rlgk (8464) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Golden, yellow, white head that leaves quite fast. Bready, malty aroma. Marcipan and almond in the flavor, hoppy and somewhat spicy finish.
Ingevara (746) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GOlden standard-lager color, but the aroma is much greater. It is not as dry as most czech beers, has a well balanced sweetness with lots of malt in the palate. A nice beer that I could drink a lot of.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very aged sample, label spells it as Branická Desitka Fully clear golden; head gone in secs. Hay, nuts, butter (younger, this would have probably been diacethyl). Nutty (hazel- and walnuts) taste. Was never hoppy to begin with, now the last trace has gone, leaving just (partly oxydized) maltiness. There IS some apple flavour as my learned colleague hereunder states, but in this case more like an overyear dried apple with a hint at its former fruitsour. Very light palated. That the beer falls flat is due to its age, and doesn’t reflect on the marks given. Exactly what it is; a light, cheap session beer for the Praha pubs.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2005 Total Score: 2.8
Clear gold, little white head. Bourbon cask nose (which certainly NEVER contained this beer), rest very flat grain. Flat grains taste, even some chaff. Pale malts. Light bodied, bit empty. BO-O-O-OORING pilsner. How can Staropramen use the name of another Prague brewery?
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The colour is yellow with a weak tint of gold. The compact white foam is two fingers thick.
The smell is fresh and a bit malty with some notes of a simple bitterness.
The carbonation is quite strong, which suits its style fine.
The taste is gentle with some sweet malt and a growing bitterness (Saaz?); there are some notes of with bread. The quite simple and bitter aftertaste got some notes of diacetyl.
Just another Czech pils: Neither exceptional nor bad.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour with a white fast disappearing head. Malty aroma with a slight fruity sweetness. Malty flavor with hints of fresh apple. Light bitter finish.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a light-colored beer. Not much else to say, except that there are many different beers that are better to have while in the Czech Rep. Also, this could have possibly been the Branik 10 svelte also listed when searched for branik. My bottle said Branik Povodni Receptura Azlozeno Ceskym Sladiky...which doesn’t mean anything to this American.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap in Prague. Has a slightly industrial flavour, pretty thin, with minimal saaz bitterness, ends up feeling more like you’re average European Lager. Very pale, with not a lot of flavour.
bierkoning (9567) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color. Slight hoppy aroma and flavor. Just a hint of glue and fresh grass. Lovely light lager. Clean, soft but tasty.
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned. Pale golden, brief head. Appley, lightly grassy aroma. Light bodied and medium dry with fairly soft mouthfeel. Low-medium bitterness. Industrialized version of Czech pils. Boring, but drinkable.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not very pleasant. Some soap in the aroma. Quite metallic flavour with a hoppy finish. Bitter bu weak aftertaste.