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Brewed by Budějovický Měštanský Pivovar
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Authentic Czech. Brewed by natural process using the best all natural ingredients. www.pragapils.eu

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a mostly clear gold-straw color with a modest foamy white head that had short retention, with light lacing and cling. Its aroma featured straw, grassy, and grainy hops, blended with some floral bits, and light barley malt notes. The taste had a crisp bitter grainy-grassy blend with a light sour mash component, a touch of straw, and no sweetness was present. The body was crisp, lively, and fizzy, with good carbonation, and was mostly dry with a thinner body, but still a somewhat thick mouthfeel.


1.3
ration (2263) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 271017. Can at work. Pours as you expect. Tastes like one too. Utter shiat.

2.5
AVLarsen (203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2017 Bottle. Compared with Urquell this is not the best. But it is ok and in the tradition of pilsners of Checkia.

4.7
Hadoque (4) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 18, 2017 does not count
A very pleasant Czech pils. I live in the US and there are hardly any Czech picks here so this was very pleasant to find. It has a great mouthfeel and taste like a like should. Sad to see the low ratings for this beer. Maybe people do not understand this type that it is very subtle and should not be compared with whisky barrel, hop all over the place beer styles.

4.3
hgray14 (11) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 16, 2017
What a pleasant surprise! With such a generic name, I assumed this was going to suck, just like the Portuguese's Super Bock, which is kind of their national brand. (Stick to port you Portuguese, because clearly beer isn't your thing.) This has quickly become one of my new favorite beers. I don't know why I have been wasting calories on German pilsners when Praga has more mouthfeel and flavor, but then again, I just read that the Germans were simply trying to replicate what the Czechs made first, so I guess it make sense that this one is so good. Honestly, we were only trying this one because my wife is studying for the BJCP and hadn't come across many Czech beers. But I am now hooked, so glad I came across it and can't wait for my next one.

3.6
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2017
500 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, white bread, light skunk/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Okay aromas with balanced pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with very poor strength. Not overwhelming on skunky notes, but not much going on otherwise. Flavors of cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and light-moderately body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/clean, bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a good Czech pilsner style. Good robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Other than the very muted aromas, this was very well made for the style. Clean pils malts and balancing Saaz hops, not overly bitter or drying. Very flavorful for the low ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering. This definitely felt pretty fresh, despite the lack of bottle dating.

2.3
bilcho1 (102) - Ruse, BULGARIA - SEP 26, 2017
500ml can from the shop, drunk at home. Pours clear with a short-lasting frothy head and a lot of beading, no lacing. Intense golden amber, almost orange. Hay, grass and bread on the nose. Creamy mouth-feel but the bitterness obliterates any sense of flavour. Overall, a refreshing drop but no match for the better lager-pilsners out there.

3
tommann (3950) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a large head. Aroma is grassy and minerally, touch of cardboard. Taste is very grassy throughout. Touch of minerals.

2.2
biilz (210) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
На вкус не самый лучший пилзнер. Без особой горячи. Но когда появилось послевкусие я немедленно вылил остатки этого шедевра в раковину. Не советую.

2.2
cheap (6089) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Nice foil covered bottle as pictured. Mild cabbage plant aroma. Looks nice pail & bubble in the stang. Ha, the tst of the cheap pale beer of the old country. What shouldwe call this? Baltic pale lager? hehehheh. Decent co2, a tad medicinal. Probably should drink this a little colder.

4
ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2017
DOB: ? 38120130

2015 BJCP Category: 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager

AROMA: Noticeably skunky due to green bottle, though some (or most) of that may be due to Saaz and other Noble hops. Moderately-strong peppery hop aroma along with bready maltiness. Clean fermentation. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Beautiful golden hue (2-5 SRM); brilliant clarity. Moderate white foam mostly dissipates; some lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderately-strong spicy Noble hop flavor and bitterness immediately. Flavor is peppery and earthy. Fairly rich bready malt presence with noticeable caramel or graham cracker flavor as it finishes. Well-balanced between hops and malts throughout and into the aftertaste. Slight honey/lemon due to oxidation. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Quite smooth and refreshing. Highly drinkable and sessionable at 4.7% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not quite as good as some of the World Class examples, but definitely an enjoyable, well-made beer. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 40/50


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