Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - FEB 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague. Pours dark brown with nice white head. Sweetish malty aroma. Roasted malts and caramel flavor.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the tap at the brewery. There is not much going for this brew. Some malty, caramelish aroma, but too watery overall. Decent white head, but seriously lacks caracter both in taste and aroma. I’m glad others were able to enjoy it.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at Dogbrick’s Eurostash tasting on 4.30.09. Amber/light brown pour with a big tan head. Not a big fan of the aroma on this one. The malt and yeast are there, but it smells like they’re working against each other. Something is just off there. Flavor is yeasty and malty with a slight bit of tartness. This bottle may be off.
Dogbrick (7898) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at the Eurostash tasting on 04/30/09: Bottle from the brewpub. The beer pours an amber color with a medium thick off-white head that diminishes slowly. Yeast and vinegar aroma that makes me worried whether this beer survived the trip intact. Flavors of lake water, malt and yeast with a hint of vinegar remaining in the background. The finish is malt and tart fruit that is thankfully short. Overall I want to assume this bottle was infected but who knows. Will have to track it down again someday.
flip_soeperman (581) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy boring watery beer that lacks character and depth. Faint aroma of butter/burnt sugar and nothing much more. On the sweet side if anything.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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!
Glouglouburp (5992) - 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.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2001
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Candyish, caramelly, light.