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Žatec Blue Label (Bright Lager)

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


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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2016
330ml bottle kindly shared by Per Pippin. Golden with a slight haze, pearl white head, spotty lacing. Mid-sweet pale malty nose. Taste of grainy malts, dough and a touch of dried fruits. Dry and sweet ending. Possible to drink (Shared with friends at Prestvika, Sommarřya 02.09.2016):

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (266) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle at home, 20/08/16. Bought from Beers of Europe. Sharp but sweet aroma. Not overly strong but tickles the nose. As to be expected, the head is initially extremely frothy and creamy. However as some legs to it and does not just fade away. Light gold, slightly bubbly. Very soft bodied and smooth. Sweet with a a trace of bitterness in the finish. Goes well with my Chicken Kiev. Pleasent. May have given it lower marks if I was in a different mood and wanting more depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
agent_persik (676) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2016
Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma of malt, grassy hops, cardboard, some floral notes, corn. Sour sweet taste with light hoppy bitterness in finish. Thin body and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4038) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Dobry czeski pilsner ze srednia slodowoscia i spora dawka chmielu. Zatecki to gra pierwsze skrzypce. Jest aromatycznie w smaku zywicznie i w koncowce bardzo gozko. Kolor zloty jaskrawo zolty, ze spora zdobiaca szklany pokal piana sniezno biala, do tego bardzo trwaly. Tak powinna wygladac pijalne i smaczne piwo. Bardzo gozko i wytrawnie

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (6450) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark golden color. Small size, white head, stays. Sweet, hard candy, malty, dirty, cardboard in aroma. Cardboard, malty, sweetish, cereals and some hops in taste. Bitter hops and cardboard in aftertaste. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2016
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Watery sweet stinky lager aroma. Pale, brief head. Sweetish pale malts. Watery palate, a bit fizzy. Thin acrid bitter hop extract bitterness. Very nasty lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phfyysik (792) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 28, 2016
Pours golden with small head. Aroma is bread, malts, some grass, cereals. Taste is quite same, some hops reveals in after. Medium.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Senka (1061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours dull straw goldenlike. Thin head, ok lacing. Taste is a bit metallic and sweet. Stale bread aftertaste. Everything that goes with the style of Světlý. Not my type of beer, but is overal a drinkable session lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (2388) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 22, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Pours a clear golden color, topped with a small white head, no real retention. Very gentle bready aroma with some grassy hops present. Taste is mildly sweet, quite bready with mild bitterness in the finish. Short lived aftertaste, bready bittery feel. Very light and superbly fresh feel. Very fine and drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1584) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with small white label. Aroma is malty, yeasty, sweetish, old bad hay. Taste is bitter, slight sweetness, grassy, hay, wet paper, Thin + body. Bitter finish.Drinkable.

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