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1795 Original Czech Lager - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 10-06-2006

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 19
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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2.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2/5  rDev -34.4%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.82/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.2/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of AgentZero
2.58/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Photo of GreenCard
3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
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).

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of atis
3.11/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of JohnfromDublin
2.96/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of DanLowery
3.75/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good czech lager, no flaws, and nothing that is particularly outstanding

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3.13/5  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.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2/5  rDev -34.4%

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1795 Original Czech Lager from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
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