Zlatopramen 11° - Pivovar Zlatopramen
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3.63/5 rDev +13.8%
Needless to say, this beer is not an English bitter. Others who rated it badly may have unfortunately considered it such! Zlatopramen 11 is a perfectly decent quaffing beer to accompany with starchy food such as gnocchi or pizza. That's what these Czech lagers are brewed for. And in this vein, this is a very acceptable beer. Nice hop notes, appropriate colour, carbonation, head retention and lacing. Great to accompany such a meal - I just had a pumpkin, broccoli and sundried tomato pizza - and it was a magnificent meal. This is nothing to rush out and buy - it's not outstanding, but it is great to have in the fridge for the night you feel like one. Drinkability is very good - smooth, easy-drinking but not boring or chemical. Excellent price for what it is.
03-31-2005 09:33:59 | More by Weizenmensch
3.73/5 rDev +16.9%
A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a one finger high white head. No carbonation is visible.
S: There are light aromas of pale malts in the nose along with some hints of hops.
T: The overall taste is rather malty but well balanced by the underlying hops. There is just a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is also crisp and quite thirst quenching.
12-10-2010 12:49:52 | More by metter98
3.55/5 rDev +11.3%
Picked this up in western Czech Republic, the bottle is Czech standard brown half-liter with a tapered neck. The label is gold and yellow with a sun figure in the middle. The ingredients list is in Czech, but definitely includes some stuff other than the purity law would allow (not sugar). Best before 9/30/04, I opened it on 8/10/04.
Pours a clear standard gold under a 1.5 finger white head that fades slowly but leaves no lace. The nose is quite malty, definitely barley, with a mild medicinal hops tone that is quite pleasant. The mouth is very prickly and fairly light. The taste opens slightly sweet and full of malt, but this quickly yields to a flowery, almost medicinal hoppy bitterness. All of this is mild, but fairly tasty. The bitterness moves towards espresso in the finish, accompanied by a fruity sweetness as they both blend into the aftertaste. Not bad.
08-13-2004 18:28:49 | More by Globetrotter
3.58/5 rDev +12.2%
1.5 liter Beer Pack green plastic twist-off bottle. best before 01.10.2011.
It pours a deep amberish-gold into my maß. It has a bit of an industrial-looking white head that dissipates with a few spots of lacing.
Surprisingly it isn’t skunky, maybe only very mildly skunked. Came from a store that was in a trainstaion with no light so i guess that is a plus. It is basic and grainy. It has a bit of the smell of an Augustiner or Spaten helles with that sweet honey note.
Teh flavor leans more towards bohemian pilsener. I can’t believe how good this is despite the price and packaging. It has a quintessential cech pils flavor with sweet malts, a hint of diacetyl (but not to make it buttery, just as a very light accent), and noble hops. It is surprisingly tasty, glad i have 1.5 liters.
07-18-2011 08:35:37 | More by crossovert
3.23/5 rDev +1.3%
There are far too many good beers in the Czech Republic to waste your time with this one. This one is very pedestrian.
Big bubble soda-pop head--gone in 30 seconds leaving no lace.
Caramel smell with lots of honey and maple syrup--in a word, sweet.
Surprisingly decent hop punch in the swallow; still this is a malty and creamy beer. The body is very thick--too much so for the unusually low carbonation.
My notes say "not bad in a pinch", but with so many other superior beers why go to this one.
12-06-2008 20:24:10 | More by smcolw
United Kingdom (England)
3.5/5 rDev +9.7%
1.5 litre bottle, poured into HB .330ml flute. Not much of a head but its difficult to gauge when poured from such a big bottle. Copper colour, clear with lots of bubbles. Smells of saaz hops with hint of cheese. Tastes like a standard czech pils with strong hints of parmesan cheese. Smoother than a german pils but has fiz. This would be a very good session and party beer.
12-31-2010 10:49:28 | More by jonb5
3.38/5 rDev +6%
Golden yellow, thick white frothy head, good bubbling.
Grain husks & pale malt, some DMS. Faint caramel note. Seems quite fresh. Develops a mild skunkiness fairly quickly.
Strong sweet malty flavour, not much hop to taste. Maybe some late grassiness.
Medium bodied, medium bitterness.... a touch cloying.
05-31-2007 06:35:02 | More by vancurly
3.1/5 rDev -2.8%
.5L emptied into a Pilsener.
A: Pours a pale gold with a 2-finger white head which quickly receeds to a thick ring. No lacing.
S: Sweet malt, hints of caramel as the beer warms. Not much else here.
M: Medium bodied with light carbonation.
T: Follows the nose, with sweet malts up front. Hops are present, but not commanding, through the midrange. Clean finish with a slightly astringent aftertaste.
D: A drinkable beer, no real complaints. However, this pales in comparison to other Czech Pilseners.
03-16-2010 13:18:17 | More by sunrisesolara
3.58/5 rDev +12.2%
Who classified this as an English Bitter?
Appearance: Golden yellow, highly carbonated body with a big frothy white head. Very pleasant to look at.
Lacing is quite good.
rather sweet, zesty and tangy. Smells quite spicy. The hops are most prevalent, but also with a citrusy sweetness hanging around. It's a good spicy, tangy nose, like a good Czech lager should be.
At the start, it's nothing much to speak of. It's a little bitter, a little sweet, but mostly flat. It's only at the end, when the bit of the hops comes in that this becomes anything other than mediocre swill. It just adds a bit more interest, a bit more flavour, and a little bit more class.
The mouthfeel is clean and tingly.
Overall, this is a really good beer for the price (even here in Aus imported it's still damn cheap). while it's not going to wow you, it's cheap, and very drinkable. There are much better Czech pilssners out there though...
05-29-2005 01:41:22 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Crystal clear pale gold with a bright white head. Decent retention. Sweet aroma with some graininess, mild DMS and a quick hit of floral hops. Thin, sweet flavour, very low bitterness with not much in the way of hop flavour. Light bodied, plenty of carbonation. For what it is, it's not bad. If you're seeking out an interesting, flavourful lager then avoid. Sampled quite fresh from its trip overseas. Thanks biegaman!
09-16-2006 23:07:36 | More by DrJay
3.95/5 rDev +23.8%
Poured from a can (made and canned in czech republic) to a sierra nevada 16oz shaker
Visual: It's a very pretty beer. Dark golden hued, very little foam though, some when poured, but it quickly goes away leaving no traces, not even little lacing.
Smell: a very nice smell full of lemon pie, some pine, toasted bread. very inviting.
Mouth: Very very balanced pilsner. A nice blend of hops and malt that evokes a lot of memories on the palate. Toasty sweet soda bread, bitter limoncello, orange, pine, slightly sticky (more so when warmish, you should def. drink this slightly colder), on the back of the mouth) you can feel some fresh hay. The hops are very well balanced, nice session beer. Almost no carbonation.
Aftertaste. Longish aftertaste, slightly sticky and bitter. Not that refreshing.
All in all a very typical pilsner. Beware though if you buy it canned outside czech republic, make sure it says brewed and canned (or bottled) in czech republic, because the ohter bottlings are really utter shit.
06-12-2014 20:05:29 | More by Iztok
Zlatopramen 11° from Pivovar Zlatopramen
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