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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Pure corn syrup with watery undetones. Typical European Lager shit. Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Deep golden color with a little white foam, smells mostly of grainwith some grassy/ hay notes. Taste is nice balance of mild, grainy malt and noble hops, feel is quite smooth and refreshing, finish is a light bitterness. Well done but not really standout, Pretty similar to Pilsener Urquell. A nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml bottle. Medium gold to orange pour, sparkling; with a slight white head. Fresh lake water aroma, hint of wort. Crisp lager flavor with some grassiness, honey sweetness, raw cake mix. Solid mouthfeel - refreshing. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Clear pale gold with a frothy white head. Honey and malt aroma with some light fruit and spicy hops. A bit flabby in the mouth with decent malt and hop flavors. Has a little cardboard. Small bitter bite. Apparently this beer uses only Zatec hops which is a nice way to get to know the distinctions of the variety. It tastes like Saaz but a little less spicy. Like so many imports, this suffers from the trip. I would like to taste it at the source.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2007
500 ml brown bottle pours a clear medium yellow body with a nice white head. Aroma of hay, spicy hops, and sweet grainy malts. Light body with zesty carbonation. Taste features spicy and grassy hops and a grainy and bready sweet malt maltiness that becomes overbearing at times. A decent pils but on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Medium gold, very nice initial head fades into a ring. Aroma initially has a bit of skunk, but this fades away after a few minutes, revealing a pleasant grass and hay aroma. Flavor is some sweet pale malt followed by a hay hop finish. Touch sweet at the end as opposed to totally drying. Enjoyable, would love to try fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
pours with a respectable pils head. lacing is damn fine! .. smell is of a fresh picked hop and honey corn flakes ... refreshing drink, good amount of bitters .... Not bad, would love to try fresh on tap! Goes down smooth but there is something just a tad off about it that makes it a good beer and not a great one..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a small, rocky, white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (earth) with notes of apple and pear. Light bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; husky grain flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle from Party Source. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy hop aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle: Fiery Golden, moderate white foamy head, so-so lacing, light carbonation.   Pale malt nose, soft grass and hay.   Very minor sweetness.   Not as sweet on the tongue as I would have thought.   Otherwise grassy, some hay/straw, with a minor barnish tinge.   Falls off on the backside.   Clean because there isn’t much there, slight lingering pale malt flavors.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit it does have a decent malt base giving it a little better than average body.   Tiz okay, but very forgetable as its quite plain.   Very non-offensive at least.

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