Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Polotmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
<b>Bottle 50cl. @ home.</b>
Clear light to medium red brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly - fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (300808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2008
(bottle) pours a clear orange-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bread dough, yeast, sweet fruits and sweet spices, notably vanilla and cinnamon. flavour of pale malts, herbal hops, and the same bready spiciness as in the aroma. relatively strong body, with medium carbonation and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Clear reddish orange-brown color with thick and lacy beige head. Aroma is caramely and slightly roasty malty with subtle hoppiness. Flavor is sweet caramely malty with obvious metallic notes, slightly grassy, bitter and woody in the end. Medium-bodied and smoothly caronated palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Deep red-purple with a tan cream. Sappy, well-toasted and toffee malts are set against grassy, lightly citric hops. Strong toffee flavors dry into toast and light roast before a moderate bitterness and cola acidity; bright and citric aftertaste. High, fine carbonation on a slick and slightly thick body.

Balanced and enjoyable though it feels a bit compressed, muted, at times.

50 cl bottle, best before 03 June 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2008
Reddish copper brown colour. Beige head. Mild nose. Malty and toffeish taste with some hints of burnt sugar and roasted malt. Also some hints of bluecheese in the taste. A 0.5L bottle from Alko shops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1349) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2008
500 ml bottle. Amber color, off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Bitter-sweet taste of floral hops with dark syrupy notes. High carbonation. Not a personal favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Gallerie Piva, Prague.
Pours deep, clear orange-brown with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, some caramel and light grassy hops. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel., Flavour is sweet, lots of caramel, some butterscotch and a good, long hoppy bitterness. A very good bottled Vienna.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2008
caramel, hops aroma,amber, brown colour,medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2008
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 At the tasting session by Joes. An amber colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel and toffee and some spices. The taste is sweet caramel, with tones of spices. There is some hop. It’s sparkling. It has a light bitter after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
(Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague, 19 July 2008) Ruby colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of wild berries. Malty, spicy taste with dark fruit, caramel and citrussy hops in the finish. It’s got a slightly metallic touch to it. Fairly nice and spicy vienna.

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