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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a fully gone head. Mild spiced and malty aroma. Flavour is dry malty and slight bitter. Acidic and bitter finish. Somewhat bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry bready finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, grain and fruits. Flavour of malts, grain, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25472) - 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
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, pilsener golden with a white head. Hoppy nose. Medium body with a sweet malt base and a rather solid hoppy finish. A fairly nice Czech. 060706

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle. Very basic Pilsener. Pours clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Grainy malt aroma with some corn and faint, crisp hops. Fairly sweet with some cereal malts and light bitterness. Light in body with average carbonation. Finishes with decent sweetness and crispness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16197) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (14170) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
FatPhil (14122) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13606) - 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.

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