I have very fond memories of the dark beers of the Czech Republic and was full of anticipation on dropping in to Dublin's Czech ex-pat bar this afternoon. There was a wide selection of taps, and lots of strangers among them. I opted for a Staropramen Granát. Mistake!
This light red-orange coloured beer is possessed of a sharp, acidic and frankly gastric bitterness which put me right off.
I will be back to the pub to try some more of what's on offer, but I won't be touching this again.