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Lion Pale Double Bock - M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

50 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.35%


Brewed by:
M욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 06-03-2004)
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Reviews by AaronHomoya:
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

As previously mentioned, not really a double bock at all.

Appearance is nice, a yellow-amber, rich golden color with pretty good head.

Smell is a bit malty, not much of note.

Taste is sweet with a fruity, almost clove flavor. Could be an age issue. Not really bad, but not great and not what I'd look for in the style.

Mouthfeel is ok, a bit thin.

This beer does go down pretty easy, if you like the taste, for what it is. Not something I'd really recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 22:35:06 | More by AaronHomoya
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11-22-2012 21:53:23 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev -5.1%

08-22-2012 20:37:40 | More by Ceballonegro
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Crundy

Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: clear orange amber color, white head, no lacing

S: corn, wheat, floral hop, slight toffee note, musky malt smell

T: dank flavor, corn, bland caramel malt flavor, earthy hop flavor

M: its dry and decently carbonated, light bodied, leaves a dank bitter aftertaste

O: This beer doesn't have much going on. It's not terrible but I probably wouldn't buy it again. The flavors didn't work well together and the musky dank flavor is off putting to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 17:59:32 | More by Crundy
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light brown color. A lot of carbonation, but with only a thin white head.
Not a lot to the smell. Just a small bit of caramel to the smell.
Taste is okay. It is interesting. A pale lager, but a nice caramel malt taste to it as well. I have never had a pale double bock, but I like the differing tastes. They just aren't as strong as I would like.
Mouthfeel has a medium thickness. It is fairly smooth, but not spectacular.
Drinkability is good for this beer. It has some interesting tastes, but not very strong. Not one of the best beers, but something like I have never had, so I am glad I did.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 02:08:49 | More by BDIMike
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep but glowing orangish color if that makes any sense at all. Nice bubbles and head retention

S: Corn and grains, wheat, some floral hops, hint at toffee and or caramel

T:Wheat, grains and a hint at corn come out, floral hops and a nice Earthiness come in to play. I detect a very slight amount of toffee or caramel perhaps

M: Nice, lighter to medum body, refreshing and easy to drink

O: For the price it is a good beer! A little3 heavier than 5.1ABV

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08-06-2011 14:40:08 | More by barleywinefiend
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml from Capital Market,Salem. Nice golden almost orange coloured beer with a huge frothy white head. Very malty aromas, bready, some caramel. Taste is also very malty..very bock like. Slightly toasted carmel, with hints of grain and honey. Very nice on the tongue, liked the smooth feel of this one. Overall i liked this one but really dispute as to wether ti is a Bohemian Pilsner. I believe it IS a pale Bock or even a Euro strong lager..it certainlly seemed way over the 5.1% on here.

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03-06-2010 03:26:58 | More by Reidrover
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

2.7/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a single from the State Liquor Store in Vernal, UT for about 1.50. Bottle claims to be a pale double bock?

A: Nice golden straw color, a little deeper than other pilseners. Stark white head about an inch thick reduces to about half of that. Excellent clarity, lots of carbonation as well. Big sticky clumps of lacing on the sides as well.

S: Not a whole lot going on, somewhat medicinal smell, can't really place that one, hops are subtle, but peppery and lemony in the scent.

T: Not at all what I expected. Very minerally and metallic up front. Malt characteristics are somewhat sweeter than other pilseners, but not to the level of a bock. Definite spiciness from the hops comes through in the end. Metallic taste is simply too offsetting.

M: Thin, crisp and nicely carbonated. Feels almost a little higher in ABV than 5.1. Slight burn when going down. Finish is rather wet and begs another sip.

D: Not the best beer I've ever had, but I could drink quite a few of these, and I'd reach for it over a macro, but really nothing that special.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 00:33:50 | More by pokesbeerdude
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Offa

California

4.65/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful Czech lager/pilsner (despite the name), light and smooth but tasty, full-bodied and interesting.

Dark gold, it's just a tad hazy with a medium, off-white head that slowly shrinks and leaves a hint of lace.

The aroma is nice, malty grain with light bread, lemon, honey, herbs, pine, and hint of sulphur.

The taste is wonderful, with a zesty herbal and grassy quality, hay, honey, toasted bread, lemon, a very faint caramel element, and a spritzy quality. It's a bit sweet with lightly dominant bitterness. It's full bodied but lively and tingly, and exceedingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 17:33:18 | More by Offa
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.18/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

17 oz picked up at the Coop yesterday for about $2.75.. poured into my Smokestack goblet...

