Human Robot Brewing

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Human Robot Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Czech Amber Lager
Ranked #1
Ranked #4,974
4.2 | pDev: 5.24%
Yesterday at 12:34 AM
Jul 18, 2020
Czech Garnet Lager - Subtle, yet satisfying. Translated as “half-dark”, this decoction brewed lager has a slight roast flavor from Vienna and chocolate malts.
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Rated: 4.17 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Yesterday at 12:34 AM
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draft at brewery. Dark brown pour, thick off-white head. Toasty aroma, dark, light bitterness. Taste is malty, burnt toast, soft on the palate. Really, really nice.
Jan 02, 2024
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Human Robot Brewing "Polotmavy"
16 fl. oz. can; canned on date is illegible. Sampled on 11/11/2023
$16/4-pk @ the brewery on 10/12/23

Notes via stream of consciousness: A clear copper colored body displays quickly rising bubbles beneath a finger's width of off-white foam. The aroma is floral and lightly grainy. The taste, not surprisingly follows. The floral character remains along with some grassiness, and the malt is grainy, lightly toasty, and subtly 'dark' ~ I don't actually want to say roasty or chocolatey but there's something like that going on in the background. There's obviously some dark malt in use to obtain the color, and they're not caramel malts, so they've used some kind of roasted malt in a small volume and that's what comes through. There is a touch of roastiness lingering in the dry, bitter, floral , and grassy finish though. It's nicely balanced and rounded, and quite drinkable. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp with a fine-bubbled, standard carbonation level. I haven't spent much time in the Czech Republic but this is reminiscent of some of the beers that I enjoyed there.
Review #8,774
Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - The beer was a deep amber color with visible carbonation and a white head.

Smell - Earthy, sweet malts created the nose with a touch of dryness.

Taste - The profile had a fresh bitterness that was almost herbal. The malts laid a nice sweet backbone which contrasted with the bitterness. There were light notes of caramel and nuts. The beer had a clean dry finish.

Mouthfeel - The beer coats the tongue, allowing a pleasant bitterness to linger.

Overall - This is an ideal version of the style.
Oct 14, 2023
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can purchased from the fridge as a 4-pack directly from Human Robot in Jenkintown for $16. This was canned on 08/31/2023, so it's just 6 days old!

Look: It pours a really pretty dark copper / amber or garnet color. Nice clarity. There was a fluffy off-white head of two fingers that slowly dissipated to a thin layer. Lots of small bubbles are quickly rising up the glass.

Smell: It smells really nice. It's malt-forward with toasty dark bread coming through predominantly. There are also nice spice notes of clove, anise, licorice, and root beer. I also get nice notes of molasses, cocoa powder, and nuttiness (hazelnut). There is a subtle floral and grassy hoppiness on the finish.

Taste: So delicious. It mirrors the nose quite nicely. Up front, it's malt forward with warm, toasty flavors of chocolate and nuttiness. The finish has a mild, earthy, and slightly peppery bitterness and while you can tell that the beer has a lot of perceived sweetness, it still finishes in a relatively dry and refreshing way.

Feel: It's very smooth. Medium bodied with a nice creaminess even though it's only 4.2% ABV. It finishes very clean and crisp. Nicely carbonated.

Overall: I am a big fan of this beer. I had it on tap a few weeks ago at Human Robot Jenkintown with the Czech Lukr side pull. It doesn't have the same super-creamy body and head as on draft, but it's very solid in the can at home. It's so flavorful and so smooth and drinkable. Unbelievable that it's only 4.2% ABV. It reminds me of a "baby dopplebock". I would drink this all day long.

From the website:
Subtle, yet satisfying. Translated as “half dark”, this decoction brewed lager has a slight roast flavor from a touch of chocolate malt atop the finest floor malted Bohemian pils and dark malts. Hopped gently with Czech Saaz.
Sep 07, 2023
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
nice malty dark lager with cocoa notes, raisin, and roast, but mellowed out, low alcohol, and crushable, a really fine example of the style and yet another great lager from these guys, courtesy of my brothers generous sharing. medium amber to chestnut color on this, rich in tone but light looking in body under a frothy two inches of tan head leaving patchy lace in its wake. the nose is pretty roasty, almost more a brown ale malt profile type smell, a whisper of leather and soil, less caramelized and generically malty sweet than a lot of its peers, i like the dryness, and i get subtle fruity character here too, old world lager yeast is evident. the flavor is identical, just a hint of smoke, almond and cherrywood, fresh mulch, dark bread, and bran. really flavorful for how light it is, and the finishing dryness makes it more drinkable than a lot of these, low abv is ideal for these flavors too. european but complex as these go which i do not find to be the style norm, and this is one that leans a little autumnal but is most certainly an all season drinker. quality stuff coming out of human robot, thankful to have gotten to drink a few, would love to check the place out someday, seem to have a great thing going!
Jul 25, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jun 23, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 4.47 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by siege06nd from Virginia

Jan 14, 2023
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Rated by Rhettroactive from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Nov 02, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by CreightonSM from New York

May 28, 2022
Polotmavy from Human Robot Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 34 ratings