Kozel Premium | Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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23.4%
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3.38 w/ 111 ratings
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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): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CampusCrew on 10-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,865
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
111
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.38/5
pDev:
14.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of HerrJohnSmith
4.63/5  rDev +37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark, Filtered, Sweet smell, Nice bubbles.:)
Bitter taste - indicated of hops and some lovely after taste that I can't recognize.
This beer can accompany a nice veal or steak lunch.
I enjoyed it and i usually drink only hefe beers.

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Photo of pappetros
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of henkmudi
4.4/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of best Czech beers and pilsner in general. Gold, clear yellow, snow white head medium lasting. Sparkling and refreshing. Not a bit sweetness and bitter just as it should be. Tasty, hops, hint of fruits. + balanced, refreshing, nor too strong, nor too weak. Always have one in fridge. Beer to return in any time. Kozel and steak = winning combination. - can't see any.

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Photo of BLoose
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of canucklehead
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this is a really great Czech Pils that comes in a can ( so quite fresh) and redolent of good saaz hops. There is a real lightness to the beer yet the hops shine through. Add to my list of great pils in cans along with Wernesgruner and Pilsner Urquell.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Kozel! This takes me back to Praha: where the women are stunning and beer is cheaper than soft drink! Makes me wonder why I ever left...

Anyway, enough reminiscing, this lovely Pilsener was poured from a 500ml bottle into a 500ml Stein.

A: 2cm head dissipates to a half cm froth (remarkable as few beers actually retain their head like this). The head itself is a pleasing bone white, whilst the body is a nice amber.

S: Cut grass, with a malty tone thanks to the crystal malts. Not much else to say - if you want a classic Pilsener go to the Czech Republic - they invented the style and they make enough of it to sate a population of beer drinkers (largest per capita beer drinkers in the world and you can see why).

T: Sweet, more so than most beers of this style, with citrus overtones and a nice sharp bitterness (from the Saaz hops) in the finish - classic Pilsener flavours here. The malts also dominate, but in a good way.

M: Fairly carbonated, but again completely within the boundaries of the style. Not watery, but not sticky either - this is a well balanced beer with a slightly dry aftertastes.

D: Yes please! I can (and did) drink quite a few of these, there's nothing to really fault for this beer and it ranks among the favourites I had in the Czech Republic (along with Staropramen, Krušovice and the mighty Krakonos!).

Food match: Czech food always goes well - roasted pork, dumplings, paprika, goulash and pickles... closer to home; Thai or Indonesian cuisine is my pick.

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Photo of rjimlad
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty typical of type. Nice malt with well balanced bitterness. Crisp and clean on the palate. Clear amber color and nice grassy aroma. Very drinkable and solid performer all round. It's not as awesome as the dark but I'd certainly buy it again. There might be more perfect Pilseners out there but this one is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 500-ml can into a pub draught glass.

Appearance - nice golden colour, with modest foamy head. Lingering, inconsistent lacing.

Smell - very hoppy with fresh leafy aromas.

Taste - not at all a disappointment. Less flavour up front, but the malty hoppiness comes through pretty prominently at the end. There's almost butterscotch or something deep in there, just very good.

Mouthfeel - put together well. Not too heavy on the palate.

Drinkability - very drinkable. I would have to say this is both flavourful and refreshing. A few of these could go down easily.

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Photo of Vyronian
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Svingjo
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich golden colour with a slight copper tinge to the liquid and finger thick head that dissipates fairly quickly. Didn't get a lot on the nose. There is some biscuity aromas along with a caramelized sugar note on the edges. The taste reveals a lot of the same notes with a definite lean towards the malty side. There is a mildly citrus hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is definitely in the medium range with an active but not overpowering carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Velkopopovický Kozel Premium beer has a pleasantly bitter taste, gentle malt and hops aroma and a perfect spark. This highly hopped beer with an alcohol volume of 4,8 % is recognized in the Czech Republic premium. I lived in Czech and this is very reputable beer. Higher ABV and more taste than the regular Kozel

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I remember having the standard Kozel a while back and liking it, so I was definitely sold on picking up a couple of this new variety in the red can.

A splendid looking brew: medium golden, with a thick fluffy head that retains its shape for quite some time.

Taste is pretty solid; good malt character, and finishes with a strong well-hopped bitterness. A smooth pilsner, but with some bite.

Mouthfeel is slick, carbonation is moderate, lasts well throughout the pint.

I've been on a quest to produce a slate of summer brews, and this one will be on that list. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden colour, very slightly burnished, with a nice, dense, snowy head that is sticking around, with slow but ubiquitous bubbling up from the bottom. Lacing is sticky and powerful. That is a fine-looking pilsener.

Nose is quite a herbacious affair. Strong, almost liqueury malt with boozey phenols. A lot of hops, elements of mint and sage in those hops but ultimately just a strong Saaz aroma. Nicely balanced, good elements of everything. Again, excellent pilsener character.

Taste is nicely complex, with a rich malt base giving way early on to more potent and nuanced flavours. Hops are spicy and fresh with hints of pepper and licorice. Slightly tart element just on the very back, slightly carbolic and with a slight champagne touch to it. While I'm digging these hops, the flavour as a whole is a bit disappointing, has a kind of asparagus flavour to it. Not too bad, but dour as a whole compared to when you analyse the parts.

Having said that, the beer is nicely balanced and has good elements. The mouthfeel is slick with a little carbonation, slightly drying at the back.

This is a very nicely rounded pils, good drinkin'.

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Photo of ecoastman
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

D - Very drinkable and better than most average Euro lagers. This is a great hot summer day patio beer.

A - clear gold and a pillowy head with good retention from nice carbonation. Some decent lacing too.

S - light buttery malt and clean hops.

T - like many lagers, this has no outstanding flavours yet this is still a very good beer.

M - smooth and creamy with a touch of slickness. A good medium level of carbonation.

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Photo of yaron73
3.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WHROO
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured 1 finger head, average retention with good lacing...clear yellow gold.
S: Very lagerish, with grassy & hay hops.
T: Once again picked up grass, & as it warmed some sweet shortbready butters. Considering its a pils I didn't get much bitterness, more in aroma & flavour than taste sensation.
M: Light to medium...
D: Yep could & will go again!!!

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Photo of BBP
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Halfway between gold and amber. Full head that retains lacing for the extent of the drink.

S- mix of malt and hops

T- A bit of a light taste leading with the malt flavor and then evening out with hops. Had a slight wheat taste to it as well.
I didn't mind the taste at all, but I wish it had more kick to it. It doesn't stand out enough to me.

M- Felt nice and smooth on the tongue. Medium carbonation.

D- It's a beer I couldn't see people minding at all, but it didn't stand out much to me. Better than average though, and I'd never turn one away.

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Photo of Dean1139
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good beer. Nice color not filling very smooth and easy drinking, taste great and goes down easy. What more do you want from a beer?

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Photo of Squire123
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of SandS
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of cknoch
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Niceroad77
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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Beer rating: 23.4% out of 100 with 111 ratings
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