Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Bottle at Kralovstvi, Prague
The look: Clear dark ruby body with a short-lived beige head
To me a typical Czech Polotmavé (Czech Amber Lagers) is: Hay and biscuit wrapped in caramel. Very light fruity notes with no specific fruits giving the impression of slightly fruity caramel. Moderately sweet. Sweetness is well balanced by dry grassy hops. Body is smooth. Medium carbonation.
This one: As above but a bit dryer and less overall less tasty than average. An overall feeling of lack of freshness although I’m sure all Cerná Hora bottles at Kralovstvi are fresh.
gunnar (6062) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Zly Casy bottle shop Prague. Pours clear amber/dark golden with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is light fresh, grassy hops and moderate sweet caramel. Taste is caramel with noticeable grassy hops, balanced well , so the focus point is on the sweet malty side. Lingering dry hoppy aftertaste. Good beer.
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Chestnut color with medium off-white head. Caramel, roasted malt in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, caramel, fruity notes. Very light bitterness in sweet finish.
Borresteijn (5165) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl Bottle from Houseofbeer.nl. ABV is 3.8%. Clear amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of some caramel, toast, some veggies, all very faint. Flavour is light, fizzy, caramel, light toast, light metallic bitter finish. Light-bodied, very fizzy. Not very good.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Thanks Douberd: Served in a shaker:
Fluffy sticky creamy head on top of a clear amber colored beer.
Aromas of the 4 m’s: malt, meat, metal, minerals...
Flavours of malts, sweat, bitter, herbs, some dried leaves and watery prunes with a cardboard edge.
Aftertaste is malty, light bitter, some dried leaves and a light sweet tone.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, low bodied and a watery texture.
DutchDrebus (4501) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home shared by me. Dark amber colour with a huge off-white head. Smells malty, green leafs, nothing crazy. Tastes slightly caramel, malty, bitter, slightly watery. Thin body, soft carbo.
Marko (4143) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brežice Beer Fest. Typical dark amber polotmavé body with a small white head. Mild sweetish aroma, caramel and not much else really. Sticky malt-intensive taste, again with aggressive (?!) caramel, while being slightly too watery. What? All in all, can’t say I liked it that much, but it’s OK for the ABV and all. Not my style.
gam (3475) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear red brown pour medium carbonation aromas caramel toast flavours caramel toffee a bitter goodness cookies some strong tastes finish not very smooth but flavours are there
Grzesiek79 (3386) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
raisin, barnyard, roasty, cereal, amber, sparkling, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear reddy body with good head that didn’t really hang around. Light aroma, a little floral then some caramel. Taste is mainly malt, caramel is fairly light, sweet, drinkable but just a little bit dull - saying that I don’t always like lagers.