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Brewed by U Medvídků
Style: Polotmavý
Prague, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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1.6
Ernest (7791) - 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.

3.4
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.

3.5
larsga (7628) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2009
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.)

1.9
BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Brown flip-top bottle containing 33cl of beer, freshness date of 30th April 2009, drank 20th July 2009. Bought at the brew-pub it was made in purely to review on BA and now here. Hope the beer stands up to being a little under-fresh. It is nearly midnight and I’ve been in the garden all day grafting, my garden looks a picture and I’m thirsty, this is the beer I’ve choosen to quench my thirst! Slotted into the fridge early evening, so the review is of a cooled rather than cold Oldgott. Poured in one, into my huge ’Judas’ tulip glass. The bottle opened with a resounding crack and poured a cloudy orange, dirty dull amber colour. On top of the body sat a full, well formed white foaming head. The head did fall away, but lacing and some foam was still there at the end. Aroma is Belgian to my nose, a sweet and sour mix with yeast and spices trying to grab your nasal hairs. Sour, like a lambic, is it off or should it taste like this? I think the vinegar fly might have got in my bottle. Only 5.2%ABV, but the sourness masks even that lowly strenght, strange, wierd and not very friendly in my opinion. Not what I was expecting, reasons? Maybe the date, maybe the bottle is off, maybe not cold enough, maybe I should have poured it more sedately, but this beer was a let down (and not cheap, even at its brewpub).

3.8
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2011
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.

3.1
Borresteijn (7406) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
On tap and bottled @ U Medvidku. Hazy amber colour, big white head. Aroma of butter, hops and malts. Flavour is the same, distinct bitterness, especially in the bottled sample. From tap, highly drinkable.

3.5
larsniclas (7194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
[Bottled, from rlgk] Red amber. Loads of butterscotch and some honey in both aroma and flavour. Rather fruity too, though a bit thin.

2.3
caesar (7170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2008
Bottled. Cloudy orange color, short head. Aroma of pickles, caramel malt. Sourish taste, bit bitter, dry as well. Barnyard. Slight sweet, cardborad. Dry finish. Strange and off-balance.

3.6
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle @ U Medvidku, Prague. Light to medium amber pour with long lasting fluffy head. Caramel malt & toasty aroma. Taste was caramel malt driven with light bitterness. Good beer

4
KnutAlbert (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Lovely hoppy aroma. Chewy, grainy, sweet and sour amber beer. The freshness is very prominent. Flowery dry finish. Outstanding!


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