Ferdinand Svetly Lezak - Pivovar Ferdinand / Pivovar Beneov
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Reviews by JanM:
3.98/5 rDev +15.4%
Ferdinand is one of my favourite Czech beers. It pours in a golden yellow colour and with some nice foam. The smell is bready, fruity and grassy and has that distincy sourness of a good lager. The taste is very rich. More fruity than bitter with the breadnotes coming on strong after a couple of seconds. A sweetness too. Maybe it's not a model Czech pilsener but it's adamn good lager, perhaps drawing towards a Vienna lager as some Czechs tend to do.
08-26-2007 18:50:19 | More by JanM
More User Reviews:
3.33/5 rDev -3.5%
Nondescript appearance, clear golden body. Tiny streams of carbonation, fairly effervescent. Weak aroma of mild grain, and a strain to pick up on anything else. Definitely not the "fine, pure smell" claimed on the label.
Tastes clean, mildly sweet honey malt flashes by, and a dry hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty inoffensive and bland overall. Recommended if you don't want to think about what you're drinking.
A middle-of-the-road Czech Pilsner, there are better ones out there.
10-17-2006 00:48:43 | More by emerge077
3.05/5 rDev -11.6%
Comes in a tall brown half liter bottle with a tapered neck and a green, gold and white label featuring nothing more than the brewery's coat of arms and the name. Sugar is listed as an ingredient. Best before 3/1/05, I opened it on 7/23/04.
Pours a clear deep slightly orangish gold under a short-lived two finger white head that lingers as film only, generating no lace. The nose is slightly sweet and heavy with melon. The mouth is mildly carbonated and fairly heavy. The opening taste is very malty, but the malt is heavy with cantelope that is just past the point of going bad. There is a very nice hops follow-up, clean, crisp and slight bitter. The impression is nicely balanced between the slightly off melon and the hoppy bite. Reminds me of the Zhigulovskoye style common in Russia, this is probably what the Russians are shooting for - and rarely hit.
07-24-2004 03:10:17 | More by Globetrotter
3.38/5 rDev -2%
Bright copper color, high carbonation level, medium creamy head, nice lace.
Aroma malty, yeasty with a touch of fresh-baked white bread.
Start malty with no extra sweetness, medium rounded body, good hop balance, herbal accent in the finish. Very pleasant mouthfeel.
A decent Czech lager, just like it should be. Worth a try.
06-28-2006 21:35:14 | More by ernie
2.8/5 rDev -18.8%
16.9 oz heavy duty brown bottle. Clear freshness dating which I always like to see on imports.
The beer pours a nice bright gold with a huge initial head. Decent lacing
Nice smell of grains, malts and some floral hops. No off aromas at all.
The taste is slightly sweet and a bit metallic. The beer tastes a little washed out with some graininess coming on ½ way through. The hops seem to disappear. This is a very, very mild tasting beer. Seems slightly off.
The beer is a bit under carbonated for the style. Still it has a solid feel to it. Drinkabity suffers a bit from the unassertive taste profile. Im pretty under whelmed by this one. Probably the weakest of any Czech beer I have had. .99 at Sals Liquors in Elmhurst.
03-11-2005 01:07:56 | More by Redrover
4/5 rDev +15.9%
had at pivovarsky klub, great place with lots on tap.
appearance: amber, golden
smell: apple, bread
taste: like it smells, had a apple flavor mixed with bready malts
mouthfeel: medium bodied, good carbonation
drinkability: well balanced, equally drinkable lager.
04-25-2011 15:56:13 | More by CampusCrew
Ferdinand Svetly Lezak from Pivovar Ferdinand / Pivovar Beneov
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.