madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2003
Bottled: Impressive ruby red coloured. Light brownish head. What a nose. Sweets, hops, spices and chocolate lingers pleasantly in your nostrils. Makes you wan't to "sniff" forever. Flavour is not equally good. Some roastyness, bites of hops and some maltyness that transfer into a pleasant dry bitterness in the end. Some bite in the mouthfeel. This is a very good dunkel. One of the best bottled I've tried. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002
I agree with Austinpowers; this is a beer whose idiosyncracies are endearing. Malt out the wazoo, nice body as a result, but with a nice hint of Saaz. This kind of old-school Czech dark lager always makes me think of the Good Soldier Svejk, the Czech equivalent of Homer Simpson, and his beer-soaked exploits in the hinterlands of the Hapsburg Empire... austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Oh yeah! Virtually no head, malty and a bit flat. I know that doesn't sound real good, but trust me. This beer makes my short list of really tasty dark lagers! Don't be afraid of the dark!