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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Beer has inspired traditions and celebrations across the world. As brewers, there is one festival in particular that has intrigued us because it is devoted to a single beer ingredient: hops. The Dočesná hop festival celebrates the harvest of hops, grown in the area surrounding the Bohemian city of Zatec. The area has a long history as one of the world’s eminent hop growing regions. This is commemorated annually with music, dancing, hop-picking competitions, and beer drinking. An inspiration indeed for brewing a beer! This deep chestnut colored ale uses Sládek hops imported from the Zatec region. The Sladek hops provide a clean, slightly bitter but smooth finish. With a medium body, it is well balanced beer. A great choice for celebrations.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy and slight grassy hoppy. Toasted malty, light grassy and caramelish. Bitter, light grassy and mild herbal finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Errl) Pours clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, orange, and caramel. Flavor of orange, grain, toasted malt, some earthiness, and nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates, clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/earthy, some spicy, bread, light lemon. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, earthy, spicy, some earthy/orange, lemon, melon. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a foamy offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is soft medium malt, orange/pine/herbal. Taste is soft sweet medium malt-some caramel, orange/pine/herbal hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Docesna
Date: October 28, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, light breadyness, lots of floral hops
Flavor: big fresh hop flavor floral and spicy, caramel malt kept dry by robust earthyness, just a touch of sweetness, well balanced bitterness
Overall: dry and bitter
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
A beautiful golden pils with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, a light grainy malt with light fruit esters. In mouth, a smooth crisp malt with nice Czech hops, herbal, oily mouthfeel, nice. On tap at Sunset Grill, Sept. 11 2011.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, and biscuit malt, earthy and spicy hops with floral notes, dates and fruity esters. Flavor is caramel and toast malt, fresh hops, fruity esters, tropical notes, medium bitterness and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of satchboogie. Thanks again! Reddish orange appearance with an ivory head. Somewhat mild citrusy, somewhat grassy hoppy, light caramel malty aroma. Toasty, dull caramel malty, light toffee, grassy, lightly piney hoppy flavor. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
A nice creation, a good bitterness and very drinkable. Pours copper with lightly hoppy aroma. About half an inch of retained head and lots of lace left in the glass. First glass-good cold, a little edgy hop finish. Third glass-more mellow, more enjoyable, much of the tasty hops becoming part of the sediment. Nice balance and drinking experience. Average mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bomber from Grape & Gourmet, VA Beach. Pours a hazy amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted, nutty malts, intensely herbal hops with some grassy and pine notes. The taste is toffee malts, some toast, apples, floral, grass and resin hops. Medium bodied. Fairly different and quite nice.


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