Brewed by Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Style: Polotmavý
Prague, Czech Republic


on tap


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Bottom fermentation, medium full and medium bitter whole malt beer. Vienna lager and Bavarian Märzen were the inspiration for its composition. The color is closer to Märzen and the bitterness closer to Vienna lager. Märzen, Czech March beer, used to be cooked in March, which is still rather cold. Nowadays we have mechanical cooling and, therefore, we cook amber all year round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Amber with white head. Aroma is biscuit, dough, light earth notes. Flavor is similar to the aroma with grains and sweetness. Good, easy lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6233) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013

Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a nice creamy off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Slight sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild caramel malty and fine fruity.
Overall impression: Nice refreshing and tasty ale.
Personal stats: Bottle as Svatý Norbert Speciální Polotmavé 13 from a trade with Cuso

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2622) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2013
On tap. Pours hazy amber color with white head. Aroma grassy, hoppy and bit malty. Tastes prety the same as aroma, with some fruit hints. Hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Karol (731) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2013
On tap at Richtar Jakub in Bratislava. Overall very tasty and refreshing. Malty aroma, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9502) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 500 ml bottle as Sv Norbert Special Beer Amber Lager. BB? From Cuso. Cheers!
Hazy brown colour with a small white head. Berries, mild diacetyl sweetness, mild bitterness and some farmyard notes in the aroma. The flavour is quite nice. There’s bitterness, candy sweetness, hops and biscuit malt in the flavour. Bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrW (488) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2013
On tap @ Strahov, Prague. Unfiltered. Aromas of grain (but again, it was in the air that day), hops, fresh, creamy, dairy. Amber body, off-white creamy head. Sparkling and lacing. Fruity taste, clear hops, mild bitterness. A slightly bitter finish, refreshing yet warming. Medium bodied, full taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14532) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Thanks to Ryan for sharing this. The pour is amber in color with an off-white head. Toasted bread and sweet malt on the nose. Really fruity and heavy on the esters, too. Sweet malty flavor. Lots of toast and bread with a ton of fruit esters. Pear, apple, and grapes. Light hops in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle thanks to GT2’s friends. Amber body, thick white head, smelled of pear, a little fruity but very drinkable. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2013
From tap @Richtár Jakub, Bratislava. Dense eggshell colored top. Shiny amber body. Light grassy and fruity hop aroma, paired by a whiff of toasty and light caramelly malts. Toasted malt flavor as well. Medium bitterness, more earthy than fruity. Healthy body. Balanced malty and light bitterish ending. Good stuff. [13.04.13]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
500mL flip-top thanks to Mowbeer as "Sv. Norbert Special Amber". Clear, full amber. Medium head with healthy lacing. Nose is sweet cherry, amaretto, licorice, mace. Really nice. Taste is dark bread, whole wheat crust, cracked grain. No caramel surprisingly unlike the Czech pilsners that were caramel laden. You would think it would be reversed. Denser palate. Malt forward all the way but not cloying or sticky. Nice.

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