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Kozel Svétlý - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-05-2004)
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1.25/5  rDev -61.1%

01-17-2013 13:26:48 | More by gnikola
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Czech Republic

2.2/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I really don't like this beer. However it is very popular Czech beer and I don't know why? Maybe because the price is low. But the biggest problem what I have with this beer is that after 2 or 3 bottles my head going to crash. Very strong headache every time, that is why I don't drink this anymore...

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 17:07:54 | More by Fuzion
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2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

11-05-2012 22:02:02 | More by ershov
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North Carolina

2.38/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nothing distinctive positive about this beer. No single fatal flaw, but enough little things that I'm not trying this one again. Flavor was watery; scent was "cheap beer," over-carbonated, and an aftertaste that curled the palate just a little.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 23:11:48 | More by TWM
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2.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had it at a bar in Prague.

A: Approching a neon yellow with a 3/4" head.

S: Dirty malth with a hint of sweetness.

T. First slightly tart and bitter, but quickly becomes sweet.

M: Initially a strong tartness that then mellows out. Light to medium bodied.

D: Disappointing for a Czech beer. But it's ok.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-03-2010 12:48:35 | More by sfprint
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2.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Slightly malty with a hint of fruity nose, reminding the Czech lager. Unfortunately, the first mouth does not taste but just a drink closer to water than beer. There is a slight bitterness in the finish but it is very dirty and mostly tasteless. Coming from the mythical city of Plzen in the Czech Republic, it is unfortunately far too small to claim to be the class of Czech pilsners

Serving type: nitro-can

06-17-2010 11:02:51 | More by ThaCreep
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Russian Federation

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

07-07-2014 14:13:44 | More by altmer
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2.68/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beautiful foam, creamy. Limpid, clear golden blond color.
In the smell malt and some hop, a bit stale.
Same for the taste.
The bottle is near to the best before date, so not to fresh. A fresh bottle would be almost surely a bit better, and for sure a great drinkability beer.
Probaly some half point more, except for the appearance.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 10:47:04 | More by stcules
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

07-22-2013 19:32:59 | More by drewone
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2.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased from store in western Bohemia.
Served from .5L Bottle in a Kozel Pint-style glass

A: pale yellow with a respectable head that didn’t dissipate too quickly.

S: little malty, yeasty and slightly sweet.

T. mildly bitter, a hint of hay and a sweet aftertaste.

M: medium mouthfeel, light carbonation.

D: Pretty typical for a Pale Czech lager. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 08:15:36 | More by skypup
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2.93/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was able to bring a can of Kozel Svelty home from a recent trip to Czech Republic. The beer poured a pale yellow with a white foam head that didn’t dissipate too quickly. NO real lacing. The smell included malt and grain/yeast. The taste was mildly bitter with grain/barley support. In addition there was a touch of sweetness. The mouthfeel was medium body and light carbonation. Overall is was a decent Czech style beer.

Serving type: can

11-20-2011 14:41:50 | More by WoodBrew
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Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-26-2014 14:11:54 | More by Gottesverachter
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-03-2014 05:59:00 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-07-2012 12:04:23 | More by petluo
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3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a can at a train station near Cesky Krumlov. Many signs at bars for this and it is cheap. Bought a can and popped it open. Date on can was for 2 months back. Did I say it was a buck! Anyway, little smell right away and a smooth artificial taste. Nothing terrible, but nothing noteworthy. Every country needs it's yellow beer. After research I see this very old brewery with a nice story is part of SAB Miller. My quest for independent breweries in Czech will continue

Serving type: can

05-23-2014 10:30:46 | More by BradMacMullin
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

01-30-2013 16:57:22 | More by ramblinwreck101
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3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kozel Svetly
500ml can, dated "28.12.13 L1 179 07:00" - 4 days old

Appearance: Clear, golden body. Frothy bright white head holds fairly well, eventually dropping to a thin but full surface covering. Average to slightly better than average lacing.

Smell: Fairly generic "beer" although some nice malt is present.

Taste: Malt again is the dominant, but the hops are almost equal, and well integrated: dull, spicy, and floral. The mid-level bitterness is "very firm" but not "strong". Unexciting dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Median carbonation.

Overall: With the exception of a malt that's slightly more interesting than the standard "Euro Pils" maltiness it's just an otherwise bland, average beer.

Serving type: can

01-09-2014 15:33:55 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this Kozel made in Dreher brewery in Budapest.

Smell is very nice,sweet.
Ap. is typical for Czech pilsner,low carbonation and few seconds lasting foam.
Taste-medim bitter,it is very drinkable.
On my opinion,this is typical pilsner,this one is made in Hungary,but it taste very solid.

Serving type: can

05-15-2011 10:11:25 | More by djura
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3.24/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright golden color with an apparent carbonation that feeds a constant head.
Aroma of sweet pale malt and floral and herbal hops.
Flavor of a pilsner, sweet pale malt with herbal hops. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
A milder and refreshing czech pilsner. Decent with no flaws, but no big excitement.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 21:50:37 | More by FLima
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-04-2012 14:42:27 | More by fionn13
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-13-2013 17:45:45 | More by safaricook
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-31-2014 18:21:08 | More by endless1408
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Czech Republic

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-26-2014 01:00:48 | More by TwiggyCZ
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-24-2014 15:15:53 | More by skywizzard
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-06-2014 21:01:33 | More by Latarnik
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Kozel Svétlý from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
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