Tag Archives: pilsner

Zolotaya Bochka Razlivnoe

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The beer is brewed by a SABMiller brewery in Russia, further details was not possible to obtain.

I bought this beer at a local supermarket in Tartu, Estonia. 500 ml bottle with a strength of 5,5% for 1,19 Euro.

A yellow beer with a hint of darkness fills the glass and have a, for me first time to see, brownish yellow fill that we for now call a mysteriously inviting look.

The head structure is light, big and fine bubbles that will stay as a thin layer.

The aroma is a lovely light hint of grain. Taste is on the light going to weak side, but accompanied with the aroma it makes a much surprising experience out of itself.

I must say that this beer turned out much over my expectations, a good beer.

Overall rating is 75 / 100

Lobkowicz – Dark and Light

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The brewery in Vysoky Chlumec was established in 1466 and was purchased by the Lobkowicz family in 1474. The production was interrupted in 1939 when the brewery was confiscated by German armed forces and the Lobkowicz family was forced to exile to Great Britain. After World War II they returned in 1948 to Czechoslovakia only to vitness the communists take over their private properties and the brewery. In 1992 the brewery was returned to the Lobkowicz family and American born William Lobkowicz took over management of the family’s assets in the Czech Republic.

I bought these beers at a small beer basement shop in Tartu, Estonia. Two 500 ml bottles with a strength of 4,7% for 1,75 Euro each.

The idea is to drink them as it is done in the Czech Republic. The dark and light lager beers are mixed 50/50 or with less of the dark if you do not want it to dominate the light.

Colour is dark, a dark red with the beautiful nuances of chestnut.

The head is thin and very fine.

A weak aroma that does not make much notice of itself.

First tasting reveals a flat CO2 along with a light bitterness from the light beer but after taste is dominated by caramel from the dark beer. When mixed 50/50 the dark beer dominates and a little too much for my taste.

I would like to try it again, but with 75/25 light/dark.

Overall rating is 73 / 100

Bryggeriet Skands – Humlefryd

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This beer comes from a private owned micro brewery located at Brøndby in the Denmark. The micro brewery is from 2003 and is run by Birthe and Morten Skands that also own it. They try to target a small market with their special beers and especially their focus on making good beers by the hand from their small 1500 Litre equipment. Birthe comes from a long career at the Carlsberg breweries.

I bought this beer at Hjerting Badehotel in Denmark at 8 Euro in their restaurant for a 500 ml bottle with a strength of 5,5%.

A bright yellow beer fills the glass and have a good regular look.

The head structure is light bubbles that soon disappears into a thin layer.

A very well balanced pilsner with a delicate aroma. Taste and aroma goes so well hand in hand when drinking it that one can only want to drink more. A expensive beer that is certainly worth to try and enjoy, only problem is that you will want more and that will cost you.

Overall rating is 92 / 100