Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.
caesar (5877) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Cloudy orange color, short head. Aroma of pickles, caramel malt. Sourish taste, bit bitter, dry as well. Barnyard. Slight sweet, cardborad. Dry finish. Strange and off-balance.
Erzengel (5800) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to MisoW for the bottle. Shared with ThirstyBird. Nose is wood-like but nicely fresh. The beer starts malty, musty, the wood gets to the taste quickly. The mainpart is dark malt (not roasted) and wood. Some cherry-aroma possible. The aftertaste is long, not bitter, wood, malt and nearly no sweetness.
--> a very interesting brew! But a bit neutral. No real outstanding aroma I think.
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Dogbrick’s Eurostash tasting on 4.30.09. Cloudy amber pour with a medium beige head. Tart aroma with yeast, malt and metal. Crisp and sour flavor with a bit of fruit. Judging by the other ratings I’m guessing this shouldn’t have a sour flavor, but hell, it didn’t taste bad. They should change the name to "wild lager" on the bad bottles and charge five times as much for them.
Borresteijn (5572) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap and bottled @ U Medvidku. Hazy amber colour, big white head. Aroma of butter, hops and malts. Flavour is the same, distinct bitterness, especially in the bottled sample. From tap, highly drinkable.
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top at U Medvídku. Aroma of hops and malts but mostly caramel...hops remind me of dishwater recently used for an icing-laden platter...but not soapy. Hazy chestnut/amber brown, does let the light through somewhat. Beige head. Some latent fruitiness in the back of that nose. As for taste, bitter and hoppy, mostly bitter. Light-bodied wih aspirations of earning a medium. Caramel. Strong bitter, flowery hoppiness. Interesting dry toasty bitterness. Not a huge fan, but this is interesting
Idiosynkrasie (5152) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle [Three cheers for Tanja & Verena, World’s best "non-professional" beer caterers, an extra "thanks" to Verena in this case!]. Slightly cloudy amber colour with small, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Slightly bready and minimally spicy malty aroma, a touch of dried fruit, spicy grassy hoppy overtones. Taste is malty spicy, minimally sweet, some dried fruit, peach, apricot or the like, bitter hoppy counterweight. Decent.
BlackHaddock (5081) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown flip-top bottle containing 33cl of beer, freshness date of 30th April 2009, drank 20th July 2009. Bought at the brew-pub it was made in purely to review on BA and now here.
Hope the beer stands up to being a little under-fresh.
It is nearly midnight and I’ve been in the garden all day grafting, my garden looks a picture and I’m thirsty, this is the beer I’ve choosen to quench my thirst! Slotted into the fridge early evening, so the review is of a cooled rather than cold Oldgott.
Poured in one, into my huge ’Judas’ tulip glass. The bottle opened with a resounding crack and poured a cloudy orange, dirty dull amber colour. On top of the body sat a full, well formed white foaming head. The head did fall away, but lacing and some foam was still there at the end.
Aroma is Belgian to my nose, a sweet and sour mix with yeast and spices trying to grab your nasal hairs.
Sour, like a lambic, is it off or should it taste like this? I think the vinegar fly might have got in my bottle.
Only 5.2%ABV, but the sourness masks even that lowly strenght, strange, wierd and not very friendly in my opinion.
Not what I was expecting, reasons? Maybe the date, maybe the bottle is off, maybe not cold enough, maybe I should have poured it more sedately, but this beer was a let down (and not cheap, even at its brewpub).
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@DTS. Lactic aroma, yoghurt and malts underneath. Hazy, amber color, tiny off-white head, few lace. Malty, lactic sourness, bitter, bit woody. Astringent, woody dry. Has potential but just isn’t it.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Dutch Ratebeer Session. The beer has a sourish aroma with pickles and manure. Hazy, copper coloured with an off-white lace. Taste is a bit sweet, sourish. Bit malt. Strange beer, probably infected.