Konrad Jocker Svìtlý Ležák 14° | Pivovar Konrad / Pivovar Hols

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Konrad Jocker Svìtlý Ležák 14°Konrad Jocker Svìtlý Ležák 14°

Brewed by:
Pivovar Konrad / Pivovar Hols
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 11-08-2006

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Chico1985
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a Pilsener glass.
A - A bit of copper color, a wandering stream of gentle carbonation puts on the most delicate of
dances. Slow steady support of a creamy white cap.
S - Floor malts, yeasty bread rising, fresh grass, and a bit of honey all wonderful. Collectively
a treasure of a nose here.
T - A bit of that malt base, supports a friendly hop, that has a nice grass flavor.
F - Pitch perfect, wonderful medium body, carbonation cleans the edges, and the slightest bitter finish.
O - Possibly my best Czech lager experience.
Worth seeking out.

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Photo of clarknova
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours golden amber, bright with a white head that lasts a long time. Spontaneous bubbles make their way to the top cheerfully but not in droves. Mild malty nose with an extra dash of dapper hops. Weedy herbal and strong hop spice.

This beer is an easy mouthful and everything I like about the pils. Bread and hops meet and the finish is where the herbal really shines. Good swift bite from carbonation to keep that malt lively and crisp. No alcohol on the palate, no diacetyl, no dms.

The lack of bitterness in the czech style and the forward sweet herbal can sometimes over power the palate when combined with the czech style soft and doughy malt. However, I must say that this beer showed me a bitterness that I would liken to the humorous use of the word "gratis." It frees the palate and the finish beautifully and shows plenty of dry breadiness to the palate. I thought I tasted a brief hint of chalk in the middle of the beer and decided to ignore it.

Dry bubbly and very enjoyable

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Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, malts. Taste is malts, grains, hops are their at the finish, highly refreshing and drinkable. Feels medium/full in the mouth and overall a good beer that I could easily down several of.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma grains, biscuity malt, cereal, faint butter, grassy hops. Taste mild sweet malt, caramel, grass, hint of spice, bread crust. Ok;

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Photo of avalon07
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden color and a clear texture. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A mixed bag on the aroma: The moment you open the bottle you're hit with a definite skunkiness, but it's kind of offset by hops, malt, and light citrus.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of hops, malt, a bready quality, and some lemon. The skunkiness in the aroma isn't as big of an issue with the taste. This beer has a much heavier (a relative term) character than most of its style. A solid flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not necessarily a stellar example of a Czech pilsner, but still worthwhile. Drinkable.

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Photo of bobWFMU
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of GClarkage
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of doktorhops
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Time to pay the Joker his due with today's review: Konrad Joker Lager 14 degrees. Let's face it - the Czech's own it when it comes to anything Lager related, and as a result that can place a huge expectations on the Lagers I review from that fantastic, picturesque (in more ways than you might think) land. With that possible negative bias noted I cracked open the bottle.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stein.

A: Straight up: It looks like a cheap macro Lager with its clear piss-gold body, white head (that definitely quits) and gassy carbonation. Not impressed.

S: Aroma is grassy and skunky with notes of heady (for all the wrong reasons) vegetable matter. That said it's no Shit Aussie Macro Lager [SAML - my latest initialism - exciting]. A respectable bread yeast aroma comes through to remind us that this beer was indeed brewed in Czech-minus-the-Slovakia.

T: Flavour is the biggest surprise, in a good way, with an almost "Doppio Malto" quality, sweet malts, bread yeast and a light dry grassy hop bitter finish. Between all that though there is some cheap Lager weirdness going on (flavours that clash and make the profile a bit of a muddle): Vegetable skunk, roasted barley, sourdough and a hint of bitter orange rind in the after taste. It's not bad but it's also not great, sorry Konrad.

M: Mid to light bodied with a medium carbonation - I'm glad the carbonation wasn't as gassy as it appeared above.

D: The more I drunk this the more I began to enjoy it. The flavours are a bit all-over-the-shop however there was something endearing and decidedly Czech about this brew that made me reminisce about my journey there 8 years ago. It gets a better than average mark as a result of my own sympathies - Na zdraví! Miluji pivo a Česká Republika!

Food match: I know it's not Czech but a burek would go well with this pivo - Pizza burek of course!

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Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Isotope
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of imbibehour
4.72/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a pokal style glass.

Super carbonation on appearance. Each stream of bubbles is the same length and has the exact separation between them also. They rise fast through a bronze gold crystal clear body. A super tight pinhead top and bone white. Every bubble presented in this beer is the exact same pin head size. Laces big. Fantastic looking beer.

Nose hits with a perfect mix of grass hop and booming malts. Very dense smelling malts but with that classic bright crispness still coming. Fantastic.

This palate hits with such an oven sense of white crisp baked dense bread it isn't even funny. Even the warm hops give it heat. It literarly tastes like bread out of the oven. Finishes with incredible warmth and control. Great mix of lime and lemon bright hop finish, with a grass like pull down the throat, even oily. Depth on the abv gives this a nice oomph on top of it.

Overall, this might be my favorite czech pilsner I've ever had. I like the booming depth on this also. Without question the most memorable I've had to date.

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Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and poured with a two finger high white head that slowly died down into a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. Just a hint of carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts and wheat in the nose.
T: The overall taste is malty, but in no way overpowering as there is some balance from the underlying malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and very crisp on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. It definitely feels filling.
D: The beer has a decent amount of drinkability, although it's quite filling so I wouldn't have more than one of these at a time.

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Konrad Jocker Svìtlý Ležák 14° from Pivovar Konrad / Pivovar Hols
3.7 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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