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Kozel Svétlý - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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76
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of gnikola
1.25/5  rDev -61.5%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Fuzion
2.2/5  rDev -32.3%
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...

Fuzion, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of ershov
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

ershov, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of TWM
2.38/5  rDev -26.8%
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.

TWM, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of sfprint
2.45/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

sfprint, May 03, 2010
Photo of ThaCreep
2.45/5  rDev -24.6%
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

ThaCreep, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of altmer
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

altmer, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of stcules
2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

stcules, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.72/5  rDev -16.3%

A Czech pils who does its job as a thirst quencher and intoxicant. No bad flavors in this beer.

Alex-Alkis, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

drewone, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of skypup
2.9/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

skypup, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

WoodBrew, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Gottesverachter
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
Photo of ozanerdogan
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Average Czech beer.

ozanerdogan, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -7.7%

petluo, May 07, 2012
Photo of johnbjaeger
3/5  rDev -7.7%

johnbjaeger, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of BradMacMullin
3/5  rDev -7.7%
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

BradMacMullin, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

ramblinwreck101, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

NeroFiddled, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of djura
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

djura, May 15, 2011
Photo of FLima
3.24/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

FLima, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

GregaR, Jul 21, 2014
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Kozel Svétlý from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
76 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.