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


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RATINGS: 275   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grumbo (1085) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle from Rasputin’s Food & Wine, Ipswich. Clear golden colour with a quite large white head. Aroma of hops, grain and malt. Medium body, average carbonation. Fair.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StueyD (1554) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
A golden yellow coloured beer with a weak white head. A strong, slightly metallic aroma of hops and a touch of malt. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel. The taste is dry, biscuity malt that is followed by a zesty tang of green hops, a touch herbal, but the metallic element is present again towards the end, which spoils the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2013
The aroma is grass, malt, very sweet. The appearance is gold/orange, white head. The flavor is grass, malt, sweet. The finish is light noble hops, sweetness lingering. Almost no hops. Very fat in body for the style. Not a huge fan of the style, but this is not bad. Maybe if this beer was fresher I would enjoy it more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Sour barley malt and grassy/herbal hops aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Mildly sweet barley malt and slightly bitter grassy hops flavor. Nice - wish I could get it fresher though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
April 2011. Bottle. Golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of malt, grain, corn and hay. Flavors add hops to the mix. Pretty average Czech beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle @ dry dock Leicester (of all places). Malty grassy aroma. Sweet for a pilsner, but nice biscuity taste with a slight hoppiness (for an eastern/central European beer). Nice enough- you could certainly have a session on this and it's a nice mild 4.6% I like this actually. For what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2013
A bit sweet for a pilsner - I taste some caramel, which was unexpected. There’s a bit of English pub ale in here. Seems underhopped for the style. Smooth, drinkable. Extra points for longevity (brewed since 1004).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
Pours a dark straw color with a big foamy white head. Aroma is floral, grains, and maybe honey. Taste is malty, bready, and fruity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle from Carrboro Beverage Co. BB 09.06.16. Golden, medium carbonated, with thin film of fading white head. Nose is sweet and lightly metallic; white (vanilla) cake, nutmeg, cinnamon, horchata-like--very odd. Flavor is sweet and metallic, like sucking on a penny. WTF. This either sucks or this style is another one of those acquired taste scenarios. Another 2-3 small sip drain pour. I need to stop buying ticks before looking them up. Dammit, $4 down the drain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Floral aroma as others have stated. Pours clear, golden color. Not very much flavor but certainly drinkable.

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