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Pivovar Hradec Králové
(Closed)
Československé armády 383
CZ-500 62 Hradec Králové
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Notes

Opened: 1844

Closed: 1999

Contributors: Lubor Mojdl, Milena Harvey

Thanks to Milena at Harvey Distributing (Dublin CA) for the bottles! Milena says that the brewery changed ownership and brewing equipment around 1994, and it sure seems to have made a difference. There's nothing like nice fresh beer! They're now brewed at Měšťanský Pivovar Havličkův Brod.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

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    Awards:
    • Gold Medal, 2000 Beers of the Czech Republic
    • Date: January 11, 1997 (#1996)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark red, clear, OK head. Sweet, spicy, toffee aroma. Sweet flavor, OK body. Some dark malt flavor. Some bitterness in finish, doesn't last long. Pretty clean beer.

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    Awards:
    • Gold Medal, 2000 Beers of the Czech Republic
    • Date: January 11, 1997 (#1927)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden, fairly high carbonation, good head. Malty aroma, sweet and spicy Saaz. Great bitterness and Saaz flavor! Fairly light body, but sweet, with noticeable alcohol. Finishes very clean. Nice fresh beer. Compare this to the 1994 draught version.
    • Date: June 24, 1994 (#356)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Yellow, clear. Not many bubbles. Faintly soapy aroma? Excellent body. Tastes soapy, though. Wonder if it's the glass? Stale hops flavor. Stale beer? Bah!

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    German-Style Strong Doppelbock
    Awards:
    • Date: January 11, 1997 (#1998)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, good carbonation and head. Malty-sweet aroma. Very smooth, fairly alcoholic, faintly metallic. Pretty well-balanced overall.