umich03jm (1867) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from March 2014. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a small head that quickly fades to a ring. Aromas are sweetened cereal, butter, grain, and faint grassy hops. Tastes better than I thought though. A bit sweet at first with lots of grain, cereal and a very light fruitiness. Finishes with grass and a hint of spicy hops. Smooth and malty. I’ve had better Czech Pilsners but was pretty decent in my opinion.
KatL80 (17) - Britton, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale golden pour. Slight herbal aroma with moderate white head. Euro-pilsner profile: buttery balance, grainy notes and considerable bitterness in the aftertaste. Unable to find in Czech Republic, apparently this beer is produced for export only.
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale golden. Malt and some bitterness. Body okay. Malt, sweet...some hops in the end..
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pale yellow with a nice foam, aroma is very light with malty grainy hints. Light body, good carbonated. Light taste with alchool, grains, cereals and spicy hoppy notes. Commercial beer!
veceo (318) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Some light herbal bitterness and not much else. Very short finish. I’m quite disappointed by this one.
HammerTroll (335) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 30, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Clear golden color with no head. Quite boring and watery. Malastrana Bohemian was much better. (Vrutak 0,5l bottle)
texkit (2) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Birra con corpo importante ed esplosione di gusti di malto e luppolo.
Color dorato molto bello.
Si sente profumo di miele e mela, note erbacee e floreali.
Molto equilibrata ma potente e raffinata. Finale amaro, notevole !
Una grande Pilsner.
bignamsHF (9) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favourite pilsner. Produced by hlinsko brewery in czech republic, light and fresh, with malt and hops (at the end) aroma. This is the typical pilsner!
Marko (3896) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ah yeah, an Italian company creates a Czech subsidiary to contract a series of beers from a Czech brewery. And somehow the beers end up in Croatia. Didn’t expect that so fast. Golden body, small white head. The nose was a pleasant surprise. Nice, soft, herbal, somewhat fruity, though I can’t pinpoint what exactly. The hop rises fast, herbal bitterness, pine, some graininess underneath. But it somehow does get tedious later on. It’s a quality lager nonetheless.
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Vrutak Zagreb. Clear golden coloured, medium sized creamy white head, mild buttery hoppy nose. The taste is pretty similar to Slovenian brewpub beers. Quite bitter hoppy, grassy and slight grainy with short bitter finish. Not as bad as could be but also could be (much) better.