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Kozel Premium - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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78
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 10-15-2008)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, a souvenir of visits to the LCBO in Toronto this past summer.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, silkily foamy, and somewhat rocky eggshell white head, which settles relatively slowly, leaving some stellar pitted limestone cliff face lace around the glass.

It smells of grainy, biscuity and cereal-like pale malt, mildly rancid butter, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is much the same vein, with bitter grassy and leafy hops taking a bit of the upper hand now when mingling with the crackery, grainy malt, a touch of weedy skunk wafting in and out of focus.

The carbonation is quite mild, barely perceptible at times, the body medium-light in weight, and work-a-day smooth - nothing complex or beguiling here. It finishes fairly dry, still a tad skunky, but generally pliable in its plain bitterness.

An agreeable enough quaff, this being very reminiscent of the multitude of pubs I visited in Prague, and their glorious 50 cent half litres during that hot, sticky summer many moons ago. As for the best in class for the style, however, this one seems a bit lacking - the crisp, grassy essences just aren't there, and what with it being in a can, there's no excuse for that.

Serving type: can

11-27-2008 03:40:16 | More by biboergosum
More User Reviews:
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henkmudi

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.44/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of best Czech beers and pilsner in general. Gold, clear yellow, snow white head medium lasting. Sparkling and refreshing. Not a bit sweetness and bitter just as it should be. Tasty, hops, hint of fruits. + balanced, refreshing, nor too strong, nor too weak. Always have one in fridge. Beer to return in any time. Kozel and steak = winning combination. - can't see any.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 09:24:34 | More by henkmudi
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2014 21:27:33 | More by Socialiste
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 21:02:03 | More by Latarnik
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rob99er

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-26-2014 03:21:48 | More by rob99er
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BLoose

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

06-09-2014 23:13:56 | More by BLoose
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 22:47:06 | More by endless1408
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Bralis

Israel

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-21-2014 05:06:14 | More by Bralis
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-18-2014 07:57:12 | More by DreamDeath
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-03-2014 02:35:42 | More by Erik-P
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-25-2014 17:40:21 | More by CurtisD
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2014 19:33:59 | More by WillAndSarah
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-28-2014 14:26:06 | More by KStark
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

03-18-2014 22:33:44 | More by tbeckett
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

03-11-2014 23:39:36 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-21-2014 23:34:53 | More by Subliminal64
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-04-2014 23:41:46 | More by boszormeny
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -26%

11-21-2013 11:54:47 | More by pipinmalikonj
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slight off white head over clear deep gold, sweet malt and flowery hop nose, a little hay too. Light bodied which plays up the substantial hop bitterness in this, also a nice light malt background but it's the hop that is dominant here. The finish is long, bitter and delicious. This is a great warm weather session lager. Well made and worth purchasing.

Serving type: can

08-20-2013 19:35:36 | More by beerluvr
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Darkhnum

Israel

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-09-2013 14:56:52 | More by Darkhnum
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.15 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden color. 2 fingers of white head that stuck around for a while. Also frothy looking head and some nice streaky lacing left behind. Lots of bubbles within the clear beer.

Smell - Grassy, also a slight smoked meaty smell (maybe my nostrils were off?). Not a lot else but that was a pleasant source of differentiation. Good for the style.

Taste - Nice mild flavor, just enough hops bite to give it some crispness. Also some faint spiciness transitioning to bitterness on the back end. Not spectacular but certainly pretty decent.

Mouthfeel - Tingly sensation in the mouth, but slightly thin watery taste on the tongue. Still retains medium body with lower carbonation.

Overall - A fine beer for the style that's quite a bit hbetter than a lot of the stuff at the LCBO. While it won't be my first choice if I'm craving a Czech Pilsner, it won't be far down my list either.

Serving type: can

08-03-2013 21:11:45 | More by DenisKolkin
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.2%

06-20-2013 23:57:14 | More by Cramshawbar
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2013 17:46:26 | More by TheBeeraholic
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soju6

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear light golden color with a decent head that fades quickly to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma has a mild citrus aroma with some malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste of mild citrus, malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and quite smooth but something is missing to make this a good Bohemian Pils.

O: Drinkable and much better than a Euro Lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 01:07:41 | More by soju6
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xiaozhuzhu

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-28-2013 20:46:29 | More by xiaozhuzhu
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Kozel Premium from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
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