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Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
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This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
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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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2006 12:34:43 |
More by nickss
United Kingdom (England)
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~~
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2005 17:55:57 |
More by wl0307
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
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
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2005 23:11:28 |
More by cypressbob
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-30-2005 20:45:27 |
More by Enygma
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2004 17:44:14 |
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