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Lev Lion Lager - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2003)
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Reviews by bigbankhank:
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bigbankhank

California

2/5  rDev -40.1%

12-14-2012 08:41:03 | More by bigbankhank
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured a yellow/gold color with nice fluffy head,smell was very breadlike and a little iron like.Had nice balance in flavor just not enough of it in my opinion,had some biscuit malt in the background here with a hop hitting ya late as you swallow.A pretty darn drinkable pilsner,although not a fan of the style I enjoyed this one.

05-09-2003 18:05:04 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

Appearance – This one is light yellow in color with orange tints and a nice, deep, white head.

Smell – The sweet orangish grain is rough around the edges.

Taste – The orangy hops come out big at the taste. They are underscored with some decent grain.

Mouthfeel – This Pils is somewhat dry with a good, light bitterness at the finish. It is a little bigger than light in the body and felt nice in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – It’s uninspired but very drinkable and kind of wears on you by the end of the pint (half liter). The dry, crisp character of this one kept it going down well.

08-25-2004 14:58:44 | More by RoyalT
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance: Bright golden yellow, thin sticky lace on top.

Smell: Sweet grain and spicy hops with a hint of fresh cut hay.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very smooth, medium-bodied with a cleansing crispness. Leans towards the dry side. A light handful of malt sweetness upfront and a growing semi biting grain the streams middle to end. Hops give off an earthen and herbal feature with a clean spicy flavor and give a hand to drying this brew in the finish with its clean bitterness.

Notes: Very clean with delicate hop and malt flavors. Highly pallettable, makes for a perfect lunch time brew. 4.7 percent abv

07-20-2004 02:11:02 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a very clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very macro-like with a lot of corn and wheat. The flavor is more of the same, very corny with some light hop flavors. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

03-19-2010 23:01:52 | More by Mora2000
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magictrokini

California

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%

Interesting. Yellow-gold with a lacy head. Clean, saazy Czech pilsner nose. Not bitter like I expected it to be, more of a sweet malty taste. Very sweet finish. This is more like a lager than anything else. This used to be a really good Czech beer several years ago.

12-10-2008 19:23:28 | More by magictrokini
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HoppySeb

Washington

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-09-2014 19:24:54 | More by HoppySeb
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appenzeller

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%

Pours a light gold, big bubbly head that leaves some lacing. Smell is honey, apple . . . Saaz hops. Taste reflects the smell, this is the same general flavor profile of most Czech pilsners. Carbonation somewhat lacking.

I'm somewhat surprised by the large number of negative ratings on this beer, it's not outstanding but is a perfectly good Czech pilsner, light years beyond most North American pilsners. I can only suspect that for whatever reason a lot of this stuff is getting shipped to consumers on the local train, so to speak. My sample was reasonably fresh relative to the long trip.

06-16-2010 06:57:05 | More by appenzeller
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

Looks like your typical lager: well-filtered golden yellow, small head and lots of bubbles moving quickly to the top.

Bright aroma offers honey and straw up front, lighter notes of apple and pear, and clean grassy hops.

Flavor is watery butterscotch, unidentifiable herbs, honey, watery orange, apple, pear, light hops, yellow cake batter and a faint skunkiness to the finish. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth while achieving crispness; its light to medium (at best) body is probably as it should be for the style. A bit dry which makes for a quick flash of flavor before dying out.

An easy-drinking pils and very clean, although for all the flavor impressions I got, it seems a bit timid and not as assertive as better versions of the style. Worth a try, and, like all Czech Pilsners, probably not even close to matching a glass poured from the tap in its homeland.

04-28-2009 21:52:21 | More by Metalmonk
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -15.3%

An OK lager, with light malt, and some bitterness, light mouthfeel. appropriate carbonation, crisp and clean. Not much in aroma. Light yellow, grassy, mineral water aftertaste. rather boring. Could use more something. Thanks for sharing your Czech finds, Radek.

12-06-2005 23:40:51 | More by Sammy
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hotstuff

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

This beer had a very small white head with small-medium sized bubbles. The head quickly diminished with this beer. The body was clear and the hue was golden. The nose was somewhat buttery and some hops and the flavor was bitter, sour and tart tasting. The mouthfeel was tingly and thin.

07-21-2003 17:29:40 | More by hotstuff
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-16-2013 05:01:14 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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jeffjeff1

California

2.85/5  rDev -14.7%

I picked this up at my work at Bevmo because a customer recommended it.

