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


on tap


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RATINGS: 129   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
500 ml swingtop bottle. Courtesy of Jamedra, Thanks. Pours a gorgeous reddish-copper color with a big fluffy off-white head that has fantastic retention. The aroma is somewhat subdued with sweet malts, rock candy and a bit of spice. The taste is similarly subtle with sweet malts, bread, persimmons and something spicy. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation is lively. Finishes short and clean. Overall: Very satisfying and enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6147) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Fra fat pĺ bryggeripuben 8 Sep 13. Amber. Middels hřyt skum som varer en stund. Litt lacing. Uklar. Bra fruktaroma. Plommer. Smaken behagelig fruktig. Plommer & fersken. Litt syrlighet i ettersmaken. Smakte herlig etter en fin spasertur gjennom parken opp til klostret en varm sřndags formiddag.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1786) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Draught Aroma-yeast Appearance-amber, clear, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, bitter finish Overall-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (839) - - JAN 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1114) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2013
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2623) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 18, 2013
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2597) - 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 (6737) - 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 (3059) - 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 (749) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2013
On tap at Richtar Jakub in Bratislava. Overall very tasty and refreshing. Malty aroma, hoppy finish.

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