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Praga Premium Pils - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-15-2012

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 15
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4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

Another new Czech beer to the area, touted a bit by everyone I've mentioned it to, so I had to try this stuff. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of steadfast white froth. The nose comprises dry biscuit, even drier grass, light flowers, and a healthy touch of that mineral/skunk scent reminiscent of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, with the biscuit coming in a bit sweeter and the grass coming in fresher, darker green. A hint of wild rice bullies its way in at times, but never leaving a lasting impression. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly oily feel. Overall, a very nice Czech pils, one of the best I've had straight from the fatherland in a long time.

Photo of Dentist666
3.67/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear golden with 2-finger white head, medium retention, classic czech aroma of pale malt and some saaz hops. Solid and even taste, well-balanced malts and hops. Ample bitterness, medium-body, good drinkability. Classic bohemian pilsener.

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts, a touch of hops. Taste is crisp, refreshing, malts, some sweetness, a bit of hops, very easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a fine session beer.

Photo of steveh
3.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Saw this at a local international grocer and had to give it a try -- despite the green bottle.

Best by 08.29.13 on the label.

A -- Clear, deep golden with a firm, long-lasting white head.

S -- Green bottle skunk with spicy Saaz fighting off the bad aromas.

T -- Malty breadiness in a good balance with spicy hops. The hops linger in a light citrus character into the aftertaste, mingling with the hop spiciness.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light to light medium body.

O -- Not a bad Pilsner at all, a serious cousin of Pilsner Urquell. Would be better without the green bottle.

Photo of DSnow85
3.55/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great crisp pilsner. Light, and taste phenomenal. A great alternative for our bud light drinkers. In fact it is the Czech Bud.

Photo of flagmantho
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL green bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a tiny touch of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam with somewhat OK retention. Not too bad.

Smell: overly sweet malt aroma with a little graininess and a very light hoppy character. Could be better.

Taste: sweet malt with a reasonable dose of noble hops. Not enough to balance out the sweetness, but the flavor is there.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a huge carbonation and bodacious creaminess. Bam!

Overall: this is a drinkable and decent enough example of the style, if a little sweet for my taste.

Photo of gatornation
3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle with a BB 030113

A-pours a golden yellow color with a fast receding head with very little lacing

S- noble hops, biscuits,grassy hops and malt

T- floral noble hops are present with light lemon grass and hay with caramel biscuit finish

M--low carbonation a tad wate

O- average czech pils one and done had some good flavors for me but i will buy a radeberger when in the mood instead

Photo of ToriBug13
3.34/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: poured crystal clear, lovely carb bubbles floating to the top, no head.
Smell: light biscuity honey
Taste: actually really nice. Light, crisp, refreshing. Wonderful example of the style. Slightly bitter, not overwhelming in any sense. The biscuit malt is cut, in a dusty lightly hopped balance. Loving the higher carbonation level too.

Overall, I think this would be a great bridge brew for someone either just starting into craft, or who wants to try the Czech style. I've had a few better, but this is a solid offering.

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3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of FLima
3.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color, it did not poured much head, but always leaving a thin lace.
Aroma of malt and Saaz hops, very grassy.
Similarly, taste of grassy hops and malt. Aftertaste is dry, with a low bitterness and notes of biscuit.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Typical Czech Pilsner, no thrills.

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Praga Premium Pils from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
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