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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Formerly Topvar Svetly Ležak at 5.2%


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2009
0.5l bottle brought from Slovakia by a friend (thanks a lot Ivana!), shared with heavy
Poured a golden body with a small thick white head that went away at a medium pace. Fresh herbal hoppy nose, Simple watery but nice taste, lemony herbal hopiness, a bit light, and that’s pretty much it. Drinkable, a bit too light and simple, one dimensional but nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11340) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle, bought in Slovakia.
Pours a nice golden with a fine, staying, creamy, white head. Good amount of bubbles surching upwards. Aroma is lightly grassy, some butterscotch and a slight wheaty edge. Fine, rather milky mouthfeel with a rather high carbonation. Flavour is very lightly metallic, some good grassy hops. Crispy malts and a slight touch of butterscotch. Actually a very fine bottled Bohemian.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 22, 2008
Rated: 28.07.2007
Bottle brown, 500 ml, 12 P
Appearance: Body is nice deep, golden, shining, intense colour of dark gold or rather amber. Body is sparkling lively but bubbles are small, the beer is carbonated in very nice way. Head is initially medium than decreases to a small froth on the top of the body (up to 1 finger and not more) that lasts quite long. Head colour is white. Head is frothy and regular in structure, gives average lacing.
Aroma: More oily than ’Budwieser Bier 1795’, floral, average hoppy as for Bohemian Pilsener (quite high though), milky, creamy, a bit chalky, maderate malty, hints of white chockolate, crispy, lemon (from hops), still hoppy ( a bit less from ’Budweisre Bier 1795’ and more malty.
Flavour: Front is sweet, accidic, olive oil, alcoholic nose, tangy, white, wine grapes, fruity, wildberries, all this fruits are result of flowery hops that give also nice bitterness on palate. Very well balanced with nice, perfectly hidden malty base that exists in the background and gives beautiful body colour, again as you drink it wildberries and salty taste is coming back. Finish duration is average to long, a bit bready accid.
Palate: Carbonation on palate is present. Not wattery, rather oily texture. Body is medium to full, finish feel is salty, flowery, fruity, bitter. Great art of brewing light beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
estpiwo (1310) - ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2007
Canned (0,5L) Golden color, strong hoppy aroma. Flavor is medium sweet and malty. Full. Aftertaste is hoppy and long.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20560) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2007
Canned (5.0%). Clear golden, rich airy head. Fruity nose with a touch of hay. Medium sweet and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Some vague smokey notes, some late bitterness. Decent, no more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - AUG 31, 2007
most of the Slovakian lagers are in the Czech Pilsener style (not sure why this is classified as "American Macro Lager" ...) and this one is no exception ... a well brewed thirst quencher, whith a distinctive note of hops ... not too spectacular, but there is nothing wrong with this one either ...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dacrza (583) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2007
12 oz. bottle in a Warsteiner pokal...inch head that holds up on a golden body...an average pilsner appearance...mild to sharp malt, and little else to note but that metallic tinge that accompanies the style...soft, watery and a bit oliy to the tongue...perfect on a high 80’s F night like this one, but the sweat disguises the general lack of character...malt presence lightly wrapped in an inobtrusive shell....an indistinguishable pilsner in a market of tastealikes...in a style that limits uniqueness, this beer nevertheless end up on the average pile...not crisp, malty or developed enough to be remembered, but gets one through a barbecue

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2007
bottle. Golden yellow colour, large head. Hoppy nose. Well-blanaced hoppy and malty brw, hints of herbs and grain.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
Canette 500ml, courtoisie de Jean-Marc G. De couleur jaune dorée et transparente. Nez de grains de malt pâle, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales, avec des notes de grains de maïs sucré et quelques traces fruitées (notes de pelures d’agrumes et de pommes vertes). Mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort et croustillant ainsi qu’une texture légèrement aqueuse et aux notes crémeuses. Goût de grains de malt pâle légèrement croustillants avec des notes fruitées (pelures de pommes vertes et zest d’agrumes) rapidement suivi d’un goût légèrement amer de houblon floral asséchant et herbeux (notes de gazon mouillé, jusqu’en finale) et d’un léger goût sucré de maïs et des petites notes de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger-moyen goût métallique. Post-goût moyen-court et un peu sec, légèrement amer de houblon floral et herbeux accompagné de petites notes fruitées (zest d’agrumes) et métalliques.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4427) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2007
My bottle says Topvar Premium Pils Beer. 11 oz green bottle. Quite a beauty, has a gold foil tux. The pour reveals a fresh yeast but not quite skunk aroma. Clears to a clean impression that’s almost candy like. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color. No head. The taste is quite alcohol in palate tho it is only 5%. Industrial alcohol bite that reminds me of american malt liquor. Quite different than anything I can recall. Decent tingly carbonation. Comes across almost like wine at times. At times syrupy and smooth and then again readily coarse. Not as good as Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar) 12°. Probably on par with Pilsner Urquell .


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