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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12359) - 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 (1688) - 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 (1441) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
1.5 liter bottle for $2, why not? Had an interesting [unidentifiable] sweet/metallic taste overtones, but very enjoyable. Great feel to it and quite interesting. Would not drink them all night however. Interesting while not totally satisfying. Try it once

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
11.5 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s: Pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is light and sweet with a hint of hops. Flavor starts lightly sweet followed by a light hop bitterness finishing kinda dry and spicy. Light bodied and thin with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 11, 2006
Very similar to Topvar Samaritan, Golden colour, medium, disappearing head. Much carbonation, but it didn’t annoy me in this case. Slight bitterness, okay one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
This kicked the shit out of the 11.5% version I had while in Australia. Pale malt with some faint green hops, reminiscent of the middle-of-the-road dutch lagers (Bavaria, Amsterdam). Not bad in its own right, but compared to the other Topvar I had, stellar!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Light sweet aroma has some notes of corn and herbal hops. Clear golden body is topped by a fizzy, low, white head that recedes rapidly to the slightest ring. Sweet, corny flavour with apparent bitterness. Hugely metallic, coppery aftertaste with some notes of plastic. Watery texture with strong carbonation. Tumbler. Fridge temperature. Can (BB 24.05.07, BCLS at Commercial, Sep-06).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ingevara (904) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Good color. Standard head. Average in every sense, medium bitter, medium hopy. Watery finish. Ntohing great.

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