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BrouCzech Lager (Brouček Beer) - Nova Paka Brewery

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 20.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nova Paka Brewery visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KTCamm on 11-02-2009)
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5/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Remember to review for the style folks!!

Appearance: Thick off-white head that lingers, gold/caramel/semi-clear appearance, lots of streaming bubbles.

Smell: Mild hops, roasted barley, fresh cut grass, very pleasing

Taste: Beautifully balanced, round; baked rye bread, mild citrus rind, caramel, malted milk...finishes dry and refreshing with a nice hint of bitterness on the back taste

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, very soft on the palette.

World Class for the style. If you like Czechvar, you'll love this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked it up at my local Food Emporium f/k/a the good ole A&P...in the traditional "1 pt., 0.9 Fl. Oz." bottle (500 ML) as depicted here. I don't know what it is about this beer, but I LOVE IT!! Whatever you do - DO NOT listen to these lackluster reviews without first trying it for yourself. I have wracked my brain to come up with a good way to describe this beer and I think the best I can do is compare it to another great beer: it reminds me of Weihenstephaner Original, which I actually prefer to the more highly regarded Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, except that BrouCzech Lager has a bit more "bite" to it. The extra bite actually makes it better in my book. And by "bite" I mean...hmmm...well, flavor I guess. In any case, do yourself a favor and give it a try. Another thing in its favor: it seems to be somewhat more moderately priced than other imports...at least that's my impression.

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Greenport mug.

A: Pours a dirty gold with hardly any head at all.

S: Cut grass, lemon zest, there's that unmistakable hint of German hops.

T: Same fresh cut grass flavours, but there's a strong, nasty metallic taste. Like 'mouthful of pennies' strong.

D: I thought it would be drinkable but that harshness is the flavour kills it.

Overall: Not the best pils I've had. This is pretty rough stuff. Buy the 'dark' it is MUCH better.

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2.15/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Honey gold. Low white head settles into a dusting with poor lace.

S - Buttery. Light malt, touch of lemon.

T - Unfortunately the butter carries through to the taste as an unpleasant off-flavor. Waxy bitterness and lightly grassy.

M - Medium light body. Mildly sweet finish.

O - The off-flavor really hurts this brew. Disappointing because I really liked their Dark.

Photo of metter98
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that died down rather quickly but consistently left a thin head covering the surface..
S: There are aromas of bready malts and hints of floral hops in the nose.
T: The taste is dominated by flavors of bready and grainy malts and also has some hints of smoke, similar to what one would find in a rauchbier. A light amount of bitterness from the hops is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't overly difficult to drink, however the taste isn't interesting enough to make me want to try another one of these.

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3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.

It pours a deep, deep gold with a foamy white head that initially dissipates quickly hen holds up with a little centimeter of head above the beer. It is crystal clear with tons of visible carbonation bubbles. Not much lacing.

The smell is interesting. Immediately it is bready and malty, then it works into some hops and even a hint of almost fruity bubblegum.

The flavor is okay, a bit metallic at first. It has almost a subtle hint of smoke as well. It is primarily bready with a dry, hoppy finish.

I don't know what to think of it really, an oddball.

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3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into 400ml Radeburger seidel.

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale golden color with a large white head that dissipates quickly and leaved behind a few large lace spots.

Smell: Sweet and buttery pilsner malt with a few citrus notes.

Taste: Begins with some citric and grassy hop flavors, rounding to buttery malt and finishing with pine and citric hops. Slightly more bitter than other Czech pilsners.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with crisp carbonation and a refreshing, somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability: this beer is less rounded than other Czech pilsners, relying more on the hops without much of the malt profile. Still, it is more than a worthy example of the style and worth a drink.

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2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber in color with a 2 finger cloudy white head; lacing was OK, but nothing to write home about.

Smells of sweet malt, hops and a touch of yeast; very basic aroma.

Tastes of sweet malt, hops, caramel, grass or hay and a hint of fruit, with very light carbonation. Crisp and light with an overall sweet malty flavor, this did not offer much as far as taste goes, but it was boring and basic enough to be enjoyable.

A decent Euro lager that goes down smooth and easy and scores extra points because it is very cheap for a 20 oz bottle.

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3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear dark gold with copper hues with a 1cm bubbly head. Some lacing is produced.

S - A light caramel sweetness under a floral and grassy aroma.

T - Mild honey sweetness followed a light tang with hints of fruit and a bitter finish with a hint of aged wood.

M - Good carbonation. A bit of creaminess. A crisp to drying finish.

D - Pretty good but I have a hunch these are probably even better if fresher. The six-pack I got expires in a month.

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3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a very well done pilz from the land of pilz. the look of something good. Golden clear with a thick head of white that didn't fade. Nose of straw and honey pollen, but subtle sweet. Palate as basic and textbook as it comes. Straw, apple, honey, pollen that graduates to bitter floral woodiness. An all around great session. And a good buy.

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BrouCzech Lager (Brouček Beer) from Nova Paka Brewery
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