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Brewed by U Medvídků
Style: Polotmavý
Prague, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 131   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 (6096) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
geauxT (4) - Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2009 does not count
Very tasty clody; yeasty beer on tap at brepub in Prague. If you only have time for a couple of beers; skip the Bud at U Medviduku and have this

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2246) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Formidable présence en bouche, rondeur malté incomparable, finale herbacée. La bičre qui me convainc qu’un jour j’irai en Tchéquie!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augenlicht (2) - RUSSIA - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Really interesting taste, not just lager. Full body, some sweetness, without real bitterness

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2007
Draft - Beautiful deep hazy amber body, with a very thick off white head, leaving lots of lacing; Beautiful nose, very balanced and elegant with plain yeast notes and sweet barrel notes; Soft velvety textured body, small bubbled a very little sharp carbonation; Bitter sweet balanced fresh and pleasant; Long bitter and softly sweet finish, malty bitter with lots of warm malt aromas, soft and warm aromas. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2009
on tap at the brewery pours amber, tall light tan head. Toasted malt, bready nose. Carmel malt, earthyness(oak) and sweet carmel sugar flavors. Ends lightly spiced. Creamy mouth, low carbonation. Excellent.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6216) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Lovely hoppy aroma. Chewy, grainy, sweet and sour amber beer. The freshness is very prominent. Flowery dry finish. Outstanding!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Orker (10) - Frövi, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2009
On tap @ U Medvidku Brewery, Prague, Czech Republic Nice head and aroma. A lot of tase. One of the best I had during my visit in Prague

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (536) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je příjemně znát po chmelu a sladkých banánech, v pozadí je také znát pomeranč. Pěna je nízká, hrubší konzistence, lehce zlatohnědé barvy a držící. Barva samotného piva je světlejší opálová. Celkově pivo vzbuzuje příjemný dojem. Chuťově má pivo příjemný, ořechově hořký střed, který postupně nabírá na síle, sladký okraj připomínající švestkové pyré a klidný finiš s rychlím spádem který po sobě zanechává jen lehkou stopu v podobě vláčné hořkosti. Toto pivo je opravdu delikátní a originální, dobře pitelné a zároveň si člověk pochutná na jeho svérázné chuti.


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