Kozel Svétlý | Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

Kozel SvétlýKozel Svétlý
BA SCORE
3.29/5
90 Ratings
Kozel SvétlýKozel Svétlý
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
Czech Republic
beer-kozel.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,059
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
90
pDev:
15.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.68/5  rDev +42.2%

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3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1.5L bottle consumed in CZ across the course of several hours during which there was a gadual increase in temperature.

A - golden yellow color with a white head:

S & M - rather typical Czech pilsner aroma and mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

T - This beer seems to have a little more carbonation that makes it unique. Has some bitterness and a good kick as it goes down. But something about this one tastes a little better than other

O - a fairly typical light Czech lager, meaning a very good lager with no obvious flaws. This is what American macro lagers should taste like.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kozel Svetly
500ml can, dated "28.12.13 L1 179 07:00" - 4 days old

Appearance: Clear, golden body. Frothy bright white head holds fairly well, eventually dropping to a thin but full surface covering. Average to slightly better than average lacing.

Smell: Fairly generic "beer" although some nice malt is present.

Taste: Malt again is the dominant, but the hops are almost equal, and well integrated: dull, spicy, and floral. The mid-level bitterness is "very firm" but not "strong". Unexciting dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Median carbonation.

Overall: With the exception of a malt that's slightly more interesting than the standard "Euro Pils" maltiness it's just an otherwise bland, average beer.

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2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was able to bring a can of Kozel Svelty home from a recent trip to Czech Republic. The beer poured a pale yellow with a white foam head that didn’t dissipate too quickly. NO real lacing. The smell included malt and grain/yeast. The taste was mildly bitter with grain/barley support. In addition there was a touch of sweetness. The mouthfeel was medium body and light carbonation. Overall is was a decent Czech style beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bright golden color with minimal head. Light grainy aroma following also in the taste. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Carbonation is on the higher side, not really my style.

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2.45/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had it at a bar in Prague.

A: Approching a neon yellow with a 3/4" head.

S: Dirty malth with a hint of sweetness.

T. First slightly tart and bitter, but quickly becomes sweet.

M: Initially a strong tartness that then mellows out. Light to medium bodied.

D: Disappointing for a Czech beer. But it's ok.

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3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.7/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of imbibehour
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pokal like Kronenbourg glass.

Golden and dark yellow bodied with a shimmering quality. Rock and solid two finger bleach white head, crowning nicely with a little bit of clumpy lacing.

Aroma has decent malt depth, a little chewy but also a had sweet. Creeps slight crispness but some good depth.

Palate has a minimal but sweet honey flavor at first. Minimal crispness with a touch of faint bready note. A good doughy after taste but lacks herbal hop character.

A comfortable Czech pils, but plays it a bit safe in the flavor department.

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3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bright clear golden colour with a white foamy head. Aromas of cereal & malt. Taste is sweet malt, corn, grain & hints of honey leading to a low bitterness finish.

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2.48/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Slightly malty with a hint of fruity nose, reminding the Czech lager. Unfortunately, the first mouth does not taste but just a drink closer to water than beer. There is a slight bitterness in the finish but it is very dirty and mostly tasteless. Coming from the mythical city of Plzen in the Czech Republic, it is unfortunately far too small to claim to be the class of Czech pilsners

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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