This is the third of the Chodovar beers I have tried, there appear to be at least another four to try out. The is the 13% special (translated this means 5.1% obj.). This is a lager style, and someday I hope to tell the difference without reading the label.
Tasting: 5.1% obj; has a fabulous aroma to it, I am getting apricots somehow, and a definite roasted scent, the smell is quite fabulous; golden brown in colour, once it settles there is hardly any hint if bubbles rising; first taste is rather a full on blow, I get the apricots again, that roasted flavour comes at you and then the bitterness kicks in, not over powering but you can certainly tell it has a great flavour, quite a presence; after taste isn’t too bad, you still get the bitterness but not too much.
By the merits of the fact that I have written, probably, the most for any tasting I have done, this beer is great. It has something about it which makes it stand out from the other Chodovar beers. Up to this point I have been slightly disappointed with what has been on offer – yes I still have another four beers to try out – but this is just a cracking beer. It has taste, it has presence and for some reason has apricots. It gets a gold.
Website: Chodovar (in English)