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


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RATINGS: 273   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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 2, 2008
500 ml bottle from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (April 2008) served a few minutes out of the fridge from a Christoffel glass. Minimal white head dies quickly atop pale amber-gold body....fairly sweet aroma, decent malt base evident, very faint light grassy hops grow a little bit with warmth....body is on the sweet side also, not really crisp or dry enough and the hops just aren’t there; there’s also a hint of staleness and some cigarette ashiness, but with no visible date on the bottle, how am I to know how long it took to get here? Quite mediocre, but drinkable overall..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (1994) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 22, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Pours a clear golden color, topped with a small white head, no real retention. Very gentle bready aroma with some grassy hops present. Taste is mildly sweet, quite bready with mild bitterness in the finish. Short lived aftertaste, bready bittery feel. Very light and superbly fresh feel. Very fine and drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1084) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with small white label. Aroma is malty, yeasty, sweetish, old bad hay. Taste is bitter, slight sweetness, grassy, hay, wet paper, Thin + body. Bitter finish.Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (799) - 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 (724) - 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 (8391) - 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 (1304) - 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 (1110) - 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 (185) - 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 (936) - 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 (2886) - 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]

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