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Waitrose Czech Pilsner

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Brewed at Pivovar Herold

Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Bracknell, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic Czech lager, made at the Herold Brewery, situated in Breznice Castle in Bohemia, where beer has been produced since the 15th century. The beer is made from Saaz hops and locally grown barley, which is malted whtin the Castle walls.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2023) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from, guess where? Lager gold, very little head. Lemon, some caramel and a grainy note to the aroma. Tastes sweet with a tangy and slightly astringent bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is spot on but body’s a bit thin. A good honest pils, certainly worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (17454) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli - picked up at Waitrose Queensway. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds some lightly skunky cabbage, pale bread, hay. Light-medium sweet flavor with mild bitter hay, grains, cereal, lemon. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly crispy, some biscuits, hay, sugary cereal, floral hops, mild grassy bitterness. So so.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle from the Waitrose on Gloucster Road. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is mildly spicy, with a touch of grass? Near med body. Flavor is mildly noble, somewhat bready, and finishes lightly bitter. Urquel it’s not, but it will do when the alternatives are tasteless macros.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle at home with a Chicken Tikka Masala. Served very cold. Clear pale amber, medium white head which dissipates quickly. Nose is nice and grassy, hay, straw, cereal grain husk. Wow, really surprised by this. Taste is grassy, straw, hay, cereal grain, crisp dry lager yeast, subtle lemon on finish. Best supermarket lager I’ve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3757) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Clear gold. Disappearing, white head. Fairly spicy. Toasty malts. Grassy, lemon hop. Drinks sharp, clean, and lemon crisp. Not a whole lot to say. Perfectly drinkable. Nice hoppy burp from it! Ok. Enjoyed it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy weak grassy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, Hexham . Pale straw coloured with a malty and grassy flavour followed by a delicate floral fruity and earthy finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
500ml bottle from Waitrose Richmond, into Pilsner Urquell Stein. Golden yellow, clear, sparkling, small white head doesn’t endure. Aroma is very clean, cereals, light chlorinated water. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is light and crisp, tthin bready malt, some dry metallics, tangy finish. Underflavoured but nothing offensive at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1800) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottled ’ Green bottle which is dumb for a delicate style ... skunky but also pretty malty and dry nose ; A light cream foam buv gold is this beerz look /]. DRy crisp palate , little bready. Its respectable stuff to swill @ away on.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (5727) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Green 500ml bottle: BBD 31 Jul 15. Poured at home on 17 Jan 15. Not overly impressed, and beers from Pivovar Herold before and liked them. Looked your normal Pilsner/Lager, golden, light and bright: on top the regular unlasting snow white crown. Aroma was corn syrup sweet and so was the taste with very mild hints of lemon grass. It was taken in a blind tasting with a Staropramen brewed beer and a German Memminger brewed one: this can out the worst score wise.


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