Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 ganache (5894) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2006
IMPORTANT NOTE: This rating is for the tap version of the beer. From this brewery I also had the X33-Beer on tap and it was simply amazing so I bought bottles and they were all very bad. THESE GUYS CANNOT BOTTLE. I suspect the low rating are because of the bottles. I didn’t try the bottle version of this beer.
In short: An amazing woody pilsner. Different and trully excellent.
How: Tap at brewpub (U Medvídků, Prague)
The look: Partly cloudy golden copper body with a large creamy beige head
In long: Nose and taste are not intense but really out of this world. Oak and wood very present and harmoniously tied to the various smooth fruity flavours of tropical fruits, citrus and even strawberries. This is the closest thing (the only thing) I found in Czech Republic that had a similar flavour profile as the Unfiltered un-pasteurized aged in wooden barrel Pilsner Urquell that we get at the end of the Pilsner brewery tour. This one was a bit sweeter with more caramel and bigger fruit profile but not enchanting. How can a brewery make such amazing beers on tap and such terrible bottles. I Medvídku beers and Skoda automobiles are two great Czech products that are just not suitable to be put in bottles.
Swing-top at U Medvídku. Aroma of hops and malts but mostly caramel...hops remind me of dishwater recently used for an icing-laden platter...but not soapy. Hazy chestnut/amber brown, does let the light through somewhat. Beige head. Some latent fruitiness in the back of that nose. As for taste, bitter and hoppy, mostly bitter. Light-bodied wih aspirations of earning a medium. Caramel. Strong bitter, flowery hoppiness. Interesting dry toasty bitterness. Not a huge fan, but this is interesting Inbreak (5885) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,33l bottle @ home:Gurthnar (5865) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 2, 2015
Fruktig sødmerik lukt med preg av malt, humle, tørka frukt, gras, tang. Lett syrlig / beisk kalkaktig smak med preg av malt, humle, gras, frukt. Middels bitterhet og lengde. Dårlig flaske?
Tap at the brewery. Full malty aroma, balanced, caramel, bready. Hazy amber colour. Taste also mostly malty, rather sweet, though balancing hoppiness present. Light DMS. Overall quite nicely drinkable and good beer. Wood barrel fermentation and ageing is apparent. Interesting. skortila (5850) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
Bottle @ Dutch Ratebeer Session. The beer has a sourish aroma with pickles and manure. Hazy, copper coloured with an off-white lace. Taste is a bit sweet, sourish. Bit malt. Strange beer, probably infected.
TimE (5808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2015
deep copper color. The nose is fairly non existent. Slightly sweet strawberries. Malty with some fried strawberries in the finish. Boring. JulienHuxley (5806) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap U Medvidku. Pale amber gold pour with rocky white foam. Intense caramel aroma, yeasty, fresh out of the oven pie crust, rather aromatic. Taste is rather caramel forward, good toast notes, ever so slight acidity. The palate is sick, very silky and smooth, perfectly drinkable. Good stuff. Marheb (5749) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Formidable présence en bouche, rondeur malté incomparable, finale herbacée. La bière qui me convainc qu’un jour j’irai en Tchéquie! Marko (5682) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2009
At the brewery restaurant, bottle. Poured a small slightly off white persistent head and a nice amber-red body. Sweetish buttery malty nose, almost perfumey. Very nice flowery-fruity(orange), slightly soapy malt halted abruptly by a sharp herbal hop flavour that goes into the aftertaste. Soft, remarkably pleasant and a great Vienna. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 21, 2014
keg at the brwery
slightly hazy, mid amber with foamy beige head, medium bodied, sweet biscuit, dry finish.