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


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.33   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2008
Golden with a small white head. Grain and hay aroma with a metallic twang. Thin and metallic sweet malt flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 20, 2008
a good lager but too bitter to my taste, gold appeareance and nule aromas,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
Can im guessin on the bus in Czech. Alround rating: Metallic, cornish, brewing cereal, ben there done that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4303) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 23, 2008
0.5l bottle, courtesy of an acquaintance who brought it from Prague (thanks Tomislav!), shared with heavy.
Poured a dull and pale golden colour with a small thick white head that went away very fast. The nose was weak, but a nice grainy maltiness is present and some hops. mineral water like bite. Hoppy bitterness surrounding a nice , if weak biscuity/fruity maltiness... somewhat herbal-spicy. Somewhat odd but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
Golden with an OK head. The aroma has notes of malt and slightly perfumed hops. The flavour is sweetish with notes of malt, hints of fruit and grapefruit in the finish, that has an OK bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Bottle. Absolutely clear yellow. Very active rising carbonation up to a strong white head with thick lacing. Nose is light apple juice and grains. Not very flavorful, a touch of sourness in the finish. Sharp palate with a thin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
500ml bottle from Tesco, Plzen. Paleish gold with thin white head. NO great aroma. Again like a lot of these beers, it’s fine, no bad flavours, only a bit of cardboard. Thinner than some others in the mouth though. Some lemon hop on finish. It’s not bad, just a little uninteresting. OK lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2008
50 cL bottle, 4.1% as Branik Svetle. Pours clear and golden orange with a white head. Aroma is bitterhops and light sweet cornish note. Flavour is light cornish with a light bitterness. Smooth and light bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 20, 2008
No 327
Bottle brown, 500 ml, 10P
Appearance: Pours bright, well filtered, but not perfectly clear (some strange sediment is floating in the body texture), yellowish to very bright golden body, carbonation of body is visually weak, head is white, foamy - rocky, rather weak and thin, quite quickly decreasing, giving no lacing, generally body colour looks like they added some extra corn.
Aroma: Aroma is much more pronounced than those of ’Vratislav’, citrusy freshness is on the top and somehow lower, when you sniff deeper, you can feel nice Moravian - grainy malty base. More pronounced, but looks real deepness or complexity, slightly grassy hoppyness.
Flavour: Front is sweet and mineral from quite considerable carbonation content, than when the beer gets through your mouth you can feel some rustyness and slight citrusy - hoppy freshness. Than when the gets warmer you feel grainy - Moravian malts, sweetness, becoming more present and very gentle citrusy hoppy nose with some slight perfume notes. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness at finish.
Palate: Body is light, texture is wattery, carbonation is medium on palate, finish feel is grainy, malty with aromatic hoppy nose on the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 22, 2008
0.5 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks a lot for sharing! This poured pale golden body with tiny head, clear without much carbonation. Fine aroma of some lemon, pear and grass hoppiness, spiced with its honey malty component. Flavor also very fine, slightly bitter, relatively full bodied and enjoyable. Bittersweet finish, which is not so good as the flavor could make it, but still nice. Definitely a decent Czech pilsener.

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