TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Iznogud (2390) - CROATIA - JAN 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours dark golden with small white head which disappeared quickly. Malty, slightly hoppy. I disliked the slightly metallic aftertaste.
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mithe (1489) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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…
JoeinDahlem (1448) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
humph aint so exclusive anymore but i remember it as rich, malty, fruity, & very bitter.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.