Glouglouburp (5562) - 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.
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!
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - OCT 6, 2001
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Candyish, caramelly, light.