Bohemia Regent Premium Pale Lager
Pivovar Regent Třeboň

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #59
ABV:
5%
Score:
74
Ranked #47,604
Avg:
3.35 | pDev: 17.31%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
53
From:
Pivovar Regent Třeboň
 
Czech Republic
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Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
74
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Notes: This classic Czech lager is the flagship beer of the Bohemia Regent brewery. We use only the best ( but local ) Saaz hops and Moravian barley , soft low salt water from our own artesian wells, and pure cultures of bottom fermentation yeast strains.Double decoction mashing and 90 day secondary fermentation in the centuries old brewery cellars deliver a beautifully balanced, lightly carbonated lager- easy on the mouth hoppiness and medium bitterness.
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.69/5  rDev +40%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bohemia Regent has a very thick, mousse-like, ivory head, heavy lacing, and an orange-gold appearance, with lazy bubbles. It is not so clear, with powdery (and some chunk) sediment. The aroma is of crackery malt and grassy hop resin. It has a similar flavor with strong bitterness. Bohemia Regent has a medium body and a crisp finish.

RJT

Jan 30, 2021
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L- Pours a rich golden amber, clear, with a 1Cm white head that's holding well. [10mins later, continues to hold + forms lacing down sides].
S- Mild, I just get some bready grains.
T- Quite prominent dry trad bitter hops alongside some light bready malts.
F- The hopping is lingering on my tongue; I expect it would be refreshing on a hot summer's day.
O- Alas it's January and snowing, so the prominent hops without *any* balancing richness is not ideal right now. To sum up, it's a very trad-style lager, just with notably prominent/bitter hops. To me, in winter, the hops are majorly unbalanced. I'll finish it but I won't drink it again.
500ml bottle BB: 02/08/2021 Bought from TremblingMadness/York as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Jan 24, 2021
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I do not know his source(s), but @tone77 really comes through for The CANQuest (tm)! I am getting ready to go on a hiatus (read prostate removal surgery) & I wanted to make sure that I got him the stash that I had set aside since his last visit. I was pleasantly surprised when he had MORE beer for me, including this one. Wow! Many thanks.

From the CAN: "Traditional Czech Beer"; "Premium Pale Lager Beer".

It is their verbiage that gives me pause. Is this truly a Bohemian Pilsner or should it be identified as a European Pale Lager? I plan to find out, beginning with a Crack! of the vent. I had a Lager glass at the ready, having been well-seasoned over the past several days as I recover from too many Stouts. My C-Line Glug led to some magnificent foaming that created two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with excellent retention. Color was a very pretty Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was a pleasant CANbination of biscuity malt & grassy Noble hops. Hmm. Mouthfeel was on the weak side of medium, just barely past thin & watery. The taste was only moderately hoppier than it was malty. It really did not measure up to Pilsner Urquell, which I think is the standard bearer for a Boho Pils. CANversely, in looking at the site's new Style Guide description of a Euro Pale Lager, it measures up nicely. I am leaving it as a Boho Pils, but the numbers get hurt as a result of rating to style & not to taste. It just did not pack the Noble Saaz flowery/grassy/hay-like punch of others in the style. Finish was dry & refreshing, but it just did not quite measure up, IMHO. YMMV.

Jun 17, 2019
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of bready malts, grains. Taste is malts, grains, hops are present, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is doing a great job of quenching my thirst on this humid night.

May 24, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It is quite a Bohemian lezák with some Saaz in the aroma/flavor but somehow tastes a but less full, more watery than the usual with sone bitterness in the end. Altogether not bad but somehow feels to fall behind the usual, great Czch lezáks. Still a good drink though!

Nov 05, 2018
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SCproUA from Ukraine

3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After visiting the city, I decided to try the local beer and was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it all: the appearance of the bottle, taste, color and smell. Porobujte skipped and other beers of this brewery !!!

Mar 22, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Decent dark lager, dark nut brown with small tight beige head. Sweet malt aroma, taste again is malt, molasses, some nuttiness. Smoky, burnt taste lingers on the palate.

Jan 07, 2016
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steveh from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another find at a local good retailer. Not sure just what Regent this is, but since it has 5.0 on the label, I'll follow that as the guide. .5l brown bottle -- a plus!

A -- Hazy Gold color with a creamy white head that settles to a respectable cap. I'll give points for the rich gold color.

S -- DMS in that *fresh* aura it takes on. Mild earthy, herbal hops and bready Pils malts back.

T -- Good, sem-sweet bready malts up front with that flavor that only comes from Czech beers (maybe Slovak, too). Ever so lightly diacetyl, earthy and herbal hops in the finish that linger into the aftertaste. Some of that bready, buttery malt right at the end of the aftertaste.

M -- Body is light-medium with a soft to lightly dry mouthfeel.

O -- A very nice example of the style that reminds me of Pilsner Urquell of old (and maybe even fresh at the source these days?). I'll certainly keep this in mind as I'm browsing the better beer aisles.

