Vyskovske Pivo - Pivovar Vykov
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Reviews by RushLimbmalt:
4.83/5 rDev +37.2%
This is the best Pilsener in the world, IMHO anyhow... It is the perfect Pilsener color... Behold the clear, crisp, golden color... It's white head is pleasing, but not obnoxious. The aroma is hoppy and grassy with plenty of sweet maltiness shining through too. The taste is as good as it can get. Sure, the Germans make an ok Pils, but this is the bomb. The hopping is superb... The body is beyond decent and I can drink the hell out of these on any day, but on a day when a Pilsener shines (ie: hot) I reach for no other.
10-05-2006 07:43:27 | More by RushLimbmalt
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4.13/5 rDev +17.3%
First time I have ever come across this Czech pilsner but it definently wont be my last,poured a clear shimmering gold with a big fluffy well retained white head, quite spritzey looking.Fresh aromas of bready malt and a little floral peppery hop with underlying notes of mineral and hard water,again the freshness comes into play on the palate just fresh and floral lightly sweet but refreshing as all get out.Wow a Czech gem here if you like true pilsner beers this is it bright floral and fresh perfect for a warm day I only wish I had more but I will be geting more.
07-03-2006 18:07:02 | More by oberon
4.58/5 rDev +30.1%
This beer is a very rich, deep gold color with a clarity like glass. The head is thick, foamy, and brite white. Smells of sweet fresh grain and light fruit. Flavor is sweet grain with some bread character and powerful bittering hops that really ease in and eventually take over in the finish. The mouthfeel is light, smooth, and buttery. Wow.
03-24-2006 21:17:18 | More by JudgeRoughneck
2.28/5 rDev -35.2%
Appears a semi pale hazed golden straw hue with a large white nicely formed head leaves thick even patches of lacing, not bad typcial for a Czech pils. Aroma full of grassy and herbal zesty mildly citrus Saaz hop bursts mild skunk effect as well with fresh bright toasted biscuit malt and mineral sulfur yeast notes peeking through definitely smells great. Flavor has the typical Euro lager affect going down with light dainty malt sweetness like a plain cracker or biscuit tone quickly turns to hop bitterness and grassy dryness mineral sulfur notes tickle the nose with the more than ample carbonation finishes dry almost salty on the palate. Mouthfeel is not too pleasing thin body pretty light carbonation a bit too cranked up and the dry desert feeling my tongue has it borderline unbearable. Drinkability well to be honest this is some harsh stuff keep reading the label well crafted and what not this isn't my go to Czech pils that's a promise.
07-16-2007 03:31:56 | More by WVbeergeek
2.85/5 rDev -19%
Malty aroma, yellowish with a bit of white head. Initially creamy / malty tasty and satisfying. Draws you in on a warm Fall day, but then a metallic and wet old paper finish. Perhaps the bottle was older than it should be, I don't know I just bought it. Then I saw the other reviews confirming this. A below par Czech but still worth trying if you admire the country, the style.
10-21-2007 01:21:31 | More by Sammy
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
I'm glad I picked this up randomly at Party Source in Syracuse. Its hard to find a decent pil and an import thats not in a green bottle. It smelled a bit sweet and had a nice biscuit and bready flavor with a bit of earthy hops. Just very nicely balanced and full-flavored, worth a try it like pilsners. Not too sweet like some.
02-18-2007 02:29:36 | More by tempest
3.7/5 rDev +5.1%
Imported by Royal Imports, Darien IL.
"Finest old-world pilsner... brewed in the traditional manner."
Best served at temp of 50º F (8-10 C).
Dark gold, apple cider shade with a very slight haze, with otherwise bright clarity. The last pour stirs up a bit of sediment, and there's a stubborn ring of yeast at the bottom. In a stange glass, there's a finger of foam across the 2" diameter surface. Retention is ok, it maintains an ample skim with cluster of larger bubbles to one side.
Smells like raw honey on toasted bread. Lightly sweet with minor herbal touches of noble hops. Brown sugar and sugar cookies.
