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Kozel - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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76
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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: the42ndtourist on 08-12-2002)
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Reviews by PhillyStyle:
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

PhillyStyle, Feb 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%

Pours a little darker than your average Pils. The colour is of a golden honey variety. Just from the pour it seems to have a little more backbone in the body. A fairly rich head that eventually thins out. The nose is hoppy and floral. The taste is nicely hoppy. A hint of honey sweetness in the middle but the taste ends on a hop/bitter finish w/lingering honey notes, which is quite pleasing. The mouthfeel of this beer leans towards the "rich and smooth" side as apposed to "crisp & clean".

I think if you're going to go for a euro-pils, might as well make it Kozel. it ranks right up there with Urquell and Czechvar for sure. Very drinkable.

Popsinc, Mar 08, 2004
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%

Appearance: Golden orange hue with a white bubbly head nicely formed leaves evenly spread rings of lacing. Aroma: Nice grassy, peppery Saaz hops are detectable but mild and soothing, semi-sweet malts are there to balance great blend here reserved but fresh smelling brew. Taste: Middle of the road on my spectrum but still a tasty Czech beer that I'm glad I had the opportunity to sample, lemongrass tone to it with a decent hop bite of bitterness nothing spectacular but fends well against other Euro lagers. Mouthfeel: Thin to light in body does lack a bit of carbonation for the style but a smooth cohesive tone. Drinkability: Pretty nice overall, not a gold winner but all and all refreshing...aaahhh.

WVbeergeek, Feb 20, 2004
Photo of rastaman
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%

this beer is very tasty, especially for a lager/pils, doesn't have the pungency of the pilsener Urquell, and tends to be a bit more malty than PU aswell, nice bitterness (not too bitter), lovely smooth drinkability, and at $3 ($1.50 US) per 500ml bottle its pretty good value aswell, great drop for a quiet one at home or for a big night. Make sure its fresh though.

rastaman, Mar 29, 2003
Photo of MJ63
3/5  rDev -8.5%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Sammy
2.53/5  rDev -22.9%

Not much of a pilsner. Sweet with a lot of foam, Ok mouthfeel but on the light side. A bit of bitter grassy hops. Drinkable because its not offensive, but only got me through as nothing else worth drinking.Nothing in aroma past the malt for me. A macro version of a Czech beer.

Sammy, Oct 16, 2006
Photo of Danflurry
2/5  rDev -39%

Danflurry, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Lion088
2.88/5  rDev -12.2%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%

Originally reviewed February 19, 2005. 12 Oz Bottle. Appealing golden-tan pour. Coarse carbonation, uneven lacing. Fresh cotton and malt aroma. Supple lager, great fresh malt, nicely balanced and swirled with hops. Light citrus and complex grain finish. Sweet, yet a little dry. Sustains on the palate. Very drinkable and smooth!

CharlesDarwin, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of PaF
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

PaF, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Anze
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Anze, May 05, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.1/5  rDev -36%

Can: Poured a yellowish color pilsner with a big white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of what seems like corn and adjunct is quite surprising since I didn’t though Czech brewery were using those ingredient. Taste is also bland with very little malt and no hops at all. Overall, I was quite disappointed with this one and was expecting closer to Pilsner Urquell then this.

Phyl21ca, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of Pelicanrocks
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Pelicanrocks, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -8.5%

The pour a translucent gold color with the head portly in size and the texture semi-creamy, bright white in color as it dissipates a fine sheet of lace left to seal off the glass. The malt, nose somewhat sweet and a citrus like crispness, start nicely malted and sweet with the top fair to middling in its feel. Finish has a light acidity with the hops moderate in their spiciness, drinkable but just another average lager.

Gusler, Dec 16, 2003
Photo of 3Vandoo
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Fuzzy little head, shy shy was thy head! All this over a pale yellow beer with appear to be quite boring and lifeless.

