Brewed by Modrá Hvězda Dobřany
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Dobřany, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Formerly known as Modrá Hvězda 10° Originální Výčepní Světlé.

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oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Draught. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is eggy, yeasty and mildly fruity. Flavour is eggy, yeasty, earthy and a bit rubbery.

ogivlado (7839) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2008
Draught at the brewpub as Modrá Hvězda Dobřanská Desítka.
Cloudy golden coloured, small white head, grainy nose. Grainy, yeasty and nice hoppy taste with low bitterness.

gnoff (10506) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
(Draught at the brewpub, on June 28, 2008)
Clear straw color, white head. Yeasty dough scent. Sweet, yeasty taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.

omhper (25160) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy golden, small head. Suphury nose with a bit of rubber, but then th feast starts... Dry with crisp and grainy malt, Superbly structured light, yet chewy malt, lots ofpleasant saaz hops. Long bitter finish. Despite the somewhat offputting aroma it’s really,a great pilsener!

Marko (5718) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2008
Tap at the brewpub during RBESG
Poured a murky dark yellow body, small white head that went away at a medium pace. Very grainy nose with some nice soapy fruitiness and herbal hopiness. A lovely grainy, bready taste rounded up with some herbal hop bitterness. Another very good Czech brewpub desítka!

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Tap at the brewpub. Alround rating: Nose is slightly sulphury, pale biscuity malts, very drinkable, good carbonation and soft.

ekstedt (6790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
Draught at the brewpub during RBESG08. Clody deep golden with medium white head. Fresh grainy and bready malt aroma with strong sulphur notes and floral hops. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp bitterness. Probably a bit too young, could have been great otherwise.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
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.
-------- /> How: Tap at brewpub (Modrá Hvězda, Dobřany, Czech Republic)
The look: Partly cloudy yellow 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: As above but everything a tad mellow. Extremely well made but unfortunately a bit too mellow.

TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale avec une pointe de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréale en arrière goût. (Rating #1559)

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy yeastiness embraces the gripping herbal hop nuances in this sensuously quaffable Světlé Výčepní. Decidedly, this brewpub is top notch from its most subtle to its most potent brews.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Tantalizing foam sticks atop the cloudy pale blond.
-The body is well-rounded for a desitka, a truly pleasure to chew and swallow.
-That yeastiness is pervasive and actually adds fruity character without impeding on the malt and hop equilibrium.
-The malts are timid in flavor but offer plenty of sweetness to balance out the bitter hoppiness of the Saaz.

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