Breznak Lager | Pivovar Breznak

Breznak LagerBreznak Lager
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Breznak LagerBreznak Lager

Brewed by:
Pivovar Breznak
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2004

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2.47/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.74/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.88/5  rDev -10.6%

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2.56/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of jonb5
3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half litre bottle. Poured into pils flute, clear, copper colour, foamy head. Slight soapy smell, also some saaz. Tasted a bit of parmesan cheese, also a hint of apple. Fairly bitter finish. Decent for the price. Nice drinkable beer, there are better czech beers out there but you cant go too far wrong with czech lager.

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Photo of sfprint
2.37/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

My bottle actually says Pils, but it's a very similar label to this one and it appears that they only make 4 types of beer, so I'm fairly sure this is right.

A: Clear and orange with intermittent carbonation. Healthy yet quickly dissipating head.

S: Metallic but fruity malts, like many German beers.

T: It oddly reminds me a lot of this very cheap beer I used to buy in the US. Slightly tart and dirty malt. A bit of sweetness. Not

M: Mouthpuckering in a strange way.

D: It's not a great beer. Given that, I could still drink it.

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Photo of RuudJH
2.87/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My first encounter with this Czeck brewed beer, a pilsener (what else?).
I heard people had good experiences with this Breznak. I'm not a great fan of this style, but I thought I'd give it a chance.

Colour golden, fast reducing head, hardly any carbonation.
Smell is malty, yeast and hoppy. Actually, the fresh hoppiness is the only thing that is different from most lagers I know. It's just more fresh.
Taste is malty, hoppy, but also chemical and soapy somehow. Bitter aftertaste, but the sweet malts are dominant.
As most of the beers in this style, it's easy drinkable as sessionbeer, but also quite disappointing as a whole: just too one-dimensional.

So, if you like pilsener, you can pick this one as well as the next one.
I had expected more, but what can you do?

I'll drink it up, but I won't buy more of this.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours golden with a white sparkeling large creamy head.

S: Floral hops and some faint bitter ones as well, pure malt.

T: Bitter hops and some faint floral ones (quite the opposite from the smell!). Bready malt, thought a bit funky and rough. There are some green apples in the taste as well.

M: The aftertaste is a bit short but holds a nice dry bitterness. The body as well as the carbonation is medium.

D: Nice, but nothing to write home about. Better than almost all "industrial" lager.

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Photo of laituegonflable
1.89/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a standard lagery colour with a steady amount of carbonation. Little head that dissipates quite quickly. Unimpressive.

Aroma is thick with a lot of honey and bitter herbal hops. Simple but aromatic.

Don't like the flavour at all, far too heavy on the malt. Starts with an unpleasant cloying sweetness on the front palate. Almost like liquid sprinkles or something. Descends into a subdued hoppy palate but is still overwhelmed by that horrible liquid sugary stuff. Mouthfeel is sticky and dreadful, again like liquid sprinkles.

Am completely unimpressed by this, would not recommend without medical supervision.

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Photo of orelion
3.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this straight from the bottle, chilled.
A great tasting beer for a reasonable price. Czech lager at its best, nothing too fancy, sweet taste with a metallic aftertaste.
Easily drinkable, can see myself having a couple of this at one sitting.
This is my first review so be easy on me.

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Photo of Madigan
3.94/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this Bohemian beer in Germany because I thought it had an unusual label but wasn't expecting much (it was very cheap and neither my German companion or myself had ever heard of it). My first impressions on pouring it confirmed my suspicions - it doesn't retain its head very well, it doesn't leave much lacing and looks pretty lifeless in the glass. But it passes the most important beer tests - taste and drinkability - with flying colours. It tastes a bit like its much more celebrated compatriot, Budjovicky Budvar, but has its own fresh, distinctive aftertaste - I suppose you'd call it pine. It's definitely more malty than a German pilsener but all-in-all it's a very smooth, drinkable brew.

Why did I think the label was so striking? It's just that it seems really unconventional. Middle-aged men are not unheard of on beer bottles but when they do feature there's usually something comic (Tuborg) or romanticized (Moretti) about them. This guy's just a bald old git. He does look fairly prosperous, however, and that could be the key to the brewer's choice. Back in the '20s, or whenever they came up with him, that may have been the message they wanted to send to the drinking public, "Drink Breznak, the preferred brew of successful Bohemian businessmen!". Anyway, if you want a slightly alternative, and genuinely rewarding, Czech beer experience, Breznak is well worth a shot.

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Photo of WHROO
4.1/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All in all, a simple beer, not too complex, yet the flavours were very enjoyable...

Looked attractive, smells were a little malty, with a hint of hops...taste was again not complex, some malts, little bitterness...Very easy on the palate & very enjoyable as a beer that doesn't challenge the palate yet is tasty enough...

definately have some more of this...I seem to be keen on the Eastern European lagers...

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