Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Polotmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2671) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Lemon copper. Slightly rocky, grabby white foam. Very good retention. Rustic aroma of minerals, fennel, and biscuity malt. Fluffy carbonation softens the body’s hardness. Mineral laden body ignites a zingy hop engagement. Quite dry, but packed with a creamy, semi-cakey caress of banana bread and honeyed graham sweetness to balance the overly herbal, unrefined nature of the Saaz. Dainty floral softness. Zingy fennel remnants continue despite the firm toasted straw push. Finishes complexly malt driven, with toffee and toasted dough being trailed by a palate swiping wash of everlastingly raspy hops and stonelike dryness. Very good, if a tad unpolished.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours dark golden with small white head which disappeared quickly. Malty, slightly hoppy. I disliked the slightly metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Clear Amber with a white head. Aroma of bready Malt sweetness. Flavour has lots of caramel and some grassy/straw hops. Quite sweet. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Clear, toasted-straw color body with gentle carbonation and a cottony, white head. Aroma of fresh and toasted malt with floral and apple notes. Flavor has tangy fruit characters and some distant floral Saaz characters plus subdued bitterness. Also has metallic note. Doesn’t please me quite like other offerings from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mithe (1529) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2011
(Bottle 0,5l) Sweet malty, hops, floral, light spicy aroma. Light sparkling dark golden color. Huge white head. Medium sweet, light herbs, light alcohol taste. Fizzy. Light sticky texture. Medium-full body. Astringent, light alcohol, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2005
500 mL capped Bottle: pours nicely into the tall pilsner glass: frothy Styrofoam head constantly fed by streaming golden bubbles. Mostly clear. Thick, sweet, malty aroma laced evenly with dusty hop flowers, chalk, and bitter honey. Soft, only slightly gritty palate. Sweet and juicy flavours with a mild and lingering bitterness. Refreshing and tasty on Hot days in the city…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1452) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
Ruddy gold color, huge invincible foam after an aggressive pour. Nose of honeyish malt and faint butter, just tinged with herbal hop. Taste starts quite sweet before rolling gradually into a dusty bitterness and finishing dry. Rich but moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from Pivovarsky Klub. Pours a golden orange with lots of carbonation and a white head. Aroma of honey, nuts, and bread. Dry toasted malt flavor. Bready and nutty with a touch of berries. Moderate bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2002
humph aint so exclusive anymore but i remember it as rich, malty, fruity, & very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Very attractive deep golden, with an abundant head. Good looking stuff. Lightly dusty spicy saaz aroma. Some beefy czech malt as well. Firm honey-laced malts, just dripping with that signature czech flavor. Quite malty. Decent bitterness, with some late spicy hop character. As a matter of personal preference I prefer my pilsners a bit leaner and meaner (northern german, or from downington, if you must know) but as far as a malty czech one, this ones a real winner.

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