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


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly Topvar Svetly Ležak at 5.2%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (23728) - 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.

   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 ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dacrza (863) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9181) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5369) - 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 .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 10, 2007
12 oz. bottle- color of pale yellow , with a head that is frothy and fluffy- nose of stale cereal , oats , sweet corn , melon , candied cherries (twislers) , and cane sugar – taste of grass , hat , sweet fruity candy , and skunk - body is light , and with mild carbonation – sweet aftertaste of cane sugar , mild mild hops , and malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2007
From a can. Fresh floral aroma. Golden in colour with a white head. Quite hoppy and tangy with some grape like notes. A little thin on the palate with some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bought a bottle at a liquor store in Manchester, CT at the Burr Corners Plaza. Crisp aroma. Fruity pilsner. Not very smooth. Golden color. No head at all. Fruity after taste. Refreshing, probably a good summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10184) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle: Sweet grainy (barley)-malty nose with a touch of honey; mild sweetish-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; sweet-honey in the delicate malty-bitter aftertaste. Unspectacular, but pleasant. Quite good - by slovakian standards.............

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