Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle (5.0% alcohol, bought in Sweden). Golden coloured and with a tall white creamy head that clings to the glass. Crisp hoppy and fruity aroma. Some citrus and grass. Mellow flavours with a slightly sweet malt flavour. Little carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Little bitterness, disappointly little in fact, and the beer finishes very soft and a bit flat. Aroma is nice, and the flavour ok, but the finish is just boring.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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,
Rune (7348) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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).
Finn (3759) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0,5l. Golden brown. A lasting white head. Sweet aroma. Sweet malty and bitter flavour. Well balanced. A bit too carbonated.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(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.
BranikMan (27) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.