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Lion Pale Double Bock - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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BA SCORE
75
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50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%


Brewed by:
M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 06-03-2004)
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Offa

California

4.65/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful Czech lager/pilsner (despite the name), light and smooth but tasty, full-bodied and interesting.

Dark gold, it's just a tad hazy with a medium, off-white head that slowly shrinks and leaves a hint of lace.

The aroma is nice, malty grain with light bread, lemon, honey, herbs, pine, and hint of sulphur.

The taste is wonderful, with a zesty herbal and grassy quality, hay, honey, toasted bread, lemon, a very faint caramel element, and a spritzy quality. It's a bit sweet with lightly dominant bitterness. It's full bodied but lively and tingly, and exceedingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 17:33:18 | More by Offa
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Selection of the beer of the month club. Poured a pale yellow color with moderate white puffy head. Smell is pleasant with a nice summer fruitiness dominating. Taste Has has a nice fruitiness, but very mild, mixed with a moderate hop bitterness. Similiar to a euro lager but more malt present. Finished crisp and refreshing. A nice light simmer brew with great drinkability

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 19:08:51 | More by tgbljb
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TripelJ

Florida

4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very pale golden yellow with active carbonation.

Smell: Mostly hops and grain with a light musty aroma.

Taste: Very full of character considering the ABV. Nice balance between a fairly full hop and malt profile. Crisp bite from the carbonation that makes this beer refreshing if nothing else. Mustyness coming through again, but its not overwhelming and is almost inviting.

Mouthfeel: Medium with a nice bite/spicyness from the hops (Saaz?) and carbonation.

Overall: Extremely well balanced Czech. beer. worth the try if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2003 04:03:57 | More by TripelJ
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep but glowing orangish color if that makes any sense at all. Nice bubbles and head retention

S: Corn and grains, wheat, some floral hops, hint at toffee and or caramel

T:Wheat, grains and a hint at corn come out, floral hops and a nice Earthiness come in to play. I detect a very slight amount of toffee or caramel perhaps

M: Nice, lighter to medum body, refreshing and easy to drink

O: For the price it is a good beer! A little3 heavier than 5.1ABV

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 14:40:08 | More by barleywinefiend
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beercollector

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This beer poured clear dark golden with a huge frothy head. the head was very lasting.

You could smell a lot of malt. Not much else.

This was moderately sweet, light acid and bitterness. It had a good malt flavor. This was a pleasant beer to pas an afternoon. The Spring bocks are a good flavorful beer to drink in the afternoon. Then follow with a good stout in the evening.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2005 03:03:03 | More by beercollector
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allboutbierge

Austria

3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a unique double bock, at least my by aspiring taste buds. Lace differs between glasses. I would recomend using a wide mouthed mug for this beer. It goes down smooth, and the carbonation leaves a mixture of sweet tartness on your tounge. This a great beer to have with a meal, and also is easly consumed in quanity. This is the strong point of the beer.


5KD

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2002 19:33:20 | More by allboutbierge
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I see alot of brews from this Czech brewer here in Greensboro,pours a deep rich golden with thin head that is gone pretty quickly.I pick up some iron notes as well as some sweetness in the aroma with some alcohol as it warms a little.Taste is malt dominated with those iron notes even more pronounced even a little saltiness that hits the tongue in the finish.Not a real complex beer for the style but sturdy and solid.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2004 23:47:57 | More by oberon
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bright and clean with a golden yellow hue, dense and frothy head floats on top.

Smell: Ripe granny smith apple in the nose, lots of grain in the aroma also.

Taste: Smooth with a light to medium body, grain dominates the taste buds for a bit. Then a mild bitting hop bitterness riding the crisp carbonation gives off an spicy herbal flavor that is everlasting. On the dryish side with a grainy aftertaste. The apple-like fruitiness gets lost within the hop character.

Notes: Beef up the malt a liitle and it might just be a good bock ... pale it is double bock it is not. Hoppy and dry, it makes for a great thirst quenching hot wheather beer. 5.15 percent abv.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2004 02:14:10 | More by Jason
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright yellow gold with a full creamy white head and light carbonation - nice looks. Light spicy hop nose ... a bit herbal. A very light touch of malt/grains in the nose and mouth ... not very hoppy for a Bohemian Pilsner. Medium-light bodied and smooth with a crisp dry biting finish.

Fails in style in both Double Bock and Bohemian Pilsner but should be classified as a Czech Pils in my opinion.