Soft feel, supple like a traditional Czech Pils, and thankfully not overly sweet. Middle of the road and quaffable. Light dry bitterness in the aftertaste, light sweetness up front, with a mellow malty backbone. Some toastiness and an odd perception of vague smoke. Not sure how old the bottle is, but it was the last on the shelf at an out of the way store. Seems to have held up well, and retained some nuanced hop bitterness. Easy drinking, it reminds me of a cleaner and more flavorful version of Samson, the former house beer of Johnnie's Tavern (RIP).
03-26-2011 00:14:56 | More by emerge077
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
This is a good all around pils. I had no idea it was such a rarity, however. Pours to a nice golden color with a hint of amber. Not much head or carbonation for a pils. Lacing is subsequently not existent.
The smell is sweet and grainy. Not much hops in the nose. The taste makes up for it, though. Nice malt flavor with a very well balanced hop flavor. Could definitely use some more carbonation for that crisp lager flavor.
Quite good, though. One of the finer Czech Pilsners I've had.
04-27-2006 02:50:02 | More by neonbrown82
2.5/5 rDev -29%
Beer poured with a nice golden yellow color, delicate white head, aroma of butterscotch and burnt sugar. Cereal, butterscotch, light hop bitterness on the finish. I found this beer to be cloyingly sweet with an off-putting artificial creme brulee/caramel flavor. Others here suggested skunky off flavors that could be due to age, but I didn't detect any oldish flavors. Skip this one for other, more refined and delicious Pilseners.
11-24-2008 01:08:22 | More by jdhaddox
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
From Jerry's, in Grand Rapids MN. I didn't note a freshness date, but the bottles were pretty dusty, so there is a chance this was past its prime. Comes in a brown bottle, which is nice to see, as so often the green bottled europils are skunked by the time they hit the US midwest.
A- pours orange, translucent, with thick white foam.
S-Hop aromas are strong, malt aromas detected as a bit grainy.
T-Sweet malt, slightly grainy, Czech hop flavor. Not very bitter. Nice.
M-Fine bodied texture.
11-16-2006 17:59:14 | More by pweis909
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
12 oz brown bottle, no date.
It pours a nice deep darker gold that looks unfiltered. The head is big, fluffy, and white and forms a dome around the rim of the glass, slowly receding with some intricate lacing. Nearly a spot-on appearance.
Smell is grainy with a deep sugary malt scent. The hops linger in the background with a slight spiciness. It's not skunky, the proper way to enjoy a pilsener.
The taste follows the nose, nice robust grains with a kiss of hops that lend a balancing bitterness. The mouthfeel is richer than what you would find in most Czech pilseners.
This one seems true to style, not watered down, I like it.
07-12-2010 01:54:52 | More by crossovert
2.95/5 rDev -16.2%
Pours a hazed golden color with no foam and no lacing despite a hard pour. Smell is slightly sweet and grainy. Flavor is vegetal, earthy, woody, grassy, sweet, nothing overly complex. No hop bitterness to speak of, really. The tastes just don't agree with me all that much. It's not horribly offending, but it's not very good either. Crisp, goes down very easy. Not a very good beer. The flavors just really aren't what i expected from a Czech Pilsner.
02-22-2009 19:58:23 | More by KeefD
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
Vyskovske Pivo Pils pours a stiff rocky head over a
cloudy yellow brew. Carbonation is moderate but
steady, and the nose is barley malts. The flavor is
slightly sweet malt and barley up front with a crisp
herbal hop finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but
not too thin, and there's more of a grassy hop aftertaste.
A nice balanced Pils, and for once it's a former Eastern
Bloc lager that comes in a proper brown bottle, not
that obnoxious green glass that just invites skunkiness.
There's nothing flashy here, just another good, workmanlike
lager. Drink with confidence!
05-31-2007 05:27:11 | More by shadow1961
2.25/5 rDev -36.1%
Pours a two finger lumpy white head that fades to a thin layer leaving no lace. Light clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Slight hoppy nose. Starts balanced but hops assert giving a bitter but not a long lasting aftertaste. $1.79 for a 12oz bottle from John's Grocery Iowa City, IA.
