pet_f1_0Xaver brewery in Blučina (small village near Brno) made a new beer and I had a chance to drink it. It is called František and it´s Vanilla Ale. It´s pretty strong (about 6% alc) and pleasantly bitter for a spice beer. They use bavarian malt and saaz hops and the result is pretty good. I´m not a big fan of spicy beers but I tried it anyway.  It has spicy vanilla smell, nice head and hoppy dry taste with a bit spicy palate. It was a nice suprise afterall and I quite enjoyed it.