Jan 10, 2014
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mmmbirra from Italy

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

0.5 liter bottle poured into a footed pilsner glass in two pours.
Gold. A little haze but still pretty transparent. Minimal head, but some nice lacing on the way down.
Typical not-overdone hoppy nose with some bread and butter aromas. Not bad, but maybe a little too much butter.
Full rich straightforward malt flavor with the spicy hops coming through at every level. Finishes with some hops on the tongue and a slight sweetness, as well as a buttery slickness that's a little off-putting.
Lightly carbonated, just the way I like it.
Comparing it to the two classic Czech pilsners that most people recognize, pilsner urquell and Budweiser budvar, it's much more Budweiser than Urquell. It's got a kind of solid malt body that aint half bad and that isn't as present in the lighter more urquell-y pilsners out there.

Oct 12, 2013
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martinlauridsen from Denmark

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Back story: When I finished my masters degree in the Summer of 2012, friends gave me a book on 50 beers to drink before you die. Shortly after, I vistied the Czech Republic with my girlfriend and brought back this beer, because it was in the book. Well, I never got around to reviewing it. Well, I was very surprised to pull it out, look at the date and see that it was "best before January 2013". Well, can't hurt, right?

Apperance: Golden with slight chill haze from standing in the fridge for the past 6+ months. Non-existent head, but leaves a few laces.

Aroma: Honey. Honey. Honey. Smells like my one and only batch of mead I ever did.

Taste: On the roasted side for a pilsner, which I like. Not your average Carlsberg, Budweiser, or whatever you have in your country. On the malty scale we are balanced towards sweetness, and not a lot of bitterness at all.

Mar 22, 2013
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watchnerd from California

4.15/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsener glass (yay, for once I get to fill it with a true Czech pilsener).

A: Clear golden color, tiny bubbles. Not much head. Little bit of lacing on the glass.

S: Not a lot of aroma, but what you do get is a clean, dry hop scent. No other aromas (like bananas, fruitiness, or corn scent), as is appropriate for the style.

T: The strong point of the beer. It tastes like a true Czech pilsener, as opposed to a German or other 'generic' pilsener. Tastes a lot like Czechvar / Budweiser Budvar, which IMHO is a good thing.

M: Light, crisp, but not thin or watery. A slight dry hop aftertaste, but otherwise clean on the palate.

O: A solid Czech lager (if you can find one that isn't skunked). I liked it better than Pilsener Urquell and found it almost as good as Czechvar, which is saying a lot.

Dec 29, 2012
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elNopalero from California

3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy light brown color. There’s not much of an aroma, just that faded-hop musty-honey-sweetness aroma in imported pilsners. Which is to say, faded.

The flavor isn’t too bad. It’s light, with a rounded sweetness. That honeyed note is present, along with a surprising crispness. The lager yeast gives some fruity-sweet hints as well. Nothing completely developed, but it ends on an enjoyable note for what could have been an otherwise forgettable beer.

Oct 03, 2012
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soju6 from Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of grain, mild malt sweetness and a light trace of hops.

T: Taste has an initial bitterness with a bit of malt sweetness and slightly grainy. Bitterness continues to a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and somewhat refreshing. Beer seem to have a gritty texture about it.

O: Decent beer, but sort of a middle of the road beer for the style.

Jul 13, 2012
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mmahut from Czech Republic

3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden-bronze-orange look with tiny head, pours without visible carbonation.

S: Very muted, you can feel some hops but you have to smell for it.

T: Standard bitter taste so specific to pilsners. You can tell the higher alcohol by taste.

M: Very soft with almost no carbonation, light body. Unfortunately with alcohol subtone.

D: Nice one, nice to taste. Associable with meat or cheese.

Thanks to my friend Lubomir for the bottle directly from the brewery.

Jul 08, 2010
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bark from Sweden

2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is medium straw yellow. The two finger head is warm white; it leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell got notes of margarine, flowery hops, some minerals and bitterness.

The taste is rather sweet with hints of minerals and some anonymous hops. The aftertaste is light with some flowery hints.

The carbonation is medium strong; the liquid is quite light.

A run-of-the-mill Czech pilsner.

Apr 20, 2010
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MTNboy from Germany

3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has a grassy and odd earthy pils aroma. The body is a transparent but a little darker than average gold color. The average carbonation in the body makes for an even and nice white head and lace. It has a fruity taste for a pilsner. There are some citrus and other different fruit like flavors. It is pretty light as far as the body is concerned. It is easy to drink and refreshing.

Dec 25, 2008
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JohnW from England

2.09/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured medium gold from the bottle, with a very lively head, that took some taming! Aroma was not very good, strange mixture (as the below reviewer describes) grassy but strange seaweed or stagnant water smell, rather off putting. Taste was not much better, stagnant water, seemed almost to have a hint of salt in it, some hop bitternesss in the finish, but not very pleasant at all to my taste. I normally really enjoy Czech pilsners, but this was simply very poor and nothing like what I would have expected. Even worse that some of the UK 'brewed under licence' lagers and pilsners! Worth avoiding in my opinion.

JohnW
B'ham UK Feb 2008

Feb 17, 2008
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lacqueredmouse from Australia

2.38/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Standard reusable brown Czech bottle. Bohemia Regent in gothic green font, with a red stylised flower and bronze coins.

