Zatec is the Czech word for one of the most famous words in brewing....."Saaz," as in Saaz Hops, the variety of hops that are grown in that region. Yes, readers, I finally did some actual research (technically, I stumbled across this info). Zatec is Czech for Saaz. The floral aroma and taste are immediately evident. I guess when your beer shares the same name as one of the most famous varieties of hops, and one of the most famous hop-growing regions in the world, it damn well better have that strong floral aroma. Now if only Budweiser could actually taste as though it was brewed in the Budweis/Budejovice region of the Czech Republic (oh snap!).
Reviewed: June 01, 2008
Well, hell. Another one I thought I'd reviewed 'til I saw Steve's review. Either Alzheimer's has hit me early or I've finally fried that last synapse crucial for long-term memory (what's my name again?). At any rate, my local carries this regularly now, and for the life of me I do not know why I don't pick up a bottle more often. Really good stuff. Handsome golden yellow, malty and hoppy. A good, solid, sturdy beer. Or so I remember. Or think I remember...
Reviewed: September 21, 2008