The Czechs have a long brewing tradition and are the biggest beer drinkers in the world. They were the first to brew a bottom fermented beer, Pilsner Urquell, back in 1842. They are also one of the oldest hop producers and are known worldwide for their famous Saaz (Zatec). This country had a big influence in the brew world. This influence is not always well recognized even by the most passionated beer geeks. Unfortunately, since the fall of the communism in 1989, the breweries are merging together or bought by foreign companies and the smallest ones are closing. This and a modernization of the brewing processes are leading to a lost of character and quality.
As I'm not really a great fan of lagers, my attraction for this country has always been limited. But the title for the best pilsner country has, without any doubts, to be attributed between Germany and the Czech Republic.
My thanks to Dominique "domtom" Wiesmann and Alfred "Fredi" Weber for bringing me most of those beers.
Breweries: 140 to 200 / Beers: 600 to 1000 / Consumption per capita: 159 litres.

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Total: 78 beers Weighted average: 11.93

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my favourite breweries (min. 3 beers)

  1. NÁCHOD 12.37
  2. PURKMISTR 12.26
  3. BERNARD 12.20

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BREWERY & BEER NAME
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BERNARD CELEBRATION LAGER 5 Pilsner 12.4 link    
BERNARD CERNÉ PIVO 5.1 Dunkel 14 link    
BERNARD JANTAROVY LAGER (AMBER) 4.7 Amber Lager/Vienna 14 link    
BERNARD OX 5.8 Czech Pilsner 12 link    
BOHEMIA REGENT PREZIDENT 6 Czech Pilsner 12.4 link    
BROUMOV-OLIVETIN OLIVETINSKY OPAT BITTER 4 Czech Pilsner 12.8 link    
BUDEJOVICKY BUDVAR BUD SUPER STRONG 7.2 Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 6.8 link    
BUDEJOVICKY BUDVAR BUDWEISER 5 Czech Pilsner 11.2 link    
BUDEJOVICKY MESTANSKY B.B. BUDWEIS BOHEMIA PREMIUM 4.8 Czech Pilsner 12 link    
BUDEJOVICKY MESTANSKY SAMSON 5.2 Czech Pilsner **** link    
BUDEJOVICKY MESTANSKY SAMSON VYCEPNI 3.8 Czech Pilsner 10.8 link    
BUDEJOVICKY MESTANSKY SANKT JARO SVETLY LEZAK 4.8 Pilsner 12.4 link    
CHODOVAR CERNA DESITKA 4.2 Schwarzbier 14 link  
CHODOVAR CERNY BERANEK 4.2 Dunkel 10 link    
CHODOVAR MR. ALBI ZIMNÍ SPECIÁL 5.1 Pilsner 14 link    
CHODOVAR PREZIDENT 5 Czech Pilsner 13.2 link  
CHODOVAR VANOCNI JEDENACTKA 4.5 Czech Pilsner 12 link  
CHODOVAR VANOCNI SPECIAL 5.1 Czech Pilsner 12 link    
CHODOVAR ZAMECKY LEZAK SPECIAL 5.1 Czech Pilsner 13.6 link  
EGGENBERG TMAVY LEZAK 4.2 Schwarzbier 13.6 link    
HEROLD BOHEMIAN GRANAT 5.8 Amber Lager/Vienna 14 link  
HEROLD BOHEMIAN WHEAT LAGER 5 German Hefeweizen 12 link    
HEROLD GOLDEN REVOLUTION Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 12.4 link    
KLASTERN ŽELIV CASTULUS 5.6 Traditional Ale 8.8 link   retired
KLASTERN ŽELIV GOTTSCHALK 5.6 Traditional Ale 14.8 link retired
KLASTERN ŽELIV SIARD FALCO 5.6 Fruit Beer 13.2 link   retired
KRALOVSKY KRUSOVICE KRUSOVICE 3.8 Czech Pilsner 11 link   retired
KRALOVSKY KRUSOVICE KRUSOVICE CERNE 3.8 Schwarzbier 14.8 link  
KRALOVSKY KRUSOVICE KRUSOVICE IMPERIAL 5 Czech Pilsner 12 link  
