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Brewed by Pivovar Ferdinand
Style: Polotmavý
Benešov, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7942) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
So called "half-dark" beer. It is decent, nothing amazing. Slightly sweet with a nice aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7159) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7156) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6784) - 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 (6781) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2003
some red wine in the aroma. brown sugar and some cocoa powder. pretty unremarkable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6530) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Tap. Superb colour, deep ruby amber with large creamy fine head. Good grainy, malty, nice gentle roast. Very malty, fruity character, full bodied. Malt work. Rich and drinkable. Smooth, great finish. Light roast feel. Perfect as session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 8, 2009
Biggish creamy beige-brown shiny lasting head. Lovely brown body with carbonation. Malty spicy roasty aroma with roasted almond notes. Sweetish spicy roasty licorice taste with grassy hop notes. Good harmony and balance. Mid-bodied. Dry watery roasty dusty earthy aftertaste. Spicy roasty taste lingers for a long time. Nice, and highly drinkable. (0.4l bottle, U Ferdinanda, Prague.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6175) - 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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