Gambrinus Svetly | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by buschbeer on 08-02-2009

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by O_gg_e:
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gambrinos 12* on tap in CZ in 2011 (from notes) in .3L Gambrinos glass.
Appearance: yellow golden, excellent clarity; off-white two-finger head; fine carbonation; leaves ample lacing
Aroma: zatec hops, pils malt in balance
Taste: Nice malt hops mix followed by a hoppy, mildly bitter finish
Mouthfeel: semi-dry finish, medium body, medium carbonation

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Photo of Mar02x
2.6/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - A nice clear yellow fluid with a white head, actually like a Pilsener.

S - Fruity and a good scent of grains.

T - Not bad, but to light in body so not enough taste.

M - Medium carbonation and a bitter finish.

O - Not bad, but not good either.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.06/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I brought back a 330ml can of Svelte Gambrinus from recent trip to Europe. The beer poured a clear golden color with big of white creamy head that dissapated during the drink. It smells of sweet malt and bready. It's got a metallic taste. It's not bad at first, but it lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was a lighter body with good carbonation although it is a bit watery. I could drink it again.

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Photo of Lion088
2.76/5  rDev -13.8%

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2/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of buschbeer
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured into a nonic glass to an inch of white creamy head. It has a nice gold hue. It smells of sweet malt and bready. It's got a metallic taste. It's not bad at first, but it lingers in the aftertaste. It gets better as I drink it. Actually, by the end of the beer it is not bad at all. I only got the metallic taste at first. It went away halfway through the beer. It is a bit watery. I could drink it again.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Douberd
3.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown bottle of 500 ml, bought in Germany, labeled as Gambrinus Premium. ABV is 5%. Everything is written in german on the bottle (also they have a web address but it clearly states that is brewed in Czech Republic. In fact, I was about to add it as a new beer but then I scanned the barcode and it led me here. So, on with the review.
Poured into a tall Warsteiner footed pilsner glass, the colour was deep golden yellow, with a big white head, almost three fingers. Soapy in texture, it dissolved slowly but steadily, until it became a thin line on the beer's surface. Lively carbonation in the glass.
Not bad of a smell. Malts and some apple aromas. Not much of the classic Saaz hops smell though.
Taste is very malty and sweet at first, then turns itno a long lasting bitterness.
Very dry on the palate, medium to thick on the body and average to high carbonation.
Overall, not a bad beer.

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Photo of mrmanning
3.17/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can sample thanks to our friend Milos. Pale straw topped with a creamy but short lived foam. Grassy aroma with a bit of lemon and sulphur. Lightly sweet and bitter, balanced. Light bodied, mild bitter finish with prickly carbonation. Good. Many thanks Milos!

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Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +48.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Platinum blonde with a steady carpet of white foam. Fresh grassy nose with some candy corn sugary sweetness.
Very light flour biscuit malt up front with some plucky coriander leaf and mild spice hops.
Soapy finish, dry linger. Thin and crisp.

OK, it was always going to be lightweight at this strength. But it does squeeze in some actual Noble hop character. It's not going to convert anybody to Czech pils, but it's not going to offend anybody either.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.04/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

White and red can, with Gambrinus proudly displayed. Some type of royal crest hidden behind the brewer's signaturre.

Light amber, trending to gold body, with a coarse bubbled head which disappears very quickly, leaving only a hint of a collar around the edge. Minimal carbonation.

Reasonable sweet malt nose with some floral hoppiness, reminiscent of lime or pine. Sweetness is dominant though, and overwhelms the fragrance.

Taste is quite clean. Good bite of hoppy bitternes on the mid palate, but the entry is very weak, and it peters out pretty quickly as well. Mouthfeel is suitable.

Not a bad drop, easy to drink, anad very clean and smooth. It's lacking an edge, but it's a solid drop nonetheless.

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Photo of Brabander
3.95/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not a bad beer! I got this beer form a collegue who was in the region where they brew this beer. Best before july 2011.

Poured in a dutch beerglass the beer looks good. One and a half finger white head and a very nice golden yellow fluit WITH carbonation...i like that. The head disappears after two minutes but the carbonation stays.

Good smell, fresh and crispy. This is a better beer than i had out of this region.

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Photo of mdfb79
2.61/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into my Duvel tulip. Best by date of 18.03.11, this one was brought back from Prague by my girlfriend Sara.

a - Pours a very clear and transparent golden color with light carbonation evident and two fingers of fluffy white head that lasts for two to three minutes. Leaves nice lacing on the glass; looks really good.

s - Smells of pale malts, bready malts, and grain. Not too much to it, pretty average.

t - Tastes of bready malts, wheat, and grain, with a slight hint of metalic in the taste. Not that great.

m - Light body and low carbonation. Very crisp and pretty good for a pilsener.

d - Not that good of a pilsener. It looked good and had a good mouthfeel, but the smell and taste went severely downhill. Wouldn't want to have again.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Squire
3.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gambrinus Svetly from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 22 ratings