Marko (3746) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy’s (thanks again!). Daaark golden-amber body with a slightly off white head The aroma is a mix of malty and herbal notes, with some light orange popping up. Dry, nice taste, slightly grainy, yoghurty, somewhat creamy. Hoppy here & there if I remember correctly too. Hah, not the most useful of rates, my notes suddenly getting stupid.
klajmajk (90) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice amber color with big brownish head. Malty aroma with medium bitterness from hops. In its beer style it is one of the better ones.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, from pivoteka in pilsen. rich shade of clear amber with a modest and uneven head; flavour of honey on buttery toast; plenty of steady malt flavours but a bit bland in the finish
promontor (57) - HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Pivo. Starts with quickly vanishing thick head. Aroma is mildly breadlike.Color is rather light amber, I definitely would not categorize it as polotmay, too pale is its colour for hat category. Taste is balanced between malty sweetness and breadlike sourness. Some spices and nuts also recognizable but the body is rather thin. Palate is OK, maybe too weak carbonation in the end even for me. Aftertaste is spicy and definitely better than what I expected after the tasting. Nice and acceptable, after all. Marketed as a "viennese" and rightly so, a bit atypical for a Czech lager.
Thomasalias (319) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pivo Sörvendéglő, Budapest. Clear, light amber color with medium white head. A bit sour, malt and caramel aroma, because of the Vienna malt. It has heavyer body and more creamy texture than a classic Pilsner. A bit sour, Pils taste. Average carbonation and malt, caramel finish. More creamy and rich than a Bohemian Pilsner, but also not so hoppy. Delicious one.
Roublard (147) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Color is really impressive - reddish dark golden honey amber with unstable and quickly vanishing white foam. Very interesting taste - starts with a bit bitter and well carbonized shot, then it is stabilized to some nuts malts notes and finishes by a bit dry and slightly hopped finish. Body is too thin, I’d say. Anyway, not too bad, nice beer, but with some lacks.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Kulovy Blesk. Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with grainy notes and a touch of DMS. Dry and malty flavour with an ever so faint metallic note
culchiem (2224) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is light bittered malt. Flavour is malt, a little creamy base with a lingering sweet mouthfeel.
mithe (761) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 (Bottle 0,5l)
Sweet malty, some spicy notes, later some hops aroma. Light hazy orange color. Medium white head. Light sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Light sticky texture. Astringent, light bitter finish.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Foxy-copper beer with a cream-coloured, slowly imploding head. Lots of caramel, maltsyrup, later rainwater and garden herbs - and again caramel. Toast, roastgravy heavily diluted with water, caramel, parsley. Very light and neutral, but, also because of its refreshing qualities, agreable. Some faint bitterish astringency. Rather spritzy carbonation, trying to mask the virtually empty finish and aftertaste. Honestly, it’s OK, but a good Spéciale Belge would have more fireworks inside. Thanks to Peter!