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Herold Černý Ležák (Bohemian Black Lager) 13°

Brewed by Pivovar Herold
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Breznice, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Herold Bohemian black lager is traditionally brewed using four different malts, the finest saaz hops, and pure spring water.It has been lagered for 70 days in the cellars of our 500 year old castle brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (50) - - MAY 4, 2016
Picked up the bottle at Lidl, label says ’Czech Black Lager’. Good deal for a pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (7676) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Bottle from Lidl, Sowerby Bridge. Deep clear red with a very thin head. Quite mild in its character, with a small richness in its sweetness, some smooth tasting dark malts and a hint of liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
500ml Bottle from Lidl, Langley Moor, Durham. A beer that looks like a coke, very dark brown with almost no head and a fair amount of carbonation. The aroma is quite appealing and has some dark malt, pepper and noble hop elements to it. This is a beer that does well in balancing its dark character with the fact it’s obviously a lager. There’s plenty of cocoa and light smoke, as well as crisp, light, clean noble hop flavours. Not the kind of beer I really go for but pretty decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
comperchris (53) - - MAR 20, 2016
Wow, really surprised how good this was for a Ł1.20 bottle from Lidl. Pours jet black with a tan head. Smells of molasses and liquorice, very pleasant. Taste is sweet caramel and malt, nice and rich treacle. Amazing for the price.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 11, 2016
Look: dark red, almost black, not fully opaque, clear, with dark head. Aroma: roasted, sweet robusta. Taste: almost dry with light sweetnness and light hoppy bitternes. Flavour: roasted and burned, sweet coffee, some spicy and grassy hops. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (371) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
A surprising and very pleasing bargain from Lidl, something from whch I really wasn’t expecting very much at all. From bottle it pours a dark dark brown/red with tan head which lingers. Aroma reminds me of Guinness original but with a bit more going on, toasted malt certainly present along with some dark fruit, dark chocolate and coffee along with a slight over all presence of decent lager. Taste is smooth mild sweet, slightly sticky but nicely roasted bitter on the finish. Overall a really decent buy, I must head back and get some more in!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis (103) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and a little coffee. Taste is coffee, bread, a little coffee on the finish. Nice smooth feel to it. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rozsoma (655) - Győr, HUNGARY - FEB 10, 2016
Igazi vizes testű halovány árnyék! A legjobb grandmas beans mellé fogyasztva!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonRygiell (2) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
Nice beige head, with small bubbles. Smells like roasted malt/chicory coffee, some hoppy notes. Black, clear, but quite fizzy, what does not help at all. Deep dark coffee taste, with a note of deeply roasted coffee seeds. Leaves a sourly, bitter aftertaste. Lively carbonation, medium to full bodied, quite oily. To much bubbles to get a top score, but really impressive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kamwitsta (516) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Aroma: some coffee and a little chocolate; there?s some bluntness to the aroma that I can?t quite isolate or name. Appearance: black; opaque; head medium, fine, stable. Taste: a little more bitter than sweet, slightly sour. Palate: body nearing full; carbonation average; mouth feel spicy; finish faint, bittersweet. Overall: feels portery to some degree. This would explain the high rating because much as this beer is fairly decent and almost enjoyable, I can frankly see no other rationale for it than the strange obsession ratebeer users seem to have with anything that smells remotely of coffee or chocolate.

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