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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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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-01-2014 17:38:37 | More by PhillyStyle
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-20-2014 19:30:45 | More by Eman17
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-06-2014 19:35:48 | More by DreamDeath
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-15-2013 14:12:20 | More by dar482
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-05-2013 07:23:12 | More by Adamostella
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-18-2014 11:00:23 | More by Schmoog
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Clean golden pale in colour with a weak head but good carbonation.

Basic nose, but good for what it is. Malty/Grainy, watery and a slight hoppy tinge.

Again the palate it basic, but it is clean, fresh and tasty with a good bite and only a touch syrupy.

Easy drinking beer, with clean flavours and is a steal at only a couple of bucks for a 500 mL bottle.

11-13-2003 23:55:55 | More by koolk
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-13-2012 23:39:04 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Pale gold, heavy, white rocky head, good bubbling.
Restrained nose...some hay & caramel hints.
Malt & hop well balanced.... Slight metallic/blood flavour.
Medium bitterness and body. Finishes crisply, and not cloying. Quite refreshing, but nothing remarkable.

05-31-2007 06:59:35 | More by vancurly
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-12-2013 20:02:20 | More by SoPeL
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-24-2011 14:11:15 | More by Polasiuss
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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.

03-03-2005 11:03:49 | More by joecast
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.

11-27-2003 16:28:56 | More by Globetrotter
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Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -2.4%

Not a bad pilsner at all.

Poured with a nice bubbly head with some carbonation, but quickly died down leaving lace down the glass. The usual pale yellow colour typical for pilsners is present.

Taste and mouthfeel is somewhat of a mixed bag. A very smooth beer with not too much flavour. Can notice some floral hops at beginning. It ends with a malty note. No bitterness at the end which hurts this beer's character. Does not compare with the likes of Konig, or any northern german pilsner I have recently tasted.

The drinkability is better than the taste, smooth and crisp, a beer that can be downed in a session with ease. The lack of flavour present in the mouthfeel is somewhat disappointing.

07-06-2005 03:37:48 | More by sid
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Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -2.4%

16oz can.

A- Darker straw yellow pour. Crystal clear with a two finger soapy head.

S- Light biscuit with a touch of grass and super faint hop.

T- Slight grass with an earthy taste. Slight cereal with a touch of hop. Very bland smelling.

M- Light and refreshing, prickly carbonation.

O- Typical Czech Pilsener, light and refreshing.

01-05-2012 00:31:59 | More by korguy123
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Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -4%

Pours a perfectly clear pale golden hue with two fingers of sticky and fluffy white head that displays good retention and leaves sheets of sticky, patchy lace.

The nose is dominated by grassy hops, fresh leaves, a bit of spice and a touch of lemon. It seems basic with too much emphasis placed on the grassy hop character.

A clean citrus zest which is surprisngly more assertive in the taste than the nose would lead you to think, is the first thing to hit the palate and quickly paired with some leafy spice. The finish is where the grassy hops come in, imparting a raw, organic bitterness that seems to be a bit out of place.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, a bit wet, with a crisp finish and a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is an average Czech pilsner that carries its most basic characteristics and doesn't strive to improve on them. With the abundance of pilsners readily available to me, this seems easy to pass up.

04-15-2010 20:20:31 | More by ludachris
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West Virginia

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.

02-20-2004 01:08:29 | More by WVbeergeek
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%

50CL Bottle poured into imperial pint glass

A- Golden blonde, creamy 2 finger head, that has moderate retention and some nice lacing

S- Not a lot, some faint grassy malts.

T- Some bready malt in the beginning changing to an inoffensive faint hop bite in the finish. Finish is creamy, which i think is supposed to be a hallmark of czech pilsener?

M- Medium body and carbonation.

D- Not enough hops, too bland, but i think im right in saying the creamy texture in the finish is supposed to be there, so that makes up slightly for it. Nevertheless, better pilseners out there! Next!

03-23-2008 17:06:49 | More by seanyfo
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.5%

10-26-2013 00:30:27 | More by MJ63
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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.

12-16-2003 23:54:04 | More by Gusler
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Quebec (Canada)

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.

08-19-2006 07:39:22 | More by 3Vandoo
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.5%

12-14-2013 06:30:41 | More by DamageCase76
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

07-16-2012 18:44:27 | More by Blumstein
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

07-23-2012 00:41:44 | More by 500MLperWeek
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.5%

11-13-2012 02:09:53 | More by cfalovo97
Kozel from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
76 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.