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Kozel - Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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Photo of Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

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.

03-08-2004 22:53:05 | More by Popsinc
Photo of Brabander


3.7/5  rDev +12.8%

I bought this beer a few weeks ago in a supermarket when i was in the Tsjech republic. Small town called Cheb. Best before august 2013.

Poured in my Struise glass this beers looks good with it's golden yellow fluid and the nice white head. Very little carbonation but overall a good start.

Smell is typical for this style. Nothing special yet inviting.

Taste is good, not spectacular but the good mouthfeel makes this a good beer on a warm day! Next!

05-12-2013 18:59:41 | More by Brabander
Photo of wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev +12.8%

Revisiting this beer in its bottle version: BB 06/04/06. 4.8%abv. Served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: pours a dark orangey golden hue, nice frothy head sustains o.k. against a constant and gentle carbonation.
S: grassy and aromatic note of Saaz dominates the nose with a honeyish hint, coating a thick bedrock of semi-sweet, buttery, syrupy, most delicious Czech malts with a sour twist like lemon and apple. Refreshingly aromatic, as a Czech Pilsner lezak should be.
T: lively-textured, slightly bitter-sweet toasty malts dominate the palate from the very beginning, fast introducing a deeper layer of aromatic, herbal+grassy hoppiness, mild buttery-grainy flavour of malts (with a peanut-skin-like undertone), before the bitterness takes over with a dryish, hoppy kick at the back of the palate.
M&D: refreshing on the mouthfeel and quite clean, with a well-balanced body overall and a semi-bitter aftertaste arousing more thirst sip by sip. An above-average, solid Czech Pilsner full of body yet also feather-light as a thirst-quencher.

01-16-2006 21:12:53 | More by wl0307
Photo of CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%

Golden yellow appearance with a thick head. The smell is sweet and a bit fruity and grainy.

The taste is thick and grainy. Definatly malty with grassy hops. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a bit light bodied (most likely from the can).

Smooth beer, tasty and refreshing. Not an outstanding Pilsner but definatly respectable.

08-24-2006 22:29:17 | More by CrazyMike
Photo of CharlesDarwin

Rhode Island

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!

07-23-2006 15:04:30 | More by CharlesDarwin
Photo of flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%

Clear, light golden amber colour with a head that settles to a pinky sized ring around the top of the beer after starting out quite large and there is some nice lacing left on the glass.

Butterscotch and sweetness along with a touch of vanilla and basic lager hops. Not that strong a beer but a pleasant smelling one at least.

Nice, sweet malts to begin along with the butterscotch and the vanilla that featured in the nose, albeit they are a little stronger here in the taste without overpowering. There is some bitterness towards the end but nothing out of place for a lager.

Smooth with a medium body and a light, bittersweet mouthfeel that was very easy to drink.

I'd tried this before and it's now like night and day when compared to this one. A lot sweeter and easier to drink without the skunk flavours, this one was a very nice lager that I would have again.

04-20-2013 00:40:13 | More by flyingpig
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

03-30-2013 21:37:33 | More by PaF
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

05-05-2014 15:56:29 | More by Anze
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

01-06-2012 16:18:08 | More by ThinkAgain
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-15-2014 12:30:52 | More by parintele
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

10-07-2012 12:15:38 | More by GabooL457
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

01-02-2013 19:34:14 | More by GhostPants
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

12-18-2011 22:56:18 | More by Gregwa
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

09-22-2013 11:39:30 | More by Tpusk
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

01-03-2014 01:15:11 | More by Coastal_Brew
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

09-28-2012 22:42:07 | More by Prestonlegal
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

08-16-2013 00:51:24 | More by Jamestregenza
Photo of jarmby1711


3.48/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours reasonably dark amber for a Pilsener.It attained and maintained a good frothy head with an adequate bead and lace
The smell and flavour were nothing remarkable tending to the sour side by the third bottle .
Tried chilling one right down and it was a better drink for doing so.
There are plenty of biscuity malts and not a lot else in this beer.
Pleasnat and drinkable especially as the days become longer and warmer

10-06-2006 01:01:35 | More by jarmby1711
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%

A - Pours a clear golden colour, finger of head with some retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Bread crusts and grassy hop notes, hints of buttery corn and a hint of sour apple.

