Pivovarský dům

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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #564
Ranked #40,109
3.52 | pDev: 22.44%
Pivovarský dům
Czech Republic
Notes: Sour Cherry Beer

Few beer specials combine seemingly contradictory tastes as perfectly as sour cherry beer. It has an eye-catching garnet colour, a pleasant hop and sour cherry flavour, but it isn’t sweeter than other beers. We serve it with a preserved sour cherry, crowning the exceptional taste experience and extend its duration with the last sip of beer. Watch out for the stone!

Málokteré speciální pivo v sobě snoubí zdánlivě protichůdné chuti tak dokonale, jako pivo višňové. Má oku lahodící granátovou barvu a příjemnou chmelově-višňovou vůni a chuť aniž by bylo sladší než jiná piva. Podává se s kompotovou višní, která – požita s posledním douškem piva – završí příjemný chuťový zážitek a prodlouží jeho trvání. Pozor na pecku!
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tap at the brew pub when I was in Prague a while back, reviewed from my notes.

A; Nice creamy head of 2 fingers foamy with nice lacing, fades slowly, very hazy copper auburn reddish color.

N: Candy malts, caramel, candy toffee, reddish candy like for candied apple, a mild espresso dark chocolate, nougat, and a fair amount of sour cherry aroma.

T: Lots more candy, toffee, very nutty and caramel, sweet, juicy, little bitterness and light grassy, fairly fruity. Mostly though is sour cherry, candied cherry, generic fruity flavor with candy malts all around.

M: Med bod, decent carb.

O: Meh, not bad but so much candy, and the sour cherry is more like candy than a nice sour beer, but still drinkable.

Nov 24, 2013
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

.3 L served at brewery in ~wine glass.

Very brownish amber with exceptionally creamy and puffy off-white head. No sign of cherry (redness) in sight, excepting the cherry sitting at the bottom of the glass.

The aroma and taste are both largely sour cherry. The flavor has some initial sweetness, but a moderately bitter and sour finish. Dominated by sour cherry only rather subtle malt and hops keep this from tasting like a sour/bitter liqueur.

Medium body and carbonation.

In my admittedly limited experience with cherry beers, this one has the most natural and sour cherry flavor. The cherry at the bottom of the glass provided the perfect finish. Highly recommended.

Jul 06, 2011
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metter98 from New York

3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pivovarský Dům, Prague, Czech Republic

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a two finger high off white head. No signs of carbonation are visible.
S: There is a moderately strong aroma of sour cherries in the nose as well as some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell yet it isn't quite as sour and has some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't very hard to drink.

Dec 09, 2010
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rukus29 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

just back from prague with some updates/additions for this brewery. typed up from hand written note taken at the microbrewery.

this one has not seen an updated review recently i see..

A= Brownish, red oak color, 1 finger of head settles but leaves heavy lacing.

S = Cherry as expected, no hops really, hints of some roasted malts and some regular earthy /grainy malts, touch of cinnamon or nutmeg.

T = Cherry, fruity sweetness, roasted coffee at the beginning and then again in the aftertaste. Hops round off the sweet taste in the second half along with a small amount of maltiness. Let this beer warm up a bit and you will find a bourbony/vanilla flavor remains an undercurrent throughout.

M = Light body (almost a little too light and watery), medium carbonation, wet and smooth.

D = Could have 1 or 2 of these in a night. Possibly a little too sweet for me though I would not say the sweetness is overpowering if you are worried about that.

This beer accomplishes what it set out to do in terms of A, S, and T; nothing less, nothing more.

Dec 08, 2009
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Enygma from Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This thing looked really nice when it was poured. A deep reddish color, with a decent head to it. A little cherry was dropped in the bottom as well. Unfortunately, that was the best part of the beer. It smelled mainly of cherries. Not coincidentally, it also tasted mostly of cherries. It did expand a bit when it warmed, but I was still not too impressed. the cherry flavor was too overpowering and it lacked a bit of depth in the flavor. And moreover, i just simply didn't quite enjoy the way the flavors worked together. Mouthfeel was a little grainy, which I couldn't decide whether or not i liked, so take that for what you will. All in all, you might as well order a small sample of it while your'e there to have a taste, but i wouldn't recommend more than that as this place has some much more enjoyable brews.

Mar 30, 2005
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ark57 from Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An impressive looking beer. It is a dark garnett color. The aroma is loaded with cherries. I was excited to taste i, but it is disappointing. There is some cherr, but it is not strong. There is little sweetness, just cherry flavor. It is more like cough syrup. the body has a grainy feel. It looks and smells amazing, but the beer falls off from there.

Jun 16, 2004
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Charthepirate from New York

3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appeance comes out an orange-yellow-red. Not much lacing and the head disappears quickly.

Smell: Cherries, lots of cherries.

Flavor, when I first tasted it seemed very bland. A slight cherry flavor but nothing else. As I kept drinking the beer became more and more flavorful as it warmed up. By the end the flavor was a really impressive mix of cherries, malt and hops. Very tasty beer, but for the love of god let it warm up a touch before drinking it.

Mouthfeel: Pretty nominal. The sourness puckers the mouth a bit but nothing more.

Dec 02, 2003
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