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 (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
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.
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 (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2008
My Bottom Line:Quack-Duck (9540) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2008
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.
On tap at the brewpub.
PETka z pivovaru. Hazy pale yellow, large white head. Full-bodied for a desítka, malty and pleasantly hopps with a yeasty touch. Great! greatguy (11) - plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2008
not part of the "sweet non-sense pilsener club" and yet not as hoppy as hops heros such as jever. first and formost: passed the hang-over test, good stuff it is. sorry mates, didnt see a peach floating in there, really dont know where you got that flavour from.
pivnizub (10905) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2007
On tap at the brewpub: Hazy, pale golden, mid-sized white head with a good lace, pale malty and distinctive aromatic hoppy nose; light bodied, distrinctive bitter-sweet flavour; lingering Saaz finish, sticking to the palate. O.K., a very good Desitka in the classic czech style......... mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 At the brewery. Looks just like the 12%. Quite sulfurous again but with slightly less of everything compared to the 12%. Perhaps a touch too much corn chip but good lean malt and a good apricot fruitiness. Nice one. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
[email protected]motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2004
Hvezda. Hazy amber/gold. Quite dry peachy flavour, bitter saaz in the finish, very dry finish.
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 re-rate - i’m starting to really get into desitkas and this is a good example of the style - fresh and grassy and extremely drinkable.
well, i finally made it from plzen to this brewery 10kms away. quite a pale desitka, some peach in the aroma, quite dry and simple but melted in the mouth. not much sweetness and a reasonable amount of powder bitterness. not a bad start