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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
Sigmund (7815) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 3, 2005
500 ml bottle, bought at Pivni Galerie, Prague. Deep golden colour, moderate head. Nice hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Flavour is fairly malty (at least if you want to categorize this as a pilsener), but a substantial hoppy bitterness and solid ABV (5.8%) make this a very robust relative of the lighter-bodied pilseners. Long bitter aftertaste. Way ahead of your average lager-swill.

3.4
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2002
well, it can't be so exclusive these days if you can get it in supermarkets in plzeň. had a mild caramel aroma. quite smooth, tea-like hops. pretty swillable. a hint of honeycomb in there

3.1
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
A Sim rate (Bottle at JDW): Sweet and malty aroma with no lager bitterness. Birght golden colour. Very fizzy with steady, thin head and dribs and drabs of lace. Disappointing flavour after a sweet aroma. Bitter finish.

2.8
JPDIPSO (6261) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Yup, Amber to bronze in color with a full head of aged paper colored bubbles. Aromas of pre bleached wood pulp and molasses. Some hints of floral hops add to the too sweet scent. Light caramel and touch of bread dough flavors. Light herbal hops along with some grass. A touch of iron in the finish which carries into the linger that is quite dry with touches of caramel and hay. Flavors much better than the aromas, but then it did not take to much.

3.7
TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle from the MJ Rare Beer Club. Beautiful gold body. Small eggshell colored head. Nose is grassy and crisp with medium toasty malts, and lighter sweetness. Like buttered biscuits with a dab of honey on them. Light Euro hop perfume as well. Taste is a bit hoppier and grassier and the sweetness seemingly recedes to the background. I’m thinking this tastes a lot like Hopfen Konig from Eggenberg, but since I don’t have any to compare to right now, it’s simply speculation. Body is a bit dry with some lingering bitterness, and mild carbonation tingle. Light medium overall feel. Finish is crisp and hoppy. Light toastiness while honey combs are dancing amongst whole leaf Euro hops. Pleasantly delicious. Another winner from Herold.

3.4
jaghana (6220) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2017
On tap @Prage a clear amber beer with good head. Nose is on caramel and grain. Aroma is on caramel, toasted caramel, sweet malt, finish has good bitterness and duration. Good beer, just slightly too sweet.

3.1
ganache (6028) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle. Clear, deep golden with a diminishing tan head with a hint of yellow-brown. Sweet malty aroma with a good deal of perfume and notes of citrus and apple. Taste is juicy, light-bodied, but strongly grassy and grainy with a risen level of hollow bitterness. Little oily, little hoppy. Honey and a very dry finish. Rough around the edges. Thanks to pivnizub!

2.4
Marko (5928) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2010
0.5l bottle that ogivlado got from Prague and shared with me (thanks!)
Poured a slightly darker golden body, with a small white head. Odd dry slightly gluey nose, some light cardboard and yoghurt. Ok dry bitterness in the taste, slightly herbal. Not too strong and quite boring overall... surprised me now how big the rating is... possibly much better on tap, or just was an unspectacular batch.

3.2
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2006
A new arrival at John’s in Iowa City. The body was a light copper color with a white head. The rich aroma has carrot cake along with some ginger. There is also a hint of biscuits. The light body is lively with plenty of carbonation. The taste has some sweet carrots with some dirty potato skins. The finish has some mineral character. A decent pils that could use a little more hops.

2.9
melush (4414) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle 50cl @ Cerveceria Internacional, Seville, Spain. A: Amber. T: Malt, sweet, slightly hoppy.


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