Karol (961) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2013
Bottled and tapped. This light lager is definitely one of the best commercially available Czech beers nowadays! its purpose: kill the thirst! I drink this beer often when I go cycling. The tapped one is phenomenal! more malty than hoppy and absolutely refreshing! a great bitter finish for such a light lager. Bravo, Cerna Hora! Grzesiek79 (4451) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
earthy, cooked vegetables, roasty, orange, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, zenonn (48) - - SEP 7, 2013
mit mondjak? öröm inni, mint minden jó cseh sört. jó sok klasszikus komló, no meg maláta is akad benne bőven. Semmi fifika, semmi tengerentúli csoda, semmi modern, egyszerűen csak jó. Gazza (727) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2005
Draught in Černáhorsky Sklep, Brno. An unfiltered 10 degree lager which is a lot better than the filtered Tas. Hazy and goldem, with a honeyed hop nose; very inviting. Dryish and malty on the palate with a lot of subtle flavours which must be lost by pasteurisation - hops, citrus, bready malt. Complex, slightly bitter and hoppy finish. Very drinkable and refreshing. adamnowek (3401) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2017
Clear and gold golden. Aroma is subtle with grass and weeds. Taste is a little bit of sweet malt, lemongrass, and a hint of bitter hops. Great texture.
pinkano (56) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2011
A - hazy gold with pretty stable head Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
S - nice fresh malt
T - very fresh and easy going malt taste with medium hoppiness. It is little watery, but it has low ABV and it is unfiltered.
M - medium carbonation with low body
D - very drinkable and light beer. On its low ABV it is great for summer days.
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
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How: Tap at Kralovstvi, Prague
The look: Partly cloudy golden body with a medium white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 11° and below is: Well malted body with lots of smooth cereals and a light fresh honey sweetness flavour. Some fruity notes (more fruity notes than in the 12°+) with mostly citrus fruits and a little lemon. The finish is somewhat herbal and citrusy with but unlike the 12°+ there is only a hint of the dry grassy bitterness usually associated with noble/Saaz hops. Bitterness is mild and does not really play a big role in the overall flavours spectrum. A light meringue sensation and an overall freshness impression.. Carbonation is typically very soft. These beers are low in intensity but very refreshing and drinkable in scarily large quantities.
This one: Pretty much as above but slightly better put together than average. Extra refreshing.