Master Polotmavý 13° - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
400ml on-tap in Prague Old Town (52Czk):
Caramel amber with a 0.25cm head that stays consistently over the opening minutes & holds as a thick lacing after that.
Sweet malts & caramel with toasted malts & a subtle, spicy aroma. Medium strength toffee as well as some sugar & touches of vanilla.
Slightly stronger than the nose with some caramel & toffee coming through alongside sweet malts and some spice from the hops. There is a few light, earthy hops as well & a touch of floral in there with some faint butter.
Smooth with a light-medium body & lively carbonation along with some spice. There is a good balance to the beer and it is quite sweet.
A very nice beer and definitely one worth trying if you ever come across it since it seems very hard to find outside of the Czech Republic.
05-02-2014 10:02:21 | More by flyingpig
3.85/5 rDev +6.6%
Tried a 0.355l bottle of this (45CZK) at a small outdoor cafe literally under the west end of the Karls Bridge in Prague on 03OCT13. Their menu must have had a typo, as I noted is as 15, not 13. Anyhow....
The color was a clear, rich copper, and it was topped by foamy, slightly rocky off-white head. Lasted fairly well and left good lacework. Nose had caramel notes with some floral hopping. Decent mouthfeel; medium bodied and minimal prickle.
Flavor had some light, malty sweetness with caramel. Also, oddly, had a suggestion, though lighht, of dark fruit, like currants and raisins. Almost had a Belgian, candy-sugar-like sweetness. Hopping at the finish was somewhat floral, and it was dry. Differnet, but nice. Zum wohl!
3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
10-09-2013 21:35:38 | More by Bierman9
3.51/5 rDev -2.8%
Picked up in Prague and enjoying in Israel.
As most Czech beers pours nice fizzy almost 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, lines of layered soapy lacing, crystal clear amber tan brown color with many bubles streaming up.
NOse is of a light lager, a bit of a toasty pilsner malt, hint of straw with that, a bit of an amber malt with a little sweet caramely like aroma, as well as light fruity lager aromas, and bit of a grassy hop.
Taste starts with a light syrupy flavor, almost malt extract or actual syrup added in, with a fair sweetness to it, little caramel flavor, little molasses chew like, mild amber toasty malts, hint of a toasty pilsner. Some grassy hops cut in, fair bitterness too a nice bitterness, but the hops turn a little herbal as it goes. Hint of a fruity lager, but not much. Also a little toffee and nutty. Finish is drier but slightly sticky, not really crisp, more bitter almost spicy hops now, with bit of caramel toffee and sweet syrup like flavors lingering.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb though.
Overall not bad, but not nearly as good as the other beers I had there. Better than a few of the other bottles I brought back, not quite macro swill, but not very well done either.
07-29-2013 19:48:49 | More by jlindros
2.28/5 rDev -36.8%
A: Looks like a low carbonation cream soda, barely a head, transparent
S: Also cream soda-ish, but with more molasses with a mild malt.
T: Almost sour, leaning toward sour, bland,
M: slight fuzz of carbonation, almost mouth puckering
O: Not so great.
10-07-2012 02:55:15 | More by sfprint
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured at a good temperature with a modest, cream-colored, fine head that settled to a spotty coverr and some lace. Color is a very clear orange brown with some nice bubble trails. Aroma is very mild - a little malt and a hint toffee. Flavor's like nose but much fuller: slight malt sweet with some good carbonic tang in front, then a hint of butter, a little bitter especially towards the end. Body and carbonation are decent. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and overall serviceable, but would be a lot better without that butter thing.
09-10-2012 19:17:30 | More by drpimento
4.03/5 rDev +11.6%
355ml bottle purchased and consumed in the Czech Republic.
Clear amber body is capped by a modest but durable off-white head
Aroma: Sweet, light and medium toasted malts with a faint herbal-spicy hop background.
An unexpectedly rich chocolate malt flavor, with a striking chocolate note in the excellent finish.
M - Creamy; excellent carbonation; medium body.
O - a super-tasty and smooth Czech amber. Highly recommended.
07-19-2011 00:58:39 | More by chinchill
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
It has a red body but the head and lace disappear very quickly. The aroma is very malty which is weird because the flavor is not. The flavor is bitter and hoppy. There is a bit of a sour fruitiness but it is mainly bitter. The after taste is almost like rhubarb. The body is on the higher end of thin.
07-15-2011 20:01:58 | More by MTNboy
3.2/5 rDev -11.4%
Bottle sample thanks to Milos.A deep amber body crowned with a slightly off white cap. Bready nose has caramel, cereal, figs. Quite sweet with a medium bitterness that makes this fairly drinkable. Medium bodied, creamy,lengthy sweet finish. Thanks again Milos!
06-18-2011 23:02:52 | More by mrmanning
3.58/5 rDev -0.8%
Brought home from the recent trip to Czech Republic. Deep-golden to light amber body is capped by mid-sized, persistent off-white head that sticks to the walls.The nose exhibits Vienna malt sweetness with light toasty notes and faint herbal-spicy (Saaz?) hops underneath.Flavor is light malty sweetness counterbalanced by hops providing relatively dry finish, followed by pleasant hop-bitter, herbal, mild-spicy aftertaste that lasts. No roasted or strong caramel notes, as it should be. Medium-light, moderately carbonated crispy body with gentle creaminess. (330 ml with freshness date 17.July 2011 , into the mug.)
05-14-2011 21:16:47 | More by crnipeter
Master Polotmavý 13° from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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