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Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Polotmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First crafted during last century this beautifully robust bronze colored lager is brewed according to its original recipe. Definitely not your ordinary pilsner, nor does it pretend to be. Made from the finest Saaz hops, Czech malts and crystal clear waters from our own natural springs located at our 500 year old castle brewery.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
Nice golden color with a big white head. Hoppy aroma with grass and hay, some bready notes. Quite malty flavor with diacetyl, mixed with a nice hoppy metallic touch. Quite mild finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8800) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Bottle (from Pivni Galerie in Prague): Deep golden colour, thin fluffy white head, long lasting; malty and also a bit fruity nose with a tinge of bitterness and some alcoholic notes; the initial full-bodied sweetness quickly moves into a dry, sharp, bitter aftertaste; robust, but not well rounded, alcohol not well hidden......Kind of unharmonic.....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2005
(bottle) Clear & deep golden colour with a medium foamy white head. Malty aroma, slightly toasted with caramel. Full malty flavour and taste with a slight touch of citrus and a lasting bitterdry hoppy finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorisPPattyn (7887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2013
Rather pale copper than bronze; very good, fine & dense off-white head. Rather neutral nose, some herbal touches and human sweat. Ouch. Diacetyl and oxydized malts. Terrible impression, human sweat again. Very slightly sticky, medium bodied, feels more carbonated than it looks. Very poor - the bottle or the beer?

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
The Lure:
A russet/amber gown with gold highlights surprises somewhat, and is crowned by a throne of foam, with nice lacing abilities. Highly mineral effusions shock the nose, which fails to notice the grassy hops and caramel sweetness in the first few dives. Almost eggy, this aroma is very problematic and worrying.

The Festivities:
Round caramel and honey malts surround the wise grassy, wooden hops. No sign of the terrible metallic minerals, thankfully. Interesting bitter/sweet balance is showcased in the ample body. The big-bubbled carbonation gives me the impression that the flavors aren’t that cohesive, even if the gooseberry fruitiness tries very hard to meld the sweet malt and the serious hops. I would definitely go for their regular Svetlé 12% instead of this half polotmavé/half svetlé, even if I forget about the aroma debacle.

Transcendence:
High expectations can spoil surprises.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (7794) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2007
deep golden yellow. Very malty, slightly dray and hoppy. Fruity flavours, bitter-sweet with dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
Bottle Wetherspoons, Sheperds Bush, London, 14-04-07. Poured a nice golden colour with a slim white head. Not too much carbonation but what there was gave it a nice softness. Lacking a bit in the bitterness stakes but some nice maltiness to it, quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
A Sim rate (Bottle at JDW): Sweet and malty aroma with no lager bitterness. Birght golden colour. Very fizzy with steady, thin head and dribs and drabs of lace. Disappointing flavour after a sweet aroma. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6552) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2002
well, it can’t be so exclusive these days if you can get it in supermarkets in plzeň. had a mild caramel aroma. quite smooth, tea-like hops. pretty swillable. a hint of honeycomb in there

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -Clear golden coloured, small white head that went away slowly, mild grassy nose. Sweet malty, slight hoppy and herbal with grassy and alcoholic notes. Rather bitter finish. One-dimensional.


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