KRALOVSKY KRUSOVICE KRUSOVICE MUSKETYR 4.5 Czech Pilsner 12 link    
LITOVEL KRALOVSKE PREMIUM 5 Czech Pilsner 11 link    
LOBKOWICZ DEMONIO 5.4 Amber Lager/Vienna 12.8 link    
LOBKOWICZ KNIZE 5 Czech Pilsner 12 link   retired
MESTANSKY STRAKONICE POLOTMAVY LEZAK KLOSTERMANN 5.1 Amber Lager/Vienna 14.4 link    
NOVA PAKA HEMP VALLEY BEER 4.5 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 8.4 link    
NOVA PAKA VELIKONOCNI PODKRKONOSSKY SPECIAL TMAVY 6.3 Dunkler Bock 12.8 link  
NYMBURK STAROCECH PREMIUM 4.4 Czech Pilsner 13 link    
NÁCHOD PRIMATOR LEZAK SVETLY EXKLUSIV 16 7 Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 14 link    
NÁCHOD PRIMATOR TMAVE LEZAK 4.8 Dunkel 13.6 link  
NÁCHOD PRIMATOR WEIZENBIER 5 German Hefeweizen 13.6 link    
PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN DVANACTKA 5 Czech Pilsner 12.4 link    
PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN JEDENACTKA 4.7 Czech Pilsner 9.2 link    
PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN POLOTMAVA DESITKA 4.2 Amber Lager/Vienna 10 link    
PARDUBICE PERNSTEJN PORTER 8 Baltic/Imperial Porter 14.8 link    
PLZENSKY PRAZDROJ GAMBRINUS 4.7/5.0 Czech Pilsner 12.4 link  
PLZENSKY PRAZDROJ GAMBRINUS BRAUSTOLZ 4.9 Czech Pilsner 9 link   retired
PLZENSKY PRAZDROJ GAMBRINUS MASTER 0.5 Low Alcohol 6 link   retired
PLZENSKY PRAZDROJ PILSNER URQUELL 4.1 Czech Pilsner 13.6 link    
PLZENSKY PRAZDROJ WENZELS Czech Pilsner ***      
PRAZSKIE BRANIK 100let 4.1 Czech Pilsner 11 link    
PRAZSKIE STAROPRAMEN PREMIUM 5 Czech Pilsner 12.8 link  
PURKMISTR PLZEN 12o PISAR PSENICNE KVASNICOVE PIVO 4.8 German Hefeweizen 12.8 link    
PURKMISTR PLZEN 12o POLOTMAVY 4.8 Amber Lager/Vienna 14.8 link    
PURKMISTR PLZEN 12o SVETLY 4.8 Czech Pilsner 13.6 link    
PURKMISTR PLZEN 12o TMAVY LEZAK 4.8 Dunkel 11.6 link    
RADEGAST TRIUMF 3.9 Czech Pilsner 6 link   retired
STAROBRNO LEZAK 5 Czech Pilsner 13.2 link    
STAROBRNO RED (CERVENY) DRAK 6 Amber Lager/Vienna 14.4 link   retired
STAROBRNO TRADICNÍ 4.1 Czech Pilsner 7.2 link    
STAROPRAMEN BRANIK SVETLY 4.1 Pale Lager 6.4 link    
STAROPRAMEN KELT ORIGINAL STOUT 4.8 Stout/Dry Stout 14 link retired
STAROPRAMEN SVETLY 4 Czech Pilsner 6.8 link  
STAROPRAMEN VELVET 5.3 Amber Ale 10 link  
U MEDVIDKU OLDGOTT BARIQUE LEZAK 13 5.2 Amber Lager/Vienna 13.2 link    
U MEDVIDKU X33 12.6 Malt Liquor/European Strong lager 14.8 link    
VELKÉ BREZNO BREZNAK PREMIUM SCHWARZBIER 3.8 Schwarzbier 12.8 link    
VELKÉ BREZNO BREZNAK SVETLY LEZAK 12 5.1 Czech Pilsner 13.6 link    
VELKÉ POPOVICE PIVRNEC 4.6 Pale Lager 12 link    
VELKÉ POPOVICE VELKOPOPOVICKY KOZEL 4 Czech Pilsner 12.4 link    
VELKÉ POPOVICE VELKOPOPOVICKY KOZEL 11 MEDIUM 4.6 Czech Pilsner 12 link    
VELKÉ POPOVICE VELKOPOPOVICKY KOZEL CERNY (DARK) 3.8 Dunkel 12.8 link  
VELKÉ POPOVICE VELKOPOPOVICKY KOZEL PREMIUM 5 Czech Pilsner 12 link    
VRATISLAVICE PREMIER 5.5 Czech Pilsner *** link    
VYSKOV VYSKOVSKE HAVRAN 4.5 Dunkel 14.4 link    
ZLATOPRAMEN UR-BÖHMISCH BERNSTEIN 4.8 Amber Lager/Vienna 13.6 link    
ZUBR CHAKRA 4.7 Pale Lager 10 link    
ŽATECKY LUCAN EXPORT 5.4 Czech Pilsner 14 link    
ŽATECKY ŽATEC XANTHO 5.7 Dunkel 13.2 link    

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