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Kozel Premium - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
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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Reviews by doktorhops:
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doktorhops

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +25.6%
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
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Kozel Premium from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
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