Thursday, April 14, 2011

Krušovice troika

The Krušovice brewery is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. The Heineken owned brewery has several beers in its line-up, and they are easy to find in pubs and bars in and around Prague. The Krušovice beers have a reputation of being bland compared to other Czech beers, so it was time to take a closer look at some of them in this blog to see if the reputation is correct.

First out is Krušovice Mušketýr from can. Krušovice Mušketýr is a pale lager with some carbonation and nearly no head. I feel grains in the nose, and the beer feels sweet. In the mouth there is malt and grapes. The beer feels a little watery, and in all Krušovice Mušketýr is a boring beer.

While Krušovice Mušketýr has 4.5% alcohol, Krušovice Imperial has 5% alcohol. This is another pale lager, and in the glass there is some carbonation and a medium sized head. In the nose I feel malt, grass and some sweetness. The beer is watery. I have a malty taste before a partly hoppy, bitter finish. Krušovice Imperial is an average Czech lager, and I feel that Krušovice Mušketýr is the better of these two beers.

Krušovice Černe is a dark lager with 3.8% alcohol. This is a nearly black beer with some carbonation and a medium sized head. In the nose coffee dominates, and the taste is a combination of more coffee, a touch of grass and some malts. The beer has a watery finish before a touch of cold coffee. Krušovice Černe is a nice and refreshing beer, and it is the best of these three beers.

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