daniele (9063) - ITALY - AUG 23, 2010
ambrata buona schiuma buona persitenza naso fruttao maltato leggero caramello frutta sciroppata in bocca attacco dolce legnoso piuttosto acidula non molto amara Erzengel (8724) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
Thanks to MisoW for the bottle. Shared with ThirstyBird. Nose is wood-like but nicely fresh. The beer starts malty, musty, the wood gets to the taste quickly. The mainpart is dark malt (not roasted) and wood. Some cherry-aroma possible. The aftertaste is long, not bitter, wood, malt and nearly no sweetness.
--> a very interesting brew! But a bit neutral. No real outstanding aroma I think.
--> 8/12/9/9 Cuso (8687) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2013
Tap at brewpub. Dark amber color with medium long lasting white head. Caramel malty aroma. Taste, malt, caramel, light bitterness in finish. Svesse (8598) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
(Draught at U Medvídku brewpub, Prague, 19 July 2008) Reddish brown colour, slightly hazy, with frothy lasting beige head. Malty nose with notes of toffee, spices (clove?), chocolate and leather. Malty taste with toffee, nuts and a spicy, bittersweet finish. Medium body. Very nice start to my Prague holiday. DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
Swingtop courtesy of Ma and Pa Jenner, with accompanying t-shirt. Ruddy amber pour with a slight haze. Intensely rich, buttery caramel malty aroma with a faintly strawberryish hop background. Sickly at first, but a velvety grower. Soap, butter and caramel. A lick of twiglety yeast. Soapily bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Buttery aftertaste. Not really a fan of the style, but enjoyed this.
JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Sampled at Dogbrick’s Eurostash tasting on 4.30.09. Cloudy amber pour with a medium beige head. Tart aroma with yeast, malt and metal. Crisp and sour flavor with a bit of fruit. Judging by the other ratings I’m guessing this shouldn’t have a sour flavor, but hell, it didn’t taste bad. They should change the name to "wild lager" on the bad bottles and charge five times as much for them. ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2007
Draught at U Medvidku, Praha.
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
Nice hazy amber coloured, lasting thick creamy head. Pleasant mild roasted malty, hoppy and slight yeasty aroma but a way too watery. Dry bitterish finish.
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #1588) motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2007
on tap at the brewpub, served in a soccerball-shaped beerglass with a huge muffin top head. amber, faintly hazy. aroma of various types of melon. a bit of a hit of alcohol, compost (but in a good way), light and dry bitterness. not way exciting but very drinkable. suffered a bit in comparison with the unfiltered budvar that they also have on tap there. Ernest (7694) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle (bought and consumed at the brewpub Nov 07, BB 12/07).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), with a note of vinegar.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.
Unbelievably bad. Here’s the story. First they brought me the wrong thing, a mug of draught Budvar. Took 10-15 minutes to get them to take that off the table and bring the Medvicku bottle. Poured it and bang, instant whiff of vinegar. Got the waiter over (who at this point was probably already irritated) and asked if it smelled normal to him. He actually drank some out of my glass, said it was fine. He got his manager to come over, also said it was fine. Ok, ok, it’s fine, I’m sorry. Vinegar is normal for this beer apparently. I didn’t drink more than a few sips, paid, and bought the X33 from the desk on the way out...and found it was almost as terrible when I got back to the hotel. Sure, it’s possible I lucked upon two bad batches of two different beers, but I still don’t like those odds.