banana, some toffee. Fruity flavor, malty, some banana notes.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Golden body, medium sized bubbles in head; Pear like malty quite good nose; Big bubbles in soft a bit thin quite simple body; Medium long a bit buttery malty bitter mineral metallic finish.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, bought at Pivni Galerie. Looks fantastic, golden yellow, huge and creamy head. Very well balanced brew, so pleasant to drink. Full-bodied, malty slightly hoppy. Fantastic!
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cheesy aroma, Bit of head and lace and bubbles. Aggressive carbonation. Not so quaffable. Thanks Jan.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2011 First rating
Draught at "Irish Pub Dublin" close to tram stop Lipanska, in Prague.
Clear light golden color, small white head. Very little scent. Fresh a bit fruity taste with good bitterness. Not bad at all, very refreshing.
(Draught at a pub in Holosevice, Prague)
On June 25, 2008
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, sweet, bitter, metallic and butterscotch taste. Grainy, caramel aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Malty sweet scent with some almond paste.
50 cl bottle from a small shop on Narodni, Praha.
Sampled on June 2, 2011
Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Sweet, malty, butter, fruity scent. Sweet, malty, caramel, bread taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.
Draught at Prague Beer Museum on June 5, 2011
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Malty and honey sweet scent. Honey and sweet grainy taste. Dry aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
stouby (3492) - Holbćk, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, in Rokytnice.
Typical Czech pilsener: Golden with a large white head, aroma light to moderate malty, moderate hoppy, flavor light to moderate sweet, moderate bitter, long duration, light body, watery, lively carbonated.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(can) Clear golden colour with a short fizzy white head. Aroma of malts and dough with a shy hoppy background. Sweetbitter flavour, sharp carbonisation, medium body. Not unpleasant mouthfeel, well balanced maltiness and smooth hopbitter finish.