ogivlado (7546) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 11, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled(500ml). -at the Pivovarsky Dum, Praha.
From a small 100ml champagne glass. Pale golden coloured with a huge sparkling white head. Weak sweet and sparkling lemony dishwash aroma and taste. Hardly finish the bottle.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Attractive arromas, floral pefirme, spice and maltsy. Odd soapy sweet body which I wasnt too keen on. Conflicting feelings over this one.
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at ZBF and given out by Lorenzo from BBB. Hazed gold. Small white head. Nose is dried fruits and flowers with sweet notes and a touch of herbal notes. Taste is spicy and herbal with sweet malts and sort of like perfumey hand soap. Body is bubbly and dry in spots. Ends much like you’d expect once tasted - perfumey and slightly herbal with some fruit notes and semi-sweet maltiness.
JorisPPattyn (9711) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge snow-white head, effervescent over slightly hazy light-golden beer. SUPERB lunaria nose, incredibly perfumey and delicate. Sweet apple juice-like taste, with a near indigestible amount of restsugars. Near cloying MF, awful. WHY is it, that a beer that smells só good and inviting, can prove so commercially infantile in taste?
madsberg (11634) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Yellow unclear colour. Dense off white head. Quite sweet and sparkling aroma. Light spices. Flavour is malty and spiced with some light notes of herbs. Is medium bodied. Has some light bitter notes in the end.
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. This came in a BOTTLE and is a specialty brew of the house (not on tap). Cost a fair bit of money by Prague standards. It’s a bit herbal and did not taste of champagne at all, as far as I could tell. It’s weird and I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you’re like me and just like trying weird beers.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a reddish amber with a off-white head. They told me this was an herb beer, didn’t tell me what kind of herbs, but at least they gave me an idea of what to expect. Very earthy with a kinda scented oil mustiness to it. I wasn’t really fond of the aroma, but the taste was a bit better. Started sweet and earthy, but the really nice thing was that the funky soapiness from the aroma didn’t show so strongly in the flavor. Very dry tasting with a nice bitter finish.
pilsnerrogge (2880) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Golden, almost pink colour. Very weak head. Smelled like some cheap sparkling wine. Sparkling mouthfeel, sweet and thin. Couldn’t finish the bottle.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2005
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very perfumey nose, sweet fruits, quite artificial. Yellow body, small white head. Flavor taste like soap water and is quite unpleasant. Fizzy.
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 The Lure:
Citrus and banana soap washing the trunk of a pine tree. A tantalizing perfumy, flowery aroma which succeeds in not getting too far away from its intent. Great lasting foam too from this bottle.
Portly bubbles transport the citrus fruit, bananas and coniferous flavors follow the shampoo suggestions of the aroma. Sweeter than drier, this special champagne beer becomes rather easy drinking once you get accustomed to the soapy, perfumy originality, and when you embrace its subtle wooden hop bitterness in the end. But it might put you off due to its unbeery qualities.
Exotic desserts can be as fun as they are sickening.