Smell is hoppy, watery and cerealic, nothing much, nothing to brag about, a fair normal macro lager.

Taste is crisp, hoppy, with good floral hops that comes to play with a great ceralic flavour and taste.

3Vandoo, Aug 19, 2006
Photo of the42ndtourist
4.63/5  rDev +41.2%

500mL bottle. an excellent brew, it has a beautiful full golden colour. pours with a light 2 to 3 finger head, which dissipates fairly quickly to a thin covering layer. The taste is fairly sweet at first, with some nice (very) subtle bitter notes. The kicker and what makes this beer is the sweet honey aftertaste. It lingers long and well to a very nice effect. Very smooth with a slightly syrupy feel, this is definitely drinkable.

the42ndtourist, Aug 12, 2002
Photo of Antilochus
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%

Appearance is deep golden yellow, crystal clear. Sudsy white head that sinks down slowly. Lots of small streaming bubbles. Looks like a lacemaker.

Grainy and grassy nose. Refined sugar, green apples, butterscotch, diacetyl, sourdough. Straightforward and nothing off here.

Bit of a salty, mineral palate... this is very obvious and a flaw. Buttery, biscuity sweet malt. Candied fruits. Light hop bitterness. Limited spiciness. Subtle herbal finish. Refreshing aggressive carbonation and medium body.

I think this is a fairly tasty and accurate example of of simple style.

Antilochus, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of parintele
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

parintele, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -8.5%

DamageCase76, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of MTNboy
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%

As with most Czech beers this one is great. I still think Czech beers are under rated and this one is definitely worth trying and it has a reasonable price.

Appearance- A little on the darker side of gold with just less than two fingers of head. It also leaves a little lace.

Smell- Average pilsner scent.

Taste- This beer has a little of a hay or grainy taste but to me that is a good thing. It lets you know that the beer is natural.

Mouthfeel. Light bodied with a balanced carbonation.

Drinkability- An easy drinking beer.

MTNboy, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of weeare138
2.85/5  rDev -13.1%

Appears a light gold with a small white film that is scattered about the glass.
Smell is of corn syrup, flowers, honey, and slight maltiness.
Taste is of the same aromas. Nothing great jumping out of this.
Mouthfeel is sugary water with slight fizz.
Drinkability…nothing great…what’s the point of the yeast in this one? It’s just like diluted sugar water.

weeare138, Mar 31, 2006
Photo of CMUbrew
2.4/5  rDev -26.8%

Reviewed from notes

Tall can poured into a plastic cup

A: Clear golden color. Plenty of carbonation bubbles racing to the surface. Not much head retention, mostly a spotty film that lingered.

S: I mostly get an earthy smell from this one. Not much else. Maybe that's the hops?

T: Earthy taste with grass and a bit of hop bitterness. Aftertaste is a bit unpleasant.

M: Light bodied, foamy feel in the mouth. Not great.

O: I hope the style gets better than Kozel. I didn't enjoy this one.

CMUbrew, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of joecast
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%

deep golden in color forming a 2cm full white head that settles to a thin lace. plenty of almost tiny bubbles rising to the surface.
surprisingly malty aroma. pretty much no chance to smell any hops through that. smells a lot darker than it is.
strong malt presence in the taste as well. nice, but could use some bitterness to balance it out. very smooth.

joecast, Mar 03, 2005
Photo of Globetrotter
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%

Comes in a brown half-liter bottle with a tapered neck. Label features a goat ("Kozel") holding a mug of beer. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Bottled on 11/17/03, I opened it on 11/27/03, beer #2 on Thanksgiving Day.

Pours a clear standard gold under a two fingered head that fades fast. There's lots of barley in the nose - really a lot. The mouth is light and prickly. Lots of malt in the opening taste, and a nice flowery hop finish. Perfectly drinkable, there is nothing spectacular about this beer at all.

Globetrotter, Nov 27, 2003
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Kozel from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
76 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.