Sorry to say, for my readers outside of Prague this post will bear so little relevance to your life that it is almost painful.
I just got back from giving Mrs Velkyal and I's friends from Ireland the keys to our flat as they are staying with us until Sunday, so naturally I took them to a pub for lunch, in this case Zlý Časy. Little did I know that they have on tap the second edition of Kocour's superb V3 rauchbier.
Simply put, this year's edition is magnificent, packed with flavour and boasting a nice sour edge, and not so smokey that it feels like you are drinking gammon steaks.
So, for those of you in Prague, get to Zlý Časy or anywhere else they advertise V3 and enjoy the champion elect in the Fuggled Review of the Year Rauchbier category - yes it will take a magnificent beer to beat this one!