Ernest (6597) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6364) - 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.
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, 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)
deanso (6326) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2010 50cl glass on tap at the U Medvidku
.Hazy amber colour. Decent head. Nice beer
daniele (6291) - ITALY - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata buona schiuma buona persitenza naso fruttao maltato leggero caramello frutta sciroppata in bocca attacco dolce legnoso piuttosto acidula non molto amara
gunnar (6200) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at U medviku brewpub.
Medium dark , big frothy off white head.
Semi sweet with taste of malt and even a touch of honey. Finishes off nice and dry,
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at U Medvidku, Praha.
Nice hazy amber coloured, lasting thick creamy head. Pleasant mild roasted malty, hoppy and slight yeasty aroma but a way too watery. Dry bitterish finish.
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.
larsniclas (5936) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled, from rlgk]
Loads of butterscotch and some honey in both aroma and flavour.
Rather fruity too, though a bit thin.
Cuso (5692) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Dark amber color with medium long lasting white head. Caramel malty aroma. Taste, malt, caramel, light bitterness in finish.