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Kozel Premium - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
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(Beer added by: CampusCrew on 10-15-2008)
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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

DenisKolkin, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Cramshawbar, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

soju6, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of xiaozhuzhu
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

xiaozhuzhu, May 28, 2013
Photo of herrburgess
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
Photo of magpieken
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

magpieken, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of SandS
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

SandS, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to my father-in-law for this obscure lager tick. Server in a pils glass. Best before June 14th, 2013. Pretty sure Kozel = Kozel Premium.

A - Two fingers of creamy off-white foam linger, with surprisingly good retention, yielding plenty of intricate lace patterns and a thick cap. Transparent golden straw with tons of visible bubbles racing upwards.

S - Generic lager aroma, with toasted grains, earthy and slightly skunky hops, perhaps a touch of corn sweetness. Pretty bland and inoffensive.

T - The taste is quite similar, with lightly toasted cereal grains and corn sweetness mid-palate before yielding to some mild hop bitterness. Again, inoffensive and largely forgettable.

M - Carbonation is a bit zesty and and harsh. Medium-light body, a tad watery but surprisingly creamy. Lightly sticky finish, and no apparent alcohol as you'd expect.

D - It's a generic Euro Lager more than a Czech Pilsner. If I had nothing else I could easily finish a 500ml can, but I can't justify wasting calories and alcohol units on this when I have much better options in the fridge. Not sure why the LCBO feels the need to stock so many beers taste nearly identical.

MasterSki, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of BILF
3/5  rDev -10.7%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of sbarre
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

sbarre, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
4.28/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is a really great Czech Pils that comes in a can ( so quite fresh) and redolent of good saaz hops. There is a real lightness to the beer yet the hops shine through. Add to my list of great pils in cans along with Wernesgruner and Pilsner Urquell.

canucklehead, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of ershov
3/5  rDev -10.7%

ershov, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Prestonlegal
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Prestonlegal, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Vyronian
4/5  rDev +19%

Vyronian, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of mick303
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a frothy white head, quickly leaving a good film and nice lacing. Colour is a medium bright gold.

Smell has a balanced hop bitter character. Has a crisp mineral character as well. Fairly light in character, good, and pretty inviting.

Taste has a pleasant refreshing bitter bite, hops play into a malt background that is fairly mild. Some apple and grassy fruitiness to add to the palate. Finish is dry, slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium body, carbonation is plentiful. Nice and crisp, with a mineral hint. On the end it is dry, with hops.

A traditional pilsner profile, very pleasant to drink. A pleasant bit of fruitiness along with the crispness, refreshing and sessionable. I'd pick up a couple for a refreshing summer afternoon.

mick303, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

RedAleMan, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of pappetros
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

pappetros, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Julian4077
2.25/5  rDev -33%

Julian4077, May 11, 2012
Photo of cammo84
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

cammo84, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -10.7%

avisong, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
3/5  rDev -10.7%

szmnnl99, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of kurgan3
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

kurgan3, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of starlight37
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

starlight37, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I brought home a can of Kozel Premium from recent visit to Prague. The beer pours a clear golden color. The white head started thick, but then turned to a thin covering. Some lacing was present. The smell was grain, malt and hops. The taste was very much like the smell....malt, grain, and decent hop on the aftertaste that left the beer slightly bitter. The mouthfeel was a medium to light body with of carbonation. Overall it was not a bad beer....standard Euro lager.

WoodBrew, Nov 20, 2011
Kozel Premium from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
78 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.