theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2005
On tap at the restaurant. Meaty brown color with a thin, light tan head. Mild yeast and malt flavors, but they don’t stick around long. The pils isn’t worth your time either, and the food costs twice what you’d pay in any other pub in the city. A complete tourist trap. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 First experience on tap at the brewpub, in 2005:pivnizub (10905) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2006
Portentous caramel and its companion butterscotch cover the quaint roastiness. Another great lingering head (as is Czech tap tradition it seems) beckons a dive for a hearty sip.
Just like their Svetlé, this beer’s flavors offer exactly what the aroma had sent. A few fruity esters become more obvious (cherries for example), and the caramel and butterscotch sweetness create a stout-y feel for a dunkel. Body is quite watery though, which doesn’t help the sweetness much. Gets heavier and more tiring through the pint. 3.3/5
The lightest item at a candy shop is still some sort of candy.
Second tap experience, in 2008:
A buttery touch didn’t agree with the dry roastiness and the fruity presence got dusty with because of the fatiguing yeast. Not nearly as good as 3 years ago. 2.5/5
Tap (@the brewery): Hazy, dark amber to brownish coloured, lacing off-white foam; yeast, roast malt and sweet caramel in the nose; slightly sweetish and faint bitter flavour, quite light bodied; a bit dryer, short malty finish with an illusion of bitterness. Well drinkable, but not overwhelming............... Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Draught @ the Brewpub. Light choc flacours, malt and slight grassy hop finish. Ok. Ernest (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, cocoa, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
More soap in this one, though not as much as the svetly. Watery and bland.
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2011
Novoměstský Pivovar, Prága. A barna sem rossz, de azért elmarad a világostól. Nagyon sötétbarna, enyhén vöröses színe van, habja piszkosfehér. Illata nem túl erős, de azért kellemes, enyhén pörkölt malátás és karamellás. Ízében már valamivel több van, de ezek a meghatározóak, inkább malátásan édeskés, mintsem cukrosan, és a komló miatt sem lesz olyan édes. Kicsit vizesebb a kelleténél, de megfelelően száraz és szénsavas. Kicsit több dolgot kéne belepakolni, és akkor rendben lenne. MisoW (3694) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2016
On tap at brewpub. Pours brown color, white head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, cocoa, watery.