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Polička Záviš světlý ležák 12°

Beer sellers: Zlý Časy / Pivkupectví

ABV: 5.2%
Origin: , Pardubický kraj, Czech Republic

Poličské Záviš světlý ležák 12°

This intriguing brewery in the birthplace of composer Bohuslav Martinů traces its history back to 1517 when it was founded by a cooperative of townspeople, thus its full title Měšťanský pivovar v Poličce, ‘Polička town brewery’. These days its carefully made beers bear EU Protected Designation of Origin logos on their attractive art nouveau labels.

This unpasteurised lager pours a pale gold with a fine white head and a good, lively bead. A grassy floral hop aroma has slightly sweaty tones, with a floury malt note. The palate is very crisp and slightly tangy with bitterish, quite complex herbal hops and a touch of citrus, well supported by a rich, creamy texture. A citric, slightly oily note tinges the finish, which is notably bitter for the style with a lingering pursing quality. An impressive example of its style.

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Bohuslav Martinů

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