Fairly tight 2 finger head.. lasts a while.. only spotty lacing.. brew is fairly clear golden honey.

aroma is clean pale malts... I would hesitate to call this a pilsner.. there just doesn't seem to be enough hops there.. subtle spiciness, but it is in the background.

Flavor mirrors the aroma.. not alot going on here at all... needs more hops to be considered a pils... more like a maibock. body is on the thick side and the carbonation is lively enough.

Not bad... this brew is just not a Czech Pils. again, definitely more like a maibock... even then, it is only a moderately interesting maibock.

3.5/3/3/3.5/3.5

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 06:22:14 | More by JohnGalt1
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours orangeish golden with a thin, but creamy and lasting, off-white head.

The smell is grainy, herbal, a bit of apple and sulfur.

The taste is herbal/Continental-type hops (Saaz?) with a yeasty breadiness and something chemicalish/sulfur-like. An apple-like fruitiness seems out of place, and brings this one down. Sweetness restrained by a bitterness.

Why does it claim to be a Pale Double Bock? (A bit stronger than there pils Rebel?) A mediocre-ish pilsner that has too many little flaws/detractors if you ask me. Becomes a bit aspirin-like as it progresses, and the apple-thing didn't do anything for it. Overall- it's okay, I suppose, as there's enough to it to keep it from the "bad" side (helped by very good appearance and nice enough aroma - everything else meiocre), but wouldn't seek to have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 13:58:50 | More by jwc215
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BigJTrucker

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange color. Thick white head settles to leave a thin layer of foam. Smell initially is grassy, but on further review smells a bit soapy. I'm glad it tastes better than it smells. It actually tastes really good. Taste is very faintly malty, flowery hop taste, not bitter in the least. Extremely easy to drink if you can get past the smell. I don't know if i could drink this all the time because of that. I wonder if the smell would be different on tap.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 06:01:59 | More by BigJTrucker
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msubulldog25

Oregon

2.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up this 1 pint, 9 fl. oz. bottle on a whim, the last one on the shelf at Beaumont Market. Poured to a pint glass.

A: Clear rich golden-orange pour, with just about 2-fingers of frothy white head. Ample carbonation bubbles float to the top.

S: Smells of adjuncts, lots of overly sweetened malts. Grain and corn with a faint tinniness.

T:Malty-sweetness of corn and wheat and slightly spicy. Mostly grain flavor with enough bittering/herbal hops to round off the finish.

M: Thinner than anticipated mouthfeel, but with a zesty clinging spiciness that gives some tingling residual effects. Weirdly sticky, but generally smooth.

D: OK, but not one I'd get again. I was suckered in by the term "Pale Double Bock" on the label, which sounded plenty interesting. What I discovered, however, was a sweet, grainy hodgepodge of flavors that failed to live up to my expectations. Maybe worthy of a try but nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2007 01:15:59 | More by msubulldog25
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johnbonham1980

Idaho

3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice crisp beer but not something I'd spend a lot of time seeking out.

Poured into tall pilsner glass, 4 finger craggy white head which takes a good bit to dissipate and leaves some nice lacing all the way down the glass. Medium level of carbonation, sparkly. Drinkability is high, body and mouthfeel a bit lighter than I'd like.

Tastes and smells like fresh apples and pears. Decent enough hop bitterness, malt presence really needs to be upped on this beer. If you ask me, this beer would be an easy 3.5+ if it had some decent malty backbone to balance out the yeast and hops. Also has a hard to identify spicy aroma, maybe some clove... on initial pour I found some very interesting stuff in the nose but I can't identify exactly what it is. Almost struck me as a sweaty aroma, but not in a particularly unpleasant way. Curious.

Finishes with a lingering sweet, fruity aftertaste.

Probably be much better on tap.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 01:51:51 | More by johnbonham1980
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horndecker

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Green 12 oz bottle with el cheapo looking label. Reads "pale double bock".

It's pale for a double bock, for sure. Brassy and clear, middling head with a bit of clump to it. Odd vegetal aroma at first, then sour and weedy hops. Toasty and slightly sulfurous, pilsner-like nose. Big bitter hit on first sip, lots of malt beneath, turns sweetish and oaty for a second at the tail end. A brief flash of hop bitterness returns in the aftertaste which thins to a tea-like herbal thing. Occasionally a hint of salt lingers.

Medium bodied and healthy carbonation, not unpleasant, but everythings just a bit odd here. Bitter and sweet out of balance or in the wrong sequence, or something. An odd duck I would not refuse, but I wouldn't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 01:50:03 | More by horndecker
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