Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Polotmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 93   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJC (238) - USA - NOV 11, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9409) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2006
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........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 19, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4434) - 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 (8916) - 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 (1110) - 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 (4147) - 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 (7513) - 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.

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