It has taken me a while to get round to wanting to try anything from the Printer brewery. They do have a wide selection of beers, they have really mastered the packaging, design and marketing, and I like the idea that the brewery is state owned – that is to say the town of Nachod owns the brewery. My “problem” has been the ingredients label, it has an ‘E’ number usually mentioned. This goes dead against the whole idea of brewing good beer – think Reinheitsgebot, and yes I am perfectly aware of the arguments against this (see: Reinheitsgebot is bollocks on European Beer guide for example), the point is getting away from chemical beers. But I am not that strict, and after receiving a recommendation, I couldn’t resist.
The Beer: 5%, wheat beer; light golden, slightly misty in colour- usual of wheat beers; smells good, very light and wheaty (I really can’t go for fruity as a description, there’s no fruit in it); taste is really great, reminds me of Belgian and German white beers, it has a very pleasant taste; refreshing.
It was drinkable; It certainly is something that is more refreshing than a lot of the harder beers you can get,especially when it comes to after taste. You can certainly imagine drinking many glasses of this during the summer, and certainly gives the likes of Hoegaarden a run for its money. If you like wheat beers then this is a good try. The main thing is, no ‘E’ numbers. Drinkable. I can’t, nor ever will, get over the idea of additives, but it is still worth trying out.