10-26-2006 23:52:00 | More by jdhilt
2.7/5 rDev -23.3%
Poured out of a brown bottle a clean golden color and a disapearing white head. It had the standard sweet malt and touch of skunkiness to it. Although, there was a sweeter nose, the taste was actually quite dry. It is a very smooth beer, and very easy to drink. A touch refreshing, but the small skunkiness that I smelled kind of turned me away.
06-28-2007 19:33:54 | More by OWSLEY069
4/5 rDev +13.6%
The beer pours a gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice "all malt" scent that boasts of pale and maybe some Munich malts. The taste is good. It has a very smooth pale malt flavor that goes down with ease and finishes with some residual sweetness and a bitter bite. The Czech hops sneak out in the finish for a really well balanced flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a really good pilsner. It has good malt flavor and excellent drinkability; a fine sessions brew.
09-05-2005 23:19:42 | More by WesWes
4/5 rDev +13.6%
Quite an unexpected find tonight at a local beer-liquor store!
A= gorgeous golden yellow. Slightly off-white foamy fluffy head with a minimal yellow-tint. Profuse small bubbles rising. Nice lacing on the side of the glass that stayed for the duration.
S= alluding to the taste to follow, a nice nut-malt scent with balance, maybe hints of honey if you try. Barley-malt.
T= same as the smell-- deep malt taste with a bit of nutty traces, barley-malt, lightly on the honey side, pleasant floral hops, and some hops bitterness more in the aftertaste than in the gulp.
[NOTE-- after going through 2 cases of this beer, I got a 3rd case and was surprised to discover that it had far more hops-bite than the other 2 cases-- good, but a bit of a surprise, and I wonder how strict their quality-control is, but I'm not worried!}
M= gorgeous. Slight very light syrup hint, memories of the taste, no flatness or bitter bite.
D= very drinkable.
Compared to a Paulaner Pils, however, I just had 2 of the Paulner's and now pulld out one of these, and it seems pale and carbonation-biting, in comparison. The Paulaner is far more a traditional Pils. However, this beer is very decent but almost in a viariant-Pils way.
12-15-2007 03:10:15 | More by therica
4.3/5 rDev +22.2%
Thanks for the bottles, Zigmund!
Clear, pale gold. A big puff of white head, settling into a creamy, tightly bubbled 1/4" layer. An army of quickly rising bubbles. Excellent lacing and head retention. Perfect presentation. Crispy, soapy saaz aroma. A bit of underlying sweetness. Floral and a touch grassy. The first sip is wow! Surprisingly hoppy, exactly what I like in a good czech pils. Slightly sweet pils malt up front, moving directly and rapidly into a floral, soapy saaz finish. Zesty and spicy. Some grassy notes, along with a bit of a soup-cracker graininess to the malt. Nice and sharp in the end, with small bubbled, crackling carbonation to back it up. Medium bodied, with a crisp, concise mouthfeel. Just what I needed in this humid New England summer. One of the best of the style, and probably one of the realest czech pilsners available in the states.
07-03-2006 11:58:42 | More by UnionMade
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
Clear lemony gold color with a starchy white capping of small stature holding at the top. Some lacing is throw about in a fair variety of spots and strings.
Aroma is clean and malty, sorta paled down, yet with a crispy little bready smooth sweetness. Light noting of herbal, grassy hops.
Flavors are mild yet fulfilling enough for a Pils, again, much like what the nose gives way to, its kinda paled down in tone and character with a decent malty presense with a bready sweetness thats a bit touching on soft pretzels or light toast. Softly muted hops sneak in with a grassyness thats floating off lightly in a favored, easy dryness. Quite average, with a bit of interest due to the malts.
Feel is a bit slow, has a certain snap and crispness to it that trys to peak into the Pils category of carbonation. But does fall a bit flat. Clean profile overall and quite smooth on the buds.
A slightly over average Pils here, drinkable all the same, yet a bit out of character to what I'd like to see from a Czeck Pils. Not bad though.
05-06-2007 20:44:03 | More by tavernjef
Vyskovske Pivo from Pivovar Vykov
81 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.