Partially my fault, but there's massive fizz and overspill on opening, almost made problems for my little travel keyboard. Pours a yellow-gold colour, with a lot of fizzy head that bubbles down to almost nothing at all. Sticky around the edges though, and it leaves decent lacing. Definitely lots of carbonation, looks over bubbly.

Oooh. Nasty caramel/butterscotch nose, with a hint of seawater, or perhaps sewerage. Actually, seawater is pretty much spot on as far as I can tell. No fragrance, no hoppiness, and the sweetness is overpowering.

The palate, at least, isn't really offensive, but it's pretty bland. Slightly artificial banana character, and a late hit of tinny metallic bitterness, but otherwise very little. Mouthfeel is better than I expected - I expected prickly overcarbonation, but this is quite smooth, still leaving the palate rather flat though.

This isn't great, but on the whole, when you look at it from a distance, it's not too bad. Hold your nose while you're drinking it and you could probably down a couple.

Aug 17, 2007
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a nice crystal clear coppery yellow colour. White head poured pretty small then faded quickly to very light layer. Lots of big carbonation bubbles shoot to the surface... no lacing...

Aroma - Light sweet malts, some spicy fruits (lemons, oranges, pears), biscuity notes, some graininess, peppery hops, some floral honey sweetness, perfumey, herbal traces...

Taste – Nice light spicy fruits (lemons, apples, pears), good hop bitterness cuts through the sweet malts, honey, some saltiness, metallic notes, peppery, light corn notes, some floral notes...

Feel - Sharp initially then becomes smoother... light bodied... Pretty refreshing and drinkable although maybe becomes a little too sweet after a while..

Overall - A pretty good pilsener - nothing spectacular but worth a try...

Jan 15, 2007
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ernie from Russian Federation

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 cl bottle. Golden-yellow, rather pale. Smell is complex, with hoppy and herbal tones present. Start is malty-yeasty with good hop bitterness. Body firm, well-balanced, on the bitter side. Aftertaste bittersour.

An interesting version of Pilsner, but not a classic. Certainly worth a try.

Jun 13, 2006
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stcules from Italy

1.94/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden appearance, without bubbles, clean. White foam, not very compact.
Smell: some maltiness and hoppyyness, light and stale. Nothing remarkable. Maybe a hint of oxidation (wet cardboard).
Same for the taste, again malt, hop. Traces.
Slightly better aftertaste, with some decent hop.

Feb 26, 2006
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paterlodie from Belgium

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

BB 03-04-06. Nice head and a golden and cristal clear beer. Nose is good maltyness with fine saaz like flowery hopnose. Quiet papery aswell though. Taste is very pilsner like and quiet bitter in aftertaste. Good balanced and great maltyness for this brew and fine hopping makes sweetness unnoticable if it has any. Shows some oxidation also and bet it's a lot better fresh. Still an enjoyable beer that runs down just fine.

Jan 09, 2006
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wl0307 from England

3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted this beer on tap in a medieval-themed restaurant in Cesky Krumlov three weeks ago. I was so happy to see a different beer on offer after realising most restaurants and pubs in that area are dominated by Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser Budvar (apart from the local pivovar Eggenberg)... Nice for a change.

The 12% abv Golden Lager pours a light golden hue, with a gradually disappearing white beer head, until no trace of it at all. BTW, I found out that the barmen in most pubs I'd been to in the Czech Republic liked to wet the glasses before pouring beer straight from the taps. Is it really the way it should be served? I really doubt it, but I can see their point: to pour the beers as fast as possible. But in most cases the beers were still served under-measured, and in several cases it was so serious I dared to confront the waiters/waitresses for top-up...

The nose is nice and complex, with a very delicately floral and herbal, almost lavender-like, aroma, lightly buttery note and bready maltiness, plus lightly acidic, honeyish aroma. Not a single element is too assertive, while a quite elegant hop aroma sustains throughout. The taste has lightly acidic, lime-like lager malt flavour upfront, followed by a softly, sweetened-lavender-mead like floral flavour at the back, and a mildly bitter-sweet, crisply bitter finish. Overall it's a soft, very easy-drinking lager with a rather nice balance.

Jul 25, 2005
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good Czech style pils thanks to Georgina's trip back home. Good carbonation and malting. Light mouthfeel, not much in wasy of taste other than some sweetness. Drying aftertaste. No aroma to speak of. Good head. Unpasteurized. Session beer. Easy drink.

Jan 09, 2005
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RocketWidget from Massachusetts

2.82/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in a .5 liter Euro-style bottle, small expiration date at the bottom. White lable with a simple picture of hops + text, states the brewery was born in 1379!

After already sampling the Prezident and the Dark Lager, I have to say I'm dissapointed. Looks pretty, like a pilsner should, but has no distinct smell. Taste screams average after having the loaded with spice Prezident. A little hoppy and a little malty, but thats it. Still, this is a little better then some of the Czech macros.

Dec 03, 2003
Bohemia Regent Premium Pale Lager from Pivovar Regent Třeboň
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 53 ratings