New Town 11° Light Lager | První Novoměstský restaurační pivovar

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První Novoměstský restaurační pivovar
Czech Republic

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of dcmchew
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bwood06
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a pilsner glass

A - Beer is clear and golden with moderate to high carbonation with bubbles rising quickly to the top. Beer has a 2 finger white frothy head that dissipates moderately quickly to a thin lacing that is retained throughout the tasting. 3.75/5

S - Light malt and a bit of toast and caramel are present in the aroma. There is a bit of a yeasty note as well as a grassy and clean hop profile. Balanced aroma with a bit more to the malt than to the hops. 4/5

T - The taste is very much like the aroma in that the malt is very light with a bit of light toast and caramel. Cereal grains and yeast follow the light malt. The malt transitions to a hop profile featuring grassy and herbal hops. There is a bit of peppery spiciness but this is more of an undertone and not very pronounced. Only a slight lingering bitterness to the finish. 3.75/5

M - Very light and crips. There is a bit of drying on the back end but nothing that is unpleasant or unexpected based on the hop profile in the taste. Very sessionable beer and pairs well with a wide variety of foods. Moderate carbonation burn throughout the profile. 4/5

O -Very light and sessionable beer that is very simple but well executed. Nothing crazy going on here just a simple, straightforward beer that pairs well with food and is also good to just sit down and drink with friends. Well balanced with a bit of a lean toward the malt side of things rather than the hops. 3.75/5

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Photo of SCW
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Novoměstský Lezák 11˚
On tap,5L mug for 65-Kc
31 December 2013 at Novoměstský Pivovar, Praha, Czech Republic

Notes: Helles. Unfiltered. Golden. Bright white head with better than average retention / OK lacing. Malty, soft/sweet. Doughy/bready. Yeasty (actual yeast, and a bit of light fruit). Some hops: grassy, floral, and herbal/spicy. Mid-full bitterness = well balanced. Finishes semi-dry w/ lingering malt, a hint of hops, and a dull bitterness. Readily drinkable. Accessible. The lack of filtration leaves it with enough character to keep it interesting. Good enough to make the visit worth it.

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Photo of AllThingsNinja
2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Its a hazy golden brew capped with a fluffy white head, which lasts for about half the beer. It has a bannana bread aroma which I'd rich in yeast and hints at the fruit and nuts. I'm perplexed by the bannana flavor, and the mouthfeel that hits with a bit of protein and finishes rathery watery. There's some hop bitterness, but it takes a good food pairing to bring it out. At best, this is a with meal beer. It does pair nicely with garlic soup.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Novoměstský Pivovar, Prague, Czech Republic

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and came with a two finger high white head, which slowly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface.
S: There are strong aromas of yeast in the nose along with hints of grapefruit and oranges.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very yeasty and has flavors of bready malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink, but the amount of yeast in the taste makes it easier to be sipped.

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Photo of thierrynantes
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer (named Novomestsky Svetlé) on-tap, draught at the brewpub, tasted in 2000.

Apperance : orange color, huge white head, long lasting.
Smell : Fruity in the nose.
Taste and mouthfeel : flavour is hoppy and fruit
Drinkability : a very good beer in th style unfiltered pale lager

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Photo of patto1ro
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quite dark in colour for a pale lager with a definite amber hue. It has a subtle mixture of yeast, cream and vanilla in the mouth and finishes very bitter with hop and wood aromas.

A very rare example of an unfiltered pale lager and an excellent beer. The use of quality Czech hops shines through in every phase. If only industial Czech lagers were still like this (they were 20 years ago).

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Photo of Sigmund
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the brewpub. I also brought back a bottle of this beer and the Cerny/Tmavé which was unavailable on tap while we were there. (The bottled beers were sold in pairs, at an outrageous price by Czech standards - in Norway ALL beer prices are outrageous, so I didn’t mind.) The svetlé is an unfiltered pilsener, golden colour, slightly hazy, moderate head. Moderate hops aroma. Flavour has a herbal character and a dry bitter finish, which makes this beer a lot better than (most) industrial pilseners / pale lagers.

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Photo of ark57
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark gold with a slight chill haze and a big creamy head. The aroma is malty with a touch of caramel and a light delicate hoppiness. It is malty sweet with some bready character and a sligth bitterness in the clean refreshing finish. An easy drinker.

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Photo of Charthepirate
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The popular house beer of the new town brewery in downtown prague.

Comes a ruddy yellow with a white head. The head stayed for a while, leaving a nice thick lace. The color wasn't impressive, but otherwise a nice looking beer.

The smell hit with mainly spicy hops. I thought saaz at first, but the brewery uses Zatec.

Flavor is really impressive. It's initially very sweet and malty, with the zatec's spicy and fruity flavors coming in to balance it out. eventually the hops win out and the spicy and bitterness takes over. Finally at the back of the pallete some fruitiness from the yeast and the last sweetness of the malt come through. A real pleasure to feel it play over the tounge.

Fairly standard mouthfeel. Right amount of carbonation.

All in all a great beer. Even better coupled with cabbage, czech dumplings and smoked duck.

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Photo of RocketWidget
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

NOTE: Reviewed from notes.

Pours a cloudy golden color. Head quickly disappears, typical of most Czech lagers. Not much smell, but hard to tell in the smoky environment. Taste is a very hoppy, crisp, clean taste. A very drinkable brew. Not bad at all.

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New Town 11° Light Lager from První Novoměstský restaurační pivovar
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 13 ratings