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Kozel Premium - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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Reviews: 37
Hads: 92
Avg: 3.43
pDev: 23.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CampusCrew on 10-15-2008

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Reviews: 37 | Hads: 92
Photo of eric5bellies
2.52/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Kozel Premium

A - This beer pours a golden colour with a hint of amber, with a nice tight white head that retains well - 4

S - Mothing of note except some mild malts - 2.0

T - Small yeast and some malt and a dryish sweet finish. 2.5

M - Lots of carbonation and a notch up from a light body. 3.0

D - Nothing to write home about but does make a sessionable beer. 2.5

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This 500 ml can has some cool artwork, with a mountain goat and a big mug of beer, that's kind of like a moose with a mug of beer, well let's give it a whirl. Popping the tall boy top yields a tangy pungent smelling malt with some dry noble hops. Pouring a short beer reveals a bright yellow colour with a foamy head with a creamy pillowtop. Taste is consistent with the smell, the malty first impression is earthy and tangy for starters followed by some bitterness and returning to be sweeter yet still mildly bitter finish. Aftertaste is clean an leaves one desiring another sip. This is a good pils regardless of the fact it is brewed with hop extract. The lower ABV makes this an easy drinker.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I remember having the standard Kozel a while back and liking it, so I was definitely sold on picking up a couple of this new variety in the red can.

A splendid looking brew: medium golden, with a thick fluffy head that retains its shape for quite some time.

Taste is pretty solid; good malt character, and finishes with a strong well-hopped bitterness. A smooth pilsner, but with some bite.

Mouthfeel is slick, carbonation is moderate, lasts well throughout the pint.

I've been on a quest to produce a slate of summer brews, and this one will be on that list. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

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Photo of ecoastman
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

D - Very drinkable and better than most average Euro lagers. This is a great hot summer day patio beer.

A - clear gold and a pillowy head with good retention from nice carbonation. Some decent lacing too.

S - light buttery malt and clean hops.

T - like many lagers, this has no outstanding flavours yet this is still a very good beer.

M - smooth and creamy with a touch of slickness. A good medium level of carbonation.

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Photo of jarmby1711
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This gets a ticj in all the boxes ,but overall comes up as particularly middle of the road and somewhat boring.
Lacks for a cutting bitterness and clean palate cleansing blast.
Colour head and overall appearance are what it should be , the flavour needs the dial turned up a little.
It was a cold day on which I imbibed and perhaps this is a beer best for a hot summers evening .

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden colour, very slightly burnished, with a nice, dense, snowy head that is sticking around, with slow but ubiquitous bubbling up from the bottom. Lacing is sticky and powerful. That is a fine-looking pilsener.

Nose is quite a herbacious affair. Strong, almost liqueury malt with boozey phenols. A lot of hops, elements of mint and sage in those hops but ultimately just a strong Saaz aroma. Nicely balanced, good elements of everything. Again, excellent pilsener character.

Taste is nicely complex, with a rich malt base giving way early on to more potent and nuanced flavours. Hops are spicy and fresh with hints of pepper and licorice. Slightly tart element just on the very back, slightly carbolic and with a slight champagne touch to it. While I'm digging these hops, the flavour as a whole is a bit disappointing, has a kind of asparagus flavour to it. Not too bad, but dour as a whole compared to when you analyse the parts.

Having said that, the beer is nicely balanced and has good elements. The mouthfeel is slick with a little carbonation, slightly drying at the back.

This is a very nicely rounded pils, good drinkin'.

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 500-ml can into a pub draught glass.

Appearance - nice golden colour, with modest foamy head. Lingering, inconsistent lacing.

Smell - very hoppy with fresh leafy aromas.

Taste - not at all a disappointment. Less flavour up front, but the malty hoppiness comes through pretty prominently at the end. There's almost butterscotch or something deep in there, just very good.

Mouthfeel - put together well. Not too heavy on the palate.

Drinkability - very drinkable. I would have to say this is both flavourful and refreshing. A few of these could go down easily.

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Photo of rjimlad
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty typical of type. Nice malt with well balanced bitterness. Crisp and clean on the palate. Clear amber color and nice grassy aroma. Very drinkable and solid performer all round. It's not as awesome as the dark but I'd certainly buy it again. There might be more perfect Pilseners out there but this one is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of JohnW
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from bottle in a Birmingham Wetherspoons pub (which seems to normally stock this bottled beer) Poured pale gold, very clear with white head, though that did not last too long. Aroma typical of a Czech style pils, grassy and dry, though not very strong.

Clean crisp flavour typical of the style, and although very pleasant, did not think there was anything outstanding or special about it. No after taste much, or any hoppy bitterness in the finish, but smooth and easy to drink. I enjoyed this, and its an easy to drink beer, though no great depth of character or strength of flavour to make it stand out. On the other hand, did not have the nasty acid metalic taste of some of the lesser beers brewed in this style.

Would make a good session beer, easy to drink, refreshing with no vices.

B'ham UK Nov 2008

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Photo of WHROO
3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured 1 finger head, average retention with good lacing...clear yellow gold.
S: Very lagerish, with grassy & hay hops.
T: Once again picked up grass, & as it warmed some sweet shortbready butters. Considering its a pils I didn't get much bitterness, more in aroma & flavour than taste sensation.
M: Light to medium...
D: Yep could & will go again!!!

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Velkopopovický Kozel Premium beer has a pleasantly bitter taste, gentle malt and hops aroma and a perfect spark. This highly hopped beer with an alcohol volume of 4,8 % is recognized in the Czech Republic premium. I lived in Czech and this is very reputable beer. Higher ABV and more taste than the regular Kozel

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