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Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Polotmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A well-hopped riuby-red Czech classic, brewed using the finest Saaz hops, specially selected malts and pristine water from the brewery’s own well. This full-bodied beer shows that there is more to the Czech Republic than Pilsner.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (803) - Kemi, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle 0,5l. Best before 2.12.2009, over a month ago. Clear, dark, reddish brown colour with quickly dissapearing head. Aroma is caramelly malty aswell as the taste but not too sweet. Points for that. Smooth mouthfeel and medium body. I’d buy again but it’s gone from our Alko’s.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13749) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle @ Pivovarsky Klub. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Sweet caramel and bread. Smooth and full bodied. Very easy and pleasant well made vienna.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Poured from bottle into Flat Earth pint glass. Clear, medium reddish-brown with thin head that dissipates too rapidly. Very light lacing. Aroma for toffee, nuts, cherry and smoke. Overall, pretty good for a malty lager. Very malty and somewhat sweet - caramel, plum, cherry and some nuttiness. Slightly spicy finish from the Saaz. I really wish the spiciness was stronger to balance the sweetness. Leaves a cloying aftertaste. Moderate carbonation, medium body (relatively full for a lager and almost syrupy). Nice to try something different from the Czech Republic, but I would prefer a Pilsner. That said, this is pretty good, but nothing worth seeking out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Bottle from Beer of the Month club. Pours a red copper with a small head that quickly dissipates. Aroma was a malty caramel. Tastes of malty sweetness, it was more watery than I expected but that’s not a bad thing. I started tasting a hint of vanilla halfway through that I did not pick up on right away. Good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottles via Bonster the monster in trade. Many thanks. Pours a deep umber/copper with very little head other than the initial pour. Sweet malts prevail in both nose and body. Vanilla tones apppear at edges for me and move no further. Nutty earth tones light whisp about as well. An easy drinking medium minsu body. Creamy body dominates as the hops appear nearly at the finish...a bold move by any brewery so closely linked to the Zatec and Saaz hop regions.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldBoss (27) - Tuttle, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Thanks to my BOM Club for this beer. Pours a clear deep-ruby color with an off-white head. Aroma of bread dough, nuts, mild fruits and a hint of spice, notably vanilla. Flavor of pale malts, with a hint of caramel, and distinct noble hops, and the same bread and mild spice as the aroma. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a mildly bitter finish. Had this beer at the brewery in Breznice, in Europe about two years ago and this brings back good memories.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Serving: 33 cl. bottle. Appearance: Reddish brown with a small, foamy, off-white head. Aroma: Light roasted malt notes, caramel, and a sharp hop note. Taste: Caramel, nuts, some roasted notes, and a slight metallic note. Some malt sweetness lingers in a medium-short finish. Palate: Medium carbonation that is pretty crisp with a medium-full body. Overall: A decent flavor profile and highly sessionable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2009
Deep amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt, slightly fruity with a metallic edge. Malty sweet flavour with some licorice and a touch of alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13516) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle, 5.8%. Clear dark brown colour. Light brown head. Quite roasted flavour, a little raw liquorice. Faint hint of aroma hops. Late bitterness, quite rough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2009
Biggish shiny yellowish head. Dark amber body. Fruity peppery dusty aroma. Dry-sweetish banana roasty caramel taste with dusty watery grassy notes. Thin-to-mid body. Smooth mouthfeel. Lovely balance and harmony. Dry watery dusty roasty aftertaste with grainy notes. Very, very nice. About as good as a dark 14P will ever be. (0.3l draft, Pivovarsky Klub, Prague.)


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