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Kozel Premium - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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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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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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doktorhops

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Kozel! This takes me back to Praha: where the women are stunning and beer is cheaper than soft drink! Makes me wonder why I ever left...

Anyway, enough reminiscing, this lovely Pilsener was poured from a 500ml bottle into a 500ml Stein.

A: 2cm head dissipates to a half cm froth (remarkable as few beers actually retain their head like this). The head itself is a pleasing bone white, whilst the body is a nice amber.

S: Cut grass, with a malty tone thanks to the crystal malts. Not much else to say - if you want a classic Pilsener go to the Czech Republic - they invented the style and they make enough of it to sate a population of beer drinkers (largest per capita beer drinkers in the world and you can see why).

T: Sweet, more so than most beers of this style, with citrus overtones and a nice sharp bitterness (from the Saaz hops) in the finish - classic Pilsener flavours here. The malts also dominate, but in a good way.

M: Fairly carbonated, but again completely within the boundaries of the style. Not watery, but not sticky either - this is a well balanced beer with a slightly dry aftertastes.

D: Yes please! I can (and did) drink quite a few of these, there's nothing to really fault for this beer and it ranks among the favourites I had in the Czech Republic (along with Staropramen, Krušovice and the mighty Krakonos!).

Food match: Czech food always goes well - roasted pork, dumplings, paprika, goulash and pickles... closer to home; Thai or Indonesian cuisine is my pick.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 07:26:36 | More by doktorhops
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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California

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

06-09-2014 23:13:56 | More by BLoose
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-05-2014 22:47:06 | More by endless1408
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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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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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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.

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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Kozel Premium from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
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