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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2008
500 ml bottle from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (April 2008) served a few minutes out of the fridge from a Christoffel glass. Minimal white head dies quickly atop pale amber-gold body....fairly sweet aroma, decent malt base evident, very faint light grassy hops grow a little bit with warmth....body is on the sweet side also, not really crisp or dry enough and the hops just aren’t there; there’s also a hint of staleness and some cigarette ashiness, but with no visible date on the bottle, how am I to know how long it took to get here? Quite mediocre, but drinkable overall..

klm1 (1780) - Bled/SF, - OCT 12, 2017
Pours clear golden with stable white foamy head. Crisp, bready maltiness & typical saaz hop character with spicy, earthy, floral notes & long, rounded bitter finish. Light body, smooth texture, medium carbonation. Refreshing after run.

Kita (2209) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 26, 2017
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear pale golden color with medium frothy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma is grainy, grassy, herbal and a bit dusty. Taste starts light sweet grainy and citrussy, following is grassy, chalky and papery, mouthfeel is dry, while finish is moderate bitter. Light to medium body, thin creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Bitter, but boring...

Nikokaoja (343) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - SEP 4, 2017
3. 9. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Good lager but nothing special to be standing out of the crowd. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nephirem (598) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle, 0.5l. Clear golden pour, two finger soapy white head. Medium retention, small amount of lacing. Pleasantly fresh nose, grainy, lots of hay notes, very nice grassy character. Thin to medium body, medium carbonation. Light texture, fizzy mouthfeel. Very easy drinking, crisp and clean. Nicely balanced bittersweet taste. Aroma is quite grainy, hay, grassy hops. Peppery. Somewhat dusty. Some vague tart notes. Mildly bitter finish, medium lasting. Overall, quite good. Refreshing and nicely balanced pilsner. Drinkable and refreshing.

artyom (1155) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2017
0.33l bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma is malty, herbal and floral. Taste is light to medium bitter and malty. Overall it’s nice Pilsner.

Maits (560) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2017
Clear golden beer with small white head. Aroma is grassy and malty. Taste is light sweet and bitter end. Otherwise blend, watery. Light body. Still quite drinkable pilsner.

FireGlider (671) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 24, 2017
Clear golden color without head. Heavy grain and dough aroma.Taste is light bitter and somewhat dry and sweet with dough aftertaste.

Rune (13348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2016
330ml bottle kindly shared by Per Pippin. Golden with a slight haze, pearl white head, spotty lacing. Mid-sweet pale malty nose. Taste of grainy malts, dough and a touch of dried fruits. Dry and sweet ending. Possible to drink (Shared with friends at Prestvika, Sommarøya 02.09.2016):

BeardedAvenger (1022) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle at home, 20/08/16. Bought from Beers of Europe. Sharp but sweet aroma. Not overly strong but tickles the nose. As to be expected, the head is initially extremely frothy and creamy. However as some legs to it and does not just fade away. Light gold, slightly bubbly. Very soft bodied and smooth. Sweet with a a trace of bitterness in the finish. Goes well with my Chicken Kiev. Pleasent. May have given it lower marks if I was in a different mood and wanting more depth.

agent_persik (767) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2016
Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma of malt, grassy hops, cardboard, some floral notes, corn. Sour sweet taste with light hoppy bitterness in finish. Thin body and average carbonation.

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