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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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4374) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (8650) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2006
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Amber/red with a small head. Aromas are sweet light malts with mellow lemon, earthy hops and some cream. Flavours are mild toffee and caramel malts with thin sweet lemon. Lightly fruity with pear. Some metal and spices. A thin, muddy mess. Too sweet for my tastes. OK for a glug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2006
[cask at JDW] Nice red colour with a dense, maintaining head. Soft aroma of toffee, dark fruits, plums and a tickle of hops. Full bodied, sweet up front leads to a finish with a little dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4034) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Copper coloured, beige head. Sampled straight after the Budels Alt, and I can see some similarities in style between the two. This though was a little more tangy, with breaths of hop and perhaps orange. Firm and long in flavour. This is nicely bitter and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge, JDW, Soton. Deep amber with dense head. Malty toffee with fruitiness (berriess and faint banana). Creamy sweet taste smoothly followed by light bitterness. Suprisingly short finish which leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2005
On handpump at the Shakespeare’s Head (JDW), Kingsway. very nice clear burnished bronze colour, with a hint of red. I’m not sure I’d call it ruby. The aroma has an almost Belgian quality - sticky hops, sweet malt and that cahracter I always associate with "candi sugar" (I know its not actually candi sugar, but I know whqat I mean). Toffee, caramel and lots more sweet malt in the flavour. Very mellow. There are some hops skulking about, but their impact is not great until they give just a little kick on the finish. Interesting, but a bit too sweet for my taste without anything to provide balancing bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14626) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Cask at County Hotel (JDW) Ashford. Red coloured ale. Caramel malt on nose with sweet alcohol in mouth. Flavour of stewed plums and vanilla on end. Interesting, but not worthy of a second pint

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2005
Cask: Ruby amber, small white head with brilliant lace. Malty toffee aroma with some interesting fruity notes. Sweet fruity flavour with some plum and berry along with caramel. Light spice in the finish. Very smooth body. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2005
Cask conditioned - JDW - Birmingham. Well after much deliberation on the site we’ve decided this is a new Herold beer and are listing it as a vienna for now. A reddy copper coloured beer which a thich creamy whitish head. It certainly seemed very lively when pulled even without a sparkler. The aroma is light berry fruits. The taste is quite creamy with notes of strawberry blancmange and fizz bomb sweets (I wonder if anyone else remembers those?). An interesting tasty beer which seems to have a Belgian character to it. Well done to JDW for putting this on at their fest.

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