Kozel | Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.

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Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by the42ndtourist on 08-12-2002

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look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, faint lager like notes, but almost nothing. In the taste, dry lager tones, but almost skunky, which is weird cause it's in a can. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dryness to a clean aftertaste. Domestic lager like, faint tastes and smells, eh!

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes

Tall can poured into a plastic cup

A: Clear golden color. Plenty of carbonation bubbles racing to the surface. Not much head retention, mostly a spotty film that lingered.

S: I mostly get an earthy smell from this one. Not much else. Maybe that's the hops?

T: Earthy taste with grass and a bit of hop bitterness. Aftertaste is a bit unpleasant.

M: Light bodied, foamy feel in the mouth. Not great.

O: I hope the style gets better than Kozel. I didn't enjoy this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can.

A- Darker straw yellow pour. Crystal clear with a two finger soapy head.

S- Light biscuit with a touch of grass and super faint hop.

T- Slight grass with an earthy taste. Slight cereal with a touch of hop. Very bland smelling.

M- Light and refreshing, prickly carbonation.

O- Typical Czech Pilsener, light and refreshing.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a perfectly clear pale golden hue with two fingers of sticky and fluffy white head that displays good retention and leaves sheets of sticky, patchy lace.

The nose is dominated by grassy hops, fresh leaves, a bit of spice and a touch of lemon. It seems basic with too much emphasis placed on the grassy hop character.

A clean citrus zest which is surprisngly more assertive in the taste than the nose would lead you to think, is the first thing to hit the palate and quickly paired with some leafy spice. The finish is where the grassy hops come in, imparting a raw, organic bitterness that seems to be a bit out of place.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, a bit wet, with a crisp finish and a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is an average Czech pilsner that carries its most basic characteristics and doesn't strive to improve on them. With the abundance of pilsners readily available to me, this seems easy to pass up.

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Kozel from Pivovar Velké Popovice a.s.
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 145 ratings