DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swingtop courtesy of Ma and Pa Jenner, with accompanying t-shirt. Ruddy amber pour with a slight haze. Intensely rich, buttery caramel malty aroma with a faintly strawberryish hop background. Sickly at first, but a velvety grower. Soap, butter and caramel. A lick of twiglety yeast. Soapily bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Buttery aftertaste. Not really a fan of the style, but enjoyed this.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brew Pub
Aroma floral herbal aromatic nose, light sweet malts beneath. Sublime complexity, touch of gourmet chocolate finishing.7+
Appearance darker amber, creamy beige top with fragmental lace. Good presentation.
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Aromatic with light hop acidity. Body itself was soft and smooth. Finish notably drier. Perfectly brewed.
Ernest (5879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewpub, served in a soccerball-shaped beerglass with a huge muffin top head. amber, faintly hazy. aroma of various types of melon. a bit of a hit of alcohol, compost (but in a good way), light and dry bitterness. not way exciting but very drinkable. suffered a bit in comparison with the unfiltered budvar that they also have on tap there.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge offwhite lasting head. Amber body. Aroma of dried fruit and malts with milky caramel notes. Hard to work out against a background of cigarette smoke, but think I did it. Dry-sweetish honey and dried fruit taste with resiny straw and earth notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dry wooden resiny grassy aftertaste with chalky notes. Grassy caramel taste lingers for a long time. Excellent! (0.33l bottle at U Medviku.)
Svesse (5670) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at U Medvídku brewpub, Prague, 19 July 2008) Reddish brown colour, slightly hazy, with frothy lasting beige head. Malty nose with notes of toffee, spices (clove?), chocolate and leather. Malty taste with toffee, nuts and a spicy, bittersweet finish. Medium body. Very nice start to my Prague holiday.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub.
Lovely hoppy aroma. Chewy, grainy, sweet and sour amber beer. The freshness is very prominent.
Flowery dry finish.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is a deep Amber color, with a very small head, quickly fading. Rich, nutty, malty, bitter-sweet aroma. Spicy and nutty, slightly sweet, with caramel, raisins. Very aromatic. It’s really nice. The flavor is nice as well. It has a very big flavor, very full of malt. It’s sweet but not overly so. It’s relatively light on the hops, but they are there. Tastes like dried fruit, caramel. It’s relatively light on carbonation, and heavy bodied. There’s a touch of sour flavor, just a touch. It seems to balance it nicely. It has a decent bitter finish, leaving a kind of bitter, dry aftertaste that lingers on. This is a fantastic beer.
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)