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Žatec Blue Label (Bright Lager)

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

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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
11.2°


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andregoncalves (1094) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 7, 2014
33cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. Clear gold color with thin head. Body is smooth. Medium bitter taste. Aroma is light hop and balanced.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4628) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottled, 500mL. Nose is very sweet, sugary really, pale malt is bright but grainy, lemony and faint green hops, but I can’t say I expect anything but a rough ride. Pours golden with a rocky-sudsy white head. Taste is as expected: low bitterness, strong sugary sweetness, grainy, lightly metallic, raw all over. Reasonable balance of malt and hops but the decision probably lands in the corner of the former. Light diacetyl in with some toffee. Mild lemon and grass. Light body somewhat refreshing, not enough to overcome the traditional central European rough lager character (by no means exclusive to Bohemia).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Review from notes on 06/1/10 Poured from bottle to perfect pint. A: Straw, amazing clarity. Steady stream of lager bubble. No head. Granular yeast suspension noted in bottle. S: Petite nose. Early hop additions give this a simple, grassy, bitter scent. Touch of grain. T: Effervescent malt, slightly vanilla flavor. Good, easy finish. Great dinner beer. M: Light, smooth lager. Easy carb, not offensive at all. D: Best Czech lager I’ve had so far. Very drinkable. I would argue a win-win for anybody who enjoys lagers, and especially for a domestic macro drinker. Serving type: bottle 12-22-2010

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle 330ml (Prisma, Mikkola)
Clear golden color, small white head. Light buttery nose. Light-bodied. Honeyish sweetness, some earthy notes, hops, light buttery notes. Bad way unclean.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled (Prisma, Vaasa). Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy, bready malty along with some herbal notes. Flavour is herbal, grassy, bready and a bit slight toffeeish notes. Refreshing, but a bit mouldy/earthcellary, otherwise fresh and nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 17, 2013
.5l bottle in Seattle. Pale darker yellow, small foam head. Crisp, souring beer that is a pretty good Czech style lager. A bit eggy, body has a dry crisp hopping. Dry sparkling water. Clean, nice.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (462) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 10, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours clear gold with a white head. Taste sweet, grassy, crisp. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6087) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. BB 30/06/14. (Prisma) Tampere, Finland.
Clear pale golden colour with a small white head. Grassy and herbal hops, some bitterness and dry maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is quite strong hoppy bitter with grass, some herbal notes and some dry grainy malt. Hoppy Pilsner.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
This is ok. a bit light, but typical chech. golden colour white head. just as it says on the label it has some toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2013
33cl bottle. Deep amber, thin white head. Diacetyl in aroma, with grassy and malty notes. Flavor has grassy hops, sweetness, butter. Grassy bitter finish. Heavy and chewy to drink, but otherwise quite clean and not too sweet either.


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