Brewed by Pivovary Topvar - Pivovar Šariš (SABMiller)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Velký Šariš, Slovak Republic


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Formerly Topvar Svetly Ležak at 5.2%

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2007 Bottle. Not much of interest here. Drinkable, but without character. Pale malt and a slight sprinkling of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 vintage bottle, which in the case of czecho/slovak pilseners aint a good thing. all that was left was some bland, syruppy, honeyish malt, with vestiges of herbal bitterness. oh, and a slight, strange aftertaste of menthol. rer8: fresher bottle with the scratch'n'sniff label. toast, butter and grass in aroma, tasty flowery saaz and honey flavours, and a reasonable amount of bitterness a watery finish (as i just discovered oakes also detected - i must be right then). still, decent flavour, even if it's shortlived.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (1976) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2003
Golden yellow coloured. Hoppy aroma, bitter flavour. Another bohemian pilsener. Not very special, but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2003
Hoppy aroma. Bitter taste. Reminded me of my visit to the Pilsner Urquell brewery. Quite nice refreshing pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
hazy golden colour. Grassy, moderately hoppy aroma. Mild bitterness followed by a soft malt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
unappealing aroma. Golden yellow, nice head and lacing for a pilsener. Body is fairly thick and creamy. A nice malt presence and a crisp aftertaste. An excellent example of its style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2003
Can:Gold,lasting white head.Great lace.Tinny malt nose.Thick and malty. Good body/mouthfeel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2003
Typical straw colour with little foam. Aroma was slightly doughy with notes of grass. Taste is quite sweet and oily feeling. Beer seems to be sugary water with little flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2003
(bottle) Yech! Strange, slightly sugary aroma, head vanishes almost instantly. Flavor is also sweet and malty, but finish is really lacking some umpf here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
Golden straw colour, with just wisps of foam; Medium saaz aroma with bready pale malts, a hint of grassiness and I might be fooling myself but bitter orange rind as well in there. Palate is malt-accented, starting off with a sweet, slightly oily, malt note that borders on being sugary. A slight hit of sour apple segues this beer into a hoppier finish with the grassiness picks up, the bitterness shows a bit more, the sugariness drops out and the palate goes semi-sweet but tasting more of saaz. The finish is kind of watery, which underscore the importance of a good finish - a long dry finish really elevates a pilsner like Bitburger but a watery finish hobbles a pilsner like Topvar 12.

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