Koutská 12° Dvanáctka | Pivovar Kout na Šumavě

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46 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Pivovar Kout na Šumavě
Czech Republic
pivovarkout.eu

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by velkyal on 06-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of velkyal
4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much a souped up version of the phenomenal desitka, though with the extra alcohol, I would drink slightly less of it in a session.

Colour wise it is golden, and has a cracking white head.

The nose is the traditional aromas of Czech Saaz hops, lemony, spicy and just a hint of grass.

Drinking it is like supping nectar, a slight bready malt thing going on, with a long, dry finish which is eminently refreshing.

Just a great beer.

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Photo of Wobbly
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A remarkable beer. One of my favorite true pilsners.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Pickle_Juice
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!!

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flachby
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jbertsch
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of brandonld23
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of rudzud
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed at the Armsby Abbey on Zwanze day.

A - Poured into a large mug an almost crystal clear dark straw light gold. Atop this sits a wonderfully dense and sudsy two finger white head that left intense side lacing.

S - Aromas of the typical Czech saaz hops, lightly grassy subtly floral with a nice biscuit and malt undertone. Definitely appealing.

T - Taste is saaz hops galore. Delicious honey and biscuits Malta. Super tasty Herr with big saaz hops and honeyed amber. Tons of honey but not oppressingly sweet. Light biscuit. Awesome.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent for the style with wonderful carbonation. Incredibly sessionable.

O - Overall I was floored by this beer. A good Czech pils?! Awesome awesome flavour here so fucking good with spot on carbonation. I could happily drink this all day!

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey

Nice big creamy head in the mug, hit 2 fingers as it fades slowly mostly clear slight haze, straw orange color.

Nose nice Czech pils, hay, cracked straw, grainy malt, nice grassy hops, touch of a juicy malt.

Taste starts like a nice lager, soft but crisp, light and airy, lots of carb, etc. The hops really come through, lots of saaz, grassy floral, light bitter spicy bit barely, hint fruity even. Then malts, light straw and hay, hint honey even, malty flavor but lighter than expected as the hops dominate. Finish is dry and crisp, light lingering grassy hops, light bitterness, and little honey malt. Light spicy hop bite late.

Mouth is med bodied but fluffy and airy with lots of carb, very crisp.

Overall quite nice, great straw pilsner malts, nice lager profile, and tons of saaz hops. Best Czech beer I've had... so far.

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4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a snifter glass. From notes.

Real nice mellow gold body, quite crystal clear, even a hint of red going on here. Real nice fluffy bleach white top with thick lacing while drinking. Very impressive.

Nose has classic light bready malts, with sticky yeast and hints of peanut butter cookie cracking sensations. What a real interesting smell this is. Clean.

There's a real nice clean feel to this beer with a sticky malt/yeast backbone while drinking. Cookie sensations come from hinted on the nose. Crackling peanuts in the mid palate, with a nice light grassy hop action. Dense finish and lingering malt depth.

Real enjoyable beer, quite a fun treat to be having this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Local Option, a 12 oz. (or so) tulip glass.

Hazed unfiltered goldenrod orange, soapy white foam on the surface, random arcs of drippy downward lacing in the glass. Good surface coverage.

Dry herbal aroma, light apple esters, dry crackery malt. Hoppy and dry.
Flavors are similar, it finishes dry with a firm herbal hoppiness that lingers for awhile. Some light breadiness, dry and crockery, with a mildly fruity apple ester from the yeast. Not overly sweet like so many Czech Pils', this is more dry and drinkable. Simple and effective with enough hop nuances to keep you interested.

If this was the house Czech beer instead of Samson at Johnnie's (RIP), i'd have been in there every day. Probably the best Czech Pils that i've crossed paths with. Here's an interesting story about the brewery: goo.gl/lscEiS

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Koutská 12° Dvanáctka from Pivovar Kout na Šumavě
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