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Brewed by U Medvídků
Style: Polotmavý
Prague, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011
IMPORTANT NOTE: This rating is for the tap version of the beer. From this brewery I also had the X33-Beer on tap and it was simply amazing so I bought bottles and they were all very bad. THESE GUYS CANNOT BOTTLE. I suspect the low rating are because of the bottles. I didn’t try the bottle version of this beer.
In short: An amazing woody pilsner. Different and trully excellent.
How: Tap at brewpub (U Medvídků, Prague)
The look: Partly cloudy golden copper body with a large creamy beige head
In long: Nose and taste are not intense but really out of this world. Oak and wood very present and harmoniously tied to the various smooth fruity flavours of tropical fruits, citrus and even strawberries. This is the closest thing (the only thing) I found in Czech Republic that had a similar flavour profile as the Unfiltered un-pasteurized aged in wooden barrel Pilsner Urquell that we get at the end of the Pilsner brewery tour. This one was a bit sweeter with more caramel and bigger fruit profile but not enchanting. How can a brewery make such amazing beers on tap and such terrible bottles. I Medvídku beers and Skoda automobiles are two great Czech products that are just not suitable to be put in bottles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2408) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2008
Nice hazy amber appearance, small beige head. Aroma of caramel and some buttery malt. In the flavour i felt a little the barique taste. Nice beer from the smallest brewery of Prague. I wondering about X33...

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of BelJohansen. Pours a hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly buttery nose. Medium-bodied, some caramel and a rather solid bitterness. 160408

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20748) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and malts with notes of butterscotsch. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and hops with notes of buttescotsch. Dry hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished off white head. Butterish and light caramel malt aroma. Flavour is dry malty and butterish. Light acidic note and a mild bitterness. Mild spiced note. Ends light acidic to citric with a light bitter spice note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
[Thanks Heino] Amber with medium off white head. Seeet fruity aroma with caramel, spices and malty notes. Flavor goes the same way and holds notes of berries and ends sweet. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
En fűt. Pinte dégustée directement ŕ la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt de caramel avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #1588)

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ernest (6219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle (bought and consumed at the brewpub Nov 07, BB 12/07). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), with a note of vinegar. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. Unbelievably bad. Here’s the story. First they brought me the wrong thing, a mug of draught Budvar. Took 10-15 minutes to get them to take that off the table and bring the Medvicku bottle. Poured it and bang, instant whiff of vinegar. Got the waiter over (who at this point was probably already irritated) and asked if it smelled normal to him. He actually drank some out of my glass, said it was fine. He got his manager to come over, also said it was fine. Ok, ok, it’s fine, I’m sorry. Vinegar is normal for this beer apparently. I didn’t drink more than a few sips, paid, and bought the X33 from the desk on the way out...and found it was almost as terrible when I got back to the hotel. Sure, it’s possible I lucked upon two bad batches of two different beers, but I still don’t like those odds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Draught at U Medvidku. Hazy brown with a big beige head. Sweet toffee aroma. Sweet, toasty, toffee, and caramel flavor. Medium body with low carbonation. Very pleasant overall, but The brewpub kinda sucked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - NOV 3, 2007
Swing top bottle bought @ U Medvidku. Pours tangerine gold w/ cm thick head which sticks around and some minimal lacing. Predominant aroma is honeydew melon, slightly saccharine, like cotton candy, and faint flowery hops. Rather solid mouthfeel, w/ upfront malts leading to dry, pilsnerish finish, mild yeastiness, leafy hops melding smoothly. Quite lovely and unique, made by my favorite Czech pivovar.


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