Thirsty Thursday: Lev Lion Czech Lager

Jul 28, 2011 4 Comments

Living in Utah can really limit any beer drinker’s diet, since state liquor stores are the only stores where one can purchase beers with a normal alcohol content.  Because of this it can be especially trying can find a palatable European lager beer that doesn’t burn a hole in one’s wallet.  Desperation lead me to purchase an obscure cheap beer from the central Czech town of Havlíčkův Brod with a rather non-eye catching label.  To my surprise the Lev Lion Lager was a simplistic and refreshing beer that was just interesting enough become part of my irregular beer diet.  It also works well when making German style Radlers.  Here is my review of the beer:

Lev Lion Czech Lager (4.7% alc)
The Lev Lion is a rustic pilsner style lager that never attempts ventures into the land of complexity.  Golden in color, the beer expresses mild notes of toasted malts with hints of hops in the background, finishing with a subtle citrus taste.  Although not necessarily superior to bigger named beers from the Czech Republic, the Lev Lion lager is extremely easy drinking and a beer that is sold at a very friendly price point (around $2 for a 500ml bottle).

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4 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Lev Lion Czech Lager”

  1. Neighbor Lady says:

    I read a couple years ago that Utahans are the largest consumers of Lev outside of the Czech Republic. I can’t remember the source but I believe it to be true.

    • sportsglutton says:

      I believe that I might have also heard that stat as well…somehow I conveniently forgot it for this post. With the amount of Lev available and seemingly sold at state stores I would think it is still true. Thanks for commenting. Cheers!

  2. The Tin Man says:

    Never heard of this one…… I must try!

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