Per Label: "Zal. 1565" & "Pravoverecny Pivovar Hradec Kralove" & "World Beer Cup - Silver Award in Bohemian Style Pilsner"

Per Beer Club notes: 5.15% ABV

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2005 17:13:11 | More by RBorsato
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean pale golden light yellow with a small foamy white head that reduces quickly, lace in minimal spots. Aroma is clean with a slight dry maltiness and some grains getting almost sweet. Taste is a bit better with a nice pale malt profile, which unfortunately doesn't stick around for very long. Light leafy hops create a very slight bite at the middle. Overall stays pretty crisp and clean with a slight drying bread crust-like finish. Feel is clean, soft, yet a bit crisp with a close to medium body and carbonation, but seems to be missing some malty body. Not a bad drinker, would probably be a nice quencher in warmer/hotter weather.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2004 04:27:38 | More by tavernjef
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very bright gold color, head is very thin when it fades, just a lightl lacing of bubbles on top of the beer. Smell is very malty and full, with a grassy feel to it. Very malt dominated flavor, grassy and metallic, very much like a maltier version of a euro pale lager. Good mouthfeel, enoguh hops for the style. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2005 18:28:43 | More by TastyTaste
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jlervine

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a transparent yellow gold with a finely carbonated white frothy head and sinks down into Belgian lace within a minute or two. Carbonation bubbles stream up from the bottom of the glass. Smell reminds me of a pilsner, with earthy herbal noble hops. Taste is thicker, richer, fuller, and immediately reminds you that this is not a pilsner at all. Not as malty as many bocks that I've had, this one is more akin to a pils on a bodybuilding plan. Malt tones are light, smooth, and finish with almost a honey-like sweetness in the finish. The hops get in the way a bit more than anything else. Not bad, just different.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2004 02:31:41 | More by jlervine
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BigJTrucker

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange color. Thick white head settles to leave a thin layer of foam. Smell initially is grassy, but on further review smells a bit soapy. I'm glad it tastes better than it smells. It actually tastes really good. Taste is very faintly malty, flowery hop taste, not bitter in the least. Extremely easy to drink if you can get past the smell. I don't know if i could drink this all the time because of that. I wonder if the smell would be different on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 06:01:59 | More by BigJTrucker
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml from Capital Market,Salem. Nice golden almost orange coloured beer with a huge frothy white head. Very malty aromas, bready, some caramel. Taste is also very malty..very bock like. Slightly toasted carmel, with hints of grain and honey. Very nice on the tongue, liked the smooth feel of this one. Overall i liked this one but really dispute as to wether ti is a Bohemian Pilsner. I believe it IS a pale Bock or even a Euro strong lager..it certainlly seemed way over the 5.1% on here.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 03:26:58 | More by Reidrover
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Wasatch

Utah

3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, small head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, malts, and some floral herbs.

T - The taste is sweet malty and finishes dry. Nicely balanced.

M - Light-Medium body.

D - Very Drinkable. Never heard of a Pale Dobblebock before, so I had to give it a chance. It's really not a bad brew, I would buy again and recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2006 22:46:32 | More by Wasatch
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horndecker

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Green 12 oz bottle with el cheapo looking label. Reads "pale double bock".

It's pale for a double bock, for sure. Brassy and clear, middling head with a bit of clump to it. Odd vegetal aroma at first, then sour and weedy hops. Toasty and slightly sulfurous, pilsner-like nose. Big bitter hit on first sip, lots of malt beneath, turns sweetish and oaty for a second at the tail end. A brief flash of hop bitterness returns in the aftertaste which thins to a tea-like herbal thing. Occasionally a hint of salt lingers.

Medium bodied and healthy carbonation, not unpleasant, but everythings just a bit odd here. Bitter and sweet out of balance or in the wrong sequence, or something. An odd duck I would not refuse, but I wouldn't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 01:50:03 | More by horndecker
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misterscooter

California

3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An orange nectar honey smell greets you from the top of the snow white head that sits high but dissipates quickly to a thin layer on tap that sustains from the plentiful carbonation. A clear, pale gold beckons me.

The taste is light and crisp without much jumping out in flavor. Biting and bitter but not overly so, the dry beer is thirst quenching. Wheaty grains are the main flavor. Doesn't remind me of most double bocks but that could be where the pale part comes in. I expect something a bit heartier but it isn't terrible, by any means. Just seems like a different style.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2005 21:48:56 | More by misterscooter
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light brown color. A lot of carbonation, but with only a thin white head.
Not a lot to the smell. Just a small bit of caramel to the smell.
Taste is okay. It is interesting. A pale lager, but a nice caramel malt taste to it as well. I have never had a pale double bock, but I like the differing tastes. They just aren't as strong as I would like.
Mouthfeel has a medium thickness. It is fairly smooth, but not spectacular.
Drinkability is good for this beer. It has some interesting tastes, but not very strong. Not one of the best beers, but something like I have never had, so I am glad I did.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 02:08:49 | More by BDIMike
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.18/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

17 oz picked up at the Coop yesterday for about $2.75.. poured into my Smokestack goblet...

Fairly tight 2 finger head.. lasts a while.. only spotty lacing.. brew is fairly clear golden honey.

aroma is clean pale malts... I would hesitate to call this a pilsner.. there just doesn't seem to be enough hops there.. subtle spiciness, but it is in the background.

Flavor mirrors the aroma.. not alot going on here at all... needs more hops to be considered a pils... more like a maibock. body is on the thick side and the carbonation is lively enough.

Not bad... this brew is just not a Czech Pils. again, definitely more like a maibock... even then, it is only a moderately interesting maibock.

3.5/3/3/3.5/3.5

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 06:22:14 | More by JohnGalt1
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As previously mentioned, not really a double bock at all.

Appearance is nice, a yellow-amber, rich golden color with pretty good head.

Smell is a bit malty, not much of note.

Taste is sweet with a fruity, almost clove flavor. Could be an age issue. Not really bad, but not great and not what I'd look for in the style.

Mouthfeel is ok, a bit thin.

This beer does go down pretty easy, if you like the taste, for what it is. Not something I'd really recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 22:35:06 | More by AaronHomoya
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours orangeish golden with a thin, but creamy and lasting, off-white head.

The smell is grainy, herbal, a bit of apple and sulfur.

The taste is herbal/Continental-type hops (Saaz?) with a yeasty breadiness and something chemicalish/sulfur-like. An apple-like fruitiness seems out of place, and brings this one down. Sweetness restrained by a bitterness.

Why does it claim to be a Pale Double Bock? (A bit stronger than there pils Rebel?) A mediocre-ish pilsner that has too many little flaws/detractors if you ask me. Becomes a bit aspirin-like as it progresses, and the apple-thing didn't do anything for it. Overall- it's okay, I suppose, as there's enough to it to keep it from the "bad" side (helped by very good appearance and nice enough aroma - everything else meiocre), but wouldn't seek to have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 13:58:50 | More by jwc215
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aracauna

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was a bit surprised at the paleness of this doppelbock. I know that the style can be fairly pale, but this is the first one that I've had that wasn't to lagers what stouts are to ales. A nice maltiness keeps this from being a total dissapointment, but I was expecting more after seeing the name.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2003 00:05:38 | More by aracauna
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dgallina

Georgia

3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow-gold with smallish white head, strong carbonation, and decent lace. Smells very grainy. Sweet and metallic with a touch of hop bitterness. Simplistic, if clean and pleasant, flavor profile. Sweet graininess dominates and is finished with a drying hop bitterness. Medium-weight for a pilsener. Perhaps a bit too carbonated and gassy for my taste.

Refreshing and easy-to-drink if you're in the mood for an uncomplicated beer. Not much character to remember it by, however.

Double-bock labeling is double-marketing-bull. This is more of a Bohemian-style pilsener in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2004 22:14:13 | More by dgallina
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johnbonham1980

Idaho

3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice crisp beer but not something I'd spend a lot of time seeking out.

Poured into tall pilsner glass, 4 finger craggy white head which takes a good bit to dissipate and leaves some nice lacing all the way down the glass. Medium level of carbonation, sparkly. Drinkability is high, body and mouthfeel a bit lighter than I'd like.

Tastes and smells like fresh apples and pears. Decent enough hop bitterness, malt presence really needs to be upped on this beer. If you ask me, this beer would be an easy 3.5+ if it had some decent malty backbone to balance out the yeast and hops. Also has a hard to identify spicy aroma, maybe some clove... on initial pour I found some very interesting stuff in the nose but I can't identify exactly what it is. Almost struck me as a sweaty aroma, but not in a particularly unpleasant way. Curious.

Finishes with a lingering sweet, fruity aftertaste.

Probably be much better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 01:51:51 | More by johnbonham1980
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Odd beer. What exactly makes this a double-bock? Tastes like a cross between Pilsner Urquell and DAB, with a little American lager mixed in. Not bad at all, but I've had many better pilsners and lagers. Little head, disappeared quickly. Not the usual array of bubbles you see with a lighter beer. Not much malt, but a little sweet. No standout in any way.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2003 20:24:31 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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Lion Pale Double Bock from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
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