Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Polotmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2007
courtesy of oh6gdx - clear and bright amber-brown colour, little but firm pale beige head, some sweet toasted malts backed up by a decent aromatic hoppiness and some toffee notes; sweet and creamy mouthfeel, a late bitterness and a long finish of caramel - a good one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5033) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2007
0.5 l bottle. Dark amber color with beige head. Sweetish aroma of toffee, caramel and toasted bread. Lots of caramel and toasted malt in flavor which gradually changes into nice chocolatey and bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5512) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Described as "Bohemian Granat" from "Pivovar Herold Breznice" and exclusive to JDW. A hazy chestnut colour with a dense cream head; a vegetative taste, not unpleasant, but slightly sour; with a nutty, fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a tall beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, and raisins. Flavor of caramel malt, toast, toffee, and some cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2007
(Bottle BB 06/03/07) Caramel, slightly roasted and slightly hoppy aroma with a hint of metalness. Red brown colour, clear and average size, light brownish, more or less fully diminishing head with faint lacing. Sweet, caramel, slightly roasted and slightly bitter flavour. Soft/lively carbonated and medium-bodied palate with a hint of metalness. 19/04/07

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2007
Copper colored with a tan bubbly head. Aroma of hay and roasted malt. Lighty sweet to bitter flavor. Bread-like, malty flavor, earthy. Light metallic tinge. Finished on a mild bitter note. Watery palate with decent carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14899) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2007
Bottled (BB 03/2008)
Clear dark amber color, small vanishing tan head. Very lively beer, coming out of bottle by force. Caramelly and buttery aroma with woody Bohemian-like hops and hints of iron. Caramelly flavor but not overly sweet - more like dry and bitterish. Light roastiness (toasted rye bread) and tinkling hops in the aftertaste. Easy going Vienna, good brew in its style as their superb black lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2007
Dark amber colored, little light brown head. Aroma has caramelly sweetness with chocolate and some buttery hops, hints of roastiness also there. Medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with caramel and biting hoppiness, mild alcohol comes also up. Carbonation is rather high. Some metal in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled. Dark amber colour with big beige foamy head. Toffeeish, caramellish, metallic and fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity hops and mild roasted notes. Some sweet malts dominate the whole thing. Refreshing and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2007
(Bottled) Clear dark ruby-brown with a small, mostly fading head. Toffee-caramely-malty, slightly metallic aroma with slight roastiness. Mildly roasty and sour, sweetish, toffee-malty flavor with medium bitterness. Velvety-smooth, medium-bodied palate with soft carbonation. A very easily drinkable, yet reasonably tasty brew. Nothing special, though, if you’re already past the ’I don’t like dark beers’ phase...

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