sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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...
RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very attractive malty aroma. Dark brown color with a small head. This beer has both a spicy aftertaste and subtle hops that complement the malt profile very well. This is a very satisfying beer.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a narrow neck slender 330 ml. bottle with a coded freshness date on the back label.
Poured a clear reddish amber with a foamy, bubbly topped off-white head that settled into a thin, slightly sudsy lacing.
Aromas of plums and raisins, a subtle nutty banana, floral and sweet caramel bready.
Good moderate carbonation and a softly crisp, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
I read on the website that this brewery has it’s own well, a unique water source, and from the lagers I’ve tried from this brewer, I believe it, a subtle mineral quality to go along with fresh plum fruitiness, caramelized sugery, a light toasted graininess, with a metallic edge to the malts, a soft earthy spiciness, and a malty, metallic finish.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. pale shade of copper, steady pale head. bockish aroma of burnt banana, plum and brow sugar. tasted of banana fritters with caramel sauce. hints of cocoa, some alcohol bite, pretty much like a bock with a fraction less alcohol. gets more drinkable as it warms, actually pretty nice
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 Labled as Bohemian Granát Lager
Pours brilliantly clear, deep amber brown color and is topped by an initially three-finger thick, creamed amber colored head. A predominantly dry aroma, with perhaps a touch of caramelized malt character. This smells like Munich malt, lightly toasted and lots of chewy melanoids. The aroma is quite nice, though it is fairly subtle. Aromatic notes of toffee become noticeable at times as well.
Malty sweet, not cloying, but laden with complex sugars that run the gamut from caramelized through to just lightly roasted. The finish has a drying character, contributed by light roast notes & predominantly toasted notes, that makes you want to take another sip to get back to the up front complex malt sugars. Nicely bitter, though not so much do take away from the dominant malt character. The bitterness, in combination with the carbonation, adds a bit of a spritziness to this beer. Also in the finish the hop bitterness and toasted malt notes seem to combine to give an almost tannic character. Spicy hop notes are also here, but play a subservient role to the malt character. This is a really nice beer, it just drinks so smoothly. It has enough of a body to accentuate the chewy malt character, but is still light enough to be perfectly quaffable. I am quite impressed, this beer is definitely hitting the spot right now.
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Beautiful amber color, and a fluffy beige head. Sweet, malty aroma. Initial flavor is semi-sweet toffee, followed by nut and coffee. If it were a little less sweet, I would give it a higher rating. Very nice carbonation.
pivnizub (8548) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Copper coloured, thin but stable and lacing white foam; caramel and sweet toasted malt in the nose; mild, but distinctive hops in the wings; sweetish bitter flavour, medium bodied; caramelly, sweetish finish with a dash of bitterness. A bit on the sweet side, but all in all a very pleasant pivo !
Ceskemu pivu zdar ! Ceske pivo cislo stopadesat........
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a decent head. Aromas of chocolate,malts and caramel. Flavors are complex, a sweetness, flavors of caramel, and a bit of candied apple. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish. Excellent.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle via Malt of The earth beer club. Pours a clear dark amber with a large head. Nice subtle nose with notes of vanilla, toffee, molasses, and some mild hops. This is a very tastey beer with a very nice aftertaste. Medium body, average carbonation. Flavors of molasses, caramel, and a tiny bit of spiciness that i cannot put my finger on? Cardomom? Nice balanced bittersweet aftertaste leaves you longing for the enxt drink. This is a pretty tasty beer albeit a mellow beer.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Amber beer with a light head. The aroma is syrupy and sherbet and the flavour is strawberry, fizzy and bubble gum with a gentle bitter finish. Overall a strange malty concoction.