Koutská 12° Dvanáctka | Pivovar Kout na Šumavě

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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

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Ratings:
46
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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 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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Photo of largadeer
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rifugium
3.11/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a mug at Redlight Redlight.

Appearance - Hazy with a nice head. At least that's the best I can see through the dimpled glass. Retains the head well.

Smell - Spicy German hop. Sweet pilsner malt.

Taste - Good hop flavor right up front. Spicy and earthy. Hefty dose of pilsner malt. Not crisp, but it's not an overwhelming sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Heavy for a pilsner. Kinda sweet.

Overall - Too heavy to be great, but the flavors are spot-on. Well hopped.

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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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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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

Photo of Resuin
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Dizzy242
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of tykechandler
2/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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 ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Damian
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at Armsby Abbey, Worcester, MA
Served in a dimpled mug

The beer poured a slightly hazed, medium amber color and was topped by an inch-tall, tight, sudsy head of bone white foam. As the the head receded, thin rings of lacing coated the glass.

The nose was pretty interesting. It was semi-sweet initially with some doughy and bready malt notes. Later, grassy hops took over. A crisp, dry, powdery yeastiness came forth as well. Eventually, it was back to the sweet, bready malts, and then the hops, etc.

The flavor profile was much drier and hoppier than the nose. Crackery malt notes made a brief appearance on the front end before being washed away by the hops. Lots of grassy, Saaz-style hops. Somewhat lemony. Slightly earthy. The beer finished with a huge dose of crisp, dry, minty hops that lingered on my palate long after each sip.

The mouthfeel was definitely the most impressive aspect of this beer. It was quite creamy and smooth. A fine, tongue blanketing effervescence gave the liquid a pillowy soft quality.

Koutská 12° is certainly an authentic, well crafted rendition of a Czech Pilsner, but I would have enjoyed a bit more complexity in the flavor profile. With such an intense hop presence, this reminded me a lot of Moonlight Brewing's Reality Czeck.

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Photo of grover37
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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