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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Danke an Frankenland für dieses Bier. Süß-hopfiger Geruch. Ein wenig süßlicher und vor allem milder Antrunk. Dann etwas herber, aromatischer werdend. Der Abgang steigert noch ein wenig die Herbe, die insgesamt aber noch mild ist. Ganz ok. Test vom 14.11.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear light yellow color. Aroma of light sweet caramel, hint of butterscotch, light bitter floral hoppy notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Light dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (3306) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Damn, I think I had eaten something that colored my experience in tasting beer. This is my second beer in a row that tasted metallic. I tried to fix that by finding something else to counter that and the only thing I could find was pine flavored lozenges I got in Pilsen! Ha! Metallic flav is gone, pine is here. Anyway, poured with a small to medium sized off white head that slowly fades and some lace. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel, grain, and fresh baked bread. Flavor is.... ok all things considered. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2010
Bottle from Csakajosor.hu. Poured with a nice golden yellow color and a white head. Malty aroma, with a hint of caramel. Some malty sweetness in the clear, light body. Refreshing, goes down smooth. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2010
bottle. golden amber color, nice head and palate. dry and bitter but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1543) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 18, 2010
Szép, mély aranyszínű lager, habja viszonylag tartós, és vékonyan megmarad, szénsavassága átlagos. Illata édes, gabonás, fűszeres. Enyhe csípősséggel indul, íze gyümölcsös/malátás. Aromájában is a malátán van a hangsúly, mely mögött fel-feltünedezik a komló. Befejezése először édeskés, utána válik fokozatosan egyre fűszeresebbé, mely megmarad a szájban ill. valamelyest kiszárítja azt. Teste közepes, könnyen iható. Összességében inkább egy jobbfajta átlagos élményt nyújtott nekem:, annak ellenére, hogy érezhetően minőségi alapanyagokból készült...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (5434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
.5l Bottle from ’Only Rare Beers’ in Budapest. Another great Czech selection for this amateur. Pours a rich amber with tight white head. Very bold and smooth sip that sours with some alkaline notes. Maybe a bit soapy. Very balanced and sweet amber malt Pils body. Could drink this big sip after big swig. Quite tasty but not quite refined. Too much harsh metal in the hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3870) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2010
From bottle. Thanks to Armando, that is Gergely. Golden colour with frothy head. Creamy buterscotch aroma. The butterscotch prevents anything else to come through, which is a shame. Sweet malt and butterscotch blend together, after is a sticky sensation. Low on hops, low bitterness. Light body. Bad example of a Czech pilsner here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15770) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Bottle @ Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Pours clear golden with a creamy lasting white head and lacings. Nose is grain and buiscuit. Dry, grainy, floral and bitter with a touch of metal. Dry end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (1659) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2010
(Bottle 0,5l) Sweet malty, light hops aroma. Clear dark golden color. Huge white head. Medium sweet, light bitter. Creamy texture. Medium-full body. Bitter finish.

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