oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy orange colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is malts, some fruity notes as well as wooden bitterness. Flavour is fruits, malts, quite much sweetness as well as some mild hoppyness coming in the finish.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50 cl bottle thanks to oh6gdx!)
On June 26, 2008 - train between Prague and Beroun
BB 31 12 08
Clear amber color, fluffy tan head. Sweet, fruity and hoppy scent. Malty sweet taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Grainy, malty and metallic aftertaste.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vyskovské Generál (General) 14° (3.9)
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Bottle, 500ml, fresh (purchased in Prague and drank within a week of purchase)
The look: Clear golden body with an initially large white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 12° and above is: Well malted body with plenty of biscuits and cereals. Sweetness level is in the light-medium range with some honey flavours and a light caramel presence (3/4 honey, 1/4 caramel). Fruity flavour limited to a light citrus flavour. Medium carbonation. Finish is dry and moderately bitter with a light citric touch. After-taste of dry grassy/herbal hops with a light dry spiciness character.
This one: Pretty much as above except with a bit more biscuit and a little soapy. An excellent example of the style. Far from the best Czech Pils I had on tap this is nonetheless the best Czech Pils I had in a bottle.
jonas (5041) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks pivnizub! Very pleasant hop aroma - grass, citrus, light pine. Deep golden, light carbonation, big offwhite head.
Solid fruity base with a good wallop hops to balance - bitter start making way to the lighter perfumed and citric notes. Elegant sparkly mouthfeel. Resiny finish. Now this is a (strong) pilsner!
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at ZBF 2006. Gold, moderate white head and low condition. Gentle sweet malt aromas, flowery hops and a low malt sweetness in the mouth and a brief malty sweet finish.
Furseth (1866) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear golden colour, with a nice head. Aroma was grainy, gras,lots of sweet maltyness,citric,flowery, and has a bit of dry hopy ending. Flavor is almost the same, sweet maltynes is dominated, thin to medium body, dry but enyway a short finish. Nice Bohemian pilsner.
altonbrownd (4209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pivovarsky Klub. ANother fantastic beer on tap at the Klub. Yellow coloured pils. Grassy, some fruit taste and highly carbonated. Hoppy all the way through.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, bought at Pivni Galerie in Prague. Golden yellow, large white head. Fruity and malty flavour, bitter-sweet, more hoppy in the finish. Hints of orange marmelade and herbs. Very long-lasting aftertaste.
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, white head. Malty, somewhat strong aroma. Malty dough flavor, some pepper and with quite a mild finish.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Taste is sweet, very sweet and hoppy.