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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly Topvar Svetly Ležak at 5.2%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viper666 (2811) - 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 (4750) - 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 (703) - 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 (9517) - 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.............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2006
Golden color, dense head. Hay and a bit of soap in the aroma. Light hopbitterm malty flavor with hay and a hint of citrus. Soft but tasty. As the temperature rises, a buttery mouthfeel becomes stronger. Well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1532) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Best when served at room temperature. A wonderful full bodied mouthfeel that only the Slovaks can pull off. Aroma lasts the whole four minutes you are drinking it. I look forward to junifest this coming june in Bratislava so I can have at the source.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Pours golden w/ a full semi creamy froth that recedes slowly. Aroma is that of malted sweet grains. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors of malted fruity grains are up front w/ moderate carameling.The finish has a refined bitterness w/ a touch of asprin. Overall: the asprin finish really puts this brew in a better place. Very thirst quenching. A good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Poured yellow with a white eggshell head....crisp and fizzy.....ripened apple aroma. Sharp, metallic sensation on the teeth....oh wait, that was a shard of foil from the bottleneck that slipped into the pour.....anyways, the flavor was pretty standard, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly adjunct.....pretty good finish, but far from a one of a kind brew.

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