MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed maltiness lather a herbal hop tenacity in this sturdily-built and immensely quenching Svetlé Specialni.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Lofty foam bobs atop the clear dark golden.
-The hoppy second half is both herbal and leafy, and lingers nicely.
-Carbonation is big-bubbled and helps to increase drinkability.
-Malts also offer bready notes.
Bottle; best before June ’08.
Quack-Duck (7522) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Pivní Galerie. Clear golden colour, medium-size head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Full-bodied bitter-sweet, very malty and very hoppy at the same time, exactly how I love Bohemian 14° lagers. A shy hint of marzipan is present. Well-balanced, a lovely brew.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled. pale golden, light white head. aroma of underripe apple and vanilla. reasonably drinkable for a czech strong, decent bitterness
Furseth (1930) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Clear golden colour, with a nice head. Aroma of malt,gras hay,citric and hops. Flavor is almost the same, Thin to medium body with a smout round mouth feeling. Nice dcitric/hopy finish.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Quite boring dark golden body with a big big bubbled white head; Not to interesting, not to big sweet malty nose, sharp carbonation in generally sharp body, bitter; Bitter not really interesting finish, very plain malty aromas, some cardboard. Quite boring and not really good.
pivnizub (8585) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep golden coloured, big lacing white head; herbal hops, honey, sweet-malt and a tinge of cardboard in the nose; moderate bitter-sweet taste, light to medium-bodied; a touch of alcohol in the dryish herbal-bitter finish. Not a well balanced Pilsener..........
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light pear and perfume aroma. Golden/yellow color, white head, few lace. Sweet, bitter, bit orange, perfume, sticky.
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 April 2003. Johan Comenius was a radical educationalist who while bishop of the Moravian Church introduced educational ideas that later influenced Montessori and Piaget. It's a shame his name was put on such a dreadful beer. The strong bitter taste is crude, as though made from a combination of cheap, stale hops and used tea leaves. [1.3]
Aug 2004. I'm sorting through my beer collection and extracting the out of date beers. This poor bastard died in June last year. It kept being left because it was clearly a very poor beer - and, of course, the older it was getting, the less appealing it was becoming. However, drinking it now I'm quite impressed. I think 14% translates into 6% abv, but I could be wrong because this is a fairly full bodied and silky beast which has done more than merely survive. It seems to have actually improved. The strong bitterness I noticed a year ago has certainly softened. The hop flavour is not cardboardy. Mmmm. I'm actually impressed with this. Buttery. Honey notes. Herbal, spicy notes. This is like a mellow Belgian Blonde. I can feel the alcohol having an effect on my brain. This has to be more than 6%. This is very pleasant. Very enjoyable. Wonder of wonders!