Favorite Czech Beer - Light

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What's your favorite Czech LIGHT beer? (We will have a separate poll for DARK or BLACK beers)

Bernard (Humpolec)
4
4%
Bohemia Regent (Třeboň)
3
3%
Braník (Prague)
3
3%
Budvar/Budweiser (České Budějovice)
12
12%
Dačický (Kutná Hora)
0
No votes
Eggenberg (Český Krumlov)
1
1%
Gambrinus (Plzeň)
10
10%
Holba (Hanušovice)
2
2%
Hostan (Znojmo)
0
No votes
Ježek (Jihlava)
0
No votes
Krušovice (Krušovice)
6
6%
Litovel (Litovel)
2
2%
Měšťan (Prague)
0
No votes
Platan (Protivín)
2
2%
Plzeňský Prazdroj/Pilsner Urquell (Plzeň)
22
22%
Radegast (Nošovice)
2
2%
Starobrno (Brno)
4
4%
Staropramen (Prague)
12
12%
Velkopopovický Kozel (Velké Popovice)
4
4%
Zlatopramen (Ústí nad Labem)
3
3%
Other - please tell us in a post in this forum
8
8%
 
Total votes: 100
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Postby Doctor When » 07-Mar-06 16:18

Seems like an appropriate place to remember my completely out-of-chatracter for the dark/light mix that seemed to be failry unique to the more mature Czech local - it was pronounced "Jez-arne" or "shez-annay" so I'm sure you can suggest the correct word... a half/half mix of dark & light beers.

As a beer purist, I was originally outraged, but grew to love it over the course of a fortnight! Is it still drunk? And am I right in thinking it's not really a young person's popular choice?

Reminds me of the time I asked for Rauchbier in Nurnburg - I got a double-take from mien host and told it was what "old men drink"!

[edit] PS: I had a quick sneaky vote for Eggenberg beer, as I spent a wonderful evening in the brewery tap in Český Krumlov, and although I can't remember the beer itself, I thought they deserved a mention for being so damn friendly there... And the castle had a moat full of hungry bears!
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Postby roibert88 » 10-Apr-06 6:26

kozel and staropramen are my favorite czech beers also saris is good its from slovakia
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Postby pierre » 09-Dec-06 13:02

my favorite beer is Gambrinus also Zlaty Bazant (Slovakia) is good. :roll:
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Postby Duludka » 10-Dec-06 20:31

And Kelt (Slovakia) is also very good
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Postby Cornflake » 02-Jan-07 16:26

I've not heard of many of these yet (but I hope to get well aquainted with them all when I visit in March :lol: ) but I have tried Staropramen and Budvar and both are excellent!
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Postby Karel_lerak » 07-Jan-07 12:44

Doctor When wrote:Seems like an appropriate place to remember my completely out-of-chatracter for the dark/light mix that seemed to be failry unique to the more mature Czech local - it was pronounced "Jez-arne" or "shez-annay" so I'm sure you can suggest the correct word... a half/half mix of dark & light beers.


The czech word is "řezané pivo" and means simply "mixed beer", you can ask for it anywhere the dark and light beer is on tap.
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Postby gypzy » 28-Feb-07 10:58

Great news! The grocery store in my town now sells Pilsner Urquelle! I am soooo happy! Just thought I would share my happiness. Everyone else is like, ok :roll: . I will try to get everyone I know to buy it so that the store will continue to sell it.
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Postby saillael » 30-Jul-07 18:11

My daughter's semester at Charles University resulted in a broad knowledge of Czech beer-ology (with no harm to her GPA). When I went to visit her in Prague, she shared her knowledge with me, and I must say that she was a good teacher.

I learned that Pilzner Urquell is light and crisp, but still full of nuanced taste. We are lucky enough to have it on draft at a pub here in Atlanta - an Irish pub!

I also fell for Kursovice and Staropramen (which we can buy in bottles, but haven't found on draft :().

But our favorite is Gambrinus which we cannot find here? Does anyone know if they export to America?

BTW for reasons other than its freshness, beer tastes better in Prague. I call it the atmospheric affect.
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Postby woyzeck » 31-Jul-07 11:05

My favourites are Gamìbrinus , Stari Brno ( Crnie ) , Plenskiy Prozdoy , Staropramen, ......
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Postby brcek » 20-Jan-08 21:42

Krusovice is the best :o

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