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Koutská 12° Dvanáctka | Pivovar Kout na Šumavě

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BEER INFO

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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Ranking:
#3,927
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
47
pDev:
12.09%
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4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of tykechandler
2/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Rifugium
3.11/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bebum
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bouncepass
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kisthekids
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
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 ThisWangsChung
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
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 westcoastbeerlvr
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reagan1984
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
5/5  rDev +18.5%
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 dcbeers
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Staro
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
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 bpk59
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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 benbazi
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Wobbly
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of flachby
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Koutská 12° Dvanáctka from Pivovar Kout na Šumavě
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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