Brewed by Pivovar Chodovar
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Chodová Planá, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
This extraordinary beer brewed solely from Czech aromatic hops possesses a distinct gold colour, pleasant hop bouquet and full malt taste with a touch of gentle bitterness. Zámecký Lager Speciál fermenting 2 – 3 months in stock tubs of our unique rock cellar is an example of supreme art of our brewers. A specialist committee appraised its quality and the lager was awarded the “Prize of Czech Brewers 2000”.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1386) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass. A: Pours a clear golden yellow color forming a medium bubbled and very bubbled white head. Creamy. Excellent retention and lots of thin and lingering lacings left in the glass S: Great notes of honey and sweet grains. Delicious. Very bready with strong notes of flowery hops. Notes of vanilla and earthy, bready Lager yeasts T: Slightly sweet pale grains in upfront. Crispy. Strong notes of honey. Very bready. Delicious flowery hops. In overall, a dry but smooth and pleasant taste M: Medium, creamy and extremely smooth texture. Good carbonation and a very bready aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Quite "different" Czech Pilsener in the good sense. Very smooth and pleasant Lager [ BA Review @ 6/18/2014 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (4298) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2014
Decent off white head, clear golden body, some lacings inside the dimpled mug. Aroma; caramel malts, fruity hops, butter, butterscotch, floral meadow, mild spices. Taste; hops, apple, caramel malts, bitter butterscotch, peel, grass, fruitiness. Fruity, fresh on palate. Finish has hops, grains, bread, apple, fruity caramel malts. This is certainly a quality czech pilsener. [50cl brown bottle, 5.1%abv, l3°, BB24.10.14, [email protected] Modreho Lva Pivoteka C.Budejovice]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (390) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bubbly white head. Grassy, lemon aroma. Rather sweet, round, hoppy. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (1413) - - JUN 26, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1503) - SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Prague Airport (Ł1.63):
Fresh with some nice grassy hops & hints of citrus plus medium strength lager malts, biscuit & sweetness. Hops with some spice making an appearance as well. Quite a lively one on the nose with a good balance & a pleasantly sweet aroma throughout.
Bright amber with with a 2-fingers tall head that holds well initially & looks creamy with some nice lacing on the sides & a clear body.
Sweet malts, biscuit & bread come through with the grassy hops from the nose. Citrus as well & spice from the Saaz hops & more malty than I was expecting.
Smooth with a medium body & a sweet mouthfeel that almost seemed creamy. The citrus left a tickling tang on the tongue & the beer was well-carbonated, crisp & moderately bitter towards the end.

Another cracking Czech beer. This was was thicker than I was expecting, with a great feel to it that bordered on creamy. The beer was very easy to drink and is again another that is up there with the best that the style has to offer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7442) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Big white head. Clear deep yellow body with strong carbonation. Meaty floral aroma. Dry-sweet earthy strawy taste with meaty minty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish resiny earthy spicy aftertaste with minty grassy notes. Nice and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Csak a jo Sörök, Budapest.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle from Maria bottle shop in Krakow, enjoyed at home. This is more like an lager in my opinion. Not so "crispy"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours golden yellow to orange with a white head. Slight sweet and malty nose. Grainy and malty flavour. Slight alcohol finish, grainy. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7279) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From the brewery, brought by and had at Halle’s.
Appearance: Golden colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, some hops, grain.
Body: Medium body, heavy carbonation.
Flavour: Bread, sweet malt, hops. No distinct metal flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8284) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
(Bottle) Golden colour with lasting, frothy, of-white head. Malty nose with bread, toffee, toast, butterscotch, vanilla, hay and grassy hops. Malty taste with notes of bread, hay, toffee, a touch of toast and a gentle grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a light malt sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, classic Czech pilsner. Nice one.

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