Brewed by Staropramen Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Pale Lager
Prague, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Braník is a typical Czech beer with a very refreshing taste, a natural "bite" and pure hopsy aroma. Braník Brewery was founded by a group of brewmasters from small historical breweries in 1899 under the name "Corporate Brewery of Prague Brewmasters".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
Pale lager without colour, aroma, or taste. A bit of head. Thanks to Jan Biegamann for bringing. Light mouthfeel, a bit of grassy hops appear at the finish. Malted down, though not too sweet,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (10919) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2006
500ml bottle. Clear pale golden coloured with a lasting white head. Smokey aroma. Medium palate. Hints of malty sweetness all the way through. A bit buttery (Session at Järnvägshotellet, Kiruna 13.07.2006).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6147) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle 0,5l. Golden brown. A lasting white head. Sweet aroma. Sweet malty and bitter flavour. Well balanced. A bit too carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2006
(Canned) Golden color with a smallish, bubbly head. Very mild aroma with some buttery hops, hints of honey and sweetish malt. Sweetish-corny-buttery-malty flavor with mild acidity. Some slightly harsh hops in the finish. Light-bodied, somewhat watery and fizzy-carbonated palate. A typical, quite boring and watery bulk lager - with some hops, though.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BranikMan (36) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2006
Smooth, drinkable, flavorful at a great price! The perfect beer taste! It has a bad reputation in the Czech Republic since it is popular with the homeless but it is really excellent. A hidden gem. The company is trying to improve the beer’s image. About two years ago they changed the logo and graphics to make it look classier. It is now made by Staropramen at the Smichov brewery as they closed down the Branik brewery this year.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2006
Just another boring Czech pilsener. Someone else wrote "industrial hops" and I really think that puts the finger on this beer... that and metallic. And soapy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4039) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 4, 2006
Like a SPanish cheapr lager, it was too watery and with a cat’s poo after taste alike, like sandy if you understand me.
Earlier Rating: 10/1/2005 Total Score: 3
NIce lager. I tried and I was fine after the whole pint, not a stong flavor, but not incipit as many of the lager beers. I like its bubbling and the foam was really quallity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Can. Pale gold with big white head. Average strong blend of sweet malts and hops. Aroma very typical. Light grainy finish. Body felt a bit on thinner side but strong grainy character was kept. Some fruity feel as well. Gentle hoppy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 Draught at Branicky Sklipek in Prague.
Served in a small 30 cl or a big 50 cl glass (by chice).
Light yellow color, small white head. Not much scent, but might be due to the extremely smokey environment. Big body, clear diacetyl/butterscotch flavor. Medium bitterness. Very refreshing, but not a lot of taste other than the butterscotch.
Earlier Rating: 2/19/2006 Total Score: 2.8
Bottle from the Swedish government owned "Systembolaget". February 18, 2006.
The version I tried, sold in Sweden, has 5.0% ABV.
Light golden color, lasting white head. Malty scent and taste. Low bitterness.

Rerate as "Branik Svetle 10 degree"
(Draught in Prague on June 24, 2008)
Clear golden color, fluffy creamy white head. Fruity malty crisp sweet scent. Sweet malty and a tad butterscotch taste. Very crisp, nice and refreshing. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Though nice afterbitterness. Some apples.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2006
Bottle. Good lager. Pours amber with small white head. Hoppy aroma and taste. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. That’s nice.

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