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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Tap @ Klásterní Pivovar Strahov, Prague.
Pours muddy, dark amber with a big, lightly creamy, white head. Aroma is malty, good caramel, weak grass and hay. Medium carbonation, great creaminess. Flavour is marred by the tiniest amount of cardboard, otherwise, it’s great. Caramel backbone with super dry hoppiness, grass and light fruitiness. Ends with a long, lingering caramel note. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
From tap at Strahov Monastary Prague ... Hazy red orange ... light hop nose ... mellow fruity ... some blood orange ... little tart ... very pleasent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
From tap at brewpub. Pours hazy/unclear deep orange with a slowly collapsing, creamy and off-white. Solid breadish and spiced aroma. Flavour is sweet breadish with a nice hoppy spice touch. Quite nice flavour. Ends dry and bitter with a nice spice note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
Lovely reddish hazy beer with a fine fluffy head. A bit sweet, fruity, dry finish, lots of aromatic hops packed in. Easy drinking, yet with a nice nutty flavour. Good beer!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2008
Draught@brewpub. Hazy orange opaque colour with big beige bubbly head. Aroma is quite yeasty and malty. Flavour is yeast, malts, some hops and mild notes of wood. Also some diacetyl. Nothing very special.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Lovely average beige creamy head that mostly lasted. Somewhat cloudy amber color. Nice display of lacework. This was surprisingly hoppy with mild notes of dusty hops, hint of citrus, and in general I got this floral experience. Over the palate came lovely nutty, caramel, yeast and light grainy feel. Again this was a unique experience and I really enjoyed the scenario and the live music coming from the monastery nearby. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry smooth dusty texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor in a well balanced way. Dry floral bitter fresh and crispy finish. Ohhh yes I will have one more please.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Labeled "amber" at the brewery. Unfiltered orange/amber appearance to the body, with a small tan head on top. First flavor is chewy toffee malt, some sweet caramel as well, with the nose being quite similar but having some small notes of diacetyl, along with a strange but mild burnt nut scent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2008
Nice place but a little crowded. I could drink two samples of the brewery only at night because a lot of tourist. This beer worth the trouble, because it is a complex stuff. Nice hazy amber body and a pillowy-fluffy head. Delisicious appearance. Complex, fruity nose of floral hop, some bayern-vienna malt, delisicious yeast. The taste and the body is complex beacause of citurs flavours, balanced hop and good malt tastes. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinkable and rich beer...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.
-------- /> How: Tap at brewpub (Klásterní Pivovar Strahov, Prague)
The look: Partly cloudy dark-golden body with a large off-white head
To me a typical Czech Polotmavé (Czech Amber Lagers) is: Hay and biscuit wrapped in caramel. Very light fruity notes with no specific fruits giving the impression of slightly fruity caramel. Moderately sweet. Sweetness is well balanced by dry grassy hops. Body is smooth. Medium carbonation.
This one: As above but with less caramel and more Saaz hopping than average for the style making it feel halfway between a Svelté (Czech Pilsner) and a Polotmavé.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
En fűt. Pinte dégustée directement ŕ la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de citron et de malt. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt de citron et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Houblon en arričre goűt. (Rating #1512)


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