Pivovarský Dům
from Czech Republic
175th highest rated brewery (of 635)
Highest RatedClassic Light Lager (74 / 100) Average score67 / 100 (Solid)
Lowest RatedClassic Dark Lager (64 / 100) Number Tried3
Classic Dark Lager
Reviewed by Jez on 09.08.09 on tap
Overall:
64 / 100
(Solid)

Tried at the brewery in Prague.

Dark mahogany-black body with a pancake bubbled crema head. Excellent retention and lacing. This is a bold, robust looking beer.

Sweet roasted coffee nose with hints of dark chocolate and brandy on the nose. Overall the heavily sugared coffee wins out though. Not bad.

Decent coffee roasted flavour, still rather sweet with a chocolatey backbone to it. Not so much toffee sweetness, which would make it sublime, but very pleasant all the same.

Mouthfeel a little limp, could use some smoothness.

Very drinkable dark lager, quite pleasant.

appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.0 | drinkability: 3.5
Wheat Beer
Reviewed by Jez on 09.08.09 on tap
Overall:
65 / 100
(Solid)

Tried at the brewery in Prague.

Appearance champagne gold. Very clear, fine carbonation feeding a big buoyant head of fine foam. Good retention despite the lemon wedge.

Nose is killed by the lemon, but I think there's really a genuine sour wheat character there anyway. Hints of banana and bubblegum. Not bad.

Taste is also prominently bubblegum, with a bit too much hoppy bitterness. Spose this is the hoppy Czech take on a hefe for you. Still, it's got good wheat characters to it. Mouthfeel very clean and smooth.

Very drinkable, very enjoyable.

appearance: 3.5 | aroma: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.0 | drinkability: 4.0
Classic Light Lager
Reviewed by Jez on 09.08.09 on tap
Overall:
74 / 100
(Very Good)

Tried at the brewery in Prague.

Cloudy dark gold body. Good lacing, tending to offwhite head. Minimal carbonation, collapsing head with big bubbles.

Hoppy fragrant nose, with a zingy metallic smell, quite citrussy, but with a nice sweeter fruit fragrance too. Very nice.

Excellent hoppy bitter palate, fragrant and fresh. Hints again of ripe fruit, but the sharp hop bite cuts throudh the sweetness. Quite wonderful.

Mouthfeel sharp and crisp; a perfect complement.

Could this be the best Czech pils in the world? Quite possibly. Whatever beer holds that mantle should be quaking in its boots in any case. Wonderful.

appearance: 3.5 | aroma: 4.0 | taste: 4.0 | feel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.0