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Praga Premium Pils - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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77
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-15-2012)
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Photo of ToriBug13
3.36/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of cjac
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of moedot
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of krh
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Soterios
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev +10%
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 Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a completely clear, golden color and is topped with an average white frothy head that soon disappears almost completely.
The aroma is gentle, although its malty and slightly grainy aroma is still easy to point out.
The taste is exactly what you expect. Sweet start, balanced body and slightly bittery finish. Also slight metal kick in the aftertaste.
A very nice beer that's easy to drink, but you would expect a bit more form the Czech. Maybe.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of KC9LDB
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
1.95/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

500ml bottle. Pilsner glass. Gold color, clear appearance. White froth, brief crown. Slight floral & yeasty aromas, sulphur hues & metallic odors. Sparkling upfront. Grainy flavor swept out by earthy bitterness. Light body. Bothering carbonation. Spicy notes. Dry & dried finish. Flat & unbalanced.

Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of bark
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of jzlyo
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of brandonld23
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev +12.5%
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
3.64/5  rDev +13.4%
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 janubio
2.96/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml. bottle, pours a clear golden colour with no head and no lace. Smell of grass, grains and citrics. Medium body, creamy, flat carbonation. Taste is the same: grass, grains and citrics, with some sweet malt notes and a dry finish. Just a correct beer, except for the head.

Photo of Petertauro
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of FLima
3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of MDF1IBetty
4/5  rDev +24.6%

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Praga Premium Pils from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
77 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.