Kozel Svétlý | Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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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:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of gnikola
1.25/5  rDev -61.8%

Photo of Fuzion
2.23/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I really don't like this beer. However it is very popular Czech beer and I don't know why? Maybe because the price is low. But the biggest problem what I have with this beer is that after 2 or 3 bottles my head going to crash. Very strong headache every time, that is why I don't drink this anymore...

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Photo of ershov
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of TWM
2.37/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nothing distinctive positive about this beer. No single fatal flaw, but enough little things that I'm not trying this one again. Flavor was watery; scent was "cheap beer," over-carbonated, and an aftertaste that curled the palate just a little.

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Photo of sfprint
2.45/5  rDev -25.1%
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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Photo of ThaCreep
2.48/5  rDev -24.2%
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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Photo of altmer
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of stcules
2.69/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beautiful foam, creamy. Limpid, clear golden blond color.
In the smell malt and some hop, a bit stale.
Same for the taste.
The bottle is near to the best before date, so not to fresh. A fresh bottle would be almost surely a bit better, and for sure a great drinkability beer.
Probaly some half point more, except for the appearance.

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Photo of rale
2.71/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Alex-Alkis
2.72/5  rDev -16.8%

A Czech pils who does its job as a thirst quencher and intoxicant. No bad flavors in this beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
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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Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of skypup
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased from store in western Bohemia.
Served from .5L Bottle in a Kozel Pint-style glass

A: pale yellow with a respectable head that didn’t dissipate too quickly.

S: little malty, yeasty and slightly sweet.

T. mildly bitter, a hint of hay and a sweet aftertaste.

M: medium mouthfeel, light carbonation.

D: Pretty typical for a Pale Czech lager. Drinkable.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.89/5  rDev -11.6%
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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Photo of BradMacMullin
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a can at a train station near Cesky Krumlov. Many signs at bars for this and it is cheap. Bought a can and popped it open. Date on can was for 2 months back. Did I say it was a buck! Anyway, little smell right away and a smooth artificial taste. Nothing terrible, but nothing noteworthy. Every country needs it's yellow beer. After research I see this very old brewery with a nice story is part of SAB Miller. My quest for independent breweries in Czech will continue

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Photo of Gottesverachter
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ozanerdogan
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Average Czech beer.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of johnbjaeger
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JamFuel
3.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yalcin
3.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.27 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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