thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, bought @ a Billa supermarket in Prague.
Pours clear, light pale golden with a medium, creamy, white head. Okay duration. Aroma is sweet, malty, doughy and brewing cereal. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious and very malty. A good deal of sweetness. Not my thing.
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unpasteurized beer, good presentation dark yellow and big opaque with very withe foam like the one of sea. taste is a nice experience of balance between roasted malts and fine hops, the resul is an incredible sensation into the mouth and the end is exquisite.
dEM1972 (53) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle lets it down. The taste makes up for the rest; solid enough and full bodied
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear deep golden. Buttery malty nose. Sweet and fruity with impressive rounded body. Hops lie in the background to the buttery fruity malt. A touch of orange in a warming finish. Well made all they way, but just not as interesting as their best beers.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Clean honeyed malt sweetness pervades this professionally-crafted and serviceable Svetlé Specialni.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the coppery golden.
-This is very low on the hops, and thus not balanced at all. Hop spiciness only shows up in the finish, and very discreetly.
-The body is sturdy and well crafted.
-This not nearly as compelling as their Rytir Bitter.
-It is very drinkable for 6.5%.
-The honeyed maltiness benefits from some whispering cookie notes to add complexity.
kappldav123 (4292) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The bottle looks good, but not as good as the others bottles of the brewery. Sweet aroma. But it tastes not sweet. The flavor is dry, partly sharp. Not a really good beer.
Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden yellow, creamy head. Well-balanced brew, bitter-sweet. Malty and hoppy, slightly sweet. Dry finish.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden, nice lasting white head. Hoppy metallic aroma, some alcohol notes. Hoppy flavor, with some alcohol showing. Im not that impressed...
pivnizub (8370) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (bought at the brewery): Pours deep golden with a thin,lasting foamy layer, stiching to the glass; sweet malty nose with shy traces of honey and a tinge of alcohol; sweet malty flavour, long bitter-sweet finish with a bitterness becoming more impressive towards the end. Well balanced, a bit sticky, full bodied. A good, not boring strong one.......
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. pretty golden. rum’n’raisin aroma. tasted of green apple and honey with some faint alcohol. one of the better czech strong lagers