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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: 277   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (6011) - 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 (13312) - 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 (598) - 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 (1046) - 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 (2263) - 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 (1403) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (807) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. It has a light aroma of earthy hops and biscuit. The flavor is similar, with a dry finish over a light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
330ml bottle into tumbler glass. Grainy malt nose. Amber beer, a few bubbles, thin head. Watery, grainy taste. Finish is smoky and grainy. Ordinary and forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from Base Camp. Hoppy nose, grass, herbs, biscuit malt. Medium gold. Crisp, brady, low hops, bit of orange and melon. Medium carbo. Ok. Maybe not so fresh. Decent, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1393) - 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.

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