heavy (2389) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
07/08 0.5 l bottle from a gas station near Ostrava. Had clear red body. Aroma is weak, but very nice, some slight sourness from lemony and apple hops with caramel malt. Flavor is nice, some sourness from apple and lemon hops with bitterness from roasted sugar and cofee, while sweet part is maybe the most intense, so the whole flavor is dominated by caramel. Pleasant and quite full bodied. Short cofeeish finish. Interesting and complex, but still don’t like it so much as some ordinary czech pilseners. But good one anyway!
dEM1972 (53) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It has that deep, Garnet colour, with a somewhat hoppy aroma; Bitter, somewhat acidic taste with hoppy elements somewhere in there, overly gassy; light watery aftertaste with a residual butterness that seems to leave this strange linger acidity on the tongue
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle green, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours deep, essential, clear, very transparent, strong tea of good quality like body colour, very interesting and nice with visually lively carbonation and initially medium head, very slowly decreasing to small, but not to minimal, frothy, off - white with decent and very nice lacing, the body actually is very deep and focused, essential amber in colour reminding clean and good quality English Bitter/ESB, really - nice firm head, some orange hue is prasent.
Aroma: Very mild, milky, covered with frothy and dense head that is small in size, but in fact very firm, slightly aromatic flowery hops being Zatec like, when it comes to malts it is very interesting and unusual experience for me as I’ve had only 1 or 2 Vienna Lagers before and really I have no great experience in assessing that unusual for me type of malt used in the beer. It’s very mild and something like being in between Pilzen malt and Munich malt, neither too Pilzen like nor to Munich like, so all in all not that pronounced, hiding somewhere at the background. A bit juicy with young cherry accent.
Flavour: Very nice and strong essential, refreshing citrusy bitterness attacking your tongue and binding it and hoppy aroma lifting your nose trills, flowery and floral hops are playing the great role here while the malty base is hidden at the background being kind of burned cherry seeds like. Some saltyness on palate from very well adjusted effervescence. Wonderfull and really unexpected flavour.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is dry (like in IPA or Bitter), carbonation on palate is very lively in deed and finish feel is essentially bitter, citrusy, grapefruity, unforgetable, fresh and clean. Great job of Staropramen Breweries once again.
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice appearance, I saw a big glass with red-brown liquid and exquisite head. Taste is toasted barely and bit hoppy.
armando629 (2455) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber color with a nice lacing head. Minimal aroma of malt, light taste of some caramel malt, little grassy hop. I expected more
SilkTork (5509) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cheap bottle from Prague Tesco. Pleasant reddish-amber colour. Quite dry with a sweetish malty awareness and a smudgy hop bitterness in the finish. Unremarkable but quite drinkable.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, opposite Ferdinand brewpub. Chilled pine nose with some fart, sulphur and metal. Dark gold (’semi-dark’) and lagery. Clean, crisp Saazy lemon notes and a smear of butter. Freshbread malty and hoppier as it warms.
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red-golden with a weak head. The aroma is hoppy and the flavour is rather full considering the style. It has notes of flower, honey and a nice sweetness and an Ok bitterness. Quite OK.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Sampled in 2003.] Not many notes left, but some bitterness was detected in this nice vienna.
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle- Dark golden/amber in colour with a small cream white head. Malty, grassy aroma. Slightly metallic taste with a refreshing malt taste with a very slight hint of toffee.