Koutská 12° Dvanáctka
Pivovar Kout na Šumavě

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Pivovar Kout na Šumavě
 
Czech Republic
Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
ABV:
5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 11.14%
Ratings:
59
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 03, 2020
Added:
Jun 09, 2010
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  9
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: None
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Photo of stevoj
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Taster at Bitterceek. Dark golden, tight creamy head, curtains of lacing. Compared to the 10, this one has less of a malt presence, and a bit more hoppiness. Still creamy and smooth. And excellent

Jan 03, 2020
 
3.52 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Oct 24, 2019
 
4.5 by seakayak from Massachusetts on Sep 22, 2019
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

leagues better and more flavorful than their 10, and one of the more unique beers in this style i have had in a long time, i absolutely loved this, and could have hung out and had a dozen of them if i didnt have places to be, this really turned me on. i believe its done with honey, if its not, they have developed some really neat flavors from the grain here, i smell and taste a highly floral waxy honeycomb thing that i just adore. the hops have to be saaz, noble for sure, but slightly citrusy with a spicy even zesty bitterness to them that balances whatever sweetness comes from honey or grain here, the whole thing is earthy, balanced, and as complex a beer from this region as i have ever had. the lagering is patient and thorough, this is dry at the end, and has a very old worldy timeless sort of yeast taste to it. some minerality, some dried flowers, the green hops, and a biscuity sort of richness. amazing beer, brightly carbonated, and just a joy to drink on, especially from the tap. id love to know more about how this one was made, ive really never had anything quite like it, and it really exceeded my expectations. i swear there has to be some raw honey in here. this was just epic and i cant wait to have another!

May 08, 2019
 
4 by paulish from New York on Jan 18, 2019
 
4.25 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Dec 09, 2018
Photo of darktronica
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by darktronica from Indiana

On draft at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans. A tough pull, with tons of light, ultra-fluffy head to slough off. Delicate balance of aromatics, lemongrass, wheat, hops, and bubble gum. Chewier body than expected.

Dec 04, 2018
 
4.16 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Oct 05, 2018
 
4.42 by Knickfan3 from New York on Jul 25, 2018
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Jun 10, 2018
 
4.16 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Jan 15, 2018
 
4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon on Dec 29, 2017
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by GreesyFizeek from New York

On tap at Beer Market in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a mostly clear light orange, with a small head and a good amount of lacing.

Smells kinda fruity on the nose, with grassy, flowery and spicy hops.

This is excellent. There's slight bready malts, a pleasant light fruity skunk, and a heavy and awesome spicy hop bitterness. It's also quite grassy, fresh cut, with some light floral character. This is exactly what I want when I want a pilsner.

This is so crisp, and mostly clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is one of the best pilsners I've ever had. The hop character is killer and there's just enough malt. Delicious.

Aug 01, 2017
 
2 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Jun 01, 2016
 
3.11 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Feb 04, 2016
 
3.4 by Bebum from Massachusetts on Jan 24, 2016
 
4 by bouncepass from California on Jan 23, 2016
 
4.91 by nathanmiller from New York on Oct 02, 2015
Photo of kisthekids
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by kisthekids from California

Had in a tulip glass on tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY. I got the last glass from the keg....

Appears straw yellow but perhaps slightly more opaque or cloudy than your average Czech Pilsener (the lighting in the bar wasn't good, though).

Smells good....

The taste is very well-rounded; refreshing, malty, and bitter- very well balanced, though the bitterness has a pleasant lingering to it. The bitterness is well rounded, blunt; not too much, nor is it grassy or fruity- definitely not an American style beer. Nor does it have quite the bite of a German Pilsener. No taste of the alcohol. It's definitely more flavorful than any Czech Pilsener I've had before, and definitely stands out within the confines of the style. It's complex and unique; there's definitely something special going on.

Feels bigger and heavier than your average pilsener, though it is still quite easy to drink.

This is the best Czech Pilsener I've had, however, I wouldn't say it's as easy to drink or goes as well with food as more common, lighter Czech Pilseners. I'd gladly have it again.

Jul 29, 2015
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

Had this at Alewife NYC. Served in a 5 ounce nonic glass.

Smells sweet and malty with a touch of grassy hops and melon(!).

The melon-like flavor here is the big surprise. It's got the biscuity quality and lightly earthy and grassy hops profile, touches of sweet malt and then a honeydew or cantaloupe flavor. Very pleasing.

It has all the drinkability one wants in a pils and doesn't fill.

A nice find.

Jul 13, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

Brief write-up at ChurchKey. The nose doesn't wow, but it brings a good blend of Saaz and crackery malt. But the taste...pure Saaz goodness. Some fruity and malty hints embellish the great grassiness. Did I mention how effortlessly this goes down? Pretty much an ideal pilsner to me.

3.89/5: This is why I love the pils

Jun 13, 2015
 
4.32 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jun 09, 2015
 
4.21 by Resuin from Massachusetts on Jun 08, 2015
 
4.21 by largadeer from California on Jun 06, 2015
 
4.44 by Reagan1984 from Massachusetts on May 24, 2015
 
4.75 by MSandahl23 from Indiana on Apr 02, 2015
Photo of Diaper-Daniels
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Diaper-Daniels from Wisconsin

This is the best pilsner I've put to my lips. World class pivo.

Jan 31, 2015
 
4.22 by dcbeers from District of Columbia on Jan 18, 2015
 
3.64 by Staro on Jan 17, 2015
 
4.53 by ZethOfTheNorth from Louisiana on Jan 04, 2015
Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Cloudy, dark gold color. Moderate lace but leaves extensive streaky/webby lace.

Sweet, round pale malt is the initial smell I get. Very mild hop.

The flavor is better balanced but still retains the sweet Pilsner malt up front. Very rich beer for the style. Good carbonation, though. Relatively low hop finish--brief aftertaste.

Jan 03, 2015
 
4.32 by bpk59 from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2015
Photo of Pickle_Juice
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Pickle_Juice from Hawaii

I just enjoyed five pints of Koutska 12 at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. My initial take of the beer was it had a citrusy nose and hop character, but this faded with subsequent pours. Perhaps, my previous food offering had jaded my palate. With each pint I became more enamored with the beer's dry initial taste and smooth finish that was somewhat resiny but well-balanced. I am a particular fan of Pilsner Urquell and have tried Heater Allen Pils And Mahr's Ungespundet Hefetrube and can say that I like Koutska 12 as well or even better. Price was $7/pint but worth it! Enjoy!!

Dec 26, 2014
 
5 by benbazi from California on Dec 16, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Wobbly from Missouri

A remarkable beer. One of my favorite true pilsners.

Aug 29, 2014
 
4.5 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Jun 29, 2014
 
 
4.75 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island on Jun 20, 2014
 
4 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Jun 14, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy European hops, biscuit malt. Flavor follows, with a very well balanced biscuit and traditional hops and and a hint of citrus, grassy hop finish. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A very nice, balanced pilsner with a satisfying malt profile and well integrated hops. It is so nice to try this classic style Czech pilsner without skunking and ravages of age. This helps me understand how this became such a classic and long lasting style. Glad I had a chance to try it.

May 28, 2014
Koutská 12° Dvanáctka from Pivovar Kout na Šumavě
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 59 ratings