Bottled Czech Lagers

Submitted by DM on Sat, 29/08/2009 - 11:49

My ranking of bottled Czech lagers;

Brewery Beer Style Notes ABV Marks out of 10
Staropramen Staropramen Lager Good bitterness, fresh cut grass aroma / taste, smooth 5.0 9.0
1795 Original 1795 Original Czech Pils Lager True to style 4.7 8.0
Bernard Dark Dark Lager dryish, full mouthfeel, roasty almost stout-like 5.1 8.0
Budweiser Budvar Lager soft, not very bitter, easy drinking 5.0 8.0
Krusovice Cerne Dark Lager Dry, no toffee or butterscotch, 3.8 8.0
Pilsner Urquell Pilsner Urquell Lager Good bitterness, fresh cut grass aroma / taste, 4.4 8.0
Starobrno Czech Lager Lager Good typical Czech pils, soft with some hoppiness 4.7 8.0
Rakovnic Bakalar Lager Fairly typical Czech pils 5.0 7.0
Bohemia Regent Golden Lager Not much flavour, dry, biscuity 5.0 6.0
Bohemia Regent Premium Lager Not as dry as German pils, innofennsive 6.0 6.0
Herold Premium Lager Lager Ordinary Czech pils, a little grainy, mildy hopped 5.0 6.0
Staroslav (Aldi) Staroslav Lager ordinary Czech pils, a little grainy, mildy hopped 5.0 6.0
Wylam Bohemia Lager sweetish, moderate bitterness & noble hoppiness 4.6 6.0
Bohemia Regent Dark Dark Lager Caramelly, toffee, butterscotch 5.0 4.0

I used to think that Budweiser Budvar was my favourite, but a blind tasting proved me wrong.