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Žatec Blue Label (Bright Lager)

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Brewed by Žatecký Pivovar (Carlsberg)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Žatec, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Zatec beer is new to the outside world but has been brewed in the heart of the world’s most famous hop region since 1004. The Zatec brewery occupies the site of the old Zatec Castle of which one tower and the huge cellars remain, today’s brewery buildings were completed in 1801. Ingredients: Water, Malt and Hops
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Pint in Smith’s of Smithfield, London (Ł4.95):
A shaky start with a poor look & weak nose but things soon picked up. Sweeter than expected but there was a good balance & it was easy to drink; a pretty nice beer but it could easily have been so much better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (973) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Gold pour, quick head. Nose is light malt and hops. Bitter. Middle shows a solid malt backbone, floral hints. Finish is dry and fairly bitter. Not ground breaking, but solid.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
kind of malty and kind of sweet but somehow lacking hoppy taste. Not that great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice malt aroma with some floral and hop background. Appearance- Beer is a golden amber color with a long lasting white head. Taste- Has a pleasant bitter malt flavor. Palate- A medium bodied brew with medium carbonation and a dry finish Overall- Nota bad beer but I have had better Czech beers

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2461) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Big-bubblish diminishing white head on a bright straw golden body. Sparkling. Aroma; grass, caramel malts, hops, bread, marzipan, wort. Taste; caramel malts, hops, grass, fresh fruit peel of red apple, Well or too well carbonated, normal body, very easy-going. Fresh hops in the finish, with some grains and malts. Nice brew. [33cl brown btl, 4.6%abv, BB20.12.14]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
askewbrew (23) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours to a patchy but lasting head that laces generously. Dark golden color. Aroma is fresh sweet malts and honeylike floral and spicy hops: 100% Zatec (Saaz) according to label. Flavor comes in with a blend of sweet, clean malt and a spicy, tangy and crisp bitterness. Mouthfeel is light yet substantial. Overall, a very good Bohemian Pilsner.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (1083) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Clear golden color , nice white head. Grassy , floral aroma with hint of malt. Taste grassy , moderate malty sweetness and bitter finish. Light body , high carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
The body has a bright golden color with some visible carbonation and very good clarity. The head is thin and foamy with an "egg shell white" color. It leaves only a little spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is full of floral Czech hops with some light white bread malt. There is a clay like earthy quality with some very light metallic notes mixing with hops on the tongue. The hops are floral, grassy and a little bit leafy. They add a mild, pleasant bitterness to the flavor. Its body is light with a zesty texture and carbonation that tickles the tongue. The finish is quick, crisp and end on a mildly bitter note.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BitchPls (652) - FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Clear copper beer with a foamy white head. Sweet malty aroma. Watery body. Crispy carbonation. Malty, toffee sweet, some honey notes. Pretty bulky lager. Still OK and nice to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cervmagpt (415) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 2B). Bottle 33cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: malt background with faint herbal hop aroma. APPEARANCE: golden yellow color and very clear. thin head with medium-low retention. TASTE: malty sweet balanced with some bitterness that does not linger. very faint hop flavours. finishes a bit dry. no esters. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a sub-par czech pilsner. should have more hop character.


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