We finished off our beers at Bishops Arms and it was soon 17:00 so we walked over to Soldaten Svejk to have a meal. We got their just as they where about to open and a fairly long line had already formed. But we where lucky enough to get the last table. This was my second visit in just a few weeks and I’m starting to see why it’s such a popular place. The service is great, food arrive shortly after you order it and as when you got about 3 mouthfulls of beer left in your glass the waiter shows up and asks if you want another one. The food is nothing special, standard greasy pub food, but the servings are big and for a fairly cheap price. I did however realise I’m not a big fan of sauerkraut. The beer selection is far from exciting but it does the trick. Here are the ones we tried:
Bernard Světlý ležák 12° (tap) 4,7%
This one is labeled as Bernard Ljus (light) at Soldaten Svejk.
It poured a clear golden liquid with a medium sized creamy white foam. Weak smell of malt and bread. Taste of sweet malt, metall, hint of hops and a low bitterness. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Nice lager but the metall taste and lack of hops lowers the points a bit.
Bernard Speciální černé pivo 13° (tap) 5,1%
This one is labeled as Bernard Mörk (dark) at Soldaten Svejk.
It poured an almost pitch black liquid with a medium sized light brown foam. Sweet smell of caramell and malt. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste of caramell, something burned and malt. Pretty nice and best beer I’ve had at Svejk, but the caremell took over a bit.
Primátor Polotmavý ležák 13° (tap) 5,5%
It is labeled as Primator halvmörk (semi-dark) at Soldaten Svejk.
It poured a clear dark golden liquid with a medium sized light brown foam that left a nice lacing. Weak smell of caramell and amalt. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste of malt, burned toast and lots of caramell. I didn’t enjoy this beer very much, way to much caramell and it had another taste that didn’t fit me.