Falkenštejn Polotmavý ležák 12°

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Brewed by Pivovar Falkenštejn
Style: Polotmavý
Krásná Lípa, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A joint project of Hotel Ostrov and Falkenštejn Brewery, the Falkenštejn Polotmavý Ležák is a Czech-style beer brewed by traditional technology with five types of malt and hopped with the Sládek and Saaz varieties. It has a typical semi-dark color and is characterized by fine bitterness with caramel tones. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops (Sladek, Saaz).

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3.4
GoufCustom (2401) - HONG KONG - MAR 7, 2018


330 ml bottle as "Falkenštejn Polotmavý Ležák Ostroff 12°" via trade with Aseclja and Rotin. Thank you!

Looks: Cloudy hazy copper brown colour with a thin ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant rich Amber malt, with light roastyness, nuts, strong caramel, toffee, light floral, molasses, light spices, thick bread, yeast and thin lemon.

Taste: Mid to light sweet fair Amber malt, with caramel, toffee, floral, light molasses, spices, light wood, dry biscuits, yeast, lemon, medium bitter hops and grass.

Body: Medium body. Dry, slick and smooth palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Amber maltyness in a solid and creamy background. Very good caramel and toffee base, flowery with light sweetness. Dry biscuity with woody spicyness, fair lemon to round. Very good!

Hoppiness: Light floral, light spices and thin lemon in nose, same in taste but stronger and with wood and grass; Bitterness is fair for a lasting, medium astringent Bitter-sweet Amber malty finish.

After Taste: Very dry. Caramel biscuity and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: My first Polotmavý, and a pretty good one, too: the Amber maltyness is obviously stronger than the typical macro Amber Lagers, with very good caramel / toffee malts, subtle Saaz hops, and close to bone dry finish. Well done!

3.1
Rotin (2117) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2018
Bottle 0.33l. Cloudy, amber colored. AROMA- toasted malts, caramel. FLAVOR- neutral, toasted malts, caramel, touch of bread crusts, bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Not bad.

3.2
Ascelja (2093) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2018
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Bottle. Hazy, amber, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, bread. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Bread crusts, caramel, touch of noble hops, nuts, flowery traces. Medium body and carbonation.
Decent.

2.6
wombat23 (2244) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2018
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber with an off-white head. Aroma of toffee, brown bread, hazelnut. Taste is dark toasted bread. hints of caramel, nuts. Not terribly interesting. Finish is nutty and sweet.

3.8
Serapac (599) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle. Black, beige head. Aroma chocolate, tasted malts, cane sugar. Medium body, sweet milky taste. Faintly hoppy finish.

3.2
hauxe (1153) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle thanks to wombat23. Amber with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is caramel, cracker, with berry hints. Taste is sweet to sour and overall quite malty with notes of toffee, caramel, and tea. A sour berry inflection rounds out the finish. Body is fairly light with moderate carbonation. Overall, I don’t know much about the style so it’s hard to compare, but it’s not a bad brew.

4.2
adamnowek (3802) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2017
Extremely deep caramel colour. Slightly opaque. Off-white head. Smells like oatmeal, brown sugar, and toffee. Taste is caramel, brandy, malt, and a tiny bit of sour fruit.

2.7
darbeer75 (1169) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Aroma: odd caramel, malt and cracker combination; Appearance: murky brown pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose but not too intense; such an odd style; Palate: light bodied with long, strangely malty finish; Overall: okay but would not seek out again.

3.3
HenrikSoegaard (14876) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3
Camons (13891) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 18, 2017
Draught @ Beer Museum Smetanovo Nebrezi 22. Pours golden with an offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, light fruit. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malt, caramel, light fruity. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 160417


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