swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
the strongest beer from CZ Prague mikrobrewery, very much alcohol inside but not so sweat like Primátor double 24
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought home from Prague.
Stron vinous aroma and flavour. Syrupy. Port, candy sugar, nothing bitter to balance the sweetness. More of an experiment than a truly successful beer.
thewolf (10703) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought and enjoyed @ U Medvídků, Prague.
WOW! How is this a 3.01 beer? Pours a wonderful muddy red with a very small, creamy yellow head that almost disappears as I pour. I don’t know what to expect from this apart from the label saying 12,6 %. Very nice aroma of strawberries, caramel and green apples. Some maltiness behind it, but all seems to gel extremely well - no sign of alcohol. Low carbonation and very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is extremely fruity, the strawberries again coming to the fore, some apples again and now raspberries. Also pineapple and caramel. Quite vinious, but nowhere do I feel 12, 6 % (until I get up and try to balance on the bar). So sad that this is rated so low.
yespr (29424) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle at the brewpub. Pours golden amber and hazy with a lacing tan head. Berry citric aroma, quite inviting. Full bodied. Flavour is mild citric to berry fruity with a mild acidic touch. Dry wooden barrel note. Finish is a mix of barrel and berry fruity flavours with notes of overripe fruit. Solid, smooth and nice.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is leather, some chocolate and sweet malts. Flavour is very sweet plummy malts along with mild chocolate, spices and also the alcohol, which fits this beer perfect. Raisins in the finish. As it warms up also some notes of honey become evident.
armando629 (2370) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What the hell have you tasted? This is a good and strong beer with a big personality. Dark brown body with a small delisicious head. Fruity and liqueric aroma of chocolate, raisins and toffee. Fine taste with oily and fruity mouthfeel, plum and raisins, chocolate, some coffee or toffee...Complex, syrupy body.I like it....
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet caramel with malt and mild smoke. Pours a clear brown color with a ring of tan lace. Very sweet flavor of caramel and malt, not too good. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and gentle carbonation. Average.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the "U medvidku", Praha: Deep amber coloured, quickly vanishing beige-brownish head; dried fruit, roasted malt in the sweet-caramelly nose; full sweet flavour, full bodied, a bit sirupy; leather and tobacco in the sweet finish, rounded by a shy bitter aftertaste. Absolutely not my cup of tea, but a very interesting cough-syrup....
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 330 ml, avec bouchon de céramique, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel fruité en arrière goût. (Rating #1603)
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 IMPORTANT NOTE: My score is for the bottle because I suspect that’s what most people will experience. However the tap and the bottle are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT beers.
Score for Tap: 4.6
Score for Bottle: 1.6
TAP RATING (4.6)
In short: A fantastic Scotch Ale (one of the best I’ve ever had) calling itself a European Strong Lager
How: Tap at brewpub (U Medvídků, Prague)
The look: Clear dark-ruby body with a large beige head
In long: Intense caramel and fruits nose. I could literally smell this beer two feet away. Body is as smooth and thick as one can hope. Lots of caramel covering a fruit cake fresh out of the oven. Figs, dates, and all other dark fruits. Some liquorice. Very sweet but not sugary and surprisingly highly drinkable. A masterpiece.
BOTTLE RATING (1.6)
In short: A problematic (borderline gross) sweet toffee and rotten dark fruits melting pot.
How: Bottle, fresh, purchased directly at brewpub (U Medvídků, Prague) and drank one week later
The look: Clear amber body with a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is unpleasant old garbage bag with organic detritus. Taste is very sweet toffee/caramel (almost cloying) and rotten fruits. Body is syrupy and lifeless. A light out of place sourness. Gets gross pretty quickly.
IN CONCLUSION: What can I say? The tap is a masterpiece and the two bottles we had were both gross. Despite being both gross the two bottles we had were slightly although they were purchased the same day at the same place. How can a pub brew such a masterpiece on tap that turns up to be such a crap in the bottle is as inexplicable as why Tarzan doesn’t have a beard.