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


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
felsenpils (170) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
This is the real deal. True Czech aroma and taste. Perfection in lager brewing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 This is nice, crisp, and quite tasty. It is dark gold, bright and bubbly with a very big white head which is dense and essentially permanent, leaving creamy lacing. The aroma is malty, toasty grain, whole wheat bread and pine sap. The taste is light, crisp, neither particularly sweet nor bitter, although tending toward the bitter. It’s very tingly with a light mostly herbal, cypressy hop quality before the crisp juniper-grain finish. It is very enjoyable, crisp and very clean, and if not too cold has plenty of malty grain and hop flavours, a lot of subtle flavours which bring this beer pretty high but they can be easily lost and overpowered if too cold.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Zatec pils, what can I say? I love the hop character in this one, it is nicely assertive with a subtle backing of malts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCommodore (1) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010 does not count
An excellent Czech beer, I was pleasantly surprised to find it is refreshing and beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4222) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Dobry czeski pilsner ze srednia slodowoscia i spora dawka chmielu. Zatecki to gra pierwsze skrzypce. Jest aromatycznie w smaku zywicznie i w koncowce bardzo gozko. Kolor zloty jaskrawo zolty, ze spora zdobiaca szklany pokal piana sniezno biala, do tego bardzo trwaly. Tak powinna wygladac pijalne i smaczne piwo. Bardzo gozko i wytrawnie

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2011
from bottle - not much aroma, but gorgeous clear golden-amber color, w/ moderate white head, bread-and-biscuit taste but without the bitterness of many pilsners, overall a nice enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1078) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours clear gold with a white head. Taste sweet, grassy, crisp. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3448) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2007
New beer at Bodega Brew Pub. Amber bottle. Good beer. Typical Czech style: fresh, pronounced bitter sweet with lots of graininess. Decent head and lace. NIce yellow gold color. Good body and carbonation. A session beer if you like the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ahodny (2) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2008 does not count
Not very hoppy for a Czech lager. Has a mild, pleasant aroma and smooth aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is slightly spicy with a sweet grain background.Classic pilsner malt notes of hay, grass, butter. Perfectly clear pale gold with a thin white head and good carbonation. Flavor is clean, lightly spicy and herbaceous. A very good example of the style. Highly drinkable with a nice medium body and creamy texture. Dry finish with a slight lingering astringency.

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