Erzengel (8172) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Cuso (8095) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Dark amber color with medium long lasting white head. Caramel malty aroma. Taste, malt, caramel, light bitterness in finish.
DruncanVeasey (8057) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (7467) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
ogivlado (7434) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at U Medvidku, Praha.
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.
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge offwhite lasting head. Amber body. Aroma of dried fruit and malts with milky caramel notes. Hard to work out against a background of cigarette smoke, but think I did it. Dry-sweetish honey and dried fruit taste with resiny straw and earth notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Fullish body. Dry wooden resiny grassy aftertaste with chalky notes. Grassy caramel taste lingers for a long time. Excellent! (0.33l bottle at U Medviku.)
JaBier (7288) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Radek Kliber (7239) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brew Pub
Aroma floral herbal aromatic nose, light sweet malts beneath. Sublime complexity, touch of gourmet chocolate finishing.7+
Appearance darker amber, creamy beige top with fragmental lace. Good presentation.
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Aromatic with light hop acidity. Body itself was soft and smooth. Finish notably drier. Perfectly brewed.