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


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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   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

felsenpils' rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
felsenpils (136) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
This is the real deal. True Czech aroma and taste. Perfection in lager brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. It has a light aroma of earthy hops and biscuit. The flavor is similar, with a dry finish over a light body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (592) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
330ml bottle into tumbler glass. Grainy malt nose. Amber beer, a few bubbles, thin head. Watery, grainy taste. Finish is smoky and grainy. Ordinary and forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from Base Camp. Hoppy nose, grass, herbs, biscuit malt. Medium gold. Crisp, brady, low hops, bit of orange and melon. Medium carbo. Ok. Maybe not so fresh. Decent, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1198) - SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Pint in Smith’s of Smithfield, London (Ł4.95):
A shaky start with a poor look & weak nose but things soon picked up. Sweeter than expected but there was a good balance & it was easy to drink; a pretty nice beer but it could easily have been so much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1027) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Gold pour, quick head. Nose is light malt and hops. Bitter. Middle shows a solid malt backbone, floral hints. Finish is dry and fairly bitter. Not ground breaking, but solid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
kind of malty and kind of sweet but somehow lacking hoppy taste. Not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (764) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice malt aroma with some floral and hop background. Appearance- Beer is a golden amber color with a long lasting white head. Taste- Has a pleasant bitter malt flavor. Palate- A medium bodied brew with medium carbonation and a dry finish Overall- Nota bad beer but I have had better Czech beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2580) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Big-bubblish diminishing white head on a bright straw golden body. Sparkling. Aroma; grass, caramel malts, hops, bread, marzipan, wort. Taste; caramel malts, hops, grass, fresh fruit peel of red apple, Well or too well carbonated, normal body, very easy-going. Fresh hops in the finish, with some grains and malts. Nice brew. [33cl brown btl, 4.6%abv, BB20.12.14]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
askewbrew (25) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours to a patchy but lasting head that laces generously. Dark golden color. Aroma is fresh sweet malts and honeylike floral and spicy hops: 100% Zatec (Saaz) according to label. Flavor comes in with a blend of sweet, clean malt and a spicy, tangy and crisp bitterness. Mouthfeel is light yet substantial. Overall, a very good Bohemian Pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (1147) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Clear golden color , nice white head. Grassy , floral aroma with hint of malt. Taste grassy , moderate malty sweetness and bitter finish. Light body , high carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing.

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