kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at U Medvidku, Prague, January 2014. Claer dark gold with a big, frothy, dark white head. Caramel biscuit and a little grain aroma, bitter and butter taste that goes down smoothly. Light bodied, smooth, a little sweet finish.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glowing dark orange with a thin white head - very attractive. Nose doesn’t give me much; faint malts and soft fruits. Flavours of sweet toffee malt and nil bitterness imply a Vienna. Nothing remarkable here.
jjgmd (1359) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Prague at U Medvidku restaurant. Nice dark appearance, good head. Smell is malty with a bit of spice. Taste is a bit yeasty and malty, and finish is short. Nothing outstanding but in these parts anything with taste is appreciated. Heading back to the USA, cannot wait for my craft IPAs, stouts and porters.
Erzengel (2327) - 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.
fajry (363) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Výčap U Medvídku. Vôňa bylinková, cukríková. Pena biela. V chuti zvláštna umelina, cukríky, ľahko pikantné, bylinkové. V dochuti dosť cítiť alkohol a drevitosť. Stredné telo.
Peej (1) - USA - DEC 7, 2010 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow. Had this beer and another from the brewery in the pub that is attached to U Medvikdu. This beer was so overwhelmed by diacetyl that it tasted like a liquid butterscotch candy without the sugar. Extremely disappointing, given the high quality of all other beers in Prague.
I cant believe anyone could review this beer and not notice this massive flaw. I asked the bartender if it was a bad batch, but apparently it always tastes this way. Buttered popcorn is great, but not in beer. If you want a test beer to see what diacetyl (and the failure to aerate your wort before piching yeast), this is the one.
saxo (13796) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy amber. Aroma and taste are lactose acid, chewing gum, caramel and hops.
Geuzelambix (243) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is a tad sour, the color is beautiful and rich, the taste is ok but not awesome.