coldbrewky (1371) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many years ago(1992) I did a fair amount of walking thru what is now the hills and mountains of Slovakia. In retrospect I wish I would have done more. At the end of the days hike, the hostel/hotel/barn loft was always the last stop. The second to last stop was of a matter of course the local watering hole. Topvar, Tatran, and Smadny Mnich were the trail sodas of choice that one held in reserve in case the watering hole/store had closed for the night by the time I arrived at our supposed destination. I have had this beer on my wants list for some time now....much to the chagrin of Sloth since my wants list is nearly impossible for anyone other than Cuso, from which this bottle originated in trade. Be aware dear reader that my rating is intentionally skewed for the sake of the reminiscent past. Pours a beautiful glowing gold. Crisp. thin head with slow and determined carbonation. Thin light, bready body. Corn in both nose and body. Thin tinny finish which instantly transported me back to the Tatras at the end of the day when your feet ached and the goulash was warm and tasty. Overall this is not a fantastic beer, but I am glad to revisit it after all this time. Many thanks to Cuso!
Grzesiek79 (2733) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bread, earthy, citrus, bubblegum, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, astringent,
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slighty sweet malt and hops aroma. Light yellow color. Full malt flavor - slightly sweet with little hops. A nice beer.
dreamloomer (66) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pils colour with a low, short-lasting head. Aroma not that strong, malty and hoppy. Very refreshing, with hoppy flavour notes and surprising maltiness. Not very bitter.
misko (10) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fun beer. The original monk on the label died a couple years ago or something, so there’s a new monk from what I understand, and a new label...same beer. Gotta try this if you get a chance.
satanda (375) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lehká desítka, celkem chutnala. Nic extra, ale čekal jsem dle ohlasů horší. Lahváč z Avionu v Blavě.
jrohn92 (105) - USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
You can taste that the hops and malts are well balenced. Over all a sweeter flavor and a smoothe palate.
Quinten (1037) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bright colden color, foamy lasting head,..very cheap, fully grainy and bitter one,...cant find one like thise in western europe and other bussiness parts in the world. exept germany.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small dense, light-yellow head; clear old-golden beer. Rather intense grains nose, popcorn, slightly toasted, hazy, with a hint at noble hops. Dry, near-hoppy initial flavour with a finish that is again grainy, but still quite dry. Some metallic bitterness lingering. Balance is quite good, sweetness nearly imperceptible, straw-like. Light body, faint grist slickness. Very good Bohemian pilsener, vying with good Franconian and ditto Czech examples. Many thanks to the Slovak Urselians!
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). -just another ordinary 10%pils, hoppy and malty aroma, fizzy and a bit too sweet, mild bitter finish, highly drinkable, but Smadny 12% is much better