Kozel Svétlý | Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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Kozel SvétlýKozel Svétlý

Brewed by:
Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-05-2004

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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 30
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4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

Photo of Baris
4.68/5  rDev +42.7%

Photo of d0bermaNN
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of Beerman1977
4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of igl
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neruda11
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Good head and lacing that stays throughout the drink. The head faded to a thin foam. Typical pale lager colour.

Aroma: Marshmallows and whitebready. Grainy. A nice bit of floral hop aroma.

Taste: I taste barley malt and floral hops in this really rather delicious Czech lager. It is delicately sweet and mildly bitter and floral.

Mouthfeel is light yet frothy and suggests a good water source is used.

Overall: A very good Czech lager in the 10 degree plato - 4% abv category.


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Photo of atis
3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Budapest

Pours pale golden with large head that for quite a long time remains dense and in one finger thickness. Leaves some thin and patchy lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity and grassy hops. Taste is quite simple, but well balanced bittery hops with light and long lasting bittery aftertaste. The beer is very refreshing.

Overall, very good Czech Pilsener.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Shaw
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend brought me back several bottles of Kozel brews from her trip to the Czech Republic. Thanks for the effort, April!

This is a golden lager with a nice white head. It has the grassy aroma common to Czech beers with noticeable Saaz aromas.. The flavor is light, as expected, but certainly not flavorless. It has a good balance of malt flavors and hop bitterness.

This is a good light beer. If only American brewers would learn from the Czechs.

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3.71/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is truly delicious! Crisp, clear and light on the palate, but full of flavor. Aroma is mild, but potent and pleasant at the same time. Taste is crisp with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Pours with a nice thick foamy head, but it doesn’t last, but sure looks good....

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3.7/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Epiktetos
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwinship83
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle brought back from europe for me. drank out of my stone pint glass.

A- this one pours a clear golden colored body with a slight copper tint to it. a finger of white head forms on top and becomes no more than a skin on top of my glass in a couple of minutes. small spots of lacing are left behind.

S- a very mild smelling beer is the first thing i notice. very clean. sweet caramel and toffee malts. a little bit of noble hops at the end.

T- the taste is similar to the nose. semisweet caramel and toffee malts followed by a floral/herbal noble hops.

M- light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. crisp and clean. very refreshing.

D- easy to finish and something i could have a couple of if i had the chance. glad i got to try a beer i probably wont be able to buy in the states.

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3.67/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this one during a barbeque and i was surprised with the taste of this one. Not bad at all!

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks good, nice and decent head which disappeared quit fast. Just like all the other i had from this region very little or no carbonation.

The taste is very balanced in my opinion. Malty and a bit sweet (but not too much).

Try it when you see it. Not a spectacular beer but in this style one of the better.

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3.62/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 22-03-07.Pale yellow collored beer with white head. Nose is fresh and fruity with bit of maltarome next to some hops. Taste is style like and pale watery but missing a strong bitter finish. One of the many good available brews from Czech republik for a big session in warm weather or on an eveningparty.

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3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
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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3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brought back from my girlfriend for me after a visit to the Czech Republic.

Appearance: Light, golden amber in color. Billowy white head that sticks around. Effervescent looking carbonation. No lace.

Smell: Grass, slight overripe fruit, generally mild aroma.

Taste: Light Saaz flavor prevails. Seems slightly watery. Bitterness is right for the style. Refreshing, at any rate.

Mouthfeel: Light, fizzy, but insipid finish & aftertaste.

Drinkability: Moderate on merits, but refreshing.

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3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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