Lev Lion Lager | Měšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod

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80
good
55 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Měšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod
Czech Republic
hbrebel.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ElGuapo on 07-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
13.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
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Photo of huthuty
4.41/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I found the look of this beer appealing, a medium amber color I poured this beer into a nonic at a very cold temperature amounting to a medium quickly dissipating head,

The smell is dense of malt, hops is barely detectable

The taste is of very sweet grains, it is very good for such a sweet malty brew, I like the taste more than similar brews but hop heads shall go wanting

It is very drinkable, if I had 6 of them I'd probably be chugging

Overall I would reccomend this beer, especially for people who like a good lager

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Photo of stevoj
2.56/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Overly sweet malt in the aroma and taste, reminds me of a saltine cracker. Hops hiding in the background. Nice looking beer with full head, but its overall cereal character reminds me of a pale lager. I think this may actually be a lager (per the label) and not a pilsener.

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Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, grass, and slight corn flake aromas. Taste is much the same with corn flake, earth, grass, and slight caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but a bit boring for the style to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McStagger
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly darker than pale straw. Two fingers off white eggshell head. Retention is minimal, as the head quickly collapes. Carbonation is moderate for the style. With a moderate amount of medium sized bubbles heading to the surface. Decent lacing.

S: Tart and a bit metallic. Green apple, green grape. lemon, white tea, some banana like esters (strange!). Malt backbone is slightly sweet biscuit. Very slightly herbal.

T: Subdued bitterness, even for the style. Slightly sweet grain up front, with the lemon and grape juice flexing mid palate. More of the fruity esters flex mid palate, with an undercurrent of slightly metallic bitterness throughout. This bitterness is actually the bedrock for me, with the bready malt also showing mid palate. Finishes on the fruity ester with more hints of the granny smith/green grape note. Dry, but not ridiculously so.

M: Medium bodied for the style. This one is not as sharp as many pilsner, Czech or otherwise. Carbonation is present, but it lacks the acidic burning.

O: Great for being 1.69 a 500ml.

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Photo of RenzoD
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

An imported pilsener that doesn't smell/taste like skunk piss and is super easy on the wallet? Yeah, I'll take it.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of danxbar
2.8/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.14/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of silverevo9
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been trying to source this beer from my local liquor store, but unable. My brother just brought me 6 pints from San Diego and now I'm reviewing. This beer to me is a little underrated. The store he bought it from was selling it dirt cheap. On sale, 2 pints for 3 dollars. The carbonation on this beer strikes me first, strong and lively. The first pour already develops color in the head. Changing from white to a caramel swirl as you sip. Head remains with light lacing as you drink. Flavor on this beer really knocks it out of the park for me. Has a color and taste similar to Rebel Czech. Although Rebel Czech has deeper tones.Taste on the palate sends signals of a rich, earthy ,wood pile taste. Very drinkable beer, that quenches you with every sip. Saaz hops are familiar on the nose with this beer flavor, as with all Czech pilsners. Nice sweet malt backbone that makes this beer easy to drink. Slight bitterness to go along with the finish. All in all a very enjoyable well made pilsner.

Awesome beer!

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Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Kenzie
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of magictacosinus
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured out of a 500ml bottle into a pokal glass. Purchased for $1.79, with the hopes of being refreshing in the warming weather.

Pours a slightly thick yet consistently watery yellow amber color, complete with a semi-frothy head about 3 fingers high that dissipates but sticks around for a while. Carbonation is quite bubbly, with little jet streams of bubbles gliding upwards. No lacing or signs of stickiness. Well built, but pretty generic overall. Looks like what I'd expect a Czech pilsner to be, but probably I always expect more with these.

The aroma is pretty good, ranging into the territory of honey, white grapes, and bright, sweetened graininess. Smells with the sweetened, caramelized consistency of syrup. There's some zestiness at the back, as well as a bitter consistency from the malts. Sort of cracked, almost containing the same aroma as freshly bagged grains. Sort of sweet at the front, which is distracting. Definitely well put together, although lacks complexity.

At the front of the tongue I get an instant cracked grainy sensation combined with some honey, grassy Saaz hops, and a bit of butterscotch at the finish. Slightly fruity (like pear chunks), but it quickly drops off and is replaced with the grains, light barley cereal, and a little bit of herbal notes. The bitterness subsides but is replaced with a rather musty, slightly faded flavor profile, which is further accentuated with the over-carbonated, almost seltzer-y feel of the beer. Kind of watery, with tannic consistency of old teas. Refreshing, but not too bright or flavorful as I like beers of this style.

Most likely something that would best paired with food, this lacks the grassy brightness and crisp strength I enjoy these for. Not expensive, but definitely a budget option when better offerings such as Budvar and Staropraman are only a buck or two more. Didn't like this so much. Quaffable, but the flavor is too faded and mediocre.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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