woodychevy (793) - - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a special bottle hand delivered from Czech republic by Mom and Dad. Figuring out how to add rating was like a lesson in Czech. Jantar = amber. Polotmavy (the style) literally translates to "shadowy". This is the real deal- the amber lager of the Czech Republic. Pours a nice deep orange with a decent head. Has the definite crispness of a lager with some of the warmth that a darker malt brings. Fairly light mouthfeel and a good amount of bitterness in the finish. Definitely has spicy notes typical of the region. Really ncie. Perfect way to celebrate move.
angelkostvo (1058) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour, 1 finger white head. Aroma of malts, honey. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Very drinkable
andrepintado (2418) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle thanks to Jamedra. Nice cloudy dark orange color with persistent smooth white head. Carbonatio is soft. Body is medium. Aroma is malty, brett, basement, wood, hop. Lovely!
Capa (2556) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with white head. Aroma is biscuit, dough, light earth notes. Flavor is similar to the aroma with grains and sweetness. Good, easy lager.
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
MisoW (2914) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Karol (738) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Richtar Jakub in Bratislava. Overall very tasty and refreshing. Malty aroma, hoppy finish.
rosenbergh (9667) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
MrW (518) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.