Brewed by Pivovarský Dům
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Prague, Czech Republic


on tap


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
ABV used to be 5% in past.

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gnoff (10224) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2015 Aliased entry:
Initial Rating Date: 7/4/2008
(Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague, on June 24, 2008)
Labeled "Stepan Nefiltrovany Svetly Lezak"
Shady pale golden color, white head. Yeasty, herbal bitter hoppy scent. Herbal bitter hoppy and grassy taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium high grassy herbal bitterness.

Earlier Rating: 6/1/2006 Total Score: 3.6
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Also called "Stepán". Draught at the brewpub, ordered a 4 liter "giraffe" of this beer. Shady honey golden color, big white creamy head. Fresh a bit yeasty smell. Big hoppy taste, nice bitterness.

(Draught at the brewpub in PRague on June 24, 2008)
Shady yellow color, white head. Sweet, malty and yeasty scent. Herbal bitter and yeasty taste. Moussy mouthfeel, herbal bitterness.

ladnewton (1936) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2010
On tap at Pivovarský Dum on 7th July 2010. Hazy gold with quickly thinning white head of foam. Rich hop aroma then biting, cutting hop kick and a rich hoppy aftertaste, all delivered to the thirsty drinker on a zingy, quenching mouthfeel. Excellent.

dEM1972 (53) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2008
It depends when and where you try it. In the space of a week I had this at Pivo Klub when it was fresh and Pivo Dum when it seems like it was not so fresh. When it is fresh it is good.

djoeye (4605) - Tromsř, NORWAY - APR 14, 2016
Look; off white head, near clear golden body. Aroma; caramel, grass, bread, malt, wort, butterhoney, apple. Taste; sweet malts, smooth grass, caramel, mild hops, honey, butter, and a very fine hop-malty finish with sweet butter note. Palate; easy, inviting, natural. Overall; east czech flavoured, moreish svetly lezak. Tasted at Pivovarsky Dům.

pilsnerrogge (2932) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2005
(On tap at the brewpub) Golden, almost a little green colour, nice head. Buttery toffee aroma. Easy drinking with well balanced, long bitterness.

imdownthepub (14440) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
On tap at Pivovarsky Klub, unfiltered, 500ml. Clouded orange gold with bubbly white head. I have to say that this was the best beer of our short Prague tour, sweet and dry fruitiness and a little tartness to the fore. A hoppy, saaz filled finish with memories of fresh fields, vibrant estery flavours. A particurly flavousome beer, good stuff.
Earlier Rating: 10/29/2006 Total Score: 2.8
On tap at The Pivovarsky Dum, 500ml, filtered. Gold colour with big white head. Particularly dry amongst the Bohemian Pilsners tried so far and a light maltiness, it doesn’t go far enough into other flavours for me. A pretty straight Pilsner which was a good accompniment to the Rabbit I was eating. A marvellous building in the back end of town, an enjoyable experience, but distinctly average beer.

SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
tap at pivoarsky klub. aroma of bright, fresh, clean lemongrass. crisp light basement funk. beautifull. aroma>taste. taste is more herbal, doughy, creamed corn. disconnect between world class juicy clean rustic aroma and decent pilsner taste. liked quite a bit. fun to drink.

3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2011
I first rated this a 4.0 in 2009 and I’m surprised and pleased that I evaluated it about the same (even higher) in 2011, without knowing that I was re-rating this wonderful beer.

2011: Draft. Perfect honey biscuit just-sweet malt throughout with doughy and bready soft yeast. Perfectly soft texture with wonderful pronounced crispness, medium-high acid, high calcium, hugely quaffable, promotes gulping. Doughy, powdery and buzzing yeast with green, raw hops and a strong mineral presence in a drying finish. Superb.

2009: Draft at Pivovarsky Klub, unfiltered. Honey gold colored body with a light haze, and a sticky, patchy, foamy near-white head. Nose is huge cracker pils malt with a substantially strong yeast presence… dusty, minerally yeast goodness. Resinous sweet malt on the tongue up front, bright, fresh, crisp and vivid throughout, with a syrupy pils malt and grassy, dry Saaz hop note in the finish. Really, really delicious.

Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2004
Now we're talking. This is probably the best Czech lager you'll get anywhere. Drink it by the litre at the pub and you'll be a convert! A strange orange/straw colour, usually pretty hazy, with Styrian goldings billowing out of the glass. lemon jelly, fresh malt, lime zest and a strong bitterness in the flavour and the finish is bitter, citrussy and very satisfying. It's very addictive, beware! (Drunk draught at the pub)

motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2007
on tap at pivovarsky klub in prague. golden with a big fluffy off-white head. fresh aroma of peach and iced tea. hints of vanilla and apple peel, lightly buttery texture, extremely drinkable although perhaps not quite as bitter as i would have liked
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2004 Total Score: 3.6
complex aroma - butter menthol, guttering, pineapple, eucalyptus. smooth and refreshing with some peach and vanilla, finishes a little strangely, not particularly bitter but a little sourness and hint of honey

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