troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draught from a keg from the Czech Republic. This is the only beer my wife will drink, she buys it from an importer who gets it from Plzen. After a carboy I can see why. Notes of grass, hay and grape. Big bodied for such a light seeming beer. Perfectly balanced, in the malt and hops. To quote her again. "This is the best beer in the world, why should I drink anything less." Wonderful finish. A good reason to retire to Plzen
(Actually she also drinks the tinned tankovna Pilsner Urquell, but nothing else".)
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Den Blĺ Hund.
Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized white head.
Malty aroma of ay, grass and hops.
Malty flavour of hay, hops and grass with notes of grape fruits and yeast.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from the brewery. ORange yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Light caramel and bread aroma. Very sharp bitter flavor. Notes of citrus. Bready with some dusty funk. Crisp and biting. Excellent pils.
gunnar (5676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the vaulted lagering cellar in Plzen, this was the third time i travelled to Plzen to taste this wonderful brew. After an hour and more, boring trip, the guide was most proud of the bottling plant(greatest in Europe) My son and me was more interested in the beer. Served as fresh as fresh can be, in a big plastic cup, the color is hazy golden with a big creamy white head. The aroma has lots of fresh yeast, citrus and spices from the noble Saaz. Taste is overwhelmingly fresh hops, very good hop presence, spicy and grassy, on top of a solid sweet malty body. This is good++
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 30 Sep 2011) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty nose with notes of grass, hay, bready malt and hints of citrus. Malty, fresh taste with grass, bread, hay, toffee, hints of citrus and a generous grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly dry. Very fresh and very tasty. Lovely pilsener.
SirLimpsalot (2361) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fat pĺ ölmässan i Stockholm 2011
Vertikalprovad mot den filtrerade versionen. Ofiltrerad är mycket mer fruktig än den brödiga filtrerade versionen. Trevlig eftersmak.
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Golden with a small white head. Smells stale and malty. Tastes stale malty with a stale bitter finish.
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival
Very nice lager with great mouthfeel, the only funky part of it is that it’s taste like nachos, but in a good way. It’s a beer i would like to have more often than having a sample in a stressful festival.
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ SBWF on September 29. Pours cloudy yellow with a rather small white head. Smell reminds me of a hefeweissen. There’s yeast, coriander and a fresh sweetness. Taste is malty with hints of butterscotch. It has a nice and balanced hoppy bitterness to it. A great lager. Pity this isn’t the Urquell that’s widely distributed.
Countbeer (4745) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught from the cask at the brewery tour:
Big vast white head on top of a deep hazy yellow colored beer.
Smell wild yeast, light sour, yeast, bit like champagne, hints of hops.
Taste is a soft smooth balanced mix of hops, yeast, smooth bitterness, a slight hint of something acidic/sour, some herbs/spices but smooth.
Light fruity yeasty bitter aftertaste.
Low carbo, medium to a bit fuller body, soft mouthfeel and a creamy texture.
Had this again in Na Parkanu but you could taste it was less fresher.
Best is directly from the cask. Divine!