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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
11.2°


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Pours a transparent lightly effervescent golden with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of semi-sweet pale malt with a decent balance of fresh, grassy Saaz hops. Body starts with a pleasant mild pale malty sweetness along with some earthy bittering hops towad a crisp, very drinkable finish. A decent pils.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle, pours a sparkling yellow with a white head. Taste is of some lighter malts, a bit of hops, nothing very domininate in the aroma or taste. It was an ok brew and a dissapointing pilsner.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4875) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Really not much aroma but looks nice. Flavor has a good dryness up front. Finishes a little fruity and funky, not really the best. Still, decent stuff. I think the funk is some butter notes coming through.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, light perfume, and some lemon. Flavor of light herbs, corn, and some butter. A clean, crisp bohemian pilsener.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6731) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks, bread), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A fairly simple, husky example. Not impressed.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3958) - - OCT 20, 2007
clear gold with a small frothy white head. malty aroma with notes of honey. notes malt and honey with a good clean hoppy finish. light bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (12469) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Aroma of noble hop and more than expected malt. More of a German pilsener? Slightly orange tinged golden color with a white head that ringed. Medium body with moderate, near creamy, carbonation. Flavor starts sweet, balanced by bitter. I’d say noble hop. Agree it is a bit bready. The finish is lightly sweet, quickly dropping to persisting bitter. Perhaps a slight sour note in the top of the mouth at the end. Good beer, but seems a whit more German than Bohemian.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Deep gold body with a large off white head. The aroma has some nice notes of bread and earthy root vegetables like turnips. The taste is a little sharp with hints of raw potatoes and some apple core. There is a decent hoppy finish with a hint of orange marmalade. A nicely made pils with a light refreshing body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep golden colour with a medium white head leaving a good lacing. Malty aroma with some sweetness and breadiness. The flavour is a bit sweet with a good maltiness, bread, some bitterness and some grains. Dry bitterish bit sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3386) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2007
33cl Bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with small white head. Light nose that reminded me of cooking flour. Flavor was creamy/buttery. Suggest better Bohemians.


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