oh6gdx (21839) - 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 (6104) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6296) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fűt. Pinte dégustée directement ŕ la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brunâtre. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt de caramel avec une pointe d’houblon. Courte durée de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légčre présence de caramel en arričre goűt. (Rating #1509)
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, cocoa, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
More soap in this one, though not as much as the svetly. Watery and bland.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy medium-dark brown with a fluffy white head. Sweet molasses, spice and a weird funkiness in the aroma; a little off. Sweet flavor with some roast and nuttiness. Medium body with prickly carbonation. A little odd for a dunkel, and not as good as the svetle in my opinion.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I drank this piece in the same-named micro brewery/restaurant in Prague. I didn’t like this anywhere as much as the Pilsner. It had a very yeasty almost fleshy taste. I still drunk it though, so can’t be all bad!
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown - light brown head. Ryebread, licorice, chokolate, thin body & finish. Too high carbonated. Thin & boring.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar, Praha.
Hazy brown coloured, medium sized lasting pale beige head. Mild roasted malt and sweet caramel aroma with some subdued hop and yeast notes. Watery palate. Dry finish.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ the Brewpub. Light choc flacours, malt and slight grassy hop finish. Ok.
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat hazy amber color, nice lasting offwhite head. Malty aroma, but also yeast enough to make me suggest this wasnt the perfect brew. Hoppy flavor, grassy and metallic.