nissebajer54 (12) - - MAR 8, 2013midovark (887) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUN 25, 2017
Labelled as Zatec Glutenfree. Golden with small, quickly disappearing head. Light aroma of bread, a bit watery and weak. Not the typical aroma and palate. One of the dullest czech beers I have sampled; is it the lacking gluten? Bit of a shame for the Saaz (Zatec) region.
Bottled. Pours golden and thin head. Altogethet way too sweet and not sophisticated enough. Not good. blackisle (2528) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle 50cl. Poured into a lager glass. Clear pale golden, small frothy white head, fairly lasting, light lacing; aroma pale malts, grain, bit basement; taste medium sweet and light to medium bitter, malty, grainy, bit fruit, cardboard; sweetbitter aftertaste, malty and husky notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; bit hard on the palate, but otherwise good for a glutenfree beer. Christos (5696) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
(Žatec Celia) Bottle 500ml at Parga, Greece. ABV 4.5%
Golden yellow colour on the body, clear, with a small and thin white head on top, low retention.
The aroma has light malts presence, hints of hops actually, fresh grass and straw.
Taste has grass, lemon touches, noble hops, straw and mild bitterness.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
Pretty good, especially for a gluten free beer, thankfully it lacks the typical aroma and taste the beers of this kind. BlackHaddock (7233) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
330ml bottle: BBD 5th Dec 2017. Shared with minutemat on 22nd May 2017, just before the Shrewsbury monthly bottle exchange group meeting. Thin white head on a golden body. Aroma was malty and corny, as was the taste. Pleasant enough on a hot evening and a good prelude to the heavier beers that were to come when the others arrived. minutemat (5414) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2017
330ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, courtesy of Haddock. Pours a clear gold, thin ring of head. Aroma is lightly corny, syrup, sweetcorn. Taste is clean and quenching, no off flavours, not too bad really.
klukas (268) - Rijeka, CROATIA - MAY 19, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into both mug and lager glass.
Appearance: Clear golden colour, with small head.
Aroma: Weak aroma of grains and malt.
Palate: Light body, watery; light carbonation.
Taste: Sweet, corn, gentle bitterness.
Overall impression: Quite good and drinkable, but nothing memorable. It is better to drink from lager glass than from a mug. Woc (119) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2017
Maybe good for the celiacs so they can enjoy a beer. But not for me, it is quite sweet. Aroma (more like a smell) I cannot describe but not very pleasant. Visual is OK. SamTheBarrel (801) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2017
330ml brown bottle poured into a lager glass. Appearance is clear yellow with a medium sized frothy white head, that dissipated quickly. Aroma of rice, cereal, cardboard, wheat bread and hay. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Palate is light bodied, slick texture and fizzy carbonation. Žatec Celia is a mass-produced industrialised standard lager targeted at consumers with a gluten-free diet, and this is no worse than a regular lager. This beer reminds me of Asahi Super Dry (that is incidentally also in EU brewed by Carlsberg), overly sweet puffed rice and kind of cardboardy flavour profile. Respect to the brewery for including the nutritional values on the label this should be the norm. The label also confirms that the sweetness is not just a figment of my imagination. The whole bottle contains 14.85g of sugar, which is too excessive for a light lager, this amount of sugar is comparable to 8.5%+ ABV Belgian Triples. Nonshaugen (597) - Fetsund, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2017
33 cl can. Crystal clear, light golden amber, medium to thin white head, medium carbonation. Not much to the nose, just a slight hint of sweet liquid. Mouthfeel is thin, slightly bitter and dry, no carbonation. Flavours are mild, subdued, just a slight hint of sweet orange and grass. My personal messages to the brewery would be "why bother"?, and "How do you dare to call this hand-crafted"? lithilorn (284) - Covilhă, PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2017
Clear gold body and thin white head. Malty and very grassy aroma. Cardboard flavor and little bitter in the finish. A poor beer.