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ŽŽŽatec - ŽŽatecký Pivovar

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175 Ratings

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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 12-24-2005)
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Photo of Gueuzedude


3.43/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours with a frothy, initially three finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, rich gold color. Aromatic notes of sweet, butterscotch malt, grassy grain and spicy hops. This has a really inviting aroma to it, I really like the mix of hop and malt notes, though it could perhaps use a touch more hop aromatics.

Fairly dry, with an almost tartness, though not really. Biscuit like malt and a fresh grain character are accented by a hint of butterscotch. The beer is fairly well carbonated which provides an extra tingle on the tongue and a touch more palate cleansing character. Herbal hop notes evoke thoughts of lemon grass, hints of mint, fresh cut hay, and an almost green basil like thing. A touch of bitterness in the finish, as well as a touch of lemon-like tartness. This is on the dry side for a traditional Czech Pilsner, it seems to be lacking that malt fullness and even the diacetyl is a touch on the lower end. Still this is a decent beer, one which I would happily consume a few pints of.

09-04-2007 04:44:40 | More by Gueuzedude
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New York

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

a - Pours a pale golden color that is very transparent, with high carbonation and an inch of white head.

s - Smells of wheat, bread malts, and a little yeast.

t - Taste again is mostly wheat and bready malts. Not too much going on here.

m - Light body and light carbonation. Very crisp.

d - Very easy to drink with the low ABV and light body, but there isn't much to the smell and taste...just some like wheat and bready malts. Not bad but wouldn't really look to buy again.

05-04-2010 22:51:26 | More by mdfb79
Photo of powellmg


3.43/5  rDev -4.5%

Clear, golden-yellow beer with a thick, white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate aroma of malt, noble hops. Crisp, classic pilsner taste with a slight metallic bite. Soft mouthfeel, low-moderate carbonation.

Overall, a pleasant pilsner. Very drinkable.

10-21-2011 00:33:35 | More by powellmg
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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a bubbly, white, three-finger head. It left small amounts of lace.

S - It smelled of grains/corn and a light malt.

T - It tasted of sweet corn and had a slight hop bite. Again, a light caramel taste.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not great, but an average Czech Pils. Maybe a little over priced at $3 for a 1pint 0.9oz bottle.

09-07-2007 00:53:44 | More by zeff80
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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: translucent, medium-straw colored with very limited head; practically no lacing.

Smell: very subtle aroma; the hops seem to have a very light floral smell.

Taste: not a whole lot of bitterness. Flavor is tipped toward the malty side of the scale, with not a lot of complexity; still not bad for a lager.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a lower level of carbonation than I would normally expect.

Drinkability: highly drinkable, although I think the unbalanced maltiness would get to me after a little while.

07-31-2009 02:41:13 | More by flagmantho
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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from a 500 ml brown bottle into a clean, clear Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale glass. No date that I could find on the bottle. Proudly centered on the top of my label is the interesting "Since 1004"

A Basic Lager look. Very light brown, yellow head ...almost white... with a clear yellow body with plenty of bubbles rising from the bottom. If someone poured it into a Bud pint then no one could tell the difference (on look alone!).

S Not much but what is there smells like a stronger version of Bud. Sure enough, they are both Lagers. There are grains, malt, not a lot of hops but it is notable.

T Nice lager. Grains, malt, some hops. Not dramatic but a very solid Lager taste. It is very much like a stronger, more flavorful Bud.

M Light, "refreshing." There is some softness that I appreciated later but overall the mouthfeel is not impressive.

D Really good (like I suppose most if not all Lagers would be).

Notes: I am not a fan of Lagers. This beer certifies that for me. It is just fine but that is the point...it is just forgettable. Life is too short to drink such uninspiring beers.

10-20-2008 00:12:32 | More by adamette
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-01-2013 22:35:20 | More by JamLand
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Bright, high-clarity yellow color...a finger of foam rises and falls to a film. Spritzy, crisp carbonation, very light feeling. Spotty lacing that washes itself away. Aroma of bready grain, honey, vague herbals.

Taste is also light in that it's fairly simple and straightforward. Some nuance of herbal hop with a lingering peppery tingle on the tongue. Mineral water, pale malt, and i'm guessing noble hops form the key components of this Czech Pils.

Very easy drinking, light carbonation, with a delicate body. No offensive qualities, clearly a fresh sample. Refreshing on a hot summer night...

07-27-2007 02:31:44 | More by emerge077
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-01-2012 03:45:26 | More by LJWalker
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-04-2014 15:04:32 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-24-2013 23:11:54 | More by foxyaardvark27
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-03-2012 09:14:55 | More by bigred89
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2013 02:48:12 | More by DerwinWentworth
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-11-2013 18:19:49 | More by magpieken
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-23-2014 02:07:52 | More by GlendonTT
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-11-2013 03:36:49 | More by RochefortChris
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-08-2013 02:25:29 | More by elchingen
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

one of the classic czech pilseners. pours clear pale golden color with a one inch white head that is gone instantly. smells meadowy, floral and grassy, malt driven but balanced. flavor really features the czech malts, they are light and grainy, very pleasant in all seasons. some mild hops on the finish, which is very crisp and dry as can be. mouthfeel is good for what it is, obviously very light on the body, but still with plenty of flavor, excellent carbonation. overall this is a nicely balanced and very drinkable pils, exemplary of the czech style, and usually widely available at a reasonable price.

06-17-2012 15:53:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-26-2014 23:29:34 | More by DaveMiller
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-16-2014 04:54:48 | More by Asics
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-05-2012 02:55:26 | More by mattparsons
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-04-2013 10:52:54 | More by dgherm
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a pillowy head that dots the pislner glass with lace

Smell: Bready aroma with a decent whiff of Saaz hops

Taste: Bready and grassy with a building influence from the floral and spicy hops; after the swallow, the malt takes on a more important role than the hops into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and effervescent

Drinkability: An OK pilsner but nothing particularly special; easy to knock back

01-04-2008 23:50:57 | More by brentk56
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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Out of a bottle this Czech Pilsner was a clear, 24k gold color, just as it should be. The white was only a thin layer but the retention was good and the lacing in fishnets that lasted all the way down my glass. The aroma was of Saaz hops, crystal malt and a bit of sweet malt. The flavors were clean and crisp, though not overwhelming. I tasted the pleasant Pilsner malts, bready grains and some lemon grass and herbal notes from the Saaz hops. Nothing was big about this beer it was well-balanced. The mouthfeel was smooth but slick, the body medium and the carbonation light. Very pleasant albeit non-distinct.

02-04-2012 21:01:11 | More by thekevlarkid
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North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured into a becker a light golden with a thinner wispy white head,alot of tiny bubbles.Sharp herbal hops and metallic aromas,the big hops remind me somewhat of a northern German pilsner,its quite sharp.Flavors again are sharp with herbal hops,lightly toasted and grainy with that hard water/iron-like tinge to it as well.To me this lager is saaz hops on steroids,its almost to brask for my taste....and Iam a hophead!

06-03-2011 21:14:21 | More by oberon
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