Marko (5270) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub during RBESG
Poured a murky paleish yellow-golden body with a small persistant white head. Some yeastiness could be found in the nose, but the graininess and pungent grainy maltiness are more evident. Some weak hopiness could be found as well. A pleasant grainy taste surrounded by some her bal hopiness. Quite nice but not a world beater in my opinion.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Alround rating: Pale biscuity malts, a poeachy sweetness which has an annoying bitterness which detracts this from being a hottie. Still quite drinkable.
ekstedt (6581) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub during RBESG08. Clody golden with medium white head. Grainy straw malt aroma with some weak sulphur notes and floral hops. Light to medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Good balance with moderate bitterness.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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: Very cloudy dark yellow with a medium 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: As above (2/3) and 1/3 hefeweizen (with flavours of hay, bananas and everything). Very yeasty. Interesting twist on the genre.
TaktikMTL (7215) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fűt. Pinte dégustée directement ŕ la brasserie. Arôme: Léger goűt d’houblon. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goűt d’agrumes avec une pointe de banane. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légčre présence de banane en arričre goűt. (Rating #1558)
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This yeasty Světlý Léžák develops honeyed cereals atop herbal Saaz, as banana-like fruitiness (esters, really?) seems to stem from the yeast.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-Its body is clad in pleasantly sugary love handles.
-The prevalent yeastiness does not make this as cohesive as other of their beers, imho. It feels like 1/4 Weizen, 3/4 BohPils.
-Caramel even seems to protrude from the maltiness.
On tap at the brewpub.
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
PETka z pivovaru. Hazy pale yellow, enourmous large head, hoppy nose. Very aromatic hops (Saaz), slight fruityness, malty body. Full-bodied despite "only" 4.5%Alc @ 12°. Delicious.
pivnizub (10312) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Točene v Modre Hvězdě v Dobřanech: Distinctive hoppy (Saaz ?) nose with a light fruity-yeasty touch, backed by some sweet malt, golden coloured, lacy creamy head; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, very small malty base detectable; lingering hoppy-yeasty finish. O.K., good stuff, but not an archetypal Bohemian Pilsener, the 10° of Modra Hvezda is better...........
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 On tap at the rather blue brewery - makes sense I suppose. Lovely hazy gold, good head. Quite sulfurous in the best way and the hop aroma seems vaguely German (?) to me. Fresh corn chip yeast flavour, big juicy malt and a tiny bit of saltiness in the finish. Fairly light on for hops relative to other Czech beers but doesn’t really suffer for it. Actually some Zoigls reminded me a lot of this beer. Incredibly fresh and drinkable... and delicious. Beautiful.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hvezda. Pale, with a hazy appearance. Dry fruit (apples and pears), sharp hop bitterness, really dry once again. Quite classy stuff, super bitter and more-ish.