yespr (42183) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, malty and light cornish. Grasssy and bitter, Dry and slight herbal. Dry finish
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ L’Amere A Boire. Fairly clear golden orange pour with a soapy white head. Nice biscuit and toasted grain on the nose. Very light soapy and floral hops. Maybe a little sulfur, unfortunately. The mouthfeel is really my only real gripe here, but at less than 4% that’s maybe expected? Pretty good maltiness and subtle hop bitterness. Lightly soapy. Pretty good biscuit quality, though.
mcberko (16053) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at L’Amère à Boire, pours a clear copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma is quite herbal and fungal, with dank earth, herbal hops and bready malts. Flavour is dominated by dank white bread, slight herbal and spice notes, but barely noticeable. Mouthfeel is fairly meaty for a 3.6% blond lager. Solid session beer.
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden pils with a thick white head. A nice biscuitty malt with pungeant czech hops. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt, carmale, with herbaceous hops, a bit of butterscotch. Very well balanced and rich bodied....and its 3.6%??? Wow. A quaffer classic. On tap at brewpub, April 24 2009.
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brew Pub. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Grassy, some earthiness, citrus and grains.
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-05-31. Hazy golden body with a nice white head and lace. 3+ Aroma of grassy hops and biscuity pale malt. Flavour is mild, pale malt, floury biscuity pale malt character. Light bitterness. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Quite mild but okay. On tap at the brewpub, Montreal
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Outgoing Saaz spiciness bounces and flutters all around this Světlé Výčepní’s valiant bready cereals, creating a cushy, lovely example of old world drinkability. This little sister of Cerna Hora might very well be as satisfying for long sessions.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces atop the veiled blond.
-This has to be the first 10-degree Czech-style Pilsener brewed in northeastern America?
-Carbonation is soft and the body lean (but never thin), building an engaging mouthfeel.
-The finish is lightly bitter from the Saaz’s herbal character and a tad dry as well.
-A few more pints of this and I might fall in love just like I did with their Cerna Hora many years ago! Bravo! Now if they could brew it as often...;)
On tap at the brewpub.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden straw colour. Thick white head. The nose is crisp and clean. A bright spicy hoppiness over a surprisingly malty base. For a 10• brew it’s actually got a fairly rich base in it. Great balance of malt and hops. Moderate bitterness but quite clean. A faint sulfite nose - the kind of beer you could drink all day. Lovely and fresh.
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5441-20130531] Tap. Petrol-infused dry floral grainy aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More floral petrol in the flavour with a bit of a straw base. Medium body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ brewpub, Montreal, QC)
czar (8547) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at brewpub. almost clear golden with a decent white head, some retention. nice malts, light herbal bite. almost aggressive carbonation, light body, relatively short finish. decent.