Lion Pale Double Bock | Měšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Měšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod
Czech Republic | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by grdahl on 08-22-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
68
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
21.14%
 
 
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 68
Photo of Offa
4.6/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful Czech lager/pilsner (despite the name), light and smooth but tasty, full-bodied and interesting.

Dark gold, it's just a tad hazy with a medium, off-white head that slowly shrinks and leaves a hint of lace.

The aroma is nice, malty grain with light bread, lemon, honey, herbs, pine, and hint of sulphur.

The taste is wonderful, with a zesty herbal and grassy quality, hay, honey, toasted bread, lemon, a very faint caramel element, and a spritzy quality. It's a bit sweet with lightly dominant bitterness. It's full bodied but lively and tingly, and exceedingly drinkable.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.04/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Selection of the beer of the month club. Poured a pale yellow color with moderate white puffy head. Smell is pleasant with a nice summer fruitiness dominating. Taste Has has a nice fruitiness, but very mild, mixed with a moderate hop bitterness. Similiar to a euro lager but more malt present. Finished crisp and refreshing. A nice light simmer brew with great drinkability

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a dark orange body with a strong carbonation and a thick rocky head of sticky white foam.

S- The slight note of sweetness leads to some toffee character with a lagered smoothness and a floral herbal hop note in the finish. As this beer opens there is a flint smell and some fresh sweet wort notes.

T- The nice honey malt sweetness has some pils malt flavor that finishes with a cider flavor and a bitter hop bite that grows in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- Nice rich malt that is sweet but has a lagered quality to it and bitterness of the hops helps cut that sweetness. As it warms the sweetness tends to be a bit too strong.

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Photo of TripelJ
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very pale golden yellow with active carbonation.

Smell: Mostly hops and grain with a light musty aroma.

Taste: Very full of character considering the ABV. Nice balance between a fairly full hop and malt profile. Crisp bite from the carbonation that makes this beer refreshing if nothing else. Mustyness coming through again, but its not overwhelming and is almost inviting.

Mouthfeel: Medium with a nice bite/spicyness from the hops (Saaz?) and carbonation.

Overall: Extremely well balanced Czech. beer. worth the try if you can find it.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep but glowing orangish color if that makes any sense at all. Nice bubbles and head retention

S: Corn and grains, wheat, some floral hops, hint at toffee and or caramel

T:Wheat, grains and a hint at corn come out, floral hops and a nice Earthiness come in to play. I detect a very slight amount of toffee or caramel perhaps

M: Nice, lighter to medum body, refreshing and easy to drink

O: For the price it is a good beer! A little3 heavier than 5.1ABV

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Photo of beercollector
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This beer poured clear dark golden with a huge frothy head. the head was very lasting.

You could smell a lot of malt. Not much else.

This was moderately sweet, light acid and bitterness. It had a good malt flavor. This was a pleasant beer to pas an afternoon. The Spring bocks are a good flavorful beer to drink in the afternoon. Then follow with a good stout in the evening.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a unique double bock, at least my by aspiring taste buds. Lace differs between glasses. I would recomend using a wide mouthed mug for this beer. It goes down smooth, and the carbonation leaves a mixture of sweet tartness on your tounge. This a great beer to have with a meal, and also is easly consumed in quanity. This is the strong point of the beer.


5KD

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I see alot of brews from this Czech brewer here in Greensboro,pours a deep rich golden with thin head that is gone pretty quickly.I pick up some iron notes as well as some sweetness in the aroma with some alcohol as it warms a little.Taste is malt dominated with those iron notes even more pronounced even a little saltiness that hits the tongue in the finish.Not a real complex beer for the style but sturdy and solid.

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Photo of Jason
3.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bright and clean with a golden yellow hue, dense and frothy head floats on top.

Smell: Ripe granny smith apple in the nose, lots of grain in the aroma also.

Taste: Smooth with a light to medium body, grain dominates the taste buds for a bit. Then a mild bitting hop bitterness riding the crisp carbonation gives off an spicy herbal flavor that is everlasting. On the dryish side with a grainy aftertaste. The apple-like fruitiness gets lost within the hop character.

