Appearance: “Typical light golden color for this style of beer, I’d say. Curiously, there’s not much head and I see few, if any bubbles. Where’s the carbonation?” (Editor’s note: While Stefan says the beer tasted o.k., we suspect a washing +/or detergent problem may have tamped down the expected carbonation)
Aroma: “I was expecting more of a typical maltiness in the nose. However, I think I picked up some hops right from the beginning. Maybe this aspect isn’t typical of Czech beers, but likely will appeal to the American hop-centric palate.”
Taste: “It’s pleasant, but more on the subtle side. Not bad, but maybe lacking some ‘oomph’ due to that lack of carbonation. Seems well-balanced in general.”
Food Affinity: “Well, if I knew any exotic Czech dishes, I’d try to impress you by bringing them up. All I remember about Czech food is that I think they cook a lot of pork and duck. How about a nice roasted (domestic, not wild) duck? Actually, this style of beer would probably go with most foods. It wouldn’t require something special.”
--Guest reviewer Stefan Mueller is an American, but has traveled in Europe and has actually drunk a couple of beers in Prague.