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Kozel 11° Medium - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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Kozel 11° MediumKozel 11° Medium

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BA SCORE
80
good

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 10-15-2008)
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Clear with a light golden with a 1cm, bubbly white head on top that turns patchy.

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From the CAN: "Alcohol does not belong behind the wheel"; "Light lager"; "Zal. (Zalozena) Est. 1874".

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.5L bottle served in mu Purkmistr mug.

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S- Sweet malt with a touch of fruit.

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Aroma
Slight grassiness from hops with a bit of caramel

Mouthfeel
Light on the palette with a bit of wateriness. Pretty lightly carbonated which helps but still a bit thin feeling

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Poured to nice head in 1/2 liter glass with small bubbles and lacing well but dissipated fairly quickly. Light gold with hint of amber

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Kozel 11° Medium from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
80 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.