ŽŽŽatec | ŽŽatecký Pivovar

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ŽŽatecký Pivovar
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 12-24-2005

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Photo of torwart94
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hansavijaticar
2.4/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Zylod
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malt_Man
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served cool from 500ml bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Light golden colour, clear, 1cm dense white head. Very fizzy. On style, if the head is a bit thin.

S) Sweetish lager malt, grassy tones. Pilsner hops not too evident.

T) Its good! The usual pilsner malt, without the 'bready' aspect. Moderate hop bitterness, and doesn't have the slightly 'meaty' flavour that Saaz hops can have.

F) Very clean mouthfeel, no bitter aftertastes. Not too fizzy. A real winner in this department.

O) One of the better Czech light lagers that I've tried, I would gladly recommend it.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Raime
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25


Another gift from the neighbor. He just must not have liked these brews since he seldom gives any thing away at import level prices. A clear bottled Czech Lager? iI must say I am a bit skeptical but let's see how it has held up.

Look - Pours a bit of darker golden than your average Euro lager with a fingers worth of bubbly white head that doesn't stick around for more than seven or so seconds. Carbonation appears to be on about medium with this one, and no lacing is anywhere to be seen. 3.25

Smell - Musk straight off the bat with a surprising though welcome dosage of clean maltyness without a hint of skunk. Grass is apparent without consuming the nasal passage. 3.25.

Taste - The musk is clearly on the forefront upon the time it touches your lips. The grass fades a bit and is only noticeable if you really choose to look for it. Once again no sign of the skunk in any way, shape or form. 3.25.

Feel - Carbonation is moderate and it sits a touch watery and easy going. No frills in this category. Flavors completely turn off. 3.25.

Overall - A bit above the average . Clean and easy drinking without any of the notorious off flavors. Not too shabby at all. If the price were lower I'd drink it as a go to when I need something to wash down beerlf brisket. 3.25.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, earthy spicy hop aromas rise up from the glass as your pour the brilliant straw colored liquid into the glass. Its crisp and clean and bright with light grains and a pleasantly bitter hop finish. A refreshing light beer with discernable flavor.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint in Smith's of Smithfield, London (£4.95):
A shaky start with a poor look & weak nose but things soon picked up. Sweeter than expected but there was a good balance & it was easy to drink; a pretty nice beer but it could easily have been so much better.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: 500 mL bottled poured into a stemmed Pilsener (beer tulip) glass

Appearance: Clear, deep gold with a bright, white head; modest lace.

Smell: Malty, bread and grain. Grassy, earthy and spicy hops.

Taste: Good, round malt body with spicy noble hops. Bitterness builds towards a nice crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a smooth feel and moderate but gentle carbonation.

Overall: A solid Czech Pilsener with good malt and noble hops

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Photo of mikeincharleston
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ordybill
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice malt aroma with some floral and hop background.
Appearance- Beer is a golden amber color with a long lasting white head.
Taste- Has a pleasant bitter malt flavor.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with medium carbonation and a dry finish
Overall- Not a bad beer but I have had better Czech beers

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.16/5  rDev -11%

Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of AdamO
2.84/5  rDev -20%

Photo of titvs
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

Review according to BJCP2008 guidelines (style 2B). Bottle 33cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: malt background with faint herbal hop aroma. APPEARANCE: golden yellow color and very clear. thin head with medium-low retention. TASTE: malty sweet balanced with some bitterness that does not linger. very faint hop flavours. finishes a bit dry. no esters. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a sub-par czech pilsner. should have more hop character.

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Photo of educorgan
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours to a patchy but lasting head that laces generously. Dark golden color. Aroma is fresh sweet malts and honeylike floral and spicy hops: 100% Zatec (Saaz) according to label. Flavor comes in with a blend of sweet, clean malt and a spicy, tangy and crisp bitterness. Mouthfeel is light yet substantial. Overall, a very good Bohemian Pilsner.

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