Formerly brewed at Pivovar Černá Hora (Pivovary Lobkowicz)
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Černá Hora, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Origin of name: based on the date of the first official written report of the existence of the brewery from 1530, when the brothers TAS and Jaroslav Černohorský of Boskovice shared the property and mentions the malt-house and the brewery. A special Moravian beer made with Moravian ingredients – Černá Hora spring water, barley from the fields of Southern Moravia, semi-early red hops from the area around Tršice.

Taste: this beer is characterized by its excellent head, golden brown color, and outstanding vigor and fullness. It is distinguished by its subtle well-balanced bitterness and slightly sweetish character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10184) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle. Deep copper-golden coloured, medium-sized off-white head, quickly diminishing to a small foamy layer, mainly honey and toasted malt in the aroma, backed by a small amount of hops and a tinge of alcohol; medium bodied, moderate to robust bitter-sweet flavour; traces of alcohol in the sweet-caramelly and bitter finish. a quite well balanced brew, not the worst czech "Special".....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized whitre head. Aroma is really fruity diacetyl, grass and even some yeasty hints. Flavour is very much the same along with caramel and grassyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2010
0,33 l bottle, bought in a pub at Hegedűs Gyula utca 22.
Deep golden beer with a small lacing off white head. Caramel and honey, some freaky almond in the nose, light, moderated herbal hop. Medium dense body with caramel and honey again, some sourish yeast, herbal hop in the finish. I expected more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2010
Mély, aranysárga színe van a tetején képződő hab pedig vékony, szivacsos és gyorsan tovatűnik. Illata édeskés, malátás és kissé savanykás. Sok maláta, sárga gyümölcsök, savanykás élesztő, kevés virágos komló, annál több mézes és alkoholos édesség és fanyar élesztő érződik az ízében. Közepesen testes és szénsavas. Utóíze édeskés, enyhén érezni benne a komló gyantájából is és van egy kis zöld füves mellék íz is. Nem rossz, de elég átlagos és nekem kicsit édesebb a kelleténél.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2010
Mély aranyszín, fehér habkorona, ami szinte pillanatok alatt a semmibe vesz, és kiül a pohár szélére. Az illata meglepően komoly, a malátát azért rendesen lehet érezni. Az ízében is ezt érzem, elmegy a gabona irányába. Közepesen testes és kissé szúrós. Lehetne jobb is ha már a gyár ezt egyfajta "prémium" termékeként akarja forgalmazni, lenne rajta mit állítani.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Bouteille de 330 ml dégustée chez Velkorybnický Hastrman (Ostrov, Rép. Tchčque). Arôme: Odeur de céréale avec une pointe d’houblon et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt de vieux agrumes avec une pointe de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement sirupeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légčre présence de clou de Girofle en arričre goűt. (Rating #1543)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle, found at a Hunanese restaurant in Shanghai. Go figure. Light bronze. Some apple on the nose with a hint of alcohol, maybe a hint of caramel. The body is full. The palate is relatively firm, with light caramel notes and a hint of hop spice at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
My Bottom Line:
This basic strong lager offers but some honeyed alcohol and candies to the flavor seeker. Far from the best offering from this brewery.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam shrouds the honey blond.
-The nose is very tame and not alluring.
-A vague fruitiness leaks from the honey.
-Some bitterness rises in the finish.
-Is it me or has this brewery gone commercial in the last few years?

On tap at Pivovarsky Klub, Praha.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2008
Bottled, thanks to FatPhil! Malty, alcoholic aroma. Light-red orange. Taste sweet, malty. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle, from restaurant in Shanghai. Amber-gold with not much head. Bland caramel malt aroma. Easy-going, good body with low carbonation. Sweet fruity malts, toffee, and caramel. Unexciting but good enough.

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