deanso (6220) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle in a restaurant on the Malostranska Square, Prague
Amber colour (slightly hazy). A decent beer
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Na Parkanu, Plzen.
Pale amber coloured, small off white head, light caramel nose. A way too sweet malty, caramelly and light fruity taste with touch of alcohol in the finish. Easy going but one dimensional beer.
gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Hradec Kralove. Pours deep brown with a generous creamy tan head.Strong malty caramel aroma. Taste is overwhelmed by all the malty sweetness, alcohol coming thru at the end, sweet aftertaste, not any good at all.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
How: Tap at Na Parkanu, Pilsen, Czech Republic
The look: Clear golden copper body with a large creamy off-white head
To me a typical Czech Polotmavé (Czech Amber Lagers) is: Hay and biscuit wrapped in caramel. Very light fruity notes with no specific fruits giving the impression of slightly fruity caramel. Moderately sweet. Sweetness is well balanced by dry grassy hops. Body is smooth. Medium carbonation.
This one: As above but a bit better put together than most. A typical but very good example of the style.
ekstedt (5739) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Draught at Na Parkanu, Plzen, Czech Republic. Clear amber color with medium rich creamy head. Fruity and slightly caramelly with some butterscotch and floral hops. Meidum bodied and smooth. Well balanced with a dry and bitter finish.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the pils urquell tap place. Alround rating: Malty amber ale, easy drinking enough, but could do with less carb and alcohol.
Cuso (5576) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled from Jednota supermarket, Bratislava. Copper color with a medium white head. Aroma of toffee, grass, hints of caramel. taste pretty the same. Drinkable.
Sigmund (5558) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared 355 ml bottle, ABV 5.3%. Brown colour, moderate head. "Dusty" and grainy aroma, not very attractive. Dusty and grainy flavour too, hints of caramel. Boring.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Na Parkanu, Plzen. Quite sweet, with a caramelly malt sweetness. Felt a bit flat and lifeless and definitely on the sweet side. Some bitter hos in the finish make it quite pleasant though. Quite drinkable.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle from the Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzen. Pours a clear, honey amber with some thin, white head. Nose is mild honey, mild bread, malt, some orange. Flavor is sweet, malty, cracker, cardboard, white bread, pear. Dry finish.