Notes: Beef up the malt a liitle and it might just be a good bock ... pale it is double bock it is not. Hoppy and dry, it makes for a great thirst quenching hot wheather beer. 5.15 percent abv.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright yellow gold with a full creamy white head and light carbonation - nice looks. Light spicy hop nose ... a bit herbal. A very light touch of malt/grains in the nose and mouth ... not very hoppy for a Bohemian Pilsner. Medium-light bodied and smooth with a crisp dry biting finish.

Fails in style in both Double Bock and Bohemian Pilsner but should be classified as a Czech Pils in my opinion.

Per Label: "Zal. 1565" & "Pravoverecny Pivovar Hradec Kralove" & "World Beer Cup - Silver Award in Bohemian Style Pilsner"

Per Beer Club notes: 5.15% ABV

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Photo of TastyTaste
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very bright gold color, head is very thin when it fades, just a lightl lacing of bubbles on top of the beer. Smell is very malty and full, with a grassy feel to it. Very malt dominated flavor, grassy and metallic, very much like a maltier version of a euro pale lager. Good mouthfeel, enoguh hops for the style. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean pale golden light yellow with a small foamy white head that reduces quickly, lace in minimal spots. Aroma is clean with a slight dry maltiness and some grains getting almost sweet. Taste is a bit better with a nice pale malt profile, which unfortunately doesn't stick around for very long. Light leafy hops create a very slight bite at the middle. Overall stays pretty crisp and clean with a slight drying bread crust-like finish. Feel is clean, soft, yet a bit crisp with a close to medium body and carbonation, but seems to be missing some malty body. Not a bad drinker, would probably be a nice quencher in warmer/hotter weather.

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Photo of jlervine
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a transparent yellow gold with a finely carbonated white frothy head and sinks down into Belgian lace within a minute or two. Carbonation bubbles stream up from the bottom of the glass. Smell reminds me of a pilsner, with earthy herbal noble hops. Taste is thicker, richer, fuller, and immediately reminds you that this is not a pilsner at all. Not as malty as many bocks that I've had, this one is more akin to a pils on a bodybuilding plan. Malt tones are light, smooth, and finish with almost a honey-like sweetness in the finish. The hops get in the way a bit more than anything else. Not bad, just different.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.44/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml from Capital Market,Salem. Nice golden almost orange coloured beer with a huge frothy white head. Very malty aromas, bready, some caramel. Taste is also very malty..very bock like. Slightly toasted carmel, with hints of grain and honey. Very nice on the tongue, liked the smooth feel of this one. Overall i liked this one but really dispute as to wether ti is a Bohemian Pilsner. I believe it IS a pale Bock or even a Euro strong lager..it certainlly seemed way over the 5.1% on here.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, small head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, malts, and some floral herbs.

T - The taste is sweet malty and finishes dry. Nicely balanced.

M - Light-Medium body.

D - Very Drinkable. Never heard of a Pale Dobblebock before, so I had to give it a chance. It's really not a bad brew, I would buy again and recommend.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange color. Thick white head settles to leave a thin layer of foam. Smell initially is grassy, but on further review smells a bit soapy. I'm glad it tastes better than it smells. It actually tastes really good. Taste is very faintly malty, flowery hop taste, not bitter in the least. Extremely easy to drink if you can get past the smell. I don't know if i could drink this all the time because of that. I wonder if the smell would be different on tap.

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Photo of horndecker
3.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Green 12 oz bottle with el cheapo looking label. Reads "pale double bock".

It's pale for a double bock, for sure. Brassy and clear, middling head with a bit of clump to it. Odd vegetal aroma at first, then sour and weedy hops. Toasty and slightly sulfurous, pilsner-like nose. Big bitter hit on first sip, lots of malt beneath, turns sweetish and oaty for a second at the tail end. A brief flash of hop bitterness returns in the aftertaste which thins to a tea-like herbal thing. Occasionally a hint of salt lingers.

