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


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BitchPls (758) - FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Clear copper beer with a foamy white head. Sweet malty aroma. Watery body. Crispy carbonation. Malty, toffee sweet, some honey notes. Pretty bulky lager. Still OK and nice to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cervmagpt (647) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 2B). Bottle 33cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: malt background with faint herbal hop aroma. APPEARANCE: golden yellow color and very clear. thin head with medium-low retention. TASTE: malty sweet balanced with some bitterness that does not linger. very faint hop flavours. finishes a bit dry. no esters. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a sub-par czech pilsner. should have more hop character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
angelkostvo (1144) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 22, 2014
Pale yellow colour, small white head. Aroma of grass, hay, slightly citrus. Taste is light sweet, almost no bitterness. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (2674) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5551) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16111) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25201) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (4524) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1033) - Collinsville, Illinois, 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

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