Christmas Special | Pivovar Krakonos

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Brewed by:
Pivovar Krakonos
Czech Republic

Style: European Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by pinkano:
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3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pure and clean, crystal gold
S - hops and malt with sweet breath
T - full taste of malt and kind of sweet (typical for this brewery), pretty bitter and also hoppy end.
M - medium body with medium to high carbonation, making the beer complex
D - drinkable beer, kind of heavy but also fresh with sweetness and hopps..

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Charthepirate
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a brown Euro style bottle labled "Vanocni Special" which is Czech for Christmas special.

Beer pours a ruddy golden, with a creamy off white head. Left a thin lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell is basically malty with some subtle fruits.

This is a tasty beer. The malts dominate the beer at first, with a strong kick of fruity flavor. Apple and lemon are prevelant. They are balanced with the bitterness, and spicyness of the hops. After taste leaves some minerals.

Very smooth feel, very tasty.

A great beer, if in Prague near christmas you can buy it at Pivni Gallerie in Prague.

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Photo of RocketWidget
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Comes in a very cool Christmas style bottle, with a nifty painted cap of the Krakonos giant.
A spectacular red/gold color, with a lacy and billowy white head. Great carbonation. Taste is a perfect mixture of hops and spice. This is the ideal pale lager taste. Nonstop drinkability. A truly excellent beer.

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Photo of BFrederickJudd
1.42/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Seems like someone forgot to clean the tanks, or wanted to spice things up with pure ethanol and his hand slipped. Anyway, looks pretty average, smell almost resembles pure alcohol. The taste? I won't waste words - disgusting. Like drinking booze, not beer. To all of you who speak of malt and hops - are you taking the piss out of us who actually have functioning tastebuds? This is pure alcohol and nothing less. Feels equally poor. I won't buy this again even if someone put me on the rack. Steer clear folks.

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Christmas Special from Pivovar Krakonos
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 5 ratings