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Brewed by Pivovar Ferdinand
Style: Polotmavý
Benešov, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Special half-dark beer brewed of several types of malts and hops with an addition of herbs which will give this beer a characteristic fragrance and a pleasant dry bitterness. Its ruby-red colour contributes to the overall perception of this drink.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2004
Brilliant ruby-chestnut; slim white rim. Nose with bread, sweet like Marssala or other dark dessert wine, definitely vinous. Taste again bready and very faintly vinous. Finish is bitterish, rather metallic. Maybe rather Balsamico than wine. Medium body, bit watery at the end. Not bad. I wonder whence the name ("seven bullets", thanks motelpogo). It's certainly not seded with diacetyl, what I fear most from imported Czech stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8150) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 First rating
Draught at Ferdinanda, Praha
Clear dark brown color, fluffy tan head. Sweet roasted malty scent. Smooth sweet malty caramel taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty dry aftertaste.
6/4/6/4/13=3.3

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Draught at Prague Beer Museum on June 5, 2011
Hazy copper color, fluffy off-white head. Spicy and acidic scent, a bit sour. Malty but sour rasre, I don’t think this is OK. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Won’t let this rating push down the previous, since this beer must have gone bad at this place, or else served out of an old keg or similar.
4/4/4/2/7=2.1

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7925) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2011
Draught at Ferdinand Monarchia in Budapest, Hungary.
Dark reddish brown colour with small white head. Yeasty, dry woody, nutty and malty aroma. Dry mild hoppy bitterness in flavour. Not my favourite but still quite drinkable. Soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7501) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2006
Bottle. Off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Fruity malt aroma. Dry hops flavor with herbs tickling your tongue. Nice surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7261) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2005
Amber colour, and a real fine big head. Not much aroma. Flavor is a bit funny, some czechish-notes, mixed with some acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2003
some red wine in the aroma. brown sugar and some cocoa powder. pretty unremarkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7003) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
Draught @ Prague Beer Museum at Náměstí Míru, Prague. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, little spice, caramel, grass, light fruit. Flavor is malt, wood, little dark fruit, grass, little spice. Medium body, lively carbonation. 200414

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (6995) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a nice off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel and spice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6794) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber body with a creamy longlasting off-white head. Very malty aroma with some dried fruit and caramel. Malty flavour with some herbal notes as well as lots of caramel and fruit. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
(Draught at Ferdinanda, Prague, 23 July 2008) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, toasty nose with spicy hints of wild berries. Malty, spicy taste with notes of wild berries, caramel and spicy hops in the finish. Medium body, rather sweet. Interesting and drinkable.


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