Extra Boom | Pardubický pivovar a.s.

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Pardubický pivovar a.s.
Czech Republic

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-21-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by IronDjinn:
Photo of IronDjinn
2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Whoa, so this is the Czech version of malt liquor. Poured from a brown 500 ml bottle, it's the colour of hazed marmalade, foamy yellowish head to begin with, but it drops to nothing soon enough. Strong corn and malt extract characteristics on the nose, a sweet breadiness. Tastes like a soggy bowl of Wheatabix or something like that, mild spice in there, but overall just this overwhelming flavour of sweet malt and grain and roasted corn. The alcohol is also apparent in the taste, although it has a soft edge as opposed to a sharp booziness. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, but it has that sickly sweet bite the way down, which doesn't sit well after a while. I don't think even a brown paper bag and a crazy itch could make this stuff more drinkable though, I'm contemplating pouring the rest out as props to my homies who grew up behind the former Iron Curtain.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.12/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – Bright orange in color with a decent head.

Smell – The light, floral and citrus hop aroma has a musty, inviting characther.

Taste – The orange is overpowering and mixed with a medicinal alcohol flavor that makes this one a little much for most.

Mouthfeel – This one is lightly carbonated and medium-bodied.

Drinkability – This was not the most memorable example of the style that I’ve had, but it went down well enough.

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Photo of ADR
2.55/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear medium dark gold (bourbon) color. Off white head of 1/4 inch but with an adjunct quality, gone in about 20 seconds. Very little lace. Highly malty aroma, slight mix of corn and maple syrup. Thin but persistant body, low carbonation and a lingering texture. The taste is very malt skewed but includes vegetal as well as slight fruit qualities -- carrot and celery and lots of sugar. The 8% alcohol is somewhat noticeable and provides some heat that the non-existant hops leave wanting. Kind of "stewed" in quality with reminders of Malt Liquor, I won't go out of my way to drink this one again.

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Photo of jackndan
3.52/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra Boom: and from the abv, we can assume that the extra refers to the extra booze, although it had extra taste as well. This beer pours a fairly deep gold, with some haze. The head was not much to right home about, as the off-white head disappeared fairly quickly, and left little if any head on the top of the brew. The aroma was fairly weak and mild, with a subtle bit of skunk. The taste was richer and much better than I had anticipated, in fact it had vigorous bready malt tastes, with a fairly muted, but still noticeable, hops kick. There was a slight skunk taste that is fairly typical for such eastern european brews, but it did not at all distract from a fairly nice and drinkable beer. Buy it if you see it.

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Photo of rabidawg
3.92/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light amber with slow-rising carbonation. Fluffy white head that died by the third sip. Slight lacing. The nose hits hard, with banana and yeast flavors, almost reminiscent of a weissbeir. Very, very smooth and creamy mouth, like most Czech beers (the water?). At first the heavy fruity alcohol esters were distracting, but they settled after a few sips. Very warming, with a finish very much like an inexpensive bourbon. The slightest leafy hop note at the very end. Much better than I anticipated. $1.69 for a capped 500mL bottle.

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Photo of nathi
4.03/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really cool beer. Of the style that I have started calling "East European Malt Likas". Big pilsners with varying degrees of hop character. This one is a lot less hoppy then many, actualy, really hardly any hops in this this beer. More of a Mai Bock

Very pale for such a big beer. Not a lot of head. Aroma is very rich and german bock-like. Great malt aroma with a lot of alcohol adding a nice fruityness. Flavor is all malt and alcohol. Rich and sweet malt character. Not a lot of malt complexity, but big malt flavor. Alcohol is very noticeable and helps balance the sweetness. Thinner then other beers this malty, but that helps to keep it from being cloying.

An intersting beer, I highly recomend giving it a try. And it is cheap, I pay $5.50 US a 6 pack. Hard to beat that for an import.

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Photo of pootz
2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

poured a clouded amber with a smallish head. aroma of honey and spice. Very malty and sweet...wet finish. Alcohol hidden well...this is almost a doppleganger for Bavaria 8.6 in flavor profile. Not a bad beer if you like the strong Euro lagers...but I don’t thus the modest score.

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Photo of JohnnyDuvel
3.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a way, you could call this "EKU 28 light", (or EKU 14?). Anyway, this is quite an unusual beer. No head, no lace. All malt, no hops. (thus the comparison). Also, a significant alcohol content, not noticeable in the flavor. You can detect the "altbier" flavor to a small degree, but mostly smooth malt. Gets better as you go, but watch out! Quite a kick.

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Photo of Drew966
1.8/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The site lists this as altbier, the label says its malt liquor. This beer pours a cloudy orange from a 500ml brown bottle. I smell malt and alcohol. Taste is on the malty side, with some odd flavors, beef jerky maybe? I can definitely taste the alcohol as well. I don't care much for this one, the store where I bought it had the last bottle on sale, and the owner said he was discontinuing it. I can see why.

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Photo of LuckySevens82
2.65/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

My first example of Albiter. I hope that this is, like many of the reviews say, not the best example.
Pours a bright orange with a pure white head that dissapates almost immediately.
Smells almost like floor cleaner. Not something I particularly want to put into my body, but what the hay.
Tastes like it smells, sweet and malty, but with an odd taste that I can't even discribe.
All I can say is that when I try other altbiters they are better than this.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear, peachy color, a big, rocky, crackling head of foam that pares down quickly, into nothingness.
Aroma: odd...fruity...medicinal, mineral...metallic...dry, with ocassional hints of orange and it too disappears, with haste, into the great unknown.
On the matter of taste: flavor, there is, yes, but hard to categorize. Spicy, fruity, but in minute dosages. Texture is tiny. Definitely feels like a lager, body is slight, but not too,and malt is felt, in it's way. Alcohol, a hefty 8%, takes time to present it's force ...ooop, there it is! Starting to creep into me, now.
Just enough taste here to make it worthwhile drinking, but not enough to make it worth returning to. Needs a lot more of a lot of things, to make for a worthy brew.

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Extra Boom from Pardubický pivovar a.s.
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 11 ratings