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De Molen Spanning & Sensatie (review) — April 9, 2014

De Molen Spanning & Sensatie (review)

IMG_2422Imperial Stouts are now considered as a top craft beer style. It´s slowly getting more and more popular among beer geeks not only in US but in Europe as well. And because Czechs breweries aren´t there yet (there´s only one exception) I have to taste this style from abroad. During summer I had a chance to buy some of De Molen´s beers in Prague and among three bottles I bought I picked this one. Spanning & Sensatie.

And it was very lucky selection. This beer is very interesting experience. Even I slowly begin to appreciate this kind of black strong heavy beer and I slowly falling to love with it. This particular one is a mix of many tastes that give you feeling that you don´t drink jus some beer but something more special. The ingredients are mixed with perfection. Cocoa, caramel, smoke, chilli. These are not just on the label you can feel them in the taste.

Later I realized that it was my fourth encounter with Imperial Stout and probably that was why I love it so much. That´s not the beer for begginers and it´s not the beer for everyday. But when you have some special occasion – go for it


Xaver František 15 (review) — April 3, 2014

Xaver František 15 (review)

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.


Beskydský pivovárek – Zázvorový Ale (review) — March 24, 2014

Beskydský pivovárek – Zázvorový Ale (review)


Beskydsky pivovarek from Ostravice started spring beer season with this pretty strong Ginger Ale and I havc recently had a chance to drink it. And it´s good! Ale-ish smell and taste and then spicy ginger palate. That is the best thing. As I said it´s pretty strong – 5.1alc – but the taste is smooth and gigner edge gives this brew almost a medicinal feeling. Beskydsky pivovarek started to produce this on in late February and it´s still available.