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1795 Original Czech Lager - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 16.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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První Budějovický Pivovar Samson visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 10-06-2006)
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Reviews by GreenCard:
Photo of GreenCard
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: pale tarnished gold, large pillow of off-white foam that slowly compacts to a thin cap, lace

Aroma: not a whole lot; wisps of blossom honey, grain, and perfumey hops

Flavor: mellow pilsner malt with hints of honeydew hop fruitiness; finishes dryish with a lighting lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel: light body, terse carbonation, soft texture

Other comments: I'm always a bit loathe to review pilsners and light lagers because even the great ones are so subtle and balanced that it's hard to pin down descriptive words. It's hard to latch onto the subtle aromas and flavors (at least it is for me).

GreenCard, Jan 08, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -2.3%

cam477, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -2.3%

innominat, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of fionn13
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with an best-before date of Oct 2011. The only unusual feature is the white foil seal over the cap.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. Pours a light golden with fine carbonation. Very little head; what there is disappears rapidly to leave a surface film. Light malty aroma but little else.

Clean and crisp malty taste with light bitterness. Slight grainy sweetness at the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is smooth, but leaves a vaguely unpleasant aftertaste towards the end of the glass.

A fairly refreshing lager, but doesn't distinguish itself. Drinkable; would be nicer in warm weather.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Ciocanelu, May 15, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a good sized white head. Recedes rapidly. Lots of floaties. Good amount of lacings. Tastes mildly sweet with a light bitter hop character. Decent lager. Mouthfeel is good for the style. Another good Czech beer if you don't mind the floaties.
Very sessionable. Would love to try this fresh and on tap.

Spikester, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +14%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

green 33cl bottle with a different label and foil to the one in the picture, but the same beer for sure.

best before 29 Sept 2010, this beer was drank and reviewed on 03 Aug 2010, poured into a small (0.2 litre) tasting glass from Budweiser Budvar.

Looked fine, crisp, clear and bright. The regular pilsner/lager golden yellow colour, with the snow white head on top. The head soon died though, on both pours.

Grains in the smell, but not much else and not many grains either.

Dry and refreshing, a little more hoppy than malty, but not strong tasting in any form or style.

A Mr Average in most aspects and I'll not be putting it on my Christmas list.

BlackHaddock, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of bsm80x
3.5/5  rDev +14%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Flavio_Gama, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of AgentZero
2.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured a dark Coke like color with a small fizzy head that dissipated quickly.

S - Smells like a lot of sugar and something somewhat herbal, almost like a dark tea. I'm not really feeling this.

T - Definately get a lot of sugar and sweetness on this, surprised to find this is only 4.7% as I would have guessed a little higher. A little bitter, and do get some of that tea taste in there.

M - Smooth beer, with some fizz.

D - Just don't like it enough to drink much of it. The sweetness becomes somewhat heavy and a bit much. Not a good beer, but not a completely horible one either.

AgentZero, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of atis
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle from Riga

Pours pale golden with large and persistent head, patchy lacing, looks beautiful. Aroma is mostly herbal hops, some faint malt background.

Taste is a bit dissapointing, simple bittery hops, but there is some kind of weak, but unpleasant sourness to it that produces slight astringency, medium dry finish and light bittery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium with average carbonation.

Overall, a good looking beer with not that good taste.

atis, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of JohnfromDublin
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half litre bottle. 4.7% ABV. Tasted 5th Oct 2006 (Best by 28.02.2007). Bottle was foil topped brown glass with red and white label with large numbers 1795 followed by "Original Czech Lager " and "Budejovicke pivo" underneath. Purchased in Molloy's off-licence, Dublin, Ireland.

Poured a clear amber brew with a nice white head that left some lacing on the glass.

Very little smell detected; maybe very light hops.

Tasted pretty bland to be honest, not very much going on, no hop hit and just a little malty sweetness. Fairly refreshing. Nice smooth mouthfeel but overall I would not be over excited by this beer.

JohnfromDublin, Oct 06, 2006
Photo of janubio
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Clear golden colour, small head that vanishes too soon. Floral smell with some bitterness, can't find much more. Body is too light, in the mouth has some bitterness but also too much sweetness from malts Crispy, refreshing, but it pales when compares to a good czech beer, nothing to do with Urquell or Budweiser. Dissapointing, at least for what I was expecting.

janubio, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of Scarpin
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Scarpin, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Etrusco
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Etrusco, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Beerman1977
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Beerman1977, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of petluo
2/5  rDev -34.9%

petluo, May 21, 2012
Photo of ronin926
3.5/5  rDev +14%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of TubaDan
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

TubaDan, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this dead beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was headless from the get go. The beer had a golden color that looked great except for the fact it had no head. The smell of this ber was skunky and moldy. The taste was slightly bitter at the end but overall impression was just plain flat tasting. I will not buy again.

Minkybut, Oct 30, 2009
Photo of FLima
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color with a thin head with low retention.
Aroma of pale malt, vanilla and grassy hops.
Taste follows nose, sweet malt with notes of grassy hops and a hint of minerals. Mildly dry aftertaste with medium bitterness.
Light body with low carbonation.
Average Czech Pilsner, very light and balanced with no off-flavors but also with no highlights. If this is a mass regular in Czech Republic, they are well served.

FLima, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Heminoolo
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
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1795 Original Czech Lager from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
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