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Brewed by Žatecký Pivovar (Carlsberg)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Žatec, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Zatec beer is new to the outside world but has been brewed in the heart of the world’s most famous hop region since 1004. The Zatec brewery occupies the site of the old Zatec Castle of which one tower and the huge cellars remain, today’s brewery buildings were completed in 1801. Ingredients: Water, Malt and Hops
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2.9
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Pours a full golden with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy and slightly flowery. Smooth, lagery... reminds me a lot of Kronenbourg. 1 pt 0.9 oz. bottle.

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Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2008
bottle. Clear deep golden colour, medium head. Hoppy aroma. Full-bodied and malty with rather shy Saaz hops flavours. Pleasantly low carbonation.

3.1
mar (5409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2007
golden pour with not much of a head mainly lacings. hoppy scent with a small amount of malt in the background. very sweet with a slight bitterness in the end.

1.1
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Pure corn syrup with watery undetones. Typical European Lager shit. Not impressed.

3.4
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Deep golden color with a little white foam, smells mostly of grainwith some grassy/ hay notes. Taste is nice balance of mild, grainy malt and noble hops, feel is quite smooth and refreshing, finish is a light bitterness. Well done but not really standout, Pretty similar to Pilsener Urquell. A nice brew.

2.9
PorterPounder (7893) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml bottle. Medium gold to orange pour, sparkling; with a slight white head. Fresh lake water aroma, hint of wort. Crisp lager flavor with some grassiness, honey sweetness, raw cake mix. Solid mouthfeel - refreshing. Not bad at all.

3.2
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Clear pale gold with a frothy white head. Honey and malt aroma with some light fruit and spicy hops. A bit flabby in the mouth with decent malt and hop flavors. Has a little cardboard. Small bitter bite. Apparently this beer uses only Zatec hops which is a nice way to get to know the distinctions of the variety. It tastes like Saaz but a little less spicy. Like so many imports, this suffers from the trip. I would like to taste it at the source.

3.4
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2007
500 ml brown bottle pours a clear medium yellow body with a nice white head. Aroma of hay, spicy hops, and sweet grainy malts. Light body with zesty carbonation. Taste features spicy and grassy hops and a grainy and bready sweet malt maltiness that becomes overbearing at times. A decent pils but on the sweet side.

3.3
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Medium gold, very nice initial head fades into a ring. Aroma initially has a bit of skunk, but this fades away after a few minutes, revealing a pleasant grass and hay aroma. Flavor is some sweet pale malt followed by a hay hop finish. Touch sweet at the end as opposed to totally drying. Enjoyable, would love to try fresh.

3.4
SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
pours with a respectable pils head. lacing is damn fine! .. smell is of a fresh picked hop and honey corn flakes ... refreshing drink, good amount of bitters .... Not bad, would love to try fresh on tap! Goes down smooth but there is something just a tad off about it that makes it a good beer and not a great one..


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