swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cereal and sweet aroma, golden, clear, rocky head, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy,
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr/KimJohansen. Pours a clear deep golden with a dense and creamy off-white head leaving some laces. Clean and malty aroma. Quite full-bodied with a solid malt base, a very soft mouthfeel and a dry, sulphurous and hoppy finish. 141208
KimJohansen (10398) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden with medium off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with hints of coriander. Sweet flavour with yeasty, caramel and malty notes. Sweet caramel towtrds the finish
yespr (36246) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a diminished white head. Dry hoppy aroma. Bitter hoppy flavoured with a mild caramel malty note. Malty and slight cornish finish with a dry bitter finish.
Grovlam (4171) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe] Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Somewhat clear golden color. Aroma of grass, floral notes, dusty flower, caramel. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet and bitter flavour. Bitter dusty floral finish.
daniele (6782) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chiara buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note maltate leggermente erbacei ma lievi naso piuttosto piatto in bocca malto e unfinale amaro
omhper (21769) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear deep golden, small head. Soapy aroma with some apple. Sweet, fruity and medium bodied with long malty flavour and a waelth of hay. Lingering resiny bitterness. Has lost some drinkability in the process of ramping it up to 6%.
MartinT (8661) - 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 (8862) - 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 (7702) - 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