Zatecky Gus | Baltika Breweries

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Zatecky GusZatecky Gus
45 Ratings
Zatecky GusZatecky Gus

Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries
Russian Federation

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WestValleyIPA on 06-17-2010

Bros Score:
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by chickencoop:
Photo of chickencoop
3.17/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up at a local Polish deli with a sweet selection of some eastern european surprises. Golden pour, quickly dissapating head. Smell was your typical saaz hops, light/ earthy..taste was a typical pils, but a little sweeter on the finish. Overall a pretty solid beer, very quenchable, would love to try this on draft fresh..

 332 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Robertas
3.68/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
2/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is mostly malty and grainy with some fusel and cardboard notes. Taste starts grainy and follows with slightly tart fermented grains, a bit astringent and dry on the finish with a light acrid bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation. This one's actually quite bad, even for a macro lager.

 331 characters

Photo of Lion088
1.44/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of iamthen0ise
2.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mishi_d
2.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WestValleyIPA
3.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Zatec fluted glass. Got an immediate 2 fingers of head, with almost zero retention. Yellow straw color. Smells lightly floral, with a very light corn scent. Very light in flavor, soft corn and floral flavors. Not bad. Very drinkable, especially in the summer months.

 281 characters

Photo of tone77
3.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a green 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, a touch of skunk to it. Taste is also grains and some malts, a tad on the skunky side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a drinkable beer but nothing special.

 270 characters

Photo of desint
3.55/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
2.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can't seem to properly understand if this is a Czech or a Russian beer? It claims to be Czech, has Czech written all over but it's made by Baltika in St Petersburg...
At first sip it does taste like a Czech lezák with Saaz hops but soon it starts feeling cheap and artificial, to an extent that I had to stop drinking this 1l can halfway and poured it out into the gutter... that much it became sickening.
If you're looking for a proper Czech lezák cheap, outside the Republic then Samson the way to go. This one will just give you a headache and that, as such is not what you want from a proper beer.

 604 characters

3.32/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle.Footed Pilsner glass.Enjoyed on mar´12.Pours brigth pale golden in color.Clear.Off-white crown.Close froth,quite well retention. Slightly sweet & floral aromas.Subtle sulphur.Sparkling & bitter upfront. Gentle maltiness.Velvet palate.Light body,high carbonation.Dry hoppy finish.Excellent drinkability.Correct spot of the Bohemian Pilsner Style.

 359 characters

Photo of CHickman
3.56/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear (like water) light yellow color with a foamy snow white 2 finger head that faded quickly, leaving OK lacing and a ring around the top.

Smells of grains, light herbs, light floral hops, sweet malt, husk, grass and faint caramel. This is categorized as a Czech Pilsner, yet the bottle states “Lager”; either way, the nose is faint overall and more like a Czech Pilsner.

Tastes like it smells, with grains, herbs, biscuit, light floral hops, sweet malt, husk, grass and faint caramel; there seemed to be a corn or rice taste in the mix, and while this was not complex it was very clean, crisp, refreshing and extremely easy to drink.

Mouthfeel was light, crisp creamy and slick, with very light carbonation, a light body and very high drinkability. The overall flavor was sweet, and based on the price ($1.09 for a 25 oz) this is a definite session beer. Extra credit for tasting decent and being extremely cheap.

 939 characters

Photo of woodychandler
3.9/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another "find" as a single at my local bottle shop this past week. People are concerned about my keeping my bottle numbers aligned with my CAN stats, so I am trying new and different beers. "Gus" has something to do with "goose" as noted on their logo, but "Zatecky" ... ? It is the name of a Czech Republic city.

My pour resulted in a finger of foamy, bone-white head that disappeared like the foam on the surf of the ocean. Color was a golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very pleasant with Saaz hops and my mouth began to water at the prospect. Mouthfeel was medium with a definite grassy Saaz hops presence. Finish was semi-dry with the Saaz hops just lingering as an aftertaste. I really liked this, and coupled with its very reasonable price point, I would drink this again without much coaxing. Now, if only they would put it in a CAN ...

 858 characters

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, metallicness and hint of grain. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were metallicness, sweetness, mildly grain and quite mild bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, a bit grainy and bitter. Very mild-flavoured beer and still a harsh one.

 351 characters

Photo of 123321123321
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
2/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Zatecky Gus

Appearance: Clear light straw yellow, bone white soapy head. Leaves behind some lacing making for an attractive looking pils.

Smell: Pale malts, alittle bready, heavy handed euro hops providing a sweetly skunky Saaz/Tettneng like aroma.

Taste: Uber clean lager flavor, very refreshing and light. Biscuity malt. Soft tea like hops impart a leafy, vague spicy note. Did I mention clean? The flavors are gone in a flash and politely fade to nothing.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied feel, well carbonated,

Overall: A pretty nice pilsner here. Mellow, light, and certainly easy drinking. I would consider this a lunch time beer.

 633 characters

Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-draught in Lviv, Ukraine in Spring 2016.

Very generic pale lager, but drinkable.

High D+ (2.50) / NOT RECOMMENDED

118 characters

Photo of janubio
2.59/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

500 ml. bottle, bought in a shop of russian and german food and beverages near home. Pours a crystal pale golden colour, with a decent head that is not there when you look again at it. Smell of grains, grains and hints of peach. Too watery palate, thin body, taste is the same as smell: grains, herbs and some peach, with maybe some citrus too. Average to bad.

 360 characters

Photo of h2wtr
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mytu420
2.89/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AlexAfonin
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 5/20/12. Best before 5/20/13.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny dots and foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a grain-like aftertaste. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite easy to drink and fairly tasty.

 523 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Zatecky Gus from Baltika Breweries
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 45 ratings