Kozel Premium

Company info:
Plzeňský Prazdroj


Bottle size sampled: 500 mL

Alcohol: 4.8%
Standard drinks: 2

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for AU$3.99

Label info: ‘N/A’

What the label really means: N/A

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Brilliance. Sheer brilliance. A truly remarkable design that has me in fits of laughter as I stare at the goat’s smug beer drinking face. Look at him as he stands up tall, his horns twisting back from his skull, his beard flapping him in the chest, his evil rectangular pupils with a glint of cheekiness to them. And then look at the frothy golden beer perched between his useless hooves, and laugh. For it is us, the far superior human that has the final laugh as we realise he will be unable to drink the golden nectar. We laugh at his puny existence portrayed with all the innocence of a small demented child trying to open a can of tinned spaghetti with chopsticks. We laugh and nod, knowing that this beast will produce milk for us, and plow our fields, and other things that goats do. But they will never take our beer. Oh no, for we will rule them with an iron fist and pound them into the grou….woah. Sorry ’bout that, folks. Got a little carried away in the mysticism of a goat standing before me with a beer. Beautiful in every sense of the word.

I give it a label rating of 8 out of 10.

AROMA: Zesty, citrus infused, hoppy freshness.

Taste: GLASS – This is a citrus tasting Czech pilsener that is very light in colour and flavour. It has an enjoyable freshness that permeates throughout the glass, making it very smooth and very easy to drink. The downside to this beer is that it’s possibly a little bland, particularly in after-taste that really leaves you with nothing. But, overall I am enjoying this tasting.

I give it a beer from glass rating of 7 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Kozel Premium, for my money, is slightly better when consumed from the bottle. It suggests to me that this beer is designed as more of a ‘throw-back in copious quantities’ kind of beer. Great!

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 7.5 out of 10.

A word from the wife: “Big robust taste, yet easy and pleasurable to drink”

She gave it a taste rating of 7.5 out of 10.

Accompanying food: I suggest this is another fine accompaniment to spicy food such as Vietnamese or Thai. It’s so light in flavour that I feel it really needs something spicy to bring out the flavour, and conversely it would act as a heat softener.

Best season to appreciate: Definitely Summer. It has a real fresh, thirst quenching taste to it.

All-nighter beer? Yes, for sure! I could easily drink this all night.


  1. BargeDave says:

    I think that the goat does get his beer, and in fact I’d reckon he’s on about his fifth by this stage.


    • Mason Hell-Cat says:

      You could be right BD. He does have that cheeky half-cut look about him.


      • BargeDave says:

        I actually have two goats (a mother and son named ‘Nanny’ and ‘Billy’ respectively) living in my back yard at the moment. Long story. My dogs are really annoyed that they can’t use the back yard at the moment. I’ll get one of these beers and check out precisely how goat-friendly they are.


      • Mason Hell-Cat says:

        BD is it true then, that goats have rectangular pupils? I heard this recently and have assumed it’s true but not sure…


      • BargeDave says:

        They’re kind of rectangular. Imagine a circle cut in half, then each half placed on the sides of a square, and that’s the shape. Google ‘goat eyes’ and you’ll get some images. Freaky.


  2. Hell-Raiser says:

    Definitely an all-nighter. The Czechs chuck these back like they were lolly water.

    As a food suggestion, I highly recommend this beer with a kilo of crispy pork hock and lots of hot mustard for that spicy kick. Also, worth considering continental sausages with aforesaid hot mustard.

    Mmm . . .


    • Mason Hell-Cat says:

      Welcome back Hell-Raiser! It’s been too long between drinks.

      Love your food suggestion…would love to try that combo!


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