Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Back from a Czech Republic pub-crawl this is part of my express ratings for the “typical” Světlý 11°- (Czech light Pils), Světlý 12°+ (Czech Pils), Polotmavý (Czech Amber Lagers) and Tmavý (Czech Black Lagers). Non-typical beers will receive personalized descriptions after the express ratings.mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2012
How: Tap at brewpub (Pivovar Bašta, Prague)
The look: Cloudy amber body with a large beige head
To me a typical Czech Polotmavé (Czech Amber Lagers) is: Hay and biscuit wrapped in caramel. Very light fruity notes with no specific fruits giving the impression of slightly fruity caramel. Moderately sweet. Sweetness is well balanced by dry grassy hops. Body is smooth. Medium carbonation.
This one: As above with the dry grassy hops head-to-head with a surprising lemony tartness in the finish. More refreshing but less involving. Still very good.
Pivovar Bašta, Prága. Opálos barnásvörös szín, piszkosfehér krémes-tömör, nagy és kitartó hab. Aszalt szilvás, mazsolás, vajkaramellás, malátás és enyhén komlós, nagyon finom illata van. Íze sem különb, melyben halványan még kevés friss gyömbér is érződik, teljesen megbolondítva a lelkes kóstolót. Nagyon-nagyon finom, közepesen testes, üdítően ható keserédes vienna, amit ráadásul egy karnyújtásnyira főznek. A három főzetből álló szortiment legjobbja, kipróbálásra fokozottan érdemes. Marduk (7912) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2016
Tap (Basta, Prague). Hazy chestnut color. Huge size, thick beige head, stays. looks nice. Sweet, grainy and shy hops in aroma. Sweet, grains, tiny bit of honey, humble roast in taste. Roast and grainy in aftertaste. Nice bitterness. One of the best Polotmavy’s I’ve ever had! Excellent brew! JanNathanFeit (175) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2017
dough, spruce, caramel, brown, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, butter, coffee, dough bitter cofffe finish. Svesse (8613) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
(Draught at Pivovar Bašta, Prague, 21 July 2008) Dark reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, orange and lots of toffee. Malty taste with notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, apricots and blood oranges. Complex stuff with some spicy hops. Very nice one.
Diar (121) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2009
(tap at brewpub) A dark amber, quite clear beer with thick foam that has a tint of red. Aroma has some diacetyle and some licorice. It has a complex, rich taste which makes it hard to identify, nice bitterness though. The palate is good. The aftertaste is dominated by licorice. Bamsen78 (5451) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours hazy copper brown with stable off-white head. Clear aeoma of yeast, with malty and bready touches. Sweetish flavour of malt and caramel, with some estery touches to it, complemented by bitter, hoppy notes. Mild, sweetish, estery aftertaste. Well-balanced and enjoyable. djoeye (4615) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
Look; fawn head, dark copper body.
Aroma; fruits, wort, malts, caramel.
Taste; fruits, malts, modest peels -
and finishes fruity dry-peelish.
Palate; normal body, somewhat dry.
Overall; nice polotmavy, no doubt about that.
Tasted at Basta of course.
SinH4 (4935) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Amber color with white head. Aroma is caramel, light butter and grass. Taste is the same, light bitter finish. Soft mouthfeel. A really good Polotmavý! yespr (45709) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden amber with a small, creamy and white head. Aroma is mild roasted malty, slight breadish and toasted. Bitter, caramelish, roasted and rather dry yet not without a minor touch of sweetness. Bitter finish.