Medium bodied and healthy carbonation, not unpleasant, but everythings just a bit odd here. Bitter and sweet out of balance or in the wrong sequence, or something. An odd duck I would not refuse, but I wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of misterscooter
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An orange nectar honey smell greets you from the top of the snow white head that sits high but dissipates quickly to a thin layer on tap that sustains from the plentiful carbonation. A clear, pale gold beckons me.

The taste is light and crisp without much jumping out in flavor. Biting and bitter but not overly so, the dry beer is thirst quenching. Wheaty grains are the main flavor. Doesn't remind me of most double bocks but that could be where the pale part comes in. I expect something a bit heartier but it isn't terrible, by any means. Just seems like a different style.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, caramel, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, grain, caramel, and slight fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing too special going on here.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of metter98
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear dark yellow in color and has a lots of fine particulates floating in suspension along with a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apples, corn, grainy malts, and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, except that the herbal hops seem to be a bit stronger and mask any traces of sweetness that one might have expected from the corn. The herbal flavors aren't overly strong, but linger into the finish, where they are most noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The suspended particulates don't make the mouthfeel seem to be "rough", but they definitely restrict it from feeling clean.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hops, but both the aromas and flavors are quite muted.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BDIMike
3.19/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light brown color. A lot of carbonation, but with only a thin white head.
Not a lot to the smell. Just a small bit of caramel to the smell.
Taste is okay. It is interesting. A pale lager, but a nice caramel malt taste to it as well. I have never had a pale double bock, but I like the differing tastes. They just aren't as strong as I would like.
Mouthfeel has a medium thickness. It is fairly smooth, but not spectacular.
Drinkability is good for this beer. It has some interesting tastes, but not very strong. Not one of the best beers, but something like I have never had, so I am glad I did.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

17 oz picked up at the Coop yesterday for about $2.75.. poured into my Smokestack goblet...

Fairly tight 2 finger head.. lasts a while.. only spotty lacing.. brew is fairly clear golden honey.

aroma is clean pale malts... I would hesitate to call this a pilsner.. there just doesn't seem to be enough hops there.. subtle spiciness, but it is in the background.

Flavor mirrors the aroma.. not alot going on here at all... needs more hops to be considered a pils... more like a maibock. body is on the thick side and the carbonation is lively enough.

Not bad... this brew is just not a Czech Pils. again, definitely more like a maibock... even then, it is only a moderately interesting maibock.

3.5/3/3/3.5/3.5

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Photo of jwc215
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours orangeish golden with a thin, but creamy and lasting, off-white head.

The smell is grainy, herbal, a bit of apple and sulfur.

The taste is herbal/Continental-type hops (Saaz?) with a yeasty breadiness and something chemicalish/sulfur-like. An apple-like fruitiness seems out of place, and brings this one down. Sweetness restrained by a bitterness.

Why does it claim to be a Pale Double Bock? (A bit stronger than there pils Rebel?) A mediocre-ish pilsner that has too many little flaws/detractors if you ask me. Becomes a bit aspirin-like as it progresses, and the apple-thing didn't do anything for it. Overall- it's okay, I suppose, as there's enough to it to keep it from the "bad" side (helped by very good appearance and nice enough aroma - everything else meiocre), but wouldn't seek to have again.

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Photo of AaronHomoya
3.16/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As previously mentioned, not really a double bock at all.

Appearance is nice, a yellow-amber, rich golden color with pretty good head.

Smell is a bit malty, not much of note.

Taste is sweet with a fruity, almost clove flavor. Could be an age issue. Not really bad, but not great and not what I'd look for in the style.

Mouthfeel is ok, a bit thin.

This beer does go down pretty easy, if you like the taste, for what it is. Not something I'd really recommend.

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Photo of aracauna
3.1/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was a bit surprised at the paleness of this doppelbock. I know that the style can be fairly pale, but this is the first one that I've had that wasn't to lagers what stouts are to ales. A nice maltiness keeps this from being a total dissapointment, but I was expecting more after seeing the name.

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Lion Pale Double Bock from Měšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod
75 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.
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