Usually Czech pubs sell only beers from one brewery or brewery group. For instance it is usual to find beers like Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus and Kozel in a taproom, as these belong to the same brewery owners.
These days this is changing, and more and more bars and restaurants are offering a more varied beer menu. One such place is U Bejvalejch Vyndanejch. The bar can be found in Zizkov on the hill over Seifertova street - not far from taprooms like Kralovstvi or U Sadu. This is a little cellar pub that specializes in beers from Svijany.
When I visited last month, they had Svijany Maz, Svijany Knize and Svijany Knezna from tap. Knize is a 13° golden lager, while Knezna is a 13° dark lager. Maz is a weaker beer, as it is a 11° pale lager. They also sell Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus.
Svijany Knize is served in this bar with a medium sized head and some fizzyness. In the nose the hops make a distinct presence, and they are also there in the mouth. Knize is a bitter beer, and I would have preferred it more balanced. There is also an alcohol punch in the aftertaste. In all, it is a nice beer, but it is not as good as other Svijany beers. I prefer Svijany Rytir, Svijany's kvasnicove and Svijany Maz to this beer.
U Bejvalejch Vyndanejch has not been very well visited when I have been there. The beers have been fine, and I also have eaten a portion of utopence there. I like the pickled sausages, and they were very good. But all was not good. There was more or less no atmosphere in U Bejvalejch Vyndanejch on my visits. Few guests make a boring taproom, and I felt that this was not a place to stay. But perhaps I was there at the wrong time?
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