voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours slightly dark golden, with a large creamy white head. Faint sulfur aroma, but enough to drain out anything else. Body is quite weak, with some floral hop flavours coming thrugh late, again there is some sulfur in the flavour, pretty much ruining everything. I feel that I tried it before lagering, I’d expect the Ferdinad pub to get the beers in their prime, and have good quality control, but that is obvously not the case. Also seems a bit overcarbonated, but as it warmed and flattened (as I didn’t want to drink it) some banana esters came to the surface. A weird beer.
Zeswaft (1727) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ehhhhh, bordering on good and mediocre. pretty close to pilsner urquell, just a little less bitter.
pivnizub (10361) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (@ Pivni Galerie Praha) Deep golden coloured, medium-sized lacing white head; sweet grainy nose with a tinge of herbal hoppiness; sweet flavour, medium bodied; sweet-herbal-bitter, also a bit citrousy finish. Not bad, but a little bit too much on the sweet side.........
ClarkVV (6214) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before bottle 6/30/2006 from Sams in Chicago consumed on 5/12/06. Foamy, huge creamy-ivory head is well-retained, showing light, spotty lacing. Intensely burnished brass body is luminous and shows a flurry of bubbles. Coming after Podkovan, anything is going to smell crisp and highly attenuated (no, but seriously, I actually didnt mind Podkovan). Crisp, mineralic, just plain aromatic (perfect is the only word I can say) styrian goldings explode on the nose with a wonderfully crisp lager yeast. Seems like they lagered this one amply. The flavor is crisp, biting and with that true mineralic water that balances sweet pils malt so wonderfully. I don’t even think this is the most amazing Bohemian Pils, but this is just such an intense style, with such a strong sense of malt and beautiful hops that it’s hard to really relax and see this for what it is.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pilsner pours a light gold color from a 500ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly herbal with a touch of cereal. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are mild and sweet with a touch of cereal and grain. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. Nice carbonation. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
JK (5971) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Very nice. Gold with a large, long lasting white head. Great floral-hop aroma with a hint of fruit. Crisp and clean flavor; light bitterness. Excellent pilsner; full bodied and a pleasure to drink. On draught at Ferdinanda, Prague.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown center with amber edges. Light cream colored head that quickly diminishes.
Mostly watered down flavor with a hint of malt and hops and a slightly bitter finish that becomes more pronouced with each sip.
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with constant, tiny effervescence and a short, white head. Heady sourdough yeasts in aroma with a big pile of cut wet grass. Dusty floral perfumes emerge as it rests, showing through to the initial flavor as a floral-sweetness. Breadiness follows with almost-caramel malts. Finish is light bitters and light burnt grain with a lingering sensation of having licked the grasscatcher. Buttery mouthfeel, but in a good way. This beer was surprisingly diverse and intriguingly delicious.
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ogivlado (7557) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). -transparent golden coloured, little quick dissapearing head, malty and hoppy aroma , strong hop bitterness
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Christian Firtal, Odense, August 2005. Rich gold colour. Fairly dry throughout, with a very dry malt finish. Some hops come in at the end too. Crisp and very refreshing. A well put together pilsner.