Šamp - Pivní Sekt
Pivovarský dům

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Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Ranked #10
Ranked #51,165
4.04 | pDev: 10.4%
Pivovarský dům
Czech Republic
Very Good
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Notes: TWith addition of champagne style yeast, this beer ferments and ages for several weeks in bottles. It is an excellent welcome drink, aperitif, and/or beverage accompanying a dessert. It has been produced in cooperation with the brewery in the city of Strakonice (South Bohemia).
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monkist from Hungary

2.81/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This is a very strange beer. Looks very nice, smells already quite fruity, reminds me of champagne (what the name tells, "Champ, Champagne Beer"). Then comes loads of artificial carbonation with that added artificial fruity, champagne-y overtone, then the taste turns as the champagne yeast hits in. Then it becomes neither a beer nor a champagne. It becomes something like a soft drink. At 5% ABV. Yes, it is refreshing and it's good if you don't expect more. More than anything else, don't expect it to be a beer and you won't be disappointed.

Aug 16, 2017
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metter98 from New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Pivovarský Dům, Prague, Czech Republic

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and poured into its own marked flute glass with a two finger bright white head. A high amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of grapes in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of the Muscat grapes that are added and has a mild amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down very easily and is quite refreshing.

Dec 09, 2010
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like this. Great refreshment! Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, short lived, off white head and no lace. Color is clear at first with both big and small bubble trails then turns a hazy amber. Aroma is hop, yeast, malt. Flavor is slightly malt sweet, some hop, and a bit of tang from CO2. Body itself is ok, but the carbonation is excellent. Finish is like flavor and slowly tapers off. Session beer, but beware serious burpage.

Sep 05, 2010
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nickss from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wide-mouthed champagne glass. Decent cloudy yellow with a moderate amount of apparent carbonation, but almost no head.

Huge light fruity bouquet with a moderately perfume-like essence. Kiwi, citrus and strawberry are all easy recognizable here.

Once again, the flavour is dominted by a perfume-based fruitiness, much as would be expected of a champagne style beer. Fantastic.

As for the mouthfeel, perhaps too effervescent for my taste. However, it is crisp, and light, much like the sparkling beverages from which it derives its name.

Certainly not a chugger. The carbonation levels make sure of that. Any brisk-paced drinking is pretty much impossible, but then again, this isn't the beer for that sort of drinking anyway. This beer is entirely unique and tremendous in its own way.

May 28, 2006
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wl0307 from England

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got two bottles of this beer from the brewpub four months ago. The first bottle was consumed the last night before departure from Prague, due to concerns that my luggage would be way too heavy with more than 16 bottles to carry already~~ (I also wondered what would've had happened to my beers if indeed some were forfeited by the customs-officials on the tax ground... thinking of the only consequence made me all the more determined to have a mini-party on my own, albeit prematurely, before getting on the plane.) A nice and subtle beer it was. Now it's been four more months of ageing and I just can't wait any longer to see if it'd taste even more mellow and complex~~ The strength is 4%abv. No freshness info. on the label though.

A: I guess it's been left in the fridge for maybe too long, thus when I opened the bottle the yeast just mercilessly ejected my precious beer in full force (like what Schumacher normally does...); in just a second I lost a third of the whole bottle (let alone the all-wet carpet...)!!! The end result finding its way into Dum's small weiss-bier glass is hazy (naturally) orangey-golden coloured nectar, like scrumpy-jack cider or a hefe-weizen, but coming with an immense and ever-lasting souffle-like beer head. Beautiful, constant, and gentle carbonation.
S: very refreshing yet soft lime-hoppyness upfront, underlined by a flow of slightly sour lager-maltiness like doughs or water-biscuits, against a deeply aromatic but subtle aroma of yeasts, spice, flowery scent and a touch of honeyish drink. The overall impression this time reminds me of some Belgian Witbier with that mild hint of coriander seed, though not as richly wheatish and exotic, but making this beer all the more exciting.
T&M: a mild vanilla-like soft bitter-sweet and flowery flavour hits the palate upfront, introducing a slightly exotic fruitiness mixed of lime, orange and passion fruit, but ju...st make; leading to a mildly sour, bready maltiness mixed with a tinge of wood-barrel like dryish bitter-sweet taste in the background. Finished rather yeasty, but also aromatic down the palate and simply nice!!! The mouthfeel is constantly lively, due to the lively champange yeasts I reckon, while it does turn soft and pleasantly bitter as more flavour develops, despite being slightly flat in the very end.
D: this really is helluva good beer, if only I haven't lost a third of it due to improper handling... My third Champagne beer so far (the second being the same beer in a clear, better presentation), and this one doesn't disappoint. With or without the yeast, it drinks anything but identical and equally nice. Hight recommended for those taking a trip to Praha~~

Oct 23, 2005
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cypressbob from Northern Ireland

4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle brought back from Prague, served in a delirium tremens tulip

Pours with a yellowy orangy body, slightly cloudy. Very high carbonation, thick foamy white head

Smell, some light esters, little bit of banana and clove in there. A few phenols but nothing too excessive

Taste, crisp and fizzy mouthfeel. Some dry yeast on the finish, little bit of banana again. Some citrus in there too

An unusual one, a very low abv biere de champagne and not along the same lines as say Deus or Malheur. It reminded me on a low abv wheat beer with a bit more fizz. A really interesting beer, and very drinkable

Oct 01, 2005
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Enygma from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As is said in the other review, you have to order a bottle of this as they don't have it on tap. at 45 crowns for a half liter it's a little steep in price for prague, but when you consider that translates to about 2 bucks, it ain't bad at all.

Also, I've never had Deus Brut, so i can't say I have anything within style with which to compare this beer, so I'm just more or less rating it on straight enjoyability rather than including any expectations based on style.

it's served in a nice little stemmed glass befitting the style. pours a pale golden color with a moderately sized but quickly disappating head. a lot of citrus in the aroma, with a bit of maltiness to round it out. quite nice, actually.
The taste is really interesting, a lot of stuff going on here. there's a heavy amount of sweet citrus, along with a healthy balance of malt. A nice dry finish to top it off. I really enjoyed the flavor, and its uniqueness really excited me. it wasn't so much separate as in other beers where you have distinctly separate malt and hop flavors, instead the flavors all mixed together on your tongue quite nicely to provide very unique beer.
The mouthfeel qas nice, though nothing amazing. Highly carbonated with a smoothness to it that was thoroughly enjoyable.
I can't say I would exactly quaff down this beer as I did in many other places in the Czech Republic, however, it was thoroughly drinkable and i would definitely go back for more and more.

Mar 30, 2005
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ark57 from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is bottle only. I had it at the brewpub. Make sure you ask for it. It may not be in the same style as say malhuer Brut or Deus, but it is closer to them than any other beer I've had. It is a clear, light gold with a spritzy head that dissipates fast. The aroma is citrussy-lemon with some grain and tartness is apparent. It tastes flowery/perfumy with some citrus zest flavor. It is very dry with a spritzy carbonation. The body is light on the very refreshing and awesome beer.

Jun 16, 2004
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