T - The bread crust flavours come through nicely alongside the grassy hop notes, the sour apple is coming through on the finish with some lemon rind a touch of caramel and a sour lemon bitterness that lingers.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - Traditional mass produced euro export pilsener. Nothing mind blowing, easy drinking and reasonably flavourful. I probably wouldn't buy it again but it's worth a try and certainly a reasonable option in a pinch.

05-19-2013 22:20:51 | More by andrenaline
Photo of SaunaKing

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%

A pale light straw colour and slightly fruity aroma. Typical pilsner style head has little lacing of the glass. Taste is bitter & hoppy. A pretty decent pilsner although I was slightly disappointed as I was expecting more for some reason. Has some upfront sweetness in the taste.
Smooth enough.

02-07-2003 19:42:32 | More by SaunaKing
Photo of diablo14


3.4/5  rDev +3.7%

an above average pilsener that does not have the wider recognition it deserves. not my favorite of the czech variety, but as an inexpensive, easy to drink and pleasant tasting pilsener, this is one to enjoy in a session.

lovely color, garnet hues, poured with a thick creamy head which went rapidly. not a huge nose on it, but there were hints of mixed grain, pears and some floral notes. smooth malty taste thats also a little fruity, it finishes with a fantastic zing of saaz hops which gives it a clean finish. full bodied, with lingering traces of honey at the end.

as i write this its a stinking hot day out there, and this beer is going down a treat. nothing too complex, the characters of the beer are all in the right places it makes for a quite enjoyable beer that doesnt demand too much of the drinker. one that can enter the rotation every so often and make a nice addition.

11-15-2003 04:11:28 | More by diablo14
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +3%

Head disappeared almost immediately after pouring. Clear pale gold colour with a steady, rapid stream of bubbles making their way to the top of the beer. Smells of straw, honey and mild hops. A little to fizzy to my mouth. It tastes of honey, mild hops. Tasty. I'd have another.

08-01-2003 23:05:04 | More by TerryW
Photo of slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +0.6%

I hate neck foils. This bottle has a neck foil. Dammit, why? Anyways, this was a mediocre pilzner. Bought at the LCBO not really knowing what the style was(didn't say on the bottle). Poured typical pilzner style, that pale yellow gold. Knew right away it was a pilzner. Pathetic head that disipated too film. Bittersweet smell with little hops, some honey, and barley malt. Hey, this tastes alright. Not as bad as I was expecting from the look and smell. Well balanced sweet and bitterness, with a honey aftertaste. Not perfectly balanced, but a fine attempt was made. Slick mouthfeel and left my throat a little dry. Very drinkable. I'm glad it comes in 500mL bottles, because 341mL would be a tease for more.

05-21-2003 09:36:20 | More by slitherySOB
Photo of brendan13


3.28/5  rDev 0%

A - Slightly hazy, deep golden colour poured into a DAB stein with a fluffy inch of white head that slowly falls away.
S - Slightly sweet grainy malt aroma with touches of grassiness.
T - Very much like the smell but even a touch more grainy.
M - Medium bodied mouthfeel with a fairly low carbonation for the style.
D - Not the most interesting beer but a good one nonetheless. Pretty good value too at $2.99AUS for a 500ml bottle

11-29-2007 09:21:43 | More by brendan13
Photo of fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev 0%

Medium gold in colour with lots of carbonation. Good aromas of honey-like malt, and both grassy and floral hops. That floral note is especially nice. The flavor is a bit of a letdown after the aroma, with more corse grassy notes entering the lightly malted mix, but the bitterness is at a good level for this style of beer. Overall, a fairly good pilsner.

08-19-2005 17:54:26 | More by fisherman34
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