Bontus (615) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk this in the brewery on a tour. Golden body and a foamy white head. Delicious pilsner. Probably THE pilsener.
MiP (13055) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught Na Parkanu. Hazy orange colour. Big stable creamy white head. The flavour is very refreshing, fruity with a medium bitterness. Grapey fruity hop flavour. Very drinkable and good.
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 This may just be the world’s best beer. Unfortunately you’ll have to go all the way to Plzen to get some, as it is only available at the end of a Pilsner Urquell brewery tour or in the Na Parkanu Restaurant at the brewery museum. I would suggest, however, that it is well worth the trip. I had it at the end of the tour, in the brewery cellars, on tap, straight from an oak barrel, surely the best way invented to drink beer. Unfortunately they only give you a very small glass, because this stuff is fantastic! The yeast present gives it a cloudy gold appearance, and it pours with quite a large, firm head. Its bitterness is mild, and dominated by the strong, fruity flavour. The palate is nice and crisp, and it finishes smoothly. An almost completely faultless beer. It is simply a brilliant, shining example of what beer can be!
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Na Parkanu, Plzen. Hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and grassy saaz hop notes. Flavour is sweet malt, bread and a clean, crisp bitterness from the hops. Dry and hoppy finish. A remarkable beer.
jfb (3465) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 (draught, at Na Parkanu, Pilsen) pours a hazy golden colour with a tall layer of dense white foam. distinct aroma of buttery, honeyed pale malts and herbal hops, more mellow and grainy than the standard version. flavour is more pronounced, with full honeyed pale malts and herbal hops, light notes of yeast and caramel. a full-bodied pilsner with medium carbonation and a smooth, light bitter finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 On tap at Urquell. Hazy golden with a tall. dense and creamy head leaving laces. Very malty aroma with a whiff of yeast. Medium body, sweet maltiness with lots of flowery hop accents. Dry and hoppy finish with the hops really growing on your palate. 270608 and 280608.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught on tour at the brewery. A hazy golden colored beer, with a beautiful white thick head. The aroma of hops, malt and some wood. The taste of hop bitters, a little bit sweet with malty and wood notes. Drink it slowly, the temperature rises and it will be more tastefull. It has a lovely dry bitter aftertaste.
TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
En fűt. Verre dégusté directement dans les souterrains de la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de leveure et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt d’agrume et de boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement minérale. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume et de céréale en arričre goűt. (Rating #1967)
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with yeasty, hoppy, floral and caramel notes. Sweet fruity, flavor with caramel and hoppy notes.
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[I don’t need to say where I got this]
Plenty of fresh czech hops in the nose together with a citrusy sulfur. Hazy caramel with a lasting clingy white foam. Excellent caramel maltiness behind a fairly assertive bitterness that seems to be more rounded in the filtered version. Tons of fresh hops flavour, but also fermentation sulfur and even some DMS. They tell me that’s it’s impossible, but I’m sure that I could detect a hint of aromatic oak in the very end as I licked my lips. Medium body and a lasting bitterness. Moderate carbonation--higher than one may expect from a cask.