Kisz Bier LagerJuly 1, 2003 Prague, The Czech Republic
Prazske Pivoary Prague, The Czech Republic Imported by: Kisz Bier, USA Available: NY Kisz Bier is brewed at Prague’s oldest brewery from Bohemian barley, Zatec hops, and two strains of yeast. Alcohol by weight: 3.95 Color: 9.6 EBC Bitterness: 23 Gravity: 1047
This fine Bohemian-style lager has good aromatics and a great hop character, with a carefully-tuned balance. This is a memorable effort, worthy of one’s full attention. The hops are a special delight, but then, I am prejudiced in that area.
- Fred Eckhardt
This beer has an odd name and a full gold color showing a bit of haze. The head is white and fluffy, but doesn’t last. The nose is very malty, but the beer shows some age—my sample seems a little oxidized. The hop bitterness is moderately snappy and full-bodied; bready malt follows through into the finish. This is a standard Czech “pilsner-style” beer that probably tastes great in Prague, but is tired from its journey. Find it fresh and have it with smoked salmon.
- Garrett Oliver
Head not very well retained. Full golden colour. Sweetly perfumy hop aroma, reminiscent of summer meadows. Malty sweetness coming along behind. Dryish palate. Very slightly thin, but smooth. Slightly oily. Firm hop finish, with lemon zest and spicy medicinal notes. A dryish, cleansing session beer with some subtleties of flavor.
- Michael Jackson
Fred Eckhardt lives, writes about and drinks beer in Portland, OR. He is the author of The Essentials of Beer Style and Saké.
Internationally recognized brewer and expert on traditional beer, Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and the author of The Brewmaster's Table.
Author of Ultimate Beer, the Simon & Schuster Guide to Beer and numerous other works on drinks, Jackson has created legions of converts to fine beer.