Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Polotmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
First crafted during last century this beautifully robust bronze colored lager is brewed according to its original recipe. Definitely not your ordinary pilsner, nor does it pretend to be. Made from the finest Saaz hops, Czech malts and crystal clear waters from our own natural springs located at our 500 year old castle brewery.

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BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2006
Pours to a clear golden yellow with some bronze highlights, along with a small white head that quickly dies. The aroma is light applejuice, vegitable, floral, and hints of bread. The taste is light apples, bread, carrot, light peppery yeast, and some bitter hops. Light bodied, medium carbonated, has a lightly sweet aftertaste with some bitter hops.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2006
(500ml bottle) Clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, apple juice, cereal, light dough. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, some spice, grass. Watery light-medium body.

thewolf (12742) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
A wonderful amber/bronze colour with a large white head. A hoppy taste with a hint of fruit. Very good aftertaste with a relative sweetness.

mkgrenwel (621) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2006
(Bottle thanks to Eyedrinkale) Very grassy. Lots of noble hops. Crisp and slightly bitter. Some apricot and apple. Wet but not quite watery mouthfeel. Good beer for the style. Very refreshing.

kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2005
500 ml bottle: Llghtly hazy golden w/ a short lived white head. Grainy malt aroma at first. Light hints of floral hops as it warms a bit. A bit of sulphury yeast and soft bready malt as it warms. Well balaced if even a bit sweet up front, but turns lightly pleasantly bitter as it’s swallowed and into the finish and aftertaste. Some floral hop flavors are very light. Very clean overall. Lighter medium body, higher medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Nice, clean pilsner, but not very exciting if you’re looking for something more complex. However, as far as Pilsners are concerned, very good and well made!!!

Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
At bootopia. Aroma was okay grassy hops. Pour was golden. Flavor was okay considering the nose to be so grassy. Palate was okay had a nice light feel to it. Overall it was okay but I won’t kill myself to get another one.

alobar (3879) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Golden, pilsner-like color. Sweet lemongrass hoppy taste. Thin white head. Not a bad beer, but wouldn’t miss it if I never had it again.

IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2005
I forget who shared this at Paul’s party, but thanks.

Poured golden with a thin white head. Corn and bubble gum in the aroma. Taste is corn, german hops, and some strange instant noodle soup character. Didn’t really enjoy this too much, but in all fairness, it probably didn’t help that we opened this bottle immediately after Dogwood Youngbloods...

matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Thanks to friend and RateBeerian; BeanDip for this 16oz bottle, one in which she received from her Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club.

(Herold Bohemian Bronze Lager)
Pours a golden / copper body and a velvety white head. The aroma is sweet and holds an intriguing lemongrass hoppyness to the finish. The flavor again is a balance of sweet notes of honeysuckle; hand churned buttered crackers, a herbal tea like character, brown wild rice and a lemon zest, spicy and grassy hop in the sweet then bone-dry finish. The palate has some nice oily texture to it, which adds a bit more intrigue.

heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Very attractive deep golden, with an abundant head. Good looking stuff. Lightly dusty spicy saaz aroma. Some beefy czech malt as well. Firm honey-laced malts, just dripping with that signature czech flavor. Quite malty. Decent bitterness, with some late spicy hop character. As a matter of personal preference I prefer my pilsners a bit leaner and meaner (northern german, or from downington, if you must know) but as far as a malty czech one, this ones a real winner.

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