KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar. Brown with lage off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, butter and caramel. Sweet buttery flavor with roasted malt caramel and chocolate. Ends sweet.
Habanero (3864) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Novoměstský restaurační pivovar. Pours dark brown with a large, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, and mild coffee. Sweet malt flavour with with roasted malt and coffee. Medium-bodied. Ends up more dry. A pleasant brew.
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(6/24/08) Draught at the brewpub in Prague. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some mild roastiness and hints of coffee. Sweet flavor with some sugariness, and some light coffee-ish hints. Medium-bodied.
Svesse (7701) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague, 22 July 2008) Dark ruby colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty nose with notes of wort, dark bread, brewing house and roasted grain. Malty taste with dark bread, wort, raisins and a bittersweet finish. Nice beer.
TBone (15714) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby brown color, firm big brown head. Sweety-bready, caramelly and lightly diacetylic nose. Light chocolaty and sweet caramelly flavor with some woody hops. Kind of drinkable, but didn’t impress me.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague.
Pours deep black with brownish edges. A great, creamy, beige head on top. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, toffee and lightly roasted malts. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, good, soft chocolate and a finely balanced roastedness at the end. Long aftertaste.
yespr (39627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at the restaurant. Pours cloudy dark brown with a redish glare and a slowly collapsing light tan head. Butterish and mild roasted malt aroma. Mild roasted to just toasted malt, light liqourice note and mild sweetness in the flavour. Ends mild malty and slight toasted with no bitterness.
Grovlam (4203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Huge beige creamy head that really lasted. Dark mahogany color. Excellent display of lacework. As in general with the Prague brewpubs that I had the pleasure of trying, the beer is very crisp, fresh and tasty. Notes of liquorish, butterscotch, mild dusty flora / flower, roasted malt. Over the palate came mild coffee, sweet chocolate and what could appear as dark dried fruity notes as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and creamy smooth and crisp texture. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor in balanced symphony. Lingering light roasted malty sweet finish with a touch of liquorish and dusty floral notes at the very end.
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Deep ruby red colour, mediumsized creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, some raisins and mildly roasted notes. Flavour is mildly roasted, quite sweet malts with some sllight earthy/yeasty notes.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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 Novomestsky Pivovar brewpub (Prague)
The look: Dark brown with a short-lived medium beige head
To me a typical Czech Tmavé (Czech Black Lager) is: Dark malts and barely any roastiness sensation. Some dark fruits flavours (raisins with a little figs, dates and prunes) wrapped in smooth dark caramel (borderline toffee) and a subtle chocolate note. A bit bready. Moderately sweet without much hops presence and only a mild bitterness (voluntary unbalanced it seems). Very smooth body, like a watery cream.
This one: As above but more watery and not tasty at all. A bit greasy. Disappointing.