Konrad Jocker Svìtlý Leák 14° - Pivovar Konrad / Pivovar Hols
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.28/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Time to pay the Joker his due with today's review: Konrad Joker Lager 14 degrees. Let's face it - the Czech's own it when it comes to anything Lager related, and as a result that can place a huge expectations on the Lagers I review from that fantastic, picturesque (in more ways than you might think) land. With that possible negative bias noted I cracked open the bottle.
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stein.
A: Straight up: It looks like a cheap macro Lager with its clear piss-gold body, white head (that definitely quits) and gassy carbonation. Not impressed.
S: Aroma is grassy and skunky with notes of heady (for all the wrong reasons) vegetable matter. That said it's no Shit Aussie Macro Lager [SAML - my latest initialism - exciting]. A respectable bread yeast aroma comes through to remind us that this beer was indeed brewed in Czech-minus-the-Slovakia.
T: Flavour is the biggest surprise, in a good way, with an almost "Doppio Malto" quality, sweet malts, bread yeast and a light dry grassy hop bitter finish. Between all that though there is some cheap Lager weirdness going on (flavours that clash and make the profile a bit of a muddle): Vegetable skunk, roasted barley, sourdough and a hint of bitter orange rind in the after taste. It's not bad but it's also not great, sorry Konrad.
M: Mid to light bodied with a medium carbonation - I'm glad the carbonation wasn't as gassy as it appeared above.
D: The more I drunk this the more I began to enjoy it. The flavours are a bit all-over-the-shop however there was something endearing and decidedly Czech about this brew that made me reminisce about my journey there 8 years ago. It gets a better than average mark as a result of my own sympathies - Na zdraví! Miluji pivo a Česká Republika!
Food match: I know it's not Czech but a burek would go well with this pivo - Pizza burek of course!
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 09:57:38 | More by doktorhops
4.73/5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured on tap at Churchkey into a pokal style glass.
Super carbonation on appearance. Each stream of bubbles is the same length and has the exact separation between them also. They rise fast through a bronze gold crystal clear body. A super tight pinhead top and bone white. Every bubble presented in this beer is the exact same pin head size. Laces big. Fantastic looking beer.
Nose hits with a perfect mix of grass hop and booming malts. Very dense smelling malts but with that classic bright crispness still coming. Fantastic.
This palate hits with such an oven sense of white crisp baked dense bread it isn't even funny. Even the warm hops give it heat. It literarly tastes like bread out of the oven. Finishes with incredible warmth and control. Great mix of lime and lemon bright hop finish, with a grass like pull down the throat, even oily. Depth on the abv gives this a nice oomph on top of it.
Overall, this might be my favorite czech pilsner I've ever had. I like the booming depth on this also. Without question the most memorable I've had to date.
Serving type: on-tap
02-14-2013 00:31:23 | More by smakawhat
3.45/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and poured with a two finger high white head that slowly died down into a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. Just a hint of carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and wheat in the nose.
T: The overall taste is malty, but in no way overpowering as there is some balance from the underlying malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and very crisp on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It definitely feels filling.
D: The beer has a decent amount of drinkability, although it's quite filling so I wouldn't have more than one of these at a time.
Serving type: on-tap
12-10-2010 12:28:26 | More by metter98
Konrad Jocker Svìtlý Leák 14° from Pivovar Konrad / Pivovar Hols
82 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.