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Praga Premium Pils - První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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BA SCORE
77
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.98%
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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-15-2012)
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Photo of TMoney2591
3.9/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

TMoney2591, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Rhettroactive, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev +9%
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.

flagmantho, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of bark
3/5  rDev -7.4%

bark, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

tone77, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +23.5%

mrfrancis, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

FLima, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of crossovert
2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml foiled green bottle. BB 01.03.13.

The cap is already rusted lol. golden effevescent pour, no lacing.

It has a slight skunk but not bad. Under that is rich carmally czech style pils.

The flavor is nice. Flower noble hops with a low lingering bitterness. Pretzel flavor, light water notes. Nothing out of place, nothing extravagant. Just a pretty standard pils here. The mouthfeel is a bit watery.

crossovert, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of gatornation
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
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

gatornation, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of jzlyo
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

jzlyo, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
1.95/5  rDev -39.8%
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.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of brandonld23
4/5  rDev +23.5%

brandonld23, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of KC9LDB
3/5  rDev -7.4%

KC9LDB, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of steveh
3.64/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

steveh, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of janubio
2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

janubio, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +23.5%

vhmf1978, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
2.9/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

MarkoNm, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Soterios
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Soterios, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of krh
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

krh, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Petertauro
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Petertauro, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of moedot
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

moedot, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of MDF1IBetty
4/5  rDev +23.5%

MDF1IBetty, Nov 24, 2012
Praga Premium Pils from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
77 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.