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ŽŽŽatec - ŽŽatecký Pivovar

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BA SCORE
81
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 4
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 dgherm
3.5/5  rDev -2%

dgherm, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev +12%

zenithberwyn, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -2%

JamLand, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%

500 ml bottle poured into pilsener glass. Suprised to find this at the "3rd best" beer store in my area, after never seeing it at the other too. Am a fan of Czech Pilseners, so I tried it.

A - Pours a dim peach-orange color with some haze. Not much of a head. Large amounts of carbonation rising from the bottom. Not a bad looking beer.

S - Malt, and very unique for a pilsener, some peach, apricot, and even a bit of lime. Very unique.

T - Smooth maltiness, and the fruitness mentioned in the aroma's is there, too. Very unique. Lot's of peach (and not in an artificial, nasty way) and apricot. Finishes smooth with a nice flavor.

F - Very crisp and clean, leaves just a bit of dryness. Could certainly session this beer.

O - Nothing outstanding, but it's a good pilsener. One of the more unique pilsener's I've tried, considering the light fruity flavors. Light and crisp but plenty of flavor. Again, not outstanding, but a good pilsener.

stella77artois, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -9%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

mmilyko, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

BellsFan, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of prisoner1572
5/5  rDev +40.1%

prisoner1572, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

magpieken, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -44%

BGsWo22, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of delalove
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

delalove, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of elchingen
3.5/5  rDev -2%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%

Poured this Czech style Pilsener from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This Pilsener poured a clear golden color, produced an average white head and featured below average retention and left very little lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted off fresh baked bread, and grassy hops. Medium in body, this Pilsener had a base of malted husky malted grain, touch of lemon citrus, white pepper and bitter hops. Decent example of a Czech Pilsener, I believe this to be pretty authentic. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DerwinWentworth, Jan 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

GhostPants, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

OregonGrown7, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Treyliff
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

A- pours a golden straw color with a small white fizzy head and no lace.

S- some floral hop, clean grass, and sweet malt

T- clean malt with some yeast strain, floral hops and just a bit of lemongrass

M- light-med body, low-med carbonation, foamy mouthfeel, a bit of yeasty chalkiness in the finish

O- this one is clean and drinkable, nothing special but not bad.

Treyliff, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of GMB
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%

Zatec Bright Lager pours a bright golden amber with a small fizzy head that disappears as quickly as it appears. Scores of surprisingly large bubbles cling to the sides of the glass before racing towards the top. Within the brew are visible a few streams of finer bubbles, which seem to rise more gradually. Festive.

Very appetizing roasted malt dominates the nose. Hop presence is surprisingly minimal. Yeast aromas are present, as is a slightly tinny smell.

Right away I can tell that I am going to feel conflicted about the taste of this beer. The sweet roasted malt is overpowering. Shouldn't Czech Pilsners be crisp and clean? This one isn't. But the yeast strain has produced a buttery flavor that is one of the best I've tasted in recent years, and although the hops are overpowered, there is something delicious about this beer. The hops begin to show their bitterness about half way through. Their aroma, however, remains just out of my palate's reach.

The mouthfeel is nice. It is a bit more viscous than I expect from a Pilsner, but the viscosity does complement the malty character nicely.

Zatec comes up short when compared with other commercially available Czech Pilsners. But it is a delicious beer that I have bought before and will buy again.

GMB, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%

Not really a great looking beer, but that kinda goes with the style. Slightly dark, not straw-colored like I expected, more of a standard pale ale color. Pale orange, like the skin of a nectarine. There's a foamy head for a while, but it doesn't have a lot of retention, though it leaves a thin ring up top.

I've not cared for the pilsner style, but after having a Czechvar, it's growing on me. This is one of the first characteristics that distinguishes the Czechs from the Americans in the pilsner game. This has a grainy smell, but has nice compliments of floral and citrus.

The different tastes are subtle and may not stand up to any food you might be eating. Pilsner malts dominate and while the hops carry over from the smell, the floral and citric notes are very muted.

Very loose, watered down feel. Little body. Slightly acidic, faintly bitter finish.

Nothing to write home about. More or less a session beer as far as I'm concerned. Better than American macros, but only by a bit. Not bad, merely average.

RickS95, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Jsteez
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured into a stange glass.

A-Golden yellow, bubbly head that dissipated into a thin, white surface. Decent lacing on the glass. Looked like a pilsner lager!

S-Grains, wheat, malt, and a little caramel. There was not a lot going on in the smell.

T-Unlike the smell, the taste had more to it. I could taste sweet caramel malt, czech hops, a crisp finish with an aftertaste of cloves, spice, and salt and pepper. Very refreshing.

M-Light feeling with carbonation on the moderate/high side. Not sticky, just right for this style.

Overall-Great sessionable beer for anytime. Great with any type of food. The Czech's know what they are doing.

Jsteez, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Mike925, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bigred89, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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.

StonedTrippin, Jun 17, 2012
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