sayravai (4666) - 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 (16) - 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 (3359) - 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 (6287) - 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 (7036) - 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.
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Good lager. Pours amber with small white head. Hoppy aroma and taste. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. That’s nice.
EithCubes (4414) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled German version. Clear golden color, disintegrating head reduces to nothing. Doesn’t smell like something I’d want to drink. Industirally malty aroma, medium carbonation, a tad tinny, cereal used? Soft mouthfeel, low bitterness, czech hops. Off-kilter balance, to be avoided.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big, creamy white head over clear yellow body. Faint, clear, acidic aroma. Clean, light bitter taste with a dry finish. Clearly well made, but doesn’t really taste anything much. (On tap.)
yarry (516) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Brought back from Germany by my brother. 500 ml, 5% a/v.
Medium sized dense off white head. Pours a beautiful gold colour! Smells of citrus and slightly grainy. Tastes hoppy with hints at a fruity taste. Finish is also hoppy. All in all a very nice crisp beer!