omhper (25563) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2010
Draught at Hotel Victor, Prague. Cloudy deep golden, rich creamy head. Citric marmelady hops jumps at my nose. Mid sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Somewhat bready malt covered with ever present saaz hops; sweaty graåefruit and hay. Really bitter finish. Clean and solid, hoppy yet elegant, no trace of butterscotch. Tasty new wave Czech lager. mithe (1855) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2010
Beer from barley and rye (30%) malt. Sweet malty aroma. Hazy golden color. Medium white creamy head. Very bitter. Creamy texture. Bitter, astringent and dusty in finish. Very good beer. My first rye malt beer, but I expected more diferent taste due to rye malt. KyotoLefty (10603) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2010
Draught at the Hotel Victor in Prague. Dark gold to amber color. Sweet, malty, some caramel, but very earthy too. Light and interesting. Sweet yet dirty, earthy, with a bitter finish. Fruity also, with a bit of orange and some honey and apricots. A bit too sweet, again, and rich, but flavorful. Really different and original.
jfb (6574) - GERMANY - JUN 17, 2010
(draught) pours a hazy golden colour with a dense creamy off-white head. aroma of floral hops, summer pastures, some spices, pale malts and light cardboard. flavour is very grainy, with some notes of citric hops and banana. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation. Quack-Duck (9490) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2009
on tap at Zly Casy beer festival. Slightly unclear golden yellow with a large white head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, malty-sweet with shy but nice hop flavours in the lingering finish. Bitter-sweet with the emphasis on the sweetness. A delicious full-bodied and well-rounded Bohemian Pilsener.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 beer from barley and rye malt, nice malty flavour, golden, hazy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, nice flavour,full body, slick feel, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, bitter, excelent beer for me the best of Chyne and another czech mikrobreweries. Awesome in hot summer from keg in cottage :) 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.TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
How: Tap at brewpub (Pivovarský Dvůr Chýně, Hostivice, Czech Republic)
The look: Partly cloudy golden blonde body with a large off-white head
To me a typical Czech Světlý 12° and above is: Well malted body with plenty of biscuits and cereals. Sweetness level is in the light-medium range with some honey flavours and a light caramel presence (3/4 honey, 1/4 caramel). Fruity flavour limited to a light citrus flavour. Medium carbonation. Finish is dry and moderately bitter with a light citric touch. After-taste of dry grassy/herbal hops with a light dry spiciness character.
This one: Take the above and dilute it with mineral water.
En fût. Verre de 300 ml dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblon. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’houblon et de céréale. Courte durée d el’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréale en arrière goût. (Rating #1527) MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed cereals delve into dusty herbal hoppiness in this balanced and inoffensive Svetlé Lezak. This one sure won’t turn heads, but its idiosyncracies definitely point to this brewery’s signature and no one else’s.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Thick foam dwindles into the hazy, orange-laced gold.
-The body is once again well built and the mouthfeel made for quaffability.
-Its hop bitterness is strangely not as compelling as that of their 10-degree’s.
-The malt personality could be better defined, to my tastes.
On tap at the brewpub.