Appearance- pale yellow color, thin head

Smell- lagery malt

Taste- pale malt, lager flavor

Mouthfeel- light bodied

Drinkability- ok, probably wouldn't drink it again, not too good, It's better than Bud though lol

12-20-2009 21:20:01 | More by jeffjeff1
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-24-2013 13:42:20 | More by Irish12
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Zorro

California

4.03/5  rDev +20.7%

Pours a clear golden Pilsner with the most stubborn head I have seen on a beer for quite some time.

Smell is sweet and grassy with a big dose of those Czech hops.

Taste is mildly sweet with a good hop balance and a nice clean finish.

Mouthfeel is good.

A good drinkable Pilsner. This stuff isn't Pilsner Urquell but it is a damn good beer for its price.

04-02-2004 02:13:18 | More by Zorro
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aracauna

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

This isn't a bad pilsner, but it's also not a godsend for the style. The hops are noticeable, as they should be in a pils, but it's not overpowering. It's crisp, but slightly buttery and very drinkable. I tried this at a festival, but I'm sure that if I were to actually see the price tag on what I'd pay for it at the store, I wouldn't want to pay for it.

05-16-2003 00:02:22 | More by aracauna
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Doesn't stray to far from the style, or mediocrity. It walks a straight line of what a czech pilner should be. Lots of grassy malt in the nose and flavor. Highly carbonated, not much hop or alcohol present. Pretty run of the mill, but not offensive in any ways.

10-19-2004 22:11:52 | More by TastyTaste
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crossovert

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

500ml bottle.

It pours a medium yellowish god with a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.

The smell is both doughy and floral. It isn't too interesting, but it isn't bad.

The flavor is a little better. It has a surprising bitterness that cuts deep. It isn't a huge bitterness but it is poignant and noticeable, especially with the mellow malt bill.

It is a rustic one, maybe that equates also to cheap since this bomber didn't cost much at all, but it is a decent Pilsener.

02-08-2011 02:21:57 | More by crossovert
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-06-2014 04:31:47 | More by KevMo84
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-30-2011 17:39:22 | More by cdwil
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misterscooter

California

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

Poured from a 1 pint 9 oz. bottle. It has a medium head with a light golden straw color. The head didn't last long but left a thin layer on top. Not much smell too it but it smelled almost like leather to me.

Very smooth and creamy in your mouth with little fanfare. A basic, solid beer with some mellow hops beneath the creamy flavor, giving it a balance of slightly bitter with it. Some citrusy spice in the aftertaste.

A good beer, well done and enjoyable and I'd enjoy it again, for sure.

10-14-2005 05:18:40 | More by misterscooter
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-30-2012 03:31:44 | More by DerwinWentworth
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vidisad

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-13-2014 08:11:47 | More by vidisad
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kagent777

Utah

3.8/5  rDev +13.8%

500 ml bottle purchased from the Utah system. About $2 paid. Poured into my perfect pint glass straight from the fridge.

Appearance: This is a very clear beer, straw colored, with a foamy white three fingered head that settles slowly and leaves irregular splotchy lacing. Lots of effervescent bubbles.

Smell: Sweet apple juice, slight mineral twang along with bready malts and some earthy hops.

Taste: Clean, as opposed to crisp, lager taste. Basic malts, cracker-like and a little sweet, go along with a light floral (apple) hops note. Light basic mineral bitter to back against the malt. This style should not be in your face, and this one has a nice subdued flavor.

Mouthfeel: Middling body with heightened carbonation, but not so much that the feeling is prickly. Right where it should be.

Overall: I think this is a pretty good example of this style. Not a bad $2 to spend. I still think I prefer Bohemian Brewery's Czech Pilsener, brewed here in SLC.

10-06-2012 02:04:53 | More by kagent777
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putnam

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Ahhh. Hop extract. It boils from under the freshly liberated cap like frog burps in a swamp. Only mintier.

This is a drinkable, clean beer. At best second tier among Czech lagers, it offers the familiar round, biscuity, malty body and aromatic hops that is distinct for the region. Thirst-quenchingly watery, this is the kind of beer not to be "enjoyed" but to be ignored while steadily, evenly consumed during a session.

07-16-2003 00:26:09 | More by putnam
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Lev Lion Lager from M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.
78 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.