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Kozel Medium 11°

Rating: 3.55

Another Kozel beer now, this one being my third in total and my second from my time in Prague, following on from the breweries Cerny offering that I reviewed here recently. This one was a beer I picked up a can of whilst walking about the city centre of Prague one afternoon and felt it was good enough to warrant a second tasting so I decided to pick up a bottle of the stuff later the same night and give it a proper review back at the hotel. This beer was introduced in 2005 and is a slightly lighter version of the breweries flagship offering, their Premium Lager 12° that I have also reviewed here and it was hard to separate the two.

Kozel Medium 11°

Appearance (3/5): This one poured quite clear with a light golden colour and a one centimetre tall, bubbly white head on top that initially stays well before turning slightly patchy and setting as a white lacing on the surface.
Aroma (7/10): Starting with some grassy hops and a few light malts, this one has quite a bit of sweetness to it and a touch of bitterness on the nose as well. I could detect some light, earthy notes although it was fresh for the most part.
Taste (7/10): Fresh grassy hops and some Saaz hops come through here initially, some spice resulting from this features as well and there is an earthy bitterness as well. Some larger malts and a touch of sweetness come next and the beer produces a decent but largely standard lager taste.
Palate (4/5): Smooth and quite light bodied without seeming bland or thin thankfully. There was a crisp, non-offensive lager feel to the beer that was naturally easy to drink. There was a subtle hint of spice towards the end as well and the beer has a solid, easy-going drinkability to it.

Overall (15/20): This one was a fairly standard lager and quite enjoyable without really standing out from the crowd. A nice, easy drinking lager that had nice touches of sweetness coming through and a nice balance; nothing spectacular but certainly worth picking up.

Brewed In: Velké Popovice, Czech Republic
Brewery: Pivovar Velké Popovice
Full Name: Kozel Medium 11° Svetly Lezak
First Brewed: 2005
Type: Czech Pilsner
Abv: 4.6%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Hyberniska Mini-Market, Prague, Czech Republic
Price: 42Czk (£1.26 approx.)

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