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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9207) - San Diego County, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1452) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle from Cuso. Thanks! Pours a cloudy dark orange with a white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, bread, noble type hops. Spicy hops hit you first, followed by a long, drawn out bready malt. Finishes dry. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3940) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at Klasterni Strahov. Slightly hazy gold pour. Malty, biscuity aroma, not really toasty like a traditional polotmave, light caramel notes. Malty, biscuity flavour, light honey, much more reminiscent of a malty svetle than an acutal polotmave. Palate is silky, smooth carbonation, smooth finish. Not inspired by Czech tradition, but still quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shaney (2426) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013
Bernsteinfarben mit reichlich Schaum. Getreidiges Malzaroma hopfig unterlegt. Startet ungewöhnlich süß wie bayrisch Blockmalz, wird dann aber zunehmend würziger. Die Hopfenherbe ist verhalten. Solide Braukunst vom Klosterberg Prags!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDesmadre (2018) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Aroma is lots of toasted bread and herbal Saaz hoppiness, plus notes of fruit and nuts. Simple yet masterfully put together. Medium body, soft, balanced, malty taste, medium bitterness and a hoppy-nutty aftertaste. Seems I have found the perfect vienna, it’s so quaffable, I would like to drink bucketloads of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1551) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
Amber Kobber klar skum crem lang Malt brćndt třmmer humle citrus frugt Bitter modrat sřd lidt Livlig vandede 5-4-6-4-12 aug 12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1964) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2012
Keg at the Brewpub. Pours a reddy Amber with a thick White head. Aroma of sweet malt and grassy hops. Flavour is not as sweet as other Viennas. More lagery. Nice grassy Saaz hops lead to a pleasant bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (792) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 On tap at the brewpub. Pours lovely amber color with thick creamy white head. Aroma is malt, hops, honey, copper. Taste very similar. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 On tap at the brewpub. Lightly hazy amber colour. Big white head. Aroma grassy, hoppy, very light citrus fruits. Taste medium hoppy, nice hop profile with some citrus fruits, light sweet caramel. Very nice balance. Finish is floral medium. Very good beer.

Rerate at Hostinec Richtar Jakub. Aroma malty, caramel, lightly nutty, apricot. Clear amber colour. Taste is caramel malty, grassy hoppy. Quite high sweetness and bitterness both. Finish lightly sourish, bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (7159) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2012
Tap @ Klasterni Pivovar Strahov, Prague. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, bread, grassy hops. Flavor of malt, sweet